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Anapanasati

Anapanasati Retreat - Hinayana (Part 1)

Viveka's fresh and vibrant take on the traditional practice of anapanasati - mindfulness with breathing. Using the breath as a stabilizing presence, this series of meditations (including two fully-guided practices) is designed to help us discover the nature of reality itself by encouraging us to notice what is actually happening each moment in a direct and open way. Anapanasati is a complete path to awakening or enlightenment.

Please note that some small noise artefacts can be heard occasionally on these tracks due to a poor original recording.

Retreat recorded at Taraloka Retreat Centre, 2003

Anapanasati Retreat - Hinayana (Part 2)

Viveka's fresh and vibrant take on the traditional practice of anapanasati - mindfulness with breathing. Using the breath as a stabilizing presence, this series of meditations (including two fully-guided practices) is designed to help us discover the nature of reality itself by encouraging us to notice what is actually happening each moment in a direct and open way. Anapanasati is a complete path to awakening or enlightenment.

Please note that some small noise artefacts can be heard occasionally on these tracks due to a poor original recording.

Retreat recorded at Taraloka Retreat Centre, 2003

Anapanasati Retreat - Hinayana (Part 3)

Viveka's fresh and vibrant take on the traditional practice of anapanasati - mindfulness with breathing. Using the breath as a stabilizing presence, this series of meditations (including two fully-guided practices) is designed to help us discover the nature of reality itself by encouraging us to notice what is actually happening each moment in a direct and open way. Anapanasati is a complete path to awakening or enlightenment.

Please note that some small noise artefacts can be heard occasionally on these tracks due to a poor original recording.

Retreat recorded at Taraloka Retreat Centre, 2003

Anapanasati Retreat - Hinayana (Part 4)

Viveka's fresh and vibrant take on the traditional practice of anapanasati - mindfulness with breathing. Using the breath as a stabilizing presence, this series of meditations (including two fully-guided practices) is designed to help us discover the nature of reality itself by encouraging us to notice what is actually happening each moment in a direct and open way. Anapanasati is a complete path to awakening or enlightenment.

Please note that some small noise artefacts can be heard occasionally on these tracks due to a poor original recording.

Retreat recorded at Taraloka Retreat Centre, 2003

Anapanasati Retreat - Hinayana (Part 5)

Viveka's fresh and vibrant take on the traditional practice of anapanasati - mindfulness with breathing. Using the breath as a stabilizing presence, this series of meditations (including two fully-guided practices) is designed to help us discover the nature of reality itself by encouraging us to notice what is actually happening each moment in a direct and open way. Anapanasati is a complete path to awakening or enlightenment.

Please note that some small noise artefacts can be heard occasionally on these tracks due to a poor original recording.

Retreat recorded at Taraloka Retreat Centre, 2003

Anapanasati Retreat - Hinayana (Part 6)

Viveka's fresh and vibrant take on the traditional practice of anapanasati - mindfulness with breathing. Using the breath as a stabilizing presence, this series of meditations (including two fully-guided practices) is designed to help us discover the nature of reality itself by encouraging us to notice what is actually happening each moment in a direct and open way. Anapanasati is a complete path to awakening or enlightenment.

Please note that some small noise artefacts can be heard occasionally on these tracks due to a poor original recording.

Retreat recorded at Taraloka Retreat Centre, 2003

Anapanasati Retreat - Hinayana (Web Extras)

Viveka's fresh and vibrant take on the traditional practice of anapanasati - mindfulness with breathing. Using the breath as a stabilizing presence, this series of meditations (including two fully-guided practices) is designed to help us discover the nature of reality itself by encouraging us to notice what is actually happening each moment in a direct and open way. Anapanasati is a complete path to awakening or enlightenment.

Please note that some small noise artefacts can be heard occasionally on these tracks due to a poor original recording.

Retreat recorded at Taraloka Retreat Centre, 2003

Brahma Viharas

A Personal Take On Metta Practice

Jvalamalini, as part of the 2015 Rainy Season Retreat on the Brahma Viharas, gives a very personal and helpful take on the metta bhavana (loving kindness) practice, recounting her history with it and the kinds of areas she has worked with over the years in order to learn to love herself and others as deeply as she can. That work is both extraordinary and everyday, and the fruits of it is named beautifully as simply the ability to go deeper with the practice itself.

A Personal Take On Mudita

An infectiously delightful talk by Sanghaketu on the subject of joyful resonance with others (mudita) as part of the 2015 Rainy Season Retreat on the Brahma Viharas, Living In The Mandala. He really gets into his subject here! And his sense and experience of gladness comes across beautifully through laughter and reflection on the boon of good friends. Talk given in March 2015.

A Personal Take On Upekkha

Continuing the series of personal talks on each of the Brahma Viharas from the 2015 Rainy Season Retreat, Ratnavandana shares an intensely honest, psychologically intimate, beautifully forensic history of her personal relationship to the practice of upekkha (equanimity) throughout her spiritual life. We hear about ways to assess what is going on in the subtler realms of our experience - and how to look to move beyond them so we too can live like a river...

Brahma Viharas and the Key Moment

Kulaprabha has been involved co-leading retreats on the Brahma Viharas for about 15 years. This talk is distilled from from that experience. In September 2001, before and after the Twin Towers attack, Kulaprabha was on a six week retreat in Italy and was one of only a few people on that retreat who knew what had happened and knew about the shock that had reverberated round the world. Some of her reflections from that time are included in the talk.

The Brahma Viharas are a mandala of four meditation practices on loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity. Each practice is different in its primary focus but simillar in its means of focussing - asking us to consider ourselves, a good friend, someone we know but not well, someone we dislike or who dislikes us, and finally asks us to contemplate all beings wherever and in whatever circumstances we can imagine them. So there's a lot to contemplate in these meditations!

The talk focusses on the Dharmic context of the Brahma Viharas and how to bring that context into our sitting practice. You can find lead throughs of the actual meditation practices elsewhere on Free Buddhist Audio. Search for metta bhavana (loving kindness), karuna bhavana (compassion), mudita bhavana (sympathetic joy) or upekkha bhavana (equanimity).

Living In the Mandala (With Guided Meditation)

In her second talk of the 2015 Rainy Season Retreat in Bristol, UK, Ratnavandana embarks on a personal sharing of how her life has been transformed by deciding to go and live in the mandala of the Brahma Viharas and the Jinas themselves. Her deep love of the practices represents both an inspired and eminently practical vision of how to orientate yourself on the great map of the way... Includes a guided meditation practice to help you find your feet wherever you are!

Jewel Ornament of Liberation

Reflection on the Eight Freedoms

These reflections ask us to really take on board the 'unique occasion' of human life and, together with the reflection on the 'Ten Endowments', they descibe just how precious our human life is. Let yourself be led through them and take up the challenge of seeing just what positive circumstances we already have to do... Well, to do what with them? Therein lies the freedom and the challenge.

This is another in the series of talks from Taraloka inspired by Gampopa's text - 'The Jewel Ornament of Liberation'.

Given at Taraloka, December 2007

Reflection on the Ten Endowments

If we possess the 'Ten Endowments', then we are come to the right juncture in this precious human life of ours. Such is the teaching in Gampopa's 'Jewel Ornament of LiIberation'. This is part of a series of talks and reflections from Taraloka inspired by this text.

Endowment has connotations of a gift bequeathed, a legacy, something of value... if we do have some of these endowments then how are we to use them? This reflection featured on a 'Going for Refuge' meditation retreat focussing on spiritual death. Listen to this - and to its companion reflection on the 'Eight Freedoms' - you may find you are freer and more endowed than you think! And the only other thing you need is a faithful heart.

Given at Taraloka Retreat Centre, February 2008

One Moment at a Time

Body Scan Meditation

Vidyamala introduces and leads through a body scan meditation practice.

If you're new to meditation then definitely listen to this .. Vidyamala will have you lying down, relaxing, breathing softly, feeling your way into your own body's experience. This isn't a bird's eye view of your body. It's about feeling all the physical sensations that are going on all the time in inside you. And Vidyamala doesn't mind if you happen to drop off to sleep. She just encourages you with the thought that when you know you've been asleep then that is a moment of awareness!

You need to be lying down on your back. On not too hard a surface. A low pillow under your head. You can have your legs stretched out on the floor. Or you can have your knees bent up.

From the "One Moment at a Time" retreat at Taraloka.

System of Meditation

Just Sitting As Part of the System of Meditation

Just sitting is an integral part of the System of Meditation as taught by Sangharakshita. In this short talk given during a meditation retreat Subhuti covers his material on the 5, now 7 'Justs' that provide more clarification and guidance on this enigmatic practise.

Just Sitting In the System of Meditation

In January 2010 Subhuti led an order retreat, at Bor Dharan, on the theme of the System of Meditation. Here he talks about the balancing practise of Just sitting that is present throughout the whole system.

Led Six Element Practise

After giving a talk on the six element practice Subhuti then led the practice during a meditation retreat held at Padmaloka.

Reflecting On the Satipatthana Sutta

As part of a retreat on the system of meditation Subhuti led guided reflections on the satipatthana sutta. This method of engaging with the Sutta allows one to get a direct experience of the different aspects of our being and draw awareness to them in a systematic fashion which leads one into deeper and more concentrated states (at least sometimes!)

Reflection on Vasubandhu's Four Factors

Vasubandhu was a renowned Buddhist teacher and philosopher who lived in the Gandhara region of northern India in the 4th century CE. One of his works is a text called "Treatise on Generating the Bodhisattva Vow". Here Dhammadassin leads through a meditative reflection based on teachings from that text. These Four Factors are suggested by Vasubandhu as being of great help to Buddhist practitioners intent on generating Bodhi Resolve - the resolve to gain Enlightenment for the sake of all beings. More information about the four factors can be found in Sangharakshita's book "The Meaning of Conversion in Buddhism."

The reflection was given on "This Precious Human Life" a meditation retreat for women who have asked for ordination.

Taraloka, Feb 2008.

Spiritual Death and Rebirth, a New Perspective On the Dharma Niyama

The stages of spiritual death and rebirth are key to the system of meditation, they represent the culimination and fulfilment of the Buddhas vision. During this talk given at Padmaloka Subhuti explains some new elements of Sangharakshitas thinking about how they relate to the Niyamas, particularly the Dharma niyama - exciting, and challenging stuff.

Spiritual Rebirth - Day 1 Evening Session

A three fold puja including a guided reflection on the ten precepts.

Spiritual Rebirth - Day 1 Morning Session

Guided meditation and an introduction to Spiritual Rebirth as the theme of the retreat.

Spiritual Rebirth - Day 2 Afternoon Session

Spiritual Rebirth and Positive Emotion, with a guided Tonglen meditation.

Spiritual Rebirth - Day 3 Afternoon Session

Spiritual Rebirth and Spiritual Death, with guided meditations.

Spiritual Receptivity Meditation Retreat

Vessantara leads us on a journey to discover Spiritual Receptivity in this thoroughly engaging set of talks and led meditations. From beginning to end, we get to experience the full flavor of the retreat that these segments were recorded from, held at Adhisthana in 2014. Vessantara deftly weaves Spiritual Receptivity together with the greater mandala of the Triratna System of Practice, bringing in aspects of each of the stages of the system and helping to put receptivity in the context of the spiritual life as a whole. Talks given at Adhisthana, February 2014

System of Meditation Retreats - Spiritual Death, Fear and Fearlessness

Spiritual Death is about death of our fixed, bounded self, the self that is made up of bundled habits and preferences and views - especially views about existence and non-existence. So don't be surprised if, when contemplating the impermanence and unreliability of that small self, you taste fear. It's natural enough in the circumstances. After all, fine to talk loftily about 'dying to one's ego', but who will be left after that's done? Where will 'I' be? Kulaprabha explores this with reference to two Pali Canon suttas. You'll also hear about the eldrich sound of barn owls at night!

This talk was given on retreat and is part of the series on the system of meditation of the Western Buddhist Order.

Talk given at Taraloka, May 2008.

The Importance of Intention In the Stage of Postive Emotion

Given during a retreat on the system of meditation. Subhuti emphasises the importance of intention in the metta bhavana; it is not a practice about feeling good, but transforming our responses; a karmic action which then has a result of feeling happier and more positive.

The Stage of Integration

In January 2010 Subhuti led an order retreat, at Bor Dharan, on the theme of the System of Meditation. In this talk he emphasises the importance of integration as the basis for the other stages.

The Stage of Positive Emotion

In January 2010 Subhuti led an order retreat on the theme of the System of Meditation. Having spent several days developing a sound basis of mindfulness Subhuti then introduced the stage of positive emotion as a natural outflow of the preceeding stage.