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Dharmabyte: Taking Awareness Deeper

By Rijupatha on Mon, 25 Aug, 2014 - 21:15
In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Taking Awareness Deeper,” Paramabandhu draws on many years of experience as a consultant psychiatrist and Dharma teacher. He invites us to consider the lessons Buddhist techniques around meditation and mindfulness training can bring to the field of mental health – especially to problems with depression and addiction. In this excerpt, he talks about taking awareness deeper to really get a sense of impermanence ‘in our bones’.

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FBA Podcast: Eight Step Recovery

By Rijupatha on Mon, 25 Aug, 2014 - 21:06

FBA Podcast: Eight Step Recovery

By Rijupatha on Mon, 25 Aug, 2014 - 21:06In this week’s FBA Podcast, “Eight Step Recovery” Vimalasara speaks on the importance of loving oneself as a part of recovery from addiction as an introduction to her new book, co-authored with Paramabandhu, entitled ‘Eight Step Recovery – Using the Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction’. She goes on to discuss the life conditions that she and Paramabandhu have emerged from, and how those energies came together and inspired the writing of the book. Outlining the...
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Good Tricycle review for Eight Step Recovery

By Munisha on Tue, 22 Jul, 2014 - 12:47

Good Tricycle review for Eight Step Recovery

By Munisha on Tue, 22 Jul, 2014 - 12:47Eight Step Recovery: Using the Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction was published last year by Triratna book publishers Windhorse Publications and has been well reviewed in this summer’s edition of American Buddhist magazine, Tricycle.

Sadhu to Windhorse and the authors Vimalasara (Vancouver, Canada) and Paramabandhu (London, UK)!
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Into New Year With The Buddhist Centre Online

By Rijupatha on Mon, 30 Dec, 2013 - 15:15

Into New Year With The Buddhist Centre Online

By Rijupatha on Mon, 30 Dec, 2013 - 15:15

The latest issue of the Triratna Highlights newsletter, taking us into the new year, is fresh off the digital presses! If you’re signed up to receive it via email, it should be in your inbox now. If you’re not signed up, you can find the web version here, or go to ‘my profile’ (top right of any page when you are logged in), choose ‘edit’ and check the ‘Newsletter sign up’ box.

The newsletter gathers together some of the best...

Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction

Complete course of 21 meditations for recovery

By Vimalasara on Mon, 9 Dec, 2013 - 07:10
We have posted all 21 meditations for you. Please use them to beneft yourself and or others. Be happy.




Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction

A loving kindness meditation

By Vimalasara on Sun, 8 Dec, 2013 - 04:36
‘There are never endings, only separations and new beginnings.’ Separations can be bumpy, and often we move away from the uncomfortable feelings by latching on to an old coping mechanism. Over these past three weeks you have hopefully begun to cultivate some positive coping mechanisms. You can always go back to some of your favourite meditations and listen to them. We give you this final meditation in this series, to set you up on track for your journey that will...
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction

Just sitting with a gong bath

By Vimalasara on Sat, 7 Dec, 2013 - 05:38
Day 21 is a just sitting meditation with a gong bath. This is an opportunity to let go of making a lot of effort and just be with how you are now. In the meditation we sit or lie with a broad awareness. Making as little effort as possible, we allow thoughts, feelings and body sensations to arise and pass by like clouds passing through the sky. As we do that we can allow the sounds of the gong bath...
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction

Help Us Share Eight Step Recovery With the World

By Centre Team on Fri, 6 Dec, 2013 - 21:57

Help Us Share Eight Step Recovery With the World

By Centre Team on Fri, 6 Dec, 2013 - 21:57We hope you enjoyed Valerie Mason-John and Dr. Paramabandhu Groves’ 21 Day Meditation for Recovery course. Some of you will be familiar with the expression 7th Tradition; in Buddhism we call this dana, which means ‘generosity’. If you have enjoyed this course, you can help in several ways.

Firstly, you can donate money which will help us spread the teachings of the Buddha and help finance the Eight Step Recovery tours in the United Kingdom and North...
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction

Amtabha mantra

By Vimalasara on Fri, 6 Dec, 2013 - 06:05
Day 20 is the Amitabha mantra. Amitabha is a deep red archetypal Buddha. He is particularly associated with love and loving kindness, and with meditation. When we chant the Amitabha mantra you could imagine feeling connected to a great red sun of love and stillness; to the heartbeat of loving kindness. You could visualize or feel rays of ruby light streaming towards you and filling you with love, easing your suffering and stilling your heart and mind. The mantra is...
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction

Mindfulness of breathing meditation

By Vimalasara on Thu, 5 Dec, 2013 - 05:25
Day 19 is a meditation on the breath, seeing the nature of thoughts. In the meditation we label our thoughts to help us disentangle from them and see their nature more clearly. When we catch ourselves caught up in our thoughts we can label it as thinking. This can help us let go of whatever it is we are caught up in. Have a day mind full of breath. The music has been composed by The Alaska None.

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