Going Deeper in meditation past sessions

Going Deeper in meditation past sessions

2020 sessions

Nov 14: The Inner Hug: Opening Standing Practice Talk Led Meditation

Oct 10: Chi Gung session with Padmadrishti and led meditation with Kulajalini

Sept 12: on the heart space: Talk and led meditation

July 11: Exploration of Embodied Aware Presence: Talk and led meditation

Jun 20: Mystery of Us: Talk and led meditation

May 9: Embodying the Buddha: Talk  Led Meditation

April 11: Broad Band of Awareness: Talk  Led Meditation

Feb 8       notes        talk        led meditation

Jan 11     handout

2019 Sessions

12 Jan        handout      Talk   led meditation
9 Feb        handout      Talk   led meditation
9 March                                    led meditation
13 April     handout

2018 Sessions

12 May: Spiritual Receptivity Handout Talk Guided Meditation Exercise

9 June: Spiritual Receptivity Handout Talk Guided Meditation

7 July: Spiritual Receptivity Talk Guided Meditation

15 Sept : Spiritual Death Handout Talk

6 Oct: Spiritual Death Handout

8 Dec: Spiritual Rebirth Handout Talk

These sessions are for those who are familiar with Triratna’s meditation practices and have been meditating with them for at least 3 years. If you’d like to come along to a session then check out our events page.

Sangha Night | Listen again 2020

Sangha Night | Listen again

Missed a talk or want to listen again? Most of our talks done on Zoom are available on our YouTube channel – please subscribe!


If you missed the Life with Full attention course in Autumn 2020, helf on Sangha Night, you can catch up with it on our youtube channel though due to a hitch, week 6 is only available on audio (below)

And here’s Satyalila’s intro to the mandala of Buddha qualities, the Five Buddha Mandala:

18 August: Taranita on Pilgrimage and the Spiritual Journey. What is the purpose of pilgrimage? A valuable Buddhist practice, or an excuse for exotic tourism? An important means of connecting with our spiritual ideals, or self indulgent virtue signalling? Taranita gives a short talk, followed by a guided meditation of a pilgrimage to a place of the Buddha.

2 June: Ratnavandana on Living Sacredly. Ratnavandana (interviewed by Satyalila) talks about ‘living sacredly’, an aspiration she has put into practice to many years. The video for this talk is on our YouTube channel. There is also an audio of the meditation from that evening and a PDF of Hakuin’s Song of Meditation.

31 Mar: The first Puja of our online Sangha Nights via Zoom. We don’t have an audio recording, but we do have the text of the Amitabha Puja, that was led by Taranita, plus the readings of Rumi’s ‘Be Clear Like a Mirror’ and Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche’s ‘Self and Others’.

17 Mar: The first of our online Sangha Nights via Zoom meeting. Naravira talks on Envisioning the Dharma.

3 Mar: Taranita talks on Envisioning the Buddha.

Sangha Night | Listen again 2019

Sangha Night | Listen again 2019

Missed a talk or want to listen again?

15 Jan: Bhadra introduces our theme for the year
An edited overview of the theme with particular emphasis on what we mean when we talk of awakening in relation to the heart.

22 Jan: Bhadra on the heart
An edited version of the talk opening up the idea of heart in Buddhist practice and its relation to the precepts

29 Jan: Taranita looks at Vessantara’s 20 suggestions for dealing with overwhelm (part 1)

Read Vessantara’s original article here

5th Feb: Part 2 of Taranita’s talk on Vessantara’s 20 suggestions for dealing with overwhelm.

12 Feb: Satyalila on meeting the buddha through imagination

5th March. ‘A Case of Dysentry’. An example of the awakened heart in action from the Life of the Buddha. Bhadra focuses in this talk on the risk of an attitude of utilitatrianism that might undermine Spiritual community.

11th June. The dialectic of Wisdom and Compassion. Simhanada explores the dynamic relation between these apparently separate aspects of the enlightened Mind.

18th June. ‘The Mystery of Bodhicitta’. Bodhicitta as the meeting of the universal and the individual. Bhadra explores this mystery as a path from group, to individual, to the higher third and culminating in the Greater mandala of purposelessness

25 June An introduction to the Heart Sutra. Taranita gives the first talk in our mini-season of six on the Heart Sutra. Listen here

July: Three talks Satyalila gave at our Women’s Mitra Nights in July on responding to our suffering, burning world. Listen here

9 July: Week 3 of the series on the Heart Sutra. Kulajalini continues her exploration of the emptiness of the six sense consciousnesses and the five skandhas.

16 July: Week 4 of the series on the Heart Sutra. Kulajalini completes her exploration of the emptiness of the six sense consciousnesses and the five skandhas.

23 July: Week 5 of the series on the Heart Sutra. Taranita and Prajnaparamita introduce three of the main protagonists from the heart Sutra: Avalokiteśvara, Śariputra and Prajñāpāramitā.

3 Sept: Launching a new term of Sangha nights, Bhadra, Naravira and Satyalila talk about ‘What Sangha means to me’ in three short, personal talks.  Encompassing a wide range of themes including authenticity and individuality, the elements and the Bodhicitta the talks are distinctly different yet they resonate significantly with each other. 

10 Sept: MItras Cath Dixon, Jay Williams and Tim Mason add their perspectives to the question ‘What Sangha means to me’.  Three diverse talks share the wide range of their collective Sangha experience – from first encounters, to deep strong friendships, from Buddhist Centre to Buddhafield and beyond and how one’s relationship with Sangha can evolve and deepen over the years and decades.  

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Jay
Tim

1st October: Bhadra talks about “Weaving Sangha through Dana”, looking at the giving of truth, the giving of turning up and the giving of money to weave a dynamic and thriving Sangha. Dana creates the foundations of confidence in the power of the Dharma to transform the world.

22nd October: Bhadra introduces some of the Dharmic principles that are the basis for the “Crucible of communication” weekends and their relation to the deepening of Sangha

26th November: Continuing our theme of Sangha, Merry Clarke, Jen Harvey and Eli Cullum each give a short talk on the topic.

Merry
Jen
Eli

10th December: The second evening on the Brahma Viharas. Taranita gives a short introduction and leads a meditation on the Mudita Bhavana and the Upekkha Bhavana.

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