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The Preliminaries Without Which No Means Exists: Three keynote talks live from Adhisthana

From Buddhist Centre Features on Fri, 20 Aug, 2021 - 12:37

The Preliminaries Without Which No Means Exists: Three keynote talks live from Adhisthana

From Buddhist Centre Features on Fri, 20 Aug, 2021 - 12:37

Friday 27, Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 August

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Three keynote talks live from Adhisthana, part of Sub-35s Festival Retreat, open to all

Watch again on YouTube

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“Give me a few words...

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Bhante's Birthday: Celebratory Puja at Adhisthana

From Buddhist Centre Features on Fri, 20 Aug, 2021 - 12:24

Bhante's Birthday: Celebratory Puja at Adhisthana

From Buddhist Centre Features on Fri, 20 Aug, 2021 - 12:24

Thursday 26th August

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Thursday the August 26th 2021 would have been the 96th birthday of Urygen Sangharakshita (affectionately called Bhante, meaning ‘teacher’). Through founding the Triratna order and community, Bhante has set up conditions for the Dharma to be communicated...

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Caroline I P

Unfolding Sadhana

Mon, 28 Jun, 2021 - 23:42

Unfolding Sadhana

Mon, 28 Jun, 2021 - 23:42

Over the last few weeks, Adhisthana has been ringing with conversations on Sadhana.

Ksantikara has been recording a series of conversations with six fellow order members, talking to each of them about their Yiddam and Sadhana practice. Every time he returned to the office after having had one of these conversations, he would be almost bouncing, his eyes sparkling.

He kept saying how good these conversations were, how much he enjoyed them, and that he was really looking forward to sharing the recordings with the order.

I interviewed Lokeshvara the...

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Caroline I P

The Guru's Advice: Sub35 Festival Retreat

Mon, 10 May, 2021 - 12:12

The Guru's Advice: Sub35 Festival Retreat

Mon, 10 May, 2021 - 12:12

THU 26 AUGMON 30 AUG

Lived out fully, Buddhist practice is revolutionary. Its purpose is a complete transformation of every element of our lives and of the world around us. 

The legendary Tibetan Guru Padmasambhava is the archetype of this transformation. His mythic life story presents a conflict between the forces of light and the forces of darkness – a conflict that takes place within our own hearts and minds. Following his example, we can learn to...

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Caroline I P

Friendship: Duty, Delight and Freedom

Sat, 17 Apr, 2021 - 12:50

Friendship: Duty, Delight and Freedom

Sat, 17 Apr, 2021 - 12:50

What kind of friend are you? What kind of friend would you like to be?

Is there any limitation to the heights that faithful friendship can reach?

Explore the possibilities of friendship with brothers and sisters in the sangha, through looking at traditional understandings of friendship in society and the spiritual life.

We will draw primarily on The Duties of Brotherhood in Islam seminar, with supporting material from the seminar on the Sigalavada Sutta. Both texts were studied by Sangharakshita in 1983. With The Duties of Brotherhood in Islam, he took...

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Individuality: Self-Contained and Boundless (Online Order/Mitra event from Adhisthana)

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Thu, 14 Jan, 2021 - 12:48

Individuality: Self-Contained and Boundless (Online Order/Mitra event from Adhisthana)

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Thu, 14 Jan, 2021 - 12:48

Individuality: Self-Contained and Boundless (Online Order/Mitra event from Adhisthana)
Led by Ratnaguna and Saddhanandi
17-21 February

Am I an individual, or just part of the group?

This is a question we need to keep trying to penetrate more deeply whether we are a Mitra or an Order member. It is a question that is central to the development of a saṅgha, a spiritual community, no individuals, no saṅgha. Any consideration of what the saṅgha is must therefore include as full an understanding as...

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Ordinations in a Time of Covid-19: Watch Upcoming Public Ordinations Online

From Triratna News on Tue, 22 Sep, 2020 - 15:42

Ordinations in a Time of Covid-19: Watch Upcoming Public Ordinations Online

From Triratna News on Tue, 22 Sep, 2020 - 15:42

The impact of the coronavirus has been felt on all aspects of our daily lives as well as the life of our sangha - severely curtailing the ability to hold in-person retreats, including ordination retreats. Ordination is a significant point in the lives of Dharma farers in our community: many of whom have been training for ordination for a number of years, in preparation for joining the Triratna Buddhist Order. The public ordination ceremony marks the deepening of their commitment...

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Bhante’s Birthday Puja

Tue, 25 Aug, 2020 - 15:26

Bhante’s Birthday Puja

Tue, 25 Aug, 2020 - 15:26

On Wednesday 26th August, Adhisthana will be celebrating the anniversary of Bhante Sangharakshita’s birthday, as will be happening throughout Triratna. I find it hard to believe that only two years ago Bhante was still alive and would have been enjoying the celebrations at Adhisthana – probably with a vegan coffee and walnut cake that he would share with all those around him.

It is also the day when the Triratna centres continue with the 108 Year Puja that happens every year. I...

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Caroline I P

Saturday 7.15pm BST livestreamed puja

Sat, 30 May, 2020 - 17:27

Saturday 7.15pm BST livestreamed puja

Sat, 30 May, 2020 - 17:27

Continuing our tradition of having a livestreamed Saturday night puja during lockdown, you can join us this evening from 7.15pm BST on the Adhisthana facebook page.

A link to the event is here. Once there you will see ‘Live’ in the left hand column - click to join us in a ritual celebrating Bhante Sangharakshita.

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Caroline I P

Donation to the Buddhist Centre Online

Wed, 13 May, 2020 - 17:08

Donation to the Buddhist Centre Online

Wed, 13 May, 2020 - 17:08

Since Adhisthana closed, we have been cancelling retreats and refunding those booked on a rolling basis. When contacting people we have also been inviting them to donate their deposit (or more), to be distributed to those Triratna centres and organisations that will need additional help with funding during these uncertain times.

There has been a massive outpouring of generosity from people, and you can see some of the team talking about this in more detail in one of our blog post ‘...