Category Archives: Dharma

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Beautiful Buddhist Quotes

 

The unhealed, disowned aspects of our shadow aspects are trying desperately to win over our attention. Unexpressed feelings never die, they are buried alive and resurface in uglier ways (when triggered). Seek them out and transform them (with love and […]

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Blog post: the felt presence of a direct experience

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Bellow is my experience of being a Buddhist; the things I’ve felt, the difficulties, highs, lows and teachings I’ve found useful along my journey…

As I sat on the pillow in my first meditation class I found it impossible to keep my […]

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Four Reminders – Samsara

This is the last of the four mind-turning reflections, which have taken these from Madhyamavini’s blog. Samsara is often defined as the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth as depicted in the wheel of life. Or, you may understand it […]

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A Mitra’s Thoughts on Soullessness, Morality and Compassion

We all have a sense of self; we believe we are egos, a soul animating a puppet of flesh. An idea expressed in language as ‘I’, ‘Me’ and ‘mine’. But, imagine for a second that this idea of our self […]

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The Four Reminders – Karma

This is the third of the four mind-turning reflections, which have taken these from Madhyamavini’s blog. Karma explains how our past actions affect us, either positively or negatively, and that our present actions will affect us in the future. Buddhism uses […]

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The Four Reminders – Reflection on Death

This is the second of the four mind-turning reflections. According to the Buddhist way of thinking, death, far from being a subject to be shunned and avoided, is the key that unlocks the seeming mystery of life. It is by […]

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The Four Reminders – This Precious Opportunity

Reflecting on the four reminders, or mind-turning reflections, is a great way to strengthen your regular practice. Some people like to keep a copy of them by their shrine and refer to them daily so I thought I’d look them up […]

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Making of a Wheel of Life

A short movie of the ‘WHEEL OF LIFE’ from our most recent course. Always a pleasure.  
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Hidden Gems

Hidden Gems is womens team based Rightlivelihood charity shop fundraising for the Croydon Buddhist centre. If you have any quality donations or looking to shop for the festive season on a budget then please drop in and see us.
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Local communities day retreat – 2016

Another wonderful Day retreat as well as the privellege of witnessing three individuals’ Silvia; Aydan and Jack, going for refuge to the three jewels. The Buddha jewel (enlightenment), the Dharma (the teaching to enlightenment) and the Sangha (the community of […]

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