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Turning Arrows Into Flowers (The Dharma Toolkit Podcast, Episode 26)

By Centre Team on Thu, 14 May, 2020 - 16:17

To mark the start of our Home Retreat on the theme of turning towards difficulties and moving through them well, a great, practical conversation with Yashobodhi about the meditative, reflective work of the Seven-Point Mind Training tradition in Buddhism. 

A mythic image to sum up and symbolize this is that of the Buddha on the cusp of his Enlightenment. He is sitting still at the point when Mara attacks him with all the weapons he can muster. But, as the story...

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New Home Retreat: Turning Arrows Into Flowers - Starts Friday!

By Centre Team on Wed, 13 May, 2020 - 22:36

New Home Retreat: Turning Arrows Into Flowers - Starts Friday!

By Centre Team on Wed, 13 May, 2020 - 22:36

Turning Arrows Into Flowers
A Seven-Point Mind Training, May 15-22

A mythic image to sum up and symbolize the theme of this week is that of the Buddha on the cusp of his Enlightenment. He is sitting still at the point when Mara attacks him with all the weapons he can muster. But, as the story goes, even though the Buddha is attacked he does not react with anger, hatred or defensiveness. Instead he sits in complete peace and openness;...

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Personal Reflections from the Week - Sailing the Worldly Winds Home Retreat

By kusaladevi on Fri, 10 Apr, 2020 - 19:21

Personal Reflections from the Week - Sailing the Worldly Winds Home Retreat

By kusaladevi on Fri, 10 Apr, 2020 - 19:21

It’s been quite a busy week for me - I started two new jobs in the last three weeks and have had various deadlines this week. But despite that, I have still enjoyed and benefited greatly from the Home Retreat. Thinking about Vajragupta’s reflections has given me a very particular focus to my Dharma practice this week, and helped me...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Impermanence of This Body

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 25 Jan, 2020 - 14:00

Punyamala explores the Buddhist teachings of impermanence and shares reflections on how to live with the fact of death, using her recent experience of death.

This is the Second in a series of four talks given on the four reminders given at Taraloka Retreat Centre called Reflection: A Path of Wisdom.

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Podcast: Kiranada - Readings from 'A Year of Silence'

By Candradasa on Thu, 6 Jun, 2019 - 21:30

Kiranada is an ordained Buddhist, a traveler, a renowned artist in (cruelty-free) silk, a teacher, an author and a Mom. Here she is at the Portsmouth Public Library in June 2019, reading from her book ‘A Year Of Silence’, an account of her year-long silent, solitary retreat in the New Zealand bush. 

As one of her last engagements before heading off to Kentucky and Missouri to begin a further 3-year solitary, silent retreat, this is a wonderful opportunity to hear what it...

Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre
Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre

This Being, led meditation 4

By yashobodhi on Wed, 9 Apr, 2014 - 09:57
Yesterday afternoon, Nayaka led a beautiful reflection on the five kandhas (or skandhas in Sanskrit). I thought his exploration was very clear, interesting and insightful.. A particular interesting part for me was that he had us playing with the skandha of cogntion, saññā. Thoroughly recommended.
Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre
Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre

This Being, led meditation 1

By yashobodhi on Tue, 8 Apr, 2014 - 10:24
A led reflection by Dhivan on the first day of the retreat.
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun

Urban Retreat 2013, Complete Retreat Materials: 3. Complete Daily Videos

By Candradasa on Mon, 18 Nov, 2013 - 13:51

Urban Retreat 2013, Complete Retreat Materials: 3. Complete Daily Videos

By Candradasa on Mon, 18 Nov, 2013 - 13:51

Here’s the complete playlist of all the videos from the Urban Retreat 2013 on Loving Kindness. This includes all the daily teachings on video from Vajragupta, daily reflections from Subhdaramati, all of our Metta Highlights news films from around the world, and introductory talks, as well as a posture guide for meditation.

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Going Deeper Into Life - Meditation Instruction by Maitreyabandhu

By Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 13 May, 2013 - 18:00
Some tips on reflection before a meditation.

During a 4-day retreat in May 2013, at Dharmagiri retreatcenter, Sweden, Maitryeabandhu gave four seminars on ‘The five great stages of spiritual life’, as it is viewed and practiced within the Triratna Buddhist community. He draws substantially on the writing and teaching that Sangharakshita and Subhuti has produced in recent years. Maitreyabandhu adds a liveliness and concreteness to the themes, which has been highly...
Dharmagiri Retreatcenter
Dharmagiri Retreatcenter

The Art of Reflection retreat 4-7 oktober 2012

By Viryabodhi on Sun, 7 Oct, 2012 - 19:54

The Art of Reflection retreat 4-7 oktober 2012

By Viryabodhi on Sun, 7 Oct, 2012 - 19:54Under helgen som gick hade vi en härlig retreat på Dharmagiri då vi tog emot en grundad och väldigt klar undervisning från Ratnaguna, och utforskade olika sätt att reflektera på: på egen hand, i par och i en midre grupp. Kanske någon annan som var med vill skriva en liten “intrycksrapport”…?

Här kommer två inspelade body scan från retreaten, som Ratnaguna ledde och Anita spelade in på sin mobil, och jag konverterade till mp3.

body scan 1 (20...

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