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International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'
International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning...

Yashobodhi - Turning Arrows Into Flowers: Seven-point Mind Training (Audio Edition)

Posted by Centre Team to International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning... on Fri, 14 Sep, 2018 - 09:05

Join the Triratna International Practice Week 2018, our Urban Retreat you can take part in on your own time with others around the world!

The dates are 22-29 September 2018 - check out our dedicated web space for details of how to get involved at your local Centre or online – and to watch the series of talks given by Yashobodhi.

Download a Guide to Joining the International Practice Week Online

The image to sum up...

International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'
International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning...

Introducing Seven-point Mind Training and The Four Reminders

Posted by Centre Team to International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning... on Fri, 14 Sep, 2018 - 09:00

Introducing Seven-point Mind Training and The Four Reminders

Posted by Centre Team to International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning... on Fri, 14 Sep, 2018 - 09:00

Yashobodhi is our guide for this year’s Dharma immersion online and at Triratna Centres around the world as part of the 2018 International Practice Week

To get us ready for Day 1, here we get an encouraging introduction to what the seven-point mind training has to offer anyone interested in learning to work more effectively to lessen suffering (our own and other people’s). Yashobodhi’s experience with this material shines through - as does the practical joy of engaging in this way....

International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'
International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning...

Resources for International Practice Week: 22-29 September

Posted by aparajita to International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning... on Wed, 12 Sep, 2018 - 12:02

Turning Arrows Into Flowers

This world-wide international practice week is based on the image of the Buddha on the cusp of his Enlightenment, at the point when Mara attacks him with all he’s got - but the Buddha does not react with anger, hatred, defensiveness but instead sits in complete peace and openness: the arrows, abuse & weapons hurled at him drift down around him as harmless flower petals.

In essence, the message to be communicated is: this is what we need to...

International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'
International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning...

More information on the International Practice Week 22-29 Sept 2018

Posted by mokshini to International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning... on Thu, 12 Jul, 2018 - 09:59

International Urban Retreat   22-29 September 2018   “Turning Arrows Into Flowers”

The proposal for this international practice week is to make this a world-wide practice week, including all  Centres and Triratna Practice Groups wherever they are – the theme was inspired by Subhuti’s teaching on the 2017 order retreat at Bodhgaya.

The image to sum up and symbolize the theme of this urban retreat: the Buddha on the cusp of his Enlightenment, at the point when Mara attacks him with all he’s got …… but...

International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'
International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning...

Eight Verses for Training the Mind

Posted by mokshini to International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning... on Wed, 4 Jul, 2018 - 14:45

The short talks given that Yashobodhi is preparing for the International Practice Week are based on an exploration of the Seven Point Mind Training. However, over the course of 2018 there have been several occasions where the EIGHT Mind Training verses have been studied (at the International Council at Bodh Gaya for example, and at the July European chairs assembly) - so here are two sheets: 

One with the Eight Mind Training Verses by Geshe Langri Thankpa, and the other sheet...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Opening Up and Letting Go

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 18 Apr, 2018 - 16:32

In this Dharmabyte podcast, “Opening Up and Letting Go”, Yashobodhi talks about her personal connection to the tonglen practice and the seven point mind training and about practising tonglen in the moment. 

From the talk ‘Remembering the Bodhichitta In Everyday Life’ given on a retreat in Taraloka.

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Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Eight Verses for Training the Mind - A Series from the International Council 2018

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio to Community Highlights on Fri, 16 Feb, 2018 - 19:11

As part of the 2018 International Council we’re studying the mind training verses. We’ll be adding more each day (as the rural internet allows!).

First up we have Dhammarati’s excellent overview of the text, followed by Saddhaloka’s look at the first two verses. We then have Ratnadharini’s inspiring, down-to-earth consideration at verses 4-6. Parami explores the final 2 verses for us in the light of Bodhicitta practice and tonglen. And the series is rounded off by Viveka looking at the final verse as a...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Remembering the Bodhichitta In Everyday Life

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 7 Apr, 2014 - 15:06

FBA Podcast: Remembering the Bodhichitta In Everyday Life

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 7 Apr, 2014 - 15:06Our FBA Podcast this week, “Remembering the Bodhichitta In Everyday Life,” is a talk from the recent Tonglen Retreat for Triratna Order Members by Yashobodhi. In this dynamic talk, Yashobodhi shares her personal connection to the tonglen practice, the seven point mind training and about practising tonglen in each moment.

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Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Introduction to Tonglen Retreat

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 2 Apr, 2014 - 21:26
In today’s FBA Dharmabyte “Introduction to Tonglen Retreat” Saddhanandi beautifully and skilfully presents her vision for the Tonglen retreat held in March 2014 at Taraloka. We’ve been posting all week from this Triratna Order Retreat and are pleased to share this ‘offering to the world’.

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Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Tonglen Retreat, Day 6, Being Present

Posted by yashobodhi to Taraloka Retreat Centre on Thu, 27 Mar, 2014 - 13:27
On the last full day of the Tonglen order retreat, Saddhanandi talks about being present as a ground for deepening understanding and as an incentive to deepen our motivation.

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