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Caroline I P

Summoning the World to Buddhahood: Bodhicaryāvatāra

Thu, 29 Dec, 2022 - 12:18

Summoning the World to Buddhahood: Bodhicaryāvatāra

Thu, 29 Dec, 2022 - 12:18

Evocative and uncompromising, poetic and personal, the Bodhicharyavatara is a foundational text for the Mahayana and in Triratna; calling forth each of us to place our hearts more fully upon our most cherished ideals.

Allow the beauty, power, and challenge of the verses to more deeply inform our practice, and enter an immersive retreat with a team who have dedicated their lives to the ideals enshrined within this text.

A retreat for Order Members

17-24 March | Residential + Online

More information here.

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Caroline I P

Anniversary of Sangharakshita's Funeral

Wed, 9 Nov, 2022 - 11:32

Anniversary of Sangharakshita's Funeral

Wed, 9 Nov, 2022 - 11:32

A special event from the College of Public Preceptors Meeting held at Adhisthana remembering the funeral of Sangharakshita who died in 2018.

The evening will run from 7.30-9pm UK time and have echos of the funeral, led by Parami.

There will be elements of ritual and readings of extracts from Nagabodhi’s forthcoming book about Bhante and Maitreyabandhu’s Canto - a long-form poem dedicated to Sangharakshita.

You can join the livestream here.

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Caroline I P

Invitation to an online event commemorating Sangharakshita

Fri, 28 Oct, 2022 - 17:02

Invitation to an online event commemorating Sangharakshita

Fri, 28 Oct, 2022 - 17:02

We would like to invite you to join us online on 30 October in remembering and celebrating Sangharakshita’s life and teachings on the 4th anniversary of his death.

PROGRAMME

19.20 Welcome

19.30 Reflections on Bhante: Talk by Ratnavyuha

Followed by a ritual: Chanting and readings

For international timings, see here.

Zoom link

We look forward to having you join us!

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Puja to celebrate Dr Ambedkar

Wed, 12 Oct, 2022 - 10:43

Puja to celebrate Dr Ambedkar

Wed, 12 Oct, 2022 - 10:43

Born into the Dalit or ‘untouchable’ caste and the 14th child of an army officer, Dr Ambedkar was the only one of his siblings to finish primary school. Forced to sit outside the classroom because of his caste, he could not drink water unless someone else poured it for him as he was not allowed to touch either the water or the vessel it was carried in.

On 14th October 1956 Ambedkar converted to Buddhism. He took the refuges and precepts himself,...

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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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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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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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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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Triratna50 at Adhisthana 8th & 9th April

Sun, 2 Apr, 2017 - 14:59

Triratna50 at Adhisthana 8th & 9th April

Sun, 2 Apr, 2017 - 14:59

Triratna50 at Adhisthana: we will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Triratna Buddhist Community with an event over the weekend of the 8th and 9th of April.

There will be a mixture of talks, a workshop, a panel discussion with older and younger generations, Desert Island Discs, ritual, meditation, a new exhibition in the Sangharakshita Library and more.

This is the programme for the weekend:

Saturday

07.00 Double meditation sit

08.45 Breakfast

10.00 Cross-generational Conversation: chaired by Parami, with Nagabodhi, Manjuvajra, Prajnaketu, Akasajoti, Kusaladevi + the men’s...