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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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Tuesday Meditation: Blazing Loving-Kindness

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 12 Mar, 2018 - 10:31

Tuesday Meditation: Blazing Loving-Kindness

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 12 Mar, 2018 - 10:31

This series of five sessions will be a journey into focused positive emotion. We’ll be using the framework of the Metta Bhavana and modifying it to draw in the other Brahma Viharas and deeply explore individual relationships to create some extra intensity around the practice.

Our meditation sessions begin at 2:30pm ET / 7:30pm UK
Session Dates: Mar 6, Mar 13, Mar 20, Mar 27, Apr 3 

Join these events on Google+ Hangout

If you enjoy these online meditations, please consider making a gift to...

Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Tuesday Meditation: Blazing Loving-Kindness

By Rijupatha on Tue, 6 Mar, 2018 - 19:29

Tuesday Meditation: Blazing Loving-Kindness

By Rijupatha on Tue, 6 Mar, 2018 - 19:29

This series of five sessions will be a journey into focused positive emotion. We’ll be using the framework of the Metta Bhavana and modifying it to draw in the other Brahma Viharas and deeply explore individual relationships to create some extra intensity around the practice.

Our meditation sessions begin at 2:30pm ET / 7:30pm UK
Session Dates:
Mar 6, Mar 13, Mar 20, Mar 27, Apr 3 

Join these events on Google+ Hangout

If you enjoy these online...

Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Tuesday Meditation: Exploring the Dhyanas

By Rijupatha on Tue, 30 Jan, 2018 - 17:02

Tuesday Meditation: Exploring the Dhyanas

By Rijupatha on Tue, 30 Jan, 2018 - 17:02

The dhyanas (or jhanas) are concentrated mental states where distracted mind falls away, a more refined awareness steps in, and deep contentment is cultivated. In this four-week series we’ll explore the dhyanas in meditation and try to catch a glimpse of them for ourselves.

Meditation sessions begin at 2:30pm ET / 7:30pm UK on Google Hangout, and the series will be on the following dates:
Jan 30
Feb 6
Feb 13
Feb 20

>> Join...

Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Living Divinely: The Brahma Viharas

By Rijupatha on Wed, 10 Jan, 2018 - 17:15

Living Divinely: The Brahma Viharas

By Rijupatha on Wed, 10 Jan, 2018 - 17:15

We’re wrapping up the last segment of a four-week series of Tuesday meditations on the Brahma Viharas, or “divine abodes”. In these meditations we’ve cultivated various aspects of positive emotion - including loving-kindness (metta), compassion (karuna), sympathetic joy (mudita), and equanimity (upeksha).

Join the online sangha Tuesday, 23rd January at 2:30pm ET / 7:30pm UK on Google Hangouts as we explore the final week’s Brahma Vihara, equanimity (upeksha).

Join the meditation here!  ...

Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Tuesday Online Meditation Series - Living Divinely: The Brahma Viharas

By Rijupatha on Tue, 28 Feb, 2017 - 17:05

Tuesday Online Meditation Series - Living Divinely: The Brahma Viharas

By Rijupatha on Tue, 28 Feb, 2017 - 17:05

Join the online meditators sangha for a four-week series of meditations on the Brahma Viharas, or divine abodes. In these meditations we will cultivate various “flavors” of positive emotion including loving-kindness (metta), compassion (karuna), sympathetic joy (mudita), and equanimity (upeksha).

Meditation sessions are held at 2:30pm ET / 7:30pm UK on Google+ Hangout. See the links below for each week’s event. Some experience of basic mindfulness and metta practices is helpful, but not necessary.

Feb 28 (Metta - lovingkindness)https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/112690893413434232208/events/clgfre0sonlrg4m2df46fsamd1k

Mar 14 (Karuna -...

Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Online Meditations For January 2017 - Contemplating The Way Things Are

By Candradasa on Thu, 29 Dec, 2016 - 16:42

Online Meditations For January 2017 - Contemplating The Way Things Are

By Candradasa on Thu, 29 Dec, 2016 - 16:42

Updated, January 26th 2017: 

Hi everyone! We’re going to have to shift how we do our weekly meditations now that the new Google+ is harder to avoid. It’s not possible to make events with hangout links as we’re used to doing. 

For tomorrow’s meditation - Friday 27th at 11am EST/4pm UK - we’ll meet on Skype. Connect with user thebuddhistcentre.com then message us and we’ll add you to the call. We’ll work towards something more permanent as soon as possible!

See you for some...

Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Meditation Tuesday - Imagination And Empathy In Action

By Candradasa on Mon, 20 Jun, 2016 - 19:45

Meditation Tuesday - Imagination And Empathy In Action

By Candradasa on Mon, 20 Jun, 2016 - 19:45

This week we’ll be looking at bridging the gap between imagination and action. In a difficult week around the world with extreme violence near at hand, we’ll be engaging with Metta (loving kindness) as a radical way to connect with others, and calling forth a sense of urgency to explore together how we might help bring forth a more peaceful world. Come and help us build our meditative community, and take a stand for deep kindness and compassion in the...

Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Imagining The Word

By Candradasa on Mon, 13 Jun, 2016 - 16:18

Imagining The Word

By Candradasa on Mon, 13 Jun, 2016 - 16:18

This week we’ll be continuing our informal exploration of the role of imagination in Dharma practice - in meditation itself, and in looking at how we respond to whatever arises via the mind and the five senses through the course of our days.

As ever we’ll sit together, we’ll talk and share what moves us. You’re also invited to bring with you any piece of writing that has inspired your own spiritual life. It could be a poem, a passage from literature, a...

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