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Closing the Home Retreat - Meditating in the Mandala

By kusaladevi on Thu, 18 Jun, 2020 - 12:05

Closing the Home Retreat - Meditating in the Mandala

By kusaladevi on Thu, 18 Jun, 2020 - 12:05

We hope you have enjoyed Meditating in the Mandala with us this week! 

Thank you so much to Tejananda for leading daily sessions, exploring a dynamic, embodied, somatic approach to meditation and Awakening. You can find the recordings of the daily Zoom sessions on the Home Retreat page. You can also find the recordings on this Youtube Playlist.

Please give now, so that we can offer home retreats and other resources to more people like you in the future.

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Tejananda Live Recordings now available - Meditating in the Mandala Home Retreat

By kusaladevi on Wed, 17 Jun, 2020 - 11:28

Tejananda Live Recordings now available - Meditating in the Mandala Home Retreat

By kusaladevi on Wed, 17 Jun, 2020 - 11:28

If you haven’t been able to meditate at the live Zoom sessions with Tejananda, then there’s good news. The video recordings of each day are now available on the Home Retreat page! Head over there to check them out.

You can still join the live sessions, today and tomorrow

USA 8am PST | México 10am | USA 11am EST | UK & IE 4pm | Europe 5pm CET

The link to connect to Zoom will be available on The Home Retreat page before the event

We look forward to seeing you there!

Do...

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Day 3 - Meditating in the Mandala Home Retreat

By kusaladevi on Sun, 14 Jun, 2020 - 09:44

Day 3 - Meditating in the Mandala Home Retreat

By kusaladevi on Sun, 14 Jun, 2020 - 09:44

We hope you are enjoying the Home Retreat - Meditating in the Mandala: An Embodied Approach to Awakening!

Don’t forget to join Tejananda live today.

USA 8am PST | México 10am | USA 11am EST | UK & IE 4pm | Europe 5pm CET

The link to connect to Zoom will be available on The Dharma Toolkit before the event

We look forward to seeing you there!

As always, if you are not able...

Triratna Highlights
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Welcome - Meditating in the Mandala home retreat

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 12 Jun, 2020 - 10:40

Welcome - Meditating in the Mandala home retreat

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 12 Jun, 2020 - 10:40

What is a mandala? Symbolically, it’s a sacred circle that, if you enter and approach its centre, brings you towards Enlightenment or full Awakening. This week, during our latest home retreat, we will be meditating in the mandala, led by Tejananda, an Order member with over 25 years of teaching practice, as we deepen into our experience and learn to simply be.

Tejananda’s approach is rooted in Triratna’s System of Practice - integration, positive emotion, spiritual death, spiritual rebirth...

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Meditating in the Mandala - Home Retreat Starts Friday!

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 10 Jun, 2020 - 11:09

Meditating in the Mandala - Home Retreat Starts Friday!

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 10 Jun, 2020 - 11:09

Meditating in the Mandala: An Embodied Approach to Awakening
A series of seven guided meditation workshops with Tejananda, working with our body, heart and mind.

Friday June 12-Thursday June 18

USA 8am PST | México 10am | USA 11am EST | UK & IE 4pm | Europe 5pm CET

Attend any or all meditations. Approximately 60 mins each, in Zoom. If you can’t attend the live...

Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Day 5: Spiritual Receptivity - Final Day - Bristol Rains Retreat 2020: 'The Dynamic Mandala'

By FB-Jay on Thu, 2 Apr, 2020 - 18:51

Day 5: Spiritual Receptivity - Final Day - Bristol Rains Retreat 2020: 'The Dynamic Mandala'

By FB-Jay on Thu, 2 Apr, 2020 - 18:51

The fifth, and concluding, day of our Virtual Rains Retreat with Tejananda saw us exploring the Receptivity or ‘just sitting’ aspect of the System of Practice, seen as a ‘Dynamic Mandala’.  Tejananda introduced this aspect of practice as a transition from a ‘fabricated’ to an ‘unfabricated’ approach. 

In a period of meditation practice we had an ‘experiential resume’ of the material from the previous four days. Questions and observations followed, including how to work creatively with a ‘frozen heart’ and working with...

Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Day 4: Spiritual Rebirth - Bristol Rains Retreat 2020: 'The Dynamic Mandala'

By FB-Jay on Wed, 1 Apr, 2020 - 18:08

Day 4: Spiritual Rebirth - Bristol Rains Retreat 2020: 'The Dynamic Mandala'

By FB-Jay on Wed, 1 Apr, 2020 - 18:08

Day Four of our Virtual Rains Retreat in Bristol with Tejananda and there were still about 50 of us logging on, this time to explore the aspect of Spiritual Rebirth in the ‘Dynamic Mandala’ presentation of the System of Practice.  Tejananda began with some reflections on the benefits of the ‘principial’ nature of the system of practice - especially the flexibility of application which it offers.  This retreat is working with these principles in a somatic way, ie with the...

Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Day 3: Spiritual Death - Bristol Rains Retreat 2020: 'The Dynamic Mandala'

By FB-Jay on Tue, 31 Mar, 2020 - 16:55

Day 3: Spiritual Death - Bristol Rains Retreat 2020: 'The Dynamic Mandala'

By FB-Jay on Tue, 31 Mar, 2020 - 16:55

Day three of our Virtual Rains Retreat in Bristol with Tejananda saw about 50 of us exploring the aspect of Spiritual Death, through the ‘Dynamic Mandala’. Tejananda re-emphasised the fact that we can’t meditate unless we are able to know this sense of being embodied. He talked more about the value of engaging with our actual bodily sensations through which we may discover that soma or the ‘cloud’ of sensations of the body are less fixed than we may have...

Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Day 2: Positive Emotion - Bristol Rains Retreat 2020: 'The Dynamic Mandala'

By FB-Jay on Mon, 30 Mar, 2020 - 16:39

Day 2: Positive Emotion - Bristol Rains Retreat 2020: 'The Dynamic Mandala'

By FB-Jay on Mon, 30 Mar, 2020 - 16:39

This morning there were 50-60 of the Bristol Sangha online again to hear the second part of Tejanada’s teaching on the ‘Dynamic Mandala’, a somatic exploration of the Triratna System of Practice.  ‘Somatic’ is the term used to highlight the alive/vibrational aspect of awareness.

Today’s focus is on positive emotion.  Tejananda encouraged us each to find where ‘a sense of ease’ may be located in our bodies, as a starting point for this practice.  It may not be...

Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Day 1: Integration - Bristol Rains Retreat 2020: 'The Dynamic Mandala'

By FB-Jay on Mon, 30 Mar, 2020 - 10:26

Day 1: Integration - Bristol Rains Retreat 2020: 'The Dynamic Mandala'

By FB-Jay on Mon, 30 Mar, 2020 - 10:26

About 50 of us gathered (online) for the start of the 2020 Bristol Sangha Rains Retreat for Order Members and Mitras this morning.  Tejananda had been due to be at the Centre this week to lead the Rains, but as that wasn’t possible, due to Covid-19, he’s generously offered to run 5 x 2 hour sessions over five mornings covering the same material - ‘The Dynamic Mandala’. 

After a general introduction we did a short exercise to explore...

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