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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 ‘...

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Caroline I P

Community members donate to get food to Indian families in lockdown

Wed, 13 May, 2020 - 13:04

Community members donate to get food to Indian families in lockdown

Wed, 13 May, 2020 - 13:04

A few weeks ago, just after India had abruptly gone into lockdown, Aryajaya brought to the community the story of her friend Abhyanavita.

Abhayanavita did the Adhisthana International Course in 2018, and then returned to her home in Amravati, a city in Maharashtra. She runs a project there with a team of 4 Order Members and 6 Mitras running a hostel to enable vulnerable women and girls to step free of domestic and sexual violence and giving them the tools they need...

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Caroline I P

365 Days of Bhante

Fri, 27 Mar, 2020 - 14:06

365 Days of Bhante

Fri, 27 Mar, 2020 - 14:06

A significant aspect of our work here at Adhisthana is to keep alive the spirit of our founder and teacher, Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita, in the years after his passing on the 20th October 2018. There are many ways that we do this - by passing on his teachings; providing a context for people to visit his last residence and resting place; preserving and making available his library; and by celebrating his anniversaries.

We would like to bring more of the flavour of...

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The Luminous: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

Thu, 15 Jun, 2017 - 23:46

The Luminous: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

Thu, 15 Jun, 2017 - 23:46

There has been so much beauty today that I can’t do justice to, and wish I could. Such a high quality of communication between us all in our last discussion group, sensitive, alive and mirror-like to one another; sitting in our closing circle this evening, hearing each person rejoice and share what they had enjoyed and benefitted from during the retreat; the final Bodhicitta mantra in perfect harmony. A lotus-bed of many beings growing towards the light in our own...

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As Long As Space Abides...: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

Thu, 15 Jun, 2017 - 00:07

As Long As Space Abides...: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

Thu, 15 Jun, 2017 - 00:07

We’ve been in silence together today and followed a more meditative programme, absorbing the rich input of the last days. It’s as if an atmosphere of gentleness, quiet, and ease has pervaded Adhisthana, which seems unlikely in the midst of a landscaping project and a busy, living and working community; but it is so. There’s been the usual exchange of cheeky smiles, and I’ve enjoyed seeing people sitting and moving around the site absorbed in their own reflections. This practice...

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The Essence of Wisdom and Compassion: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

Tue, 13 Jun, 2017 - 23:16

The Essence of Wisdom and Compassion: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

Tue, 13 Jun, 2017 - 23:16

The theme of today has been the connection between metta and wisdom - the realisation of metta. Saddhaloka gave a presentation this morning where he spoke of the dual aspects of the path – samata and vipassana, wisdom and compassion, merit and insight – and described how they are really a part of a single process. There is an aspect of seeing into the truth of things, where ultimately there is no knower, or known, or act of knowing, just...