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The Eight Guidelines | Meditation and Mind Training (Spanish with English Subtitles)

By akasajoti on Tue, 31 May, 2022 - 10:39

The Eight Guidelines | Meditation and Mind Training (Spanish with English Subtitles)

By akasajoti on Tue, 31 May, 2022 - 10:39

Parami, from Glasgow, Scotland, and Paramachitta, from Valencia, Spain, discuss their meditation practice and it’s value in their dharma life, in the seventh in a series of informal, personal, conversations between Public Preceptors about the Eight Guidelines for Ordination Training.

The Eight Guidelines offer a framework through which Order Members and Mitras can reflect on and communicate about their going for refuge and process of training for Ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order. In this series, members of the Preceptors’ College from...

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Dharmabyte: Being in Connection with Other Beings

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 15 Nov, 2021 - 06:00

Parami touches on aspects of Sangharakshita’s ‘system of meditation’, and most specifically the area of positive emotion. Parami is an ideal guide for this sort of material, steeped as she is in study and practice engaged within the light of the ‘Bodhichitta’, and the Bodhisattva Ideal itself.

From the talk entitled The Awakening Heart given at Taraloka Buddhist Centre, 2006.

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FBA Podcast: Love and Loss

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 23 Oct, 2021 - 06:00

Parami urges us to embrace loss, because it is inevitable, but equally so, don’t close yourself off to love. Accepting that everything that arises will pass, and yet everything that arises is precious that will give rise to a love that spreads throughout the cosmos.

Talk given at the Newcastle Buddhist Centre, 2021.

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Dharmabyte: Shared Values

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 9 Aug, 2021 - 06:00

Parami offers an enthusiastic exploration of the earthy and ethereal details of everyday spiritual practice, especially within the framework of a sense of the ‘collective’. Some great and pretty funny stories from early, would-be-revolutionary experiments with co-operative working (“The opiate of the masses has arrived!”), and some wise words from her subsequent experience of trying to square the circle of dealing with one’s own individuality within a working sangha.

From the talk entitled Being an Individual Within...

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Home Retreat: How To Really Save the World | Cómo realmente cambiar el mundo

By kusaladevi on Fri, 25 Jun, 2021 - 15:31

Home Retreat: How To Really Save the World | Cómo realmente cambiar el mundo

By kusaladevi on Fri, 25 Jun, 2021 - 15:31

How to Really Save the World:
The Dharma life as a revolution for everyone

Seven days of meditation, lively exploration, and strong, supportive friendship: a space to formulate your own ideals. 

Led by Parami and friends in English and Spanish

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we’ve had to reschedule this retreat. The new dates are:...

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FBA Podcast: Carrying the Flame of the Lineage of Inspiration

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 12 Jun, 2021 - 06:00

Parami introduces our four-fold lineage and shows how the lineage of inspiration underpins them all. Now that Bhante has died our responsibility to keep this flame burning is more important than ever.

This talk is part of the series Talks from Women’s Private Preceptors’ Retreat given at Adhisthana, 2019.

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Earth Day Meditation: Three Jewels, One World

By Maitridevi on Wed, 7 Apr, 2021 - 17:10

Earth Day Meditation: Three Jewels, One World

By Maitridevi on Wed, 7 Apr, 2021 - 17:10

Earth Day Meditation, Thursday 22nd April 

This event marks the start of a coming together of all those in Triratna for whom concern for the environment is an intrinsic part of their Dharma practice. We will be gathering online on Earth Day (April 22nd) for a period of meditation, sitting in solidarity with this beautiful fleeting world. So wherever you are in the world please join us.

First meditation led by Paramananda

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International Women's Day 2021: Parami

By parami on Wed, 10 Mar, 2021 - 11:27

International Women's Day 2021: Parami

By parami on Wed, 10 Mar, 2021 - 11:27

Hi, I’m Parami and, in 1980, I was ordained on a weekend retreat by Sangharakshita. I live in Glasgow, Scotland on my own in a flat in a high rise block in a very working class area (back to my roots). I’m lucky that 3 other Dharmacharinis (Order Members) live in the same high rise block and, before lockdown, we meditated together a couple of mornings a week. A friend called it a vertical community. My days are varied with different...

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FBA Podcast: The Revolutionary Power of Love

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 13 Feb, 2021 - 06:00

The Karaniya Metta sutta is the focus for Parami’s exploration of working with anger, working with polarisation in our relationships and in the world. She uses the lesson of the extremes in this current moment in history as a launching pad for insight into the nature of love.

She gave this talk to the gathered Triratna Buddhist Community in Scotland at their New Year gathering online. It has the flavour of a call to practice and...

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The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 11: 'Virya and the Windhorse' by Parami

By Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 5 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 11: 'Virya and the Windhorse' by Parami

By Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 5 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

On Day 11 we welcome Shraddhavani, who joined the Dharmachakra Board of Trustees just over a year ago. 

Initially dismayed that her favourite talk had already been selected by another team member, a further look through the many speakers who inspire her surfaced a beautiful talk given in 2020 by Parami on the mythical creature, the ‘windhorse’…

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