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Online Meditations - Starting Tomorrow! Monday, March 23rd

By Centre Team on Sun, 22 Mar, 2020 - 15:32

Online Meditations - Starting Tomorrow! Monday, March 23rd

By Centre Team on Sun, 22 Mar, 2020 - 15:32

A reminder that our twice-daily open meditation sessions start tomorrow. They’ll run every week day until Buddhist Centres (and everywhere else!) re-open.

If you’re sitting with your own local sangha from home, please bear in mind your fellow Dharma farers all around the world. We’ll be thinking of you too. ☺️

Get times and connect to our daily open meditations

Sessions will last for 45 minutes. They won’t be guided sits – just bring your own practice and meditate...

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The Dharma Toolkit for Uncertain Times - Get Online Resources and Support During the Coronavirus Closure of Buddhist Centres

By Candradasa on Wed, 18 Mar, 2020 - 22:21

The Dharma Toolkit for Uncertain Times - Get Online Resources and Support During the Coronavirus Closure of Buddhist Centres

By Candradasa on Wed, 18 Mar, 2020 - 22:21

From the moment Dharma Centres of all traditions around the world began to close their doors for an indefinite period, here at The Buddhist Centre Online we’ve been thinking and talking about how we might promote and support a sense of community among all who practise in Triratna and beyond. 

For many of us, this kind of sustained physical distancing from our family, workmates, neighbours, fellow travellers in life is at best strange and at worst painful. Some of us already have relatives...

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Online Meditations - Twice A Day

By Centre Team on Wed, 18 Mar, 2020 - 12:13

Online Meditations - Twice A Day

By Centre Team on Wed, 18 Mar, 2020 - 12:13

We’ll be offering two open meditation spaces every week day via the Zoom platform. This works in most web browsers, and you can also get free apps for all major mobile platforms too. 

You don’t need to pay for an account to take part.

Sessions will last for 45 minutes. They won’t be guided meditations – just bring your own practice and sit with us!

No one knows how long the shutdown will last. If the need continues beyond that point we will continue...

Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Wednesday Meditation: Above, Below, and All Around - The Four Immeasurables

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 7 Oct, 2019 - 12:06

Wednesday Meditation: Above, Below, and All Around - The Four Immeasurables

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 7 Oct, 2019 - 12:06

Body like a mountain, heart like an ocean, mind like the sky.” - attributed to Dōgen, 13th Century Japanese Buddhist monk and founder of the Sōtō school of Zen

The Brahma Viharas are sometimes known as the four immeasurables because the number of living beings to whom they apply is immeasurable and the benefits of practising them are immeasurable. 

The Brahma Viharas meditation consist of cultivating loving-kindness (Metta), compassion / solidarity (karuna), sympathetic joy (mudita) and equanimity (upeksha).

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Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Tuesday Meditation: Unlimited Heart

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 11 Apr, 2019 - 17:22

Tuesday Meditation: Unlimited Heart

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 11 Apr, 2019 - 17:22

Develop an unlimited heart of friendliness for the entire universe, sending metta above, below, and all around, beyond all narrowness, beyond all rivalry, beyond all hatred.

- Karaniya Metta Sutta

The next series of online meditations begins on Tuesday 30th April at 4pm GMT /  5pm CET / 9.30pm IST / 11am EST / 8.00am PST.

For a series of seven Tuesdays we will be exploring the practice of the Metta Bhavana, or ‘development of loving-kindness’.  From grounding our practice in...

Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Tuesday Meditation: This Dewdrop World

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 1 Feb, 2019 - 09:35

Tuesday Meditation: This Dewdrop World

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 1 Feb, 2019 - 09:35

“This dewdrop world 
Is but a dewdrop world
And yet —”


- Kobayashi Issa

Our next series of online meditations will start on Tuesday 12th February at 4pm GMT /  5pm CET / 9.30pm IST / 11am EST / 8.00am PST for five weeks. We will be exploring the Four Mind-Turning reflections, which point to both the fleetingness of life and its preciousness, and remind us of the need to wholeheartedly turn our minds towards practising the Dharma.

Join us on Zoom here: https://zoom.us/j/256989252

You can find...

Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Tuesday Meditation: Going Deeper

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 17:54

Tuesday Meditation: Going Deeper

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 17:54

Our online meditations will be resuming on Tuesday 13th November at 4pm GMT /  5pm CET / 9.30pm IST / 11am EST / 8.00am PST - hopefully you can join us!

For a series of six Tuesdays we will be looking at how we can go deeper in meditation. Starting with the practices of the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana we will be exploring how we can work with hindrances that arise and become more absorbed - and, ultimately,...

Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Tuesday Meditation: New Time and Place

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 19 Oct, 2018 - 11:40

Tuesday Meditation: New Time and Place

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 19 Oct, 2018 - 11:40

Online meditations will be resuming on Tuesday 13th November.  

For a series of six Tuesdays we will be looking at how we can go deeper in meditation. Starting with the practices of the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana we will be exploring how we can work with hindrances that arise and become more absorbed - and, ultimately, transform our experience so that it is in line with Reality!

A couple of practical things.  Firstly, the time...

International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'
International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'

Day 4: Join an Online Meditation Session!

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 24 Sep, 2018 - 19:47

Day 4: Join an Online Meditation Session!

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 24 Sep, 2018 - 19:47

As part of the International Practice Week - our online urban retreat - there is a precious opportunity to join an online meditation session on Tuesday 25th September!

The session will begin at 2:30 ET / 7:30 UK. 

Find this event on Google Hangout

Some experience with basic meditation is helpful, but not necessary.

If you enjoy this online meditation, please consider making a gift to support our work at https://thebuddhistcentre.com/giving!

If you have any comments or questions about this...

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Tuesday Meditation: This Fleeting Moment

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 2 May, 2018 - 14:51

Tuesday Meditation: This Fleeting Moment

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 2 May, 2018 - 14:51

In this four-week series of Tuesday meditations we’ll explore the Four Reminders. Each reminder points out a reality about our lives that we know on the surface, but tend to forget in the mix of daily life. They are calls to action in a life that is by nature precious and short, reminding us to put our energy into walking the Path.

The sessions will begin at 2:30 ET / 7:30 UK. Each session will begin with...

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