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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Community Morning - Keeping Things in Perspective

By Candradasa on Wed, 6 Jul, 2016 - 16:49

Community Morning - Keeping Things in Perspective

By Candradasa on Wed, 6 Jul, 2016 - 16:49

The world isn’t always a garden of delights, life isn’t always a holiday. We know this, right? Yet it’s so hard sometimes to remember it - and harder still to stay positive when we do! That’s where we need an active element of imagination in our meditation and Dharma practice. Remembering, imagining, perceiving things differently - and a whole world opens up…

This week as part of our ongoing series on practical imagination, we’ll be exploring the practice of ...

Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Day 6: Upekkha & Ratnasambhava

By jvalamalini on Thu, 19 Mar, 2015 - 15:17

Day 6: Upekkha & Ratnasambhava

By jvalamalini on Thu, 19 Mar, 2015 - 15:17A cold bright day in Bristol, and a deep quiet atmosphere in the Buddhist Centre, as we move into cultivating upekkha (equanimity).

As a brahma vihara, equanimity is more than the dictionary definition of ‘calm and composed especially in adversity’. It is a composite of metta, karuna and mudita pervaded by Dharmic understanding, like metta with a wisdom eye. It sees joy and suffering, their conditionedness and the constant flux of everything.

After just sitting in the mandala,...