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The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Order members changing their Order name

Posted by Saccanama to The College of Public Preceptors on Wed, 22 Nov, 2017 - 10:47

There has recently been a lot of discussion following on from an Order member announcing a change of her Order name. Her preceptor and other College members are now in dialogue with her, and we very much hope that any outstanding issues around this particular instance will soon be resolved on a basis of metta and mutual understanding.

However, as an important principle is involved in Order members changing their name we decided that we needed to discuss this whole area at...

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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Spiritual Receptivity Retreat With Vessantara (Adhisthana 2017) - Complete Retreat Recordings

Posted by akasajoti to Buddhist Centre Features on Mon, 30 Oct, 2017 - 14:21

In August 2017 at Adhisthana, Vessantara continued his exploration of our mandala of spiritual practice with a second, deeper look at Spiritual Receptivity. This retreat focused on Just Sitting, a practice in which we’re open to the whole of our experience which forms a vital balance to structured practice, and is also the centre of the meditative mandala, where everything culminates in an experience which Sangharakshita describes as ‘existential relaxation’.

In this series of sessions, Vessantara weaves input around guided...

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

FutureDharma Fundraiser

Posted by Nandavajra to Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities on Thu, 12 Oct, 2017 - 13:16

FutureDharma Fundraiser

Want to help Triratna reach more people around the world?

The FutureDharma team is looking for a fundraiser to join Amalavajra at Adhisthana

Applications are invited from members of the Triratna Buddhist Order or mitras training for ordination for the post of Fundraiser for this exciting, bold and important new initiative. The next years are a crucial time for Triratna and arguably the world and the Fund aims to resource the unity of Triratna, the depth of practice within our community and our breadth...

The Buddha on Wall Street Podcast
The Buddha on Wall Street Podcast

Buddha on Wall Street Podcast Episode #1 - Waking Up to a Wise Earth

Posted by Vaddhaka to The Buddha on Wall Street Podcast on Wed, 4 Oct, 2017 - 21:07

Please note that the transcript for this podcast can be downloaded at the following link

At the beginning of the podcast itself I give an incorrect web address.

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European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

Summary report from the ECA July 2017 meeting at Vajrasana

Posted by Mokshini to European Chairs' Assembly on Tue, 3 Oct, 2017 - 11:14

Here is a summary of the talks, presentations and themes covered at the latest European Chairs meeting which took place at the LBC’s retreat centre in Suffolk, Vajrasana from 17 - 27 July 2017

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Triratna News
Triratna News

Statement Against Buddhist Violence in Burma/Myanmar

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Tue, 12 Sep, 2017 - 12:04

Today on Triratna News:

1) A statement against Buddhist violence against the mostly Muslim Rohingya people in Burma/Myanmar, signed individually and personally by senior members of the Triratna Buddhist Order including Sangharakshita. The statement simply says that violence cannot be justified by Buddhist teachings.

2) Vishvapani’s broadcast this morning on BBC Radio Four’s Thought for the Day: ‘Burmese atrocities: the problem with a Buddhist state”. (Text and audio)

We first published a statement on this topic in 2013. In view of the even...

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