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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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Caroline I P

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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What the World Needs Now: Triratna’s Gift

From Triratna Highlights on Thu, 20 Jan, 2022 - 17:19

What the World Needs Now: Triratna’s Gift

From Triratna Highlights on Thu, 20 Jan, 2022 - 17:19

Saturday, April 9 2022

Triratna Day 2022 will focus on our contribution to the world: a vision of truth, communicated in a culture of kalyana mitrata (“beautiful friendship”), for the benefit of all. The day will be an experience of that, especially of being part of a global network of friendships for the good.

We’ll have four events—meditation, talk, a seminar and a puja—hosted from Adhisthana, Berlin, and the Americas. Translation will be available for some sessions. And our symbol will be Bhante Sangharakshita’s...

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saddhanandi

Join the Nature of Mind Project

Mon, 17 Jan, 2022 - 17:09

Join the Nature of Mind Project

Mon, 17 Jan, 2022 - 17:09

Join us for a six-month season of events exploring the nature of mind, including neuroscience, Buddhist thought, and psychology.  The project culminates in an in-person and online retreat at Adhisthana (August 2022).

Register for free: natureofmind.net

Here’s some more about it:

* Conversations – Every month we’ll post a conversation hosted by an Order member with guests such as: Iain McGilchrist (the divided brain), Paul Gilbert (Compassion-Focussed Therapy), Penny Sartori (near-death experiences), Bernardo Kastrup (metaphysical idealism), and Carol Bowman (past life memories).

* We’ll also be in conversation...

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The Central Buddhist Act: Catch-Up

From College of Public Preceptors on Wed, 17 Nov, 2021 - 19:18

The Central Buddhist Act: Catch-Up

From College of Public Preceptors on Wed, 17 Nov, 2021 - 19:18

During the annual international meeting of the College of Public Preceptors in November 2021, we invited all Order Members and those training for Ordination into our Order to join us for an online event exploring the significance of ordination within the Triratna Buddhist Order.

Hosted by Vajrajyoti, from New Zealand, and Maitreyabandhu from the UK, the event included three short talks from Padmavajra, Vajratara and Ratnavyuha, on the central Buddhist act of Going for Refuge, and we also heard three inspiring...

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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

12.00 US PST  |  14.00 Mexico  | 15.00 US EST  |  20.00 IE & UK  | 21.00 Europe CET  |  05.00 Australia EDT (next day)  | 07.00 New Zealand (next day)


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

13.00 US PST  |  15.00 Mexico  | 16.00 US EST  |  21.00 IE & UK  | 22.00 Europe CET  |  06.00 Australia EDT (next day)  | 08.00 New Zealand (next day)


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...