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Sustained by Spiritual Friends: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

Mon, 12 Jun, 2017 - 22:35

Sustained by Spiritual Friends: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

Mon, 12 Jun, 2017 - 22:35

Today, Parami presented Hri and Apatrapya, the two Lokapalas, unfolding a single line in the Karaniya Metta Sutta: “One should not pursue the slightest thing for which other wise men might censure them.” Both Hri and Apatrapya express a positive sense of remorse and regret, one in relation to our own inner ethical sensitivity, the other in relation to the ethical sensitivity we aspire to embodied by our spiritual friends and teachers. They are the guardians of our Dharma Life,...

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Love of the Good: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

Sun, 11 Jun, 2017 - 23:12

Love of the Good: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

Sun, 11 Jun, 2017 - 23:12

“A common misapprehension is to think of Insight and egolessness in abstract, even metaphysical, terms rather than as comprising concretely-lived attitudes and behaviour. But realising the truth of egolessness simply means being truly and deeply unselfish. To contemplate the principle of egolessness as some special principle that is somehow separate from our actual behaviour will leave it as far away as ever. If we find it difficult to realise the ultimate emptiness of the self - the solution is to...

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The Great Secret of Morals is Love: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

Sat, 10 Jun, 2017 - 22:33

The Great Secret of Morals is Love: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

Sat, 10 Jun, 2017 - 22:33

We close the first full day chanting Sabbe Satta Sukhi Hontu after an evening of radiating metta and practising the Seven-Fold Puja together, dedicating the merits of a days study, discussion, meditation and ritual.

Earlier today, in his presentation, Saccanama evoked Metta through a variety of canonical and poetic sources, referring to the seminars which Bhante led on the Karaniya Metta Sutta, edited in Living with Kindness, as well as various suttas from the Pali Canon. He described the crucial place of...

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Telling Stories: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

Fri, 9 Jun, 2017 - 22:39

Telling Stories: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

Fri, 9 Jun, 2017 - 22:39

I want to begin to experiment with telling the stories of some of the events happening at Adhisthana – I want Adhisthana to be able to reach out all over the Triratna world across oceans and borders, and I want it to be a source of inspiration and positivity in the world and in this community. So over this week I’ll be on a retreat on the theme of Metta and Bodhicitta, and will try to tell you the story...

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Amla Sheel: India to Adhisthana - Please Give Now

Tue, 11 Apr, 2017 - 16:44

Amla Sheel: India to Adhisthana - Please Give Now

Tue, 11 Apr, 2017 - 16:44

Please give now to support Sheel Amla, a young mitra in India, attend the next women’s Dharma Life course at Adhisthana… Pass it on, and share with friends and at your Buddhist Centres around the world to help us reach our target of £1500.

https://www.gofundme.com/amlasheel

Subhuti spoke of her in his recent Triratna Day talk, and described her as having an outstanding sense of gratitude. He continued to read out a message from her where she says: 

“Hello,
I wish you a very...

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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...

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Inconceivable Emancipation

Sun, 13 Dec, 2015 - 16:24

Inconceivable Emancipation

Sun, 13 Dec, 2015 - 16:24

Inconceivable Emancipation
An Order retreat on the Vimalakirti Nirdesa Sutra
29th January–5th February 2016
with Dhammarati, Lokeshvara, Parami, Saddhaloka + Saddhanandi

In 2016, Adhisthana will hold a series of Order retreats and seminars beginning with a week long retreat on the Vimalakirti Nirdesa sutra. On these events we hope to offer the same richness of vision that was witnessed on the Order weekend in celebration of Bhante’s 90th birthday, with its magnitude and diversity, though on...

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The College of Public Preceptors: November 2015 meeting at Adhisthana

Wed, 11 Nov, 2015 - 18:58

The College of Public Preceptors: November 2015 meeting at Adhisthana

Wed, 11 Nov, 2015 - 18:58

The College of Public Preceptors arrived at Adhisthana on Monday for their 10 day bi-annual meeting, many having travelled from India, Australasia, Mainland Europe and North America. 

+Follow the Triratna Preceptors’ College for the next 8 days at thebuddhistcentre.com/preceptors for a series of interviews with those attending, to hear more about them and their work and it’s relevance to Triratna and the world…

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Five spaces for men have become available on our Spiritual Rebirth retreat with Vessantara in two weeks time...

Mon, 7 Sep, 2015 - 16:46

Five spaces for men have become available on our Spiritual Rebirth retreat with Vessantara in two weeks time...

Mon, 7 Sep, 2015 - 16:46

This is the third meditation retreat led by Vessantara at Adhisthana circling round the mandala of spiritual practice. This time we come to spiritual rebirth. How can we deepen and strengthen our connection with Enlightenment, with our potential for limitless compassionate awareness beyond greed, hatred, and delusion, so that it then pervades all aspects of our Dharma life? We shall explore this through presentations from Vessantara, guided meditations, optional meditation reviews, ritual and puja, and with the support of several...

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Sangharakshita's 90th Birthday Celebrations

Fri, 4 Sep, 2015 - 14:29

Sangharakshita's 90th Birthday Celebrations

Fri, 4 Sep, 2015 - 14:29

The recent Order weekend in celebration of Sangharakshita’s 90th birthday was a great success - thank you all who came and participated and helped to create such a wonderful gathering. It has had a deeply positive effect on Adhisthana and on all of us here, and is an example of the magic of gathering together in large numbers as a spiritual community. We’re already looking forward to hosting many more large gatherings into the future! You can see posts, talks...