The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28
The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28

A Meditation For The Metta Wave

By mokshini on Sun, 25 Oct, 2015 - 14:56

A Meditation For The Metta Wave

By mokshini on Sun, 25 Oct, 2015 - 14:56

At 4pm on Saturday November 21 all participants of the International Urban retreat 2015 are invited to take part in a practice of the Metta Bhavana - the Development of Loving Kindness meditation.  

We suggest you practice this traditional meditation practice a little differently to how it is normally done.

Stage 1: Start by getting in contact with a heartfelt wish for well being and happiness for yourself

Stage 2: Then extend your metta, your goodwill and wish for their happiness, to  a good friend

Stage 3: In...

The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28
The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28

List of Triratna Buddhist Centres and practice groups taking part in the Urban Retreat

By mokshini on Sat, 24 Oct, 2015 - 16:40

Dublin/Eire; 

Lllangollen/Wales; 

Glasgow, Fife, Highlands /Scotland; 

Ghent/Belgium

Amsterdam, Arnhem/Holland; 

Krakow/Poland; 

Stockholm/Sweden; 

Valencia /Spain; 

Berlin, Essen, Minden/Germany; 

Helsinki/Finland; 

Oslo/ Norway; 

Adhisthana, Birmingham, Bridport, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Colchester, Croydon, Eastbourne, Exeter, Great Yarmouth, Ipswich, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, North London, Reading, Sheffield, Shrewsbury, West London/UK

Istanbul/Turkey; 

Paris/France; 

Moscow/Russia; 

Adelaide, Kempsey Macleay Valley, Port Fairy, Sydney/Australia;  

San Francisco, Aryaloka, Portsmouth, Seattle /USA.  

Mexico City/Mexico

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The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28
The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28

Living In The Greater Mandala - More On The Theme

By mokshini on Sat, 24 Oct, 2015 - 15:21

Living In The Greater Mandala - More On The Theme

By mokshini on Sat, 24 Oct, 2015 - 15:21

How can we live with a greater sense of appreciation and more of a non-utilitarian attitude to life? How can we let our life be transformed by beauty, nature, friendship, appreciation and love? How can we learn to live a live that is more spacious and happy and engage our energies with what we value most – rather than swinging between a narrow and tense driven-ness and just collapsing on the sofa, blobbing out mindlessly with drink, facebook, or any other distraction,...

The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28
The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28

The Dedication Ceremony For The Urban Retreat 2015

By mokshini on Mon, 19 Oct, 2015 - 16:18

Here is a copy of the Triratna Dedication Ceremony. You may wish to recite this in the morning, to set up your day, and give support to your practice aspirations.

Get more ideas for supporting your practice through the week

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The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28
The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28

How To Take Part In An Urban Retreat - Read This First...

By mokshini on Sat, 17 Oct, 2015 - 22:24

How To Take Part In An Urban Retreat - Read This First...

By mokshini on Sat, 17 Oct, 2015 - 22:24

There are about 45 Triratna Buddhist Centres around the world – from Adelaide in Australia to Moscow in Russia, Seattle in the USA to Glasgow in Scotland – running the Urban Retreat this year. They will all start with a day retreat that sets the scene on Saturday 21st November and end on Saturday 28th November. The day retreats give the participants the opportunity to clarify what they want to get out of the week and set their aims. Buddhist Centres might...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Into New Year With The Buddhist Centre Online

By Rijupatha on Mon, 30 Dec, 2013 - 15:15

Into New Year With The Buddhist Centre Online

By Rijupatha on Mon, 30 Dec, 2013 - 15:15

The latest issue of the Triratna Highlights newsletter, taking us into the new year, is fresh off the digital presses! If you’re signed up to receive it via email, it should be in your inbox now. If you’re not signed up, you can find the web version here, or go to ‘my profile’ (top right of any page when you are logged in), choose ‘edit’ and check the ‘Newsletter sign up’ box.

The newsletter gathers together some of the best...

Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun

Metta Wave souvenir photo-montage

By lokabandhu on Tue, 19 Nov, 2013 - 19:11

Metta Wave souvenir photo-montage

By lokabandhu on Tue, 19 Nov, 2013 - 19:11
Here’s a souvenir photo-montage for the Urban Retreat’s Metta Wave. It should fit nicely onto an A4 sheet if you want to print it out.  

An amazing 570 people registered on the retreat from around the world, and we’ve loved reading all the messages of appreciation that have come in - thank you!  We’ll be sending out a survey soon asking for any feedback...
Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

Clear Vision videos for the Urban Retreat

By Munisha on Fri, 15 Nov, 2013 - 16:58

Clear Vision videos for the Urban Retreat

By Munisha on Fri, 15 Nov, 2013 - 16:58Hi,

The Clear Vision team was commissioned by Triratna’s European Chairs’ Assembly to make a series of five short videos for the online Urban Retreat about Triratna people and projects expressing metta in daily life.

These five videos, released one a day this week, are now viewable as a 38-minute compilation.

Camerawork mainly by Upekshapriya and Graham Dellow; most of the editing by Graham. (Wobbly iPhone camerawork by Munisha and a kind Russian volunteer.)

Make tea,...
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun

Urban Retreat Metta Wave Poster now ready

By lokabandhu on Thu, 31 Oct, 2013 - 11:11
Here’s a PDF poster of the Urban Retreat’s Metta Wave for anyone who wants to print and display on their shrine during the retreat - a reminder of the internationality of the retreat, which will include people from Vancouver to Beijing, Mexico City to Moscow - and many points in-between.

There’s a choice of two file sizes to download - 2MB and the full 19MB; both will print a 10-page full-colour poster which you’ll need to...
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun

Introducing the theme of the urban retreat: loving-kindness

By vajragupta on Tue, 29 Oct, 2013 - 13:14

Introducing the theme of the urban retreat: loving-kindness

By vajragupta on Tue, 29 Oct, 2013 - 13:14Here is a short little story to introduce the theme of the Urban Retreat, which is ‘metta’ or loving-kindness…

It is the story of an encounter I had in my home town that inspired me and taught me about the need to cultivate, learn, and practice loving-kindness…

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