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How do we know this is working? Turning Arrows into Flowers: Day 5

By kusaladevi on Tue, 19 May, 2020 - 08:20

How do we know this is working? Turning Arrows into Flowers: Day 5

By kusaladevi on Tue, 19 May, 2020 - 08:20

Day 5 revolves around evaluating the mind-training practice we’ve been engaged in all week. This is essential on any spiritual path, with any kind of method or doctrine, and Yashobodhi provides a clear set of questions to ask ourselves in checking out that the things we’re doing are actually helping! The sense of agency and confidence we can gain from owning the practice in this way is a strong alternative for the routine, everyday kind of ego-clinging that can so...

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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;...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Metta Day on Sunday

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 23 Apr, 2020 - 11:40

Metta Day on Sunday

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 23 Apr, 2020 - 11:40

Metta Day with Karunagita & Maitrisambhava

This Sunday 26 April, a free day, but you need to book, and please donate if you can, £30 suggested.

A nourishing day retreat at home, immersed in metta, the intention of friendliness, kindness or unconditional love. During the day Maitrisambhava and Karunagita will lead four online sessions of about an hour using Zoom. Meditation, gentle bodywork, teaching and discussion, also touching on Karuna (compassion) and Mudita (joy). These sessions will...

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Dhyana: A Step-By-Step Approach

By bodhipaksa on Wed, 22 Apr, 2020 - 18:44

Dhyana: A Step-By-Step Approach

By bodhipaksa on Wed, 22 Apr, 2020 - 18:44

On Saturday I led a workshop for the Seattle and Vancouver sanghas (originally intended to be a weekend retreat) on cultivating dhyana. In it I present a three-fold approach to cultivating the dhyana factors (or a slightly modified form of that list) which seems quite reliably to help most regular meditators to get close to, or in to, first dhyana.

The feedback was very positive, and a lot of people who’d been meditating for a long time seemed to be making strides forward.

The...

Suryavana Retreat Centre
Suryavana Retreat Centre

Online Yin Yoga and Meditation Retreat

By Sudaka on Wed, 15 Apr, 2020 - 11:51

Online Yin Yoga and Meditation Retreat

By Sudaka on Wed, 15 Apr, 2020 - 11:51

Dates: Friday 19 June- Wednesday 24 June 2020

Cost: £150 (Please note that we don’t want money to be a problem, so talk to us if you need to)

Schedule:

10.00-11.30 Yin yoga 

16.00-17.30 Meditation workshop.
 
20:00-21:00 Poetry, reflection Meditation


This June, we are running a five day meditation and yoga retreat based on Yin Yoga Online. Yin yoga is a wonderfully grounding and calming practice complements mediation. Note: there will be no dynamic yoga taught on the retreat. 

The schedule will be flexible so that you can effectively do a...

Suryavana Retreat Centre
Suryavana Retreat Centre

Dancing with the Elements and Opening into the Element of Space

By Sudaka on Sun, 15 Dec, 2019 - 08:56

Dancing with the Elements and Opening into the Element of Space

By Sudaka on Sun, 15 Dec, 2019 - 08:56

Amalamati, Lalitaraja and Visuddhimati invite you on a journey to explore the elements and discover spaciousness through arts and ritual on a retreat in Spain – near Valencia. Using music, art and movement we will be exploring the elements and drawing inspiration from the arts practice of each of the leaders. Lalitaraja is a professional dancer, Visuddhimati is a visual artist, and Amalamati is a professional pianist.
6 nights. Includes accommodation, meals. All materials provided.  

Reservations: Contact Suḍāka at info [at]...

Suryavana Retreat Centre
Suryavana Retreat Centre

Imágenes de la Liberación. 23-29 agosto 2019

By Sudaka on Thu, 13 Jun, 2019 - 13:44

Imágenes de la Liberación. 23-29 agosto 2019

By Sudaka on Thu, 13 Jun, 2019 - 13:44

En este retiro descubrimos cómo una práctica budista nos ayuda a enriquecer y ennoblecer nuestras vidas haciéndonos más sensibles y conscientes de sus ilimitadas posibilidades. Vamos a explorar la vida humana y sus retos a través de unos mitos y símbolos milenarios, rescatados de un texto budista tradicional llamado el Sutra del Loto Blanco, que nos transmiten la belleza y el profundo significado de estar vivos.

Suryavana Retreat Centre
Suryavana Retreat Centre

Encuentro Yoga 2019 en Suryavana, 23-29 julio

By Sudaka on Thu, 13 Jun, 2019 - 13:39

Encuentro Yoga 2019 en Suryavana, 23-29 julio

By Sudaka on Thu, 13 Jun, 2019 - 13:39

En colaboración con Suryavana, Bodhiyoga Internacional ofrecemos el ”Encuentro Yoga 2019”. Esperemos el primero de muchos años de colaboración.

El evento esta en castellano pero “extranjeros” bienvenidos!

Este evento esta orientado a practicantes y profesores de yoga de cualquiera tradición. Ofrecemos una oportunidad para descansar, disfrutar el campo y la casa, recuperar inspiración y aprender algo nuevo en relación a su practica de yoga y meditación. Principiantes bienvenidos!

No es un retiro tal cual, más como un Encuentro, una oportunidad de simplemente estar en plena naturaleza, recibir clases de meditación y Yoga por...

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Kiranada - A Year of Silence (with Q & A): Highlighted Talk

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 12 Jun, 2019 - 18:48

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...

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