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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

The Precepts of Atisha

Tue, 11 May, 2021 - 10:00

The Precepts of Atisha

Tue, 11 May, 2021 - 10:00

The precept of the Lama is more important than scriptures and commentaries.

- Atiśa

In the early days of the Order, Sangharakshita held a seminar on a book called The Door of Liberation, which consisted of seven Tibetan texts, translated under the auspices of Geshe Wangyal. The Kadamthorbu was one of those.

The text consists of dialogues between Atiśa and his closest disciples, especially with his principal disciple, the layman Dromtönpa, who later founded the Kadam school. It’s an informal exposition of how to live as...

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Caroline I P

Duty and Delight | Hidden Gems

Sat, 24 Apr, 2021 - 10:14

Duty and Delight | Hidden Gems

Sat, 24 Apr, 2021 - 10:14

What does it mean to really beleive that friendship is the whole of the spiritual life? How will that change how we act?

Being willing to help each other is part of the central enterprise of the spiritual life - to grow. By being with people who we are not hiding anything from, it can connect us to ourselves more, and point us toward the wonder and mystery of what it is to be a human being.

Dhammarati and Saddhaloka discuss some of the jewels to be found in this study material for the online...

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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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A Wave of Blessings - Triratna Day 2021: April 3rd (Save the Date!)

From Community Highlights on Fri, 26 Feb, 2021 - 11:20

A Wave of Blessings - Triratna Day 2021: April 3rd (Save the Date!)

From Community Highlights on Fri, 26 Feb, 2021 - 11:20

A Wave of Blessings
Triratna Day 2021: April 3rd (Save the Date!)
An International Programme hosted by Adhisthana

Visit the dedicated festival space!

In April 1967 Bhante Sangharakshita founded what was to become the Triratna Buddhist Community. 54 years on, we...

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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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Second Anniversary of ​Sangharakshita's Death: October 30th, Online Day Event

Fri, 23 Oct, 2020 - 16:30

Second Anniversary of ​Sangharakshita's Death: October 30th, Online Day Event

Fri, 23 Oct, 2020 - 16:30

We would like to invite you to attend our online commemoration of the second anniversary of Sangharakshita’s death. Throughout the day there will be various opportunities to join in as part of the worldwide sangha, and we’ll also be sharing a preview of Adhisthana’s direction with our online programme for 2021.

The programme is as follows:

October 30th...

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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...