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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Opening to Amazement and Joy as a Condition for Insight

By Candradasa on Thu, 20 Sep, 2018 - 14:09

Opening to Amazement and Joy as a Condition for Insight

By Candradasa on Thu, 20 Sep, 2018 - 14:09

Week 4 of Our Fall Series: Being With Ourselves, Knowing Ourselves – How To Hold Our Experience In A Complicated World

Sunday, September 23, 9.30am-12pm
This week we will continue our exploration of Spiritual Receptivity as part of our new season for fall at the PBC. Shraddhavani is our host and guide this week as we approach the whole practice of spiritual openness from a different angle. So often we speak of training our...

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Dharmabyte: Enlightenment as a Real Possibility

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 27 Jul, 2018 - 11:56

In this FBA Dharmabyte, ‘Enlightenment as a Real Possibility’, Ratnaguna describes the process of transformation in the context of the Five Aspects of the Spiritual Path - integration, positive emotion, spiritual receptivity, spiritual death, and spiritual rebirth.

From the talk ‘The Underlying Pattern of the Spiritual Life’ given at the Manchester Buddhist Centre on 14th April 2012.

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Dharmabyte: The Importance of Intention

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 30 May, 2018 - 16:11

This Dharmabyte podcast is delivered by Subhuti entitled ‘The Importance of Intention In the Stage of Positive Emotion’. This excerpt from the talk of the same name was given during a retreat on the system of meditation.

Subhuti emphasises the importance of intention in the metta bhavana; it is not a practice about feeling good, but transforming our responses; a karmic action which then has a result of feeling happier and more positive.

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Dharmabyte: The Fulcrum of Vedana

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 15 May, 2018 - 12:00

This FBA Dharmabyte is from a talk by Kulaprabha called The Alchemy of Happiness, a thoughtful take on the positive emotions cultivated in the ‘Brahma Vihara’ meditations.

This excerpt, called ‘The Fulcrum of Vedana’, takes a look at the relationship between mindfulness and positive emotion. Talk given at the Western Buddhist Order convention, 2007.

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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
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Sunday March 26 - Positive Emotion

By shraddhavani on Thu, 23 Mar, 2017 - 14:59

Sunday March 26 - Positive Emotion

By shraddhavani on Thu, 23 Mar, 2017 - 14:59

This Sunday, March 26, 10AM - 12:30PM, we will continue our exploration of the stages of the spiritual path.  Led by Dh. Rijupatha, we will practice the Metta Bhavana, or Loving Kindness meditation. Then we will turn our attention to the second stage or aspect of spiritual development, positive emotion. Once we have set ourselves on the path, this is the quality of being and acting that enables us to follow that path wherever it leads. With positive emotion, we...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Dhammarati on Sikkha - a new project to review and develop training in the system of practice

By dhammamegha on Mon, 30 May, 2016 - 18:24

I recently interviewed Dhammarati about an emerging project about the system of training in Triratna. It goes by the name of Sikkha (with a long a), which is a Pali word meaning ‘spiritual training’. It is about deepening our understanding of what and how we practice and teach within the Triratna community, and developing an explicit shared framework to talk about it. 

Here, Dhammarati reflects on what is essential in Buddhist practice: a growth of awareness which leads to positive and rich emotion and a move away...