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The Wise Have No Cause To Find Fault: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

Tue, 13 Jun, 2017 - 21:07

The Wise Have No Cause To Find Fault: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

Tue, 13 Jun, 2017 - 21:07

The third presentation on the Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata retreat, held at Adhisthana in 2017, on the theme of Metta and Bodhicitta.

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...

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The Ethical Foundations of Metta: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

Sun, 11 Jun, 2017 - 17:43

The Ethical Foundations of Metta: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

Sun, 11 Jun, 2017 - 17:43

The second presentation on the Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata retreat, held at Adhisthana in 2017, on the theme of Metta and Bodhicitta.

Dhammarati takes us through the ethical foundations of Metta expressed in the Karaniya Metta Sutta, drawing out their relationship with attha, or ‘the good’. Following a quote from James Hillman: 

Purpose in our lives doesn’t usually appear as a clearly framed goal, it appears more likely as a troubling unclear urge coupled with a sense of dutiful importance. This sense...

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What is Metta?: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

Sun, 11 Jun, 2017 - 08:10

What is Metta?: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

Sun, 11 Jun, 2017 - 08:10

The one who abides in love, and puts their faith in the teaching of the Buddha, will win through to the state of calm and blissful release.

The first presentation on the Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata retreat, held at Adhisthana in 2017, on the theme of Metta and Bodhicitta.

Saccanama evokes 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...

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Talks from the Women's Area Order Weekend, March 2016: Money, Work, Power

Wed, 9 Mar, 2016 - 16:39

Talks from the Women's Area Order Weekend, March 2016: Money, Work, Power

Wed, 9 Mar, 2016 - 16:39

Here’s a link to the full playlist of talks from the women’s area order weekend in March 2016, on the theme of Money, Work and Power: https://vimeo.com/album/3841728

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Handing on & Rejoicing - the March 2015 College Meeting

Fri, 19 Jun, 2015 - 17:36

Handing on & Rejoicing - the March 2015 College Meeting

Fri, 19 Jun, 2015 - 17:36

At the March 2015 College meeting held at Adhisthana, after 10 years as Chair of the Triratna Preceptors’ College, Dhammarati hands on to Saddhaloka. In learning what the role of Chair of the College is, what the job has meant to him and the many qualities he has brought to it, we get a sense of Dhammarati and mark this important transition to Saddhaloka as the new Chair of the College.

If you are interested in hearing more about what was discussed and covered...

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Young Women's Dharma Life Course - half way through the adventure...

Thu, 1 May, 2014 - 10:35

Young Women's Dharma Life Course - half way through the adventure...

Thu, 1 May, 2014 - 10:35In February this year, 8 young women from different parts of the UK and the globe arrived at Adhisthana to start the 5 month Young Women’s Dharma Life Course. They are now about half way through and this is what they’ve been up to.

A similar course for young men is due to start in September, so if you are a young man, practising in the Triratna Community you can contact Vidyaruchi (matt.notmatt [at] yahoo.co.uk...
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Stream of Blessings

Wed, 22 Jan, 2014 - 11:31

Stream of Blessings

Wed, 22 Jan, 2014 - 11:31A home movie of the College of Preceptors’ first meeting at Adhisthana…
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The Dedication Weekend

Mon, 5 Aug, 2013 - 11:37

The Dedication Weekend

Mon, 5 Aug, 2013 - 11:37A few highlights from the web coverage of our dedication weekend.
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Centre Team

A Place of Practice

Mon, 5 Aug, 2013 - 11:33

A Place of Practice

Mon, 5 Aug, 2013 - 11:33The Clear Vision video team visited recently to report on progress. To see what they saw and meet some more of the project’s key people, watch the new 12-minute video, ‘A Place of Practice’.

A great many people have spent months working incredibly hard to restore and convert this beautiful 18th century building, its land and newer buildings for Triratna use. As you can imagine, the team there are working overtime in these last few days.

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the biomass boilers arriving

Sun, 7 Apr, 2013 - 08:51

the biomass boilers arriving

Sun, 7 Apr, 2013 - 08:51

impressive to see a 50ft crane working with this degree of precision, delivering our new carbon efficient boilers