Friday, 8 June 2018

Kamma Revisited by Bhante Bodhidhamma

In this talk, Bhante Bodhidhamma examins the true meaning and intricacies of Kamma (Kharma).

Bhante is the Spiritual Director of Satipanya Buddhist Trust which runs retreats devoted to developing contemplative living and vipassana insight meditation in the tradition of Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma. (He also happens to be the brother of one of our Sangha members.)

Satipanya is located in Powys, Wales, south of Shrewsbury and near the Shropshire border, it is grounded in the Theravada Tradition as practised in South-East Asia.

“Satipanya is a combination of two words: sati means awareness, mindfulness and panya intuitive intelligence. These are the faculties of the Enlightened Mind," 

Bhante Bodhidhamma



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Friday, 25 May 2018

Realm Of Practice And Realm Of Abiding By Rodney Smith

Another challenging talk from Rodney Smith in which he discusses moving from our usual practise of adjusting to the hindrances to the paradigm of Abiding..................




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Thursday, 19 April 2018

"Making the most of the human condition"; "Ask Not Whether It’s True But Whether It Works" by Winton Higgins

This is the final talk in the series on Secular Buddhism by Winton Higgins which we are alternating with the series on "Homedweller Practice" by John Daido Loori.

The series is called "Making the most of the human condition", and this talk is.........

"Ask Not Whether It’s True But Whether It Works."



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Thursday, 12 April 2018

Homedweller Practice by John Daido Loori - Precepts

These two talks are the next portion of John Daido Loori's series on Homedweller practise.

Precepts part 1



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Precepts part 2



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Friday, 6 April 2018

"Making the most of the human condition"; "Tradition And Culture." by Winton Higgins

This is the third talk in the series on Secular Buddhism by Winton Higgins which we are alternating with the series on "Homedweller Practice" by John Daido Loori.

The series is called "Making the most of the human condition", and this talk is.........

"Tradition And Culture."



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Saturday, 17 March 2018

Making the Most of the Human Condition, "Updating The Practice On The Basis Of The First Principles"

This is the next in the series of talks on Secular Buddhism by Winton Higgins which we are alternating with the series on "Homedweller Practice" by John Daido Loori.

The series is called "Making the most of the human condition", and this talk is.........

"Updating The Practice On The Basis Of The First Principles."



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Homedweller Practice by John Daido Loori - Right Livelihood

These three talks are the next portion of John Daido Loori's series on Homedweller practise.

Right Livelihood, Part 1



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Right Livelihood, Part 2



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Right Livelihood, Part 3



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Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Q & A For Meditation In A Nutshell by Ajahn Brahm

This Q & A session with Ajahn Brahm is the latest in our, so far, occasional series of short talks from our West Wight Sangha meetings. We are hoping to make this a regular feature for the second meeting of each month with our first meeting being a meditation "special".



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Monday, 26 February 2018

In the beginning was the human condition: the Buddha’s new way to work with it by Winton Higgins

As mentioned previously we are alternating talks from a series on Secular Buddhism by Winton Higgins with the series of talks "Homedweller Practice" by John Daido Loori.

The series is called "Making the most of the human condition", and the first talk is.........

"In the beginning was the human condition: the Buddha’s new way to work with it."



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Sunday, 25 February 2018

Homedweller Practice by John Daido Loori - Introduction

As you know most of the talks featured here are ones that I have taken along to the Newport Soto Zen group which I attend on Thursday evenings. Dave who runs and hosts the group has a large collection of talks by John Daido Loori the Zen Master who was the founder and abbot of Zen Mountain Monastery in Mount Tremper, New York.

We are featuring a collection of talks by Daido Loori entitled "Homedweller Practice". The series splits into four groups of talks and we will be providing a talk from another series, this time by Winton Higgins on the subject of secular Buddhism, as an interlude between the groups.

The first group of talks are a two-part introduction.

Part One


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Part Two


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