Dr Ambedkar Memorial Committee of GB – Wolverhampton Diksha Divas Celebration – 20th October 2013

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Dr Ambedkar Memorial Committee of GB – Wolverhampton Diksha Divas Celebration – 20th October 2013

Short Programme and Fireworks on 14th October 2013 at 7pm

Wolverhampton Buddhist Vihara Kathina Day – 3rd November 2013

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Wolverhampton Buddhist Vihara Kathina Day – 3rd November 2013

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Buddha Jayanti 2013 Special Broadcast Programmes – Venus TV (SKY Channel 805)

Buddha Jayanti 2013 Special Broadcast Programmes:

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Dr Ambedkar 122nd Birth Anniversary Special Broadcast Programme – Venus TV (SKY Channel 805)

Dr Ambedkar 122nd Birth Anniversary – 14 April 2013:

Special Programme Response to Bodh Gaya Bomb Attacks – 7-7-2013

Please see special programme broadcast in response to the Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India, Terrorist bombings on 7-7-2013

For Buddhists the world over this one of the most highly venerated shrines, this is after all where the Buddha attained Enlightened over 2600 years ago.

 

Vesakh Purnima/Buddha Jayanti 2013

Vesakh Purnima/Buddha Jayanti 2013

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Buddha Jayanti 26th May 2013 Celebration at Wolverhampton Buddhist Vihara

How to Practice Metta Meditation

How to Practice Metta Meditation:

Metta meditation was one of the three types of meditation that the Buddha taught.  Metta is practiced to share merit and good fortune with all other sentient beings.  It is best practiced for a short time after you have just finished mediating.  Below is a guide to how you could practice metta:

Ensure you are calm, relaxed and if you have just sat for meditation, just rest for a few minutes and ensure you have no physical pains in your body and your mind is calm.

With your eyes and mouth gently closed, start to observe your breathing.

As your are observing your breathing then start to think slowly and calmly in your mind the following thoughts with kindness:

May I be truly happy, truly peaceful, truly liberated, (repeat this three times),

May my teachers and preceptors be truly happy, truly peaceful, truly liberated, (repeat this three times),

May my mother and father be truly happy, truly peaceful, truly liberated, (repeat this three times),

May my friends, family, relatives and enemies be truly happy, truly peaceful, truly liberated, (repeat this three times),

May all beings, big or small, human or non human, near or far, dead or alive, of this world or another, of the ten directions be truly happy, truly peaceful, truly liberated, (repeat this three times),

Hope this helps

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Dr Ambedkar 122nd Birth Anniversary Programme

Pali with English Translation Chanting Sheet

Pali and Translated Chanting Sheet used during Meditation Sessions at Wolverhampton Buddha Vihara

 

Please see link below for a pdf version:

Pali Chanting During Meditation at Wolverhampton Buddha Vihara

The Difference between Buddhism and Other World Beliefs

Do not believe in something because it is reported. Do not believe in something
because it has been practiced by generations or becomes a tradition or part of a
culture. Do not believe in something because a scripture says it is so. Do not
believe in something believing a god has inspired it. Do not believe in something a
teacher tells you to. Do not believe in something because the authorities say it is
so. Do not believe in hearsay, rumor, speculative opinion, public opinion, or mere
acceptance to logic and inference alone. Help yourself, accept as completely true
only that which is praised by the wise and which you test for yourself and know to
be good for yourself and others.

The Buddha, The Kalama Sutta, Anguttara Nikaya 3.65, Sutta Pitaka, Pali Canon