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Letting Go - Sailing the Worldly Winds Home Retreat Day 6

By kusaladevi on Wed, 8 Apr, 2020 - 18:22

Letting Go - Sailing the Worldly Winds Home Retreat Day 6

By kusaladevi on Wed, 8 Apr, 2020 - 18:22

In today’s reflection Vajragupta encourages us to identify negative thoughts and emotions in meditation and let them go. “Ah yes”, I thought to myself as I read this reflection, “let them go”… but then I realised this phrase has quite a particular meaning for me. I often use this phrase, to myself or when speaking to others - let go - what does it really mean and how can we actually practice it? Vajragupta does explain this when...

Bumping Elbows
The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times

Changing Practice in Times of Crisis - Sailing the Worldly Winds Home Retreat Day 4

By kusaladevi on Mon, 6 Apr, 2020 - 12:36

Changing Practice in Times of Crisis - Sailing the Worldly Winds Home Retreat Day 4

By kusaladevi on Mon, 6 Apr, 2020 - 12:36

In today’s reflection, Vajragupta suggests we review our practice so far and how we are getting on with Sailing the Worldly Winds. In times of adversity, I am often more able to honestly review my practice - how am I coping with the uncertainty? Based on my response to a crisis, I can often see more clearly which areas of my practice require attention and where I have set up positive conditions and responses within my mind. I...

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Truthfulness As a Teacher - Sailing the Worldly Winds Home Retreat, Day Two

By kusaladevi on Sat, 4 Apr, 2020 - 14:00

Truthfulness As a Teacher - Sailing the Worldly Winds Home Retreat, Day Two

By kusaladevi on Sat, 4 Apr, 2020 - 14:00

Truthfulness has always been very important to me. It’s something which I valued long before I came across the Dharma. So I was quite struck when Vajragupta suggested the opportunity to practice truthfulness when the winds of Praise and Blame are blowing. Praise and Blame are the Worldly winds I notice most in my experience, or perhaps the ones I am blown about by most strongly.

So I started to reflect on this - how might truthfulness help me when...

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Introducing the Worldly Winds - Home Retreat starting Friday, April 3rd!

By Centre Team on Wed, 1 Apr, 2020 - 10:22

Introducing the Worldly Winds - Home Retreat starting Friday, April 3rd!

By Centre Team on Wed, 1 Apr, 2020 - 10:22

One of the biggest challenges we’ve heard people talk about this past couple of weeks is how to structure long days at home when the box-sets run out and they’re all done with Zoom meetings…

We’re here to help! Every two weeks, starting Friday April 3, we’ll be bringing you a series of week-long Home Retreats. 

The idea is simple. We provide excellent, free materials on a great, down-to-earth Dharma theme all week long – you show up each day with your practice and connect with others in whatever way you can.

Whether...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

'One of the best things I've done in my life'

By Prajnaketu on Tue, 4 Sep, 2018 - 18:19

'One of the best things I've done in my life'

By Prajnaketu on Tue, 4 Sep, 2018 - 18:19

Tejakula men’s summer Karuna appeal check in for the last time…
0.46 Declan
1.33 Vajragupta
2.08 Chris
3.37 Ramesh
5.35 Kusaladevi
6.50 Mike
8.00 Prajnaketu

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

‘Being ourselves but not for ourselves’

By Prajnaketu on Thu, 16 Aug, 2018 - 10:30

‘Being ourselves but not for ourselves’

By Prajnaketu on Thu, 16 Aug, 2018 - 10:30

Vajragupta and Prajnaketu in conversation on Karuna appeals as a unique context for Dharma practice - sitting in the gap, getting immediate feedback door-to-door, moving towards difficulties, getting ourselves out of the way to make something beyond us possible…

Norwich Buddhist Centre
Norwich Buddhist Centre

Vajraguptā on Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

By Maitrisingha on Sat, 31 Jan, 2015 - 13:02

Vajraguptā on Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

By Maitrisingha on Sat, 31 Jan, 2015 - 13:02The fifth and final in our series of short Dharma talks by Vajraguptā. Here she talks briefly about why she is drawn to Dilgo Khyentse, one of Sangharakshita’s own teachers, and how important he is to her as a teacher.
Norwich Buddhist Centre
Norwich Buddhist Centre

Vajraguptā on mettā (loving-kindness)

By Maitrisingha on Fri, 17 Oct, 2014 - 11:16

Vajraguptā on mettā (loving-kindness)

By Maitrisingha on Fri, 17 Oct, 2014 - 11:16The third in a series of short Dharma talks by Vajraguptā. In this video she talks about the importance of self-mettā, before going in to exploring all 5 stages of the mettā bhavana meditation.

More to come. Watch this space!

Norwich Buddhist Centre
Norwich Buddhist Centre

Vajraguptā on bliss

By Maitrisingha on Mon, 25 Aug, 2014 - 09:31

Vajraguptā on bliss

By Maitrisingha on Mon, 25 Aug, 2014 - 09:31The second of a series of short Dharma chats with Vajraguptā.
Norwich Buddhist Centre
Norwich Buddhist Centre

Vajraguptā on the body

By Maitrisingha on Wed, 20 Aug, 2014 - 17:45

Vajraguptā on the body

By Maitrisingha on Wed, 20 Aug, 2014 - 17:45We are pleased to present the first of a series of short videos of Order Members talking on the Dharma. The first comes from Vajraguptā’s hut! Here Varjagupta tells us about the the importance of the body both in and out of meditation.

It’s recorded in HD (high definition), so watch it on YouTube and choose the HD option if you have a good connection to get a better picture (click the cog symbol underneath the video...