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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices Exhibition Goes up at Adhisthana

Posted by Satyalila to Fifty Years, Fifty Voices on Tue, 14 Aug, 2018 - 10:29

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices Exhibition Goes up at Adhisthana

Posted by Satyalila to Fifty Years, Fifty Voices on Tue, 14 Aug, 2018 - 10:29

It was great - and fitting! - to have Ananda’s help in putting up the Fifty Years, Fifty Voices exhibition in the Adhisthana library just after the Blake retreat last month.  Here he is hanging a photo we’ve used of the first ordinations in 1968 - tho’ unfortunately he’s not actually in that image himself.  Huge thanks to Dhammarati for fitting in the design work on this - and doing such a fab job, as ever - amidst his myriad other tasks

The exhibition is...

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Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Interview with the author – Shantigarbha on his new book I’ll Meet You There

Posted by Giulietta - Win... to Windhorse Publications on Mon, 13 Aug, 2018 - 16:43

Interview with the author – Shantigarbha on his new book I’ll Meet You There

Posted by Giulietta - Win... to Windhorse Publications on Mon, 13 Aug, 2018 - 16:43

I’d love empathy to become a household word.

Shantigarbha, the author of our new release I’ll Meet You There: A Practical Guide to Empathy, Mindfulness and Communication shares his passion for Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and inspiration for the book in an interview for NVC-UK. Shantigarbha is an experienced teacher of both NVC and Buddhism; he is also a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order. He was given the name Shantigarbha, which means ‘seed of peace’.

How...

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Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordinations at Adhisthana

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Mon, 13 Aug, 2018 - 10:35

Ordinations at Adhisthana

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Mon, 13 Aug, 2018 - 10:35

We are delighted to announce that the following seven women received their Public Ordination at Adhisthana Retreat Centre on Sunday August 12th 2018. 

Public Preceptor: Dayanandi

Maggie Muir becomes Hrdayaka
(Sanskrit: dot under the ‘r’ long last ‘a’) 
Name meaning: “She who has a (kind) heart”  
Westernised spelling: Hridayaka
Private Preceptor: Jayadevi

Sara Inkster becomes Moksavadini
(Sanskrit: dot under the ‘s’, long second ‘a’ long last ‘i’)
Name meaning: “She who speaks of...

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Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities
Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities

Place available at Uddiyana Community in Leytonstone, London

Posted by Nandavajra to Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities on Mon, 13 Aug, 2018 - 10:32

Place available at Uddiyana Community in Leytonstone, London

Posted by Nandavajra to Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities on Mon, 13 Aug, 2018 - 10:32


Place available at Uddiyana Community in Leytonstone (E11) from November


We’re a well established men’s community in Leytonstone (London E11) that’s been going strong for over 10 years. It’s a friendly, easy-going household. We do our best to look after each other and support each other to grow. We’re serious about Buddhist practice, but the atmosphere is informal and there’s always plenty of laughter.


Currently we’re two Order Members and three mitras training for ordination, but with...

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Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Buddhism and Islam - New Writing from Sangharakshita

Posted by Sadayasihi to Community Highlights on Fri, 10 Aug, 2018 - 14:43

Buddhism and Islam - New Writing from Sangharakshita

Posted by Sadayasihi to Community Highlights on Fri, 10 Aug, 2018 - 14:43

Starting in his teenage years by reading three translations of the Koran, Sangharakshita has long taken an interest in the cultural, philosophical and mystical sides of Islam, and in 1982 he led a seminar on Al-Ghazali’s The Duties of Brotherhood in Islam. In this article, written in July 2018, he reflects on this earlier interest, with further thoughts about contact today between Buddhists and Muslims, post ‘9/11’.

This piece is open to all and can be read on Sangharakshita’s website: ...

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Triratna News
Triratna News

Sangharakshita's diary

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Fri, 10 Aug, 2018 - 14:24

Sangharakshita's diary

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Fri, 10 Aug, 2018 - 14:24

Sthanashraddha is Bhante’s secretary. He writes from AdhisthanaUK:

“Rain is falling at Adhisthana! Usually this would be nothing out of the ordinary, however it’s been nearly two months since we had any actual rain, having gone through one of the hottest sunny dry spells I’ve seen in many years. So, yes, the rain is falling and has been now for most of the last couple of days, long constant refreshing showers, which the gardens and plants...

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Padmaloka Retreat Centre
Padmaloka Retreat Centre

You Can Help To Make Padmaloka Dharma Talks Even Better

Posted by Sanghanistha to Padmaloka Retreat Centre on Fri, 10 Aug, 2018 - 12:57

You Can Help To Make Padmaloka Dharma Talks Even Better

Posted by Sanghanistha to Padmaloka Retreat Centre on Fri, 10 Aug, 2018 - 12:57

So far, 2019 has been another year of excellent Dharma talks given at here Padmaloka. Some of the highlights have included Subhuti’s talks on our Bodhisattva Ideal retreatPadmavajra’s talks on our five-day Milarepa retreat, as well as Ratnaguna’s and Sraddhapa’s talks on our open retreat. The only thing that lets these talks down is the sound quality of their recordings, which could be much much better. Candradasa has very kindly put together a proposal about how we...

Triratna News
Triratna News

The Buddhist Way: New Book Published

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Fri, 10 Aug, 2018 - 12:08

The Buddhist Way: New Book Published

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Fri, 10 Aug, 2018 - 12:08

Nagapriya, the chairperson of the Cuernavaca Buddhist Centre, and also a member of the Spanish Translations Board, has recently published a short introduction to Buddhism called The Buddhist Way.  

Nagapriya is the author of two other books, published by Windhorse Publications: Exploring Karma and Rebirth (2004) and Visions of Mahayana Buddhism (2009).

Buy a copy of The Buddhist Way

Find out more about Cuernavaca

Read more about the...

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Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Aryaloka Computer Education, India

Posted by Sadayasihi to Community Highlights on Wed, 8 Aug, 2018 - 17:24

Aryaloka Computer Education, India

Posted by Sadayasihi to Community Highlights on Wed, 8 Aug, 2018 - 17:24

The Aryaloka Computer Education Project in India aims to fulfil the vision of Dr Ambedkar: Liberty, Equality, Fraternity in which everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential, regardless of their background. In line with that vision they offer computer education, personal development, English and self-defence training and particularly work with women as the education and job prospects of girls and women are low in India.  Two women, Priyal Kishor Ukey and Swati Shamrao Kawle, share how the Aryaloka Computer Education Project made...

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