The annual international meeting of the Preceptors’ College took place from the 4th to the 14th November, 2019. It was Saddhaloka’s final meeting as Chair after almost five years of service, and half-way through the meeting he handed over to Ratnadharini, the incoming Chair, marking the transition with a ritual and rejoicings. Here we capture the handover ceremony and extracts from interviews with Saddhaloka and Ratnadharini.
Looking to plan your retreats for 2020? Here’s the up-to-date young Buddhist calendar with all the main events - weekend and week-long retreats, conventions, and more, for sub25s and sub30s exploring Buddhism and meditation.
One thing I’ve learnt is that humility leaves room for other possibilities … And I think this holds true in our formal practice of meditation and in the wider context of life.
The humility to say ‘I’m not sure what I’m doing or if I’m doing what I’m doing the right way’ means there’s openness to other possibilities. It means we can try things and explore and experiment and if we hold this...
An introductory course held over five Thursday evenings (7.00-9.30pm) - Book here
There is an old English saying:
“Sow a thought, reap an action. Sow an action, reap a habit. Sow a habit, reap a character. Sow a character, reap a destiny”.
The Buddha would have agreed with that. According to the Buddha, what we think, what we do with our minds, is the most crucial factor in how free and happy we become. This course will help us become more aware of the thoughts...
In October 2018, Adhisthana offered its first International Retreat in order to form connections between those holding responsibility within Triratna all over the world, and to offer the participants further training and skills in their positions.
The Triratna Global Climate Emergency Initiative is now underway. If you are at all concerned about the state of things, then please read on!
The main plan is to work together in three broad ways: 1) Changing the institutions and practices of our movement to become more climate-friendly; 2) Encouraging ‘inner practices’ that can be of benefit, such as rituals, mediation etc. 3) Changing the world around us by taking bold steps...