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Community Highlights

New Retreat Series from Taraloka: A Path to Insight

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 5 Feb, 2018 - 11:30

Prasadavati gives clear, engaging and impassioned talks taking us through the Satipatthana Sutta. In this full exploration of how to apply mindfulness practice in meditation and our lives, her depth of lived experience and love of Satipatthana shines through. Talks given on an intensive meditation retreat for women who have asked for ordination in 2017 in Taraloka.

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Dhammarati on sabbatical, solitary and the International Council

By dhammamegha on Tue, 22 Mar, 2016 - 14:15

Dhammarati came back a few months ago from sabbatical and a three month solitary in North Wales.

In this interview he talks to Dhammamegha about being on retreat and shares his thoughts about the future of the International Council. From the beginning of 2016 he is convening the Council.

Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Jvalamalini talks about Rainy Season Retreat

By jvalamalini on Mon, 30 Mar, 2015 - 16:23

What is a rainy season retreat?

How did you come to have Ratnavandana lead the retreat on Living in the Mandala?

How did it go?

How was it to share the retreat online?

Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Day 6: A Personal Take On Upekkha

By Centre Team on Mon, 23 Mar, 2015 - 21:27

Continuing the series of personal talks on each of the Brahma Viharas from the 2015 Rainy Season Retreat, Ratnavandana shares an intensely honest, psychologically intimate, beautifully forensic history of her personal relationship to the practice of upekkha (equanimity) throughout her spiritual life. We hear about ways to assess what’s going on in the subtler realms of our experience - and how to look to move beyond them so we too can live like a river…

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Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Day 5: A Personal Take On Mudita by Sanghaketu

By Centre Team on Sat, 21 Mar, 2015 - 20:43
An infectiously delightful talk by Sanghaketu on the subject of joyful resonance with others (mudita). He really gets into his subject here! And his sense and experience of gladness comes across beautifully through laughter and reflection on the boon of good friends.

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Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Day 2: Living in the Mandala (With Guided Meditation)

By Centre Team on Mon, 16 Mar, 2015 - 23:13
In her second talk of the 2015 Rainy Season Retreat, Ratnavandana embarks on a personal sharing of how her life has been transformed by deciding to go and live in the mandala of the Brahma Viharas and the Jinas themselves. Her deep love of the practices represents both an inspired and eminently practical vision of how to orientate yourself on the great map of the way…

Includes a guided meditation practice to help you find your feet wherever you...
Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Day 1: Introduction to the Brahma Viharas (With Guided Meditation)

By Centre Team on Mon, 16 Mar, 2015 - 10:44
A beautiful introduction by Ratnavandana to the Brahma Viharas as an integrated set of practices flowing from metta - loving kindness. Her central image is that of a tree, deep rooted and spreading its canopy wide as she evokes a profound, personal connection to the cultivation of the ‘sublime abodes’: loving kindness, compassion, joy with others, and equanimity.

Ratnavandana also leads a guided meditation on cultivating a connection to the Brahma Viharas.

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Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

The original rainy season...

By jvalamalini on Wed, 11 Mar, 2015 - 17:04
In track 2 of this talk Sangharakshita describes the rainy season in the Buddha’s life.

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