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An Obituary of Dharmacharini Anagarika Ratnasuri, 1923-2019

By Centre Team on Thu, 19 Sep, 2019 - 14:28

Kamalagita has written this lovely obituary of Ratnasuri, which you can also download below as a PDF. Please feel free to add any memories and eulogies you may wish to share as a comment below.

This post appeared originally on the private Order spaces here on The Buddhist Centre Online. Ratnasuri was such an important pioneer and exemplar – for women and men – in our community that we wanted to share it as widely as possible. R.I.P....

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Vajra Bell
Vajra Bell

Vajra Bell Fall 2019 Issue

Vajra Bell Fall 2019 Issue

By Saddhavasini on Wed, 18 Sep, 2019 - 17:28

The Vajra Bell Fall 2019 issue is here! You can view the issue online here or by clicking image to the left. You can also download the issue as a pdf at this link. 

In this issue of the Vajra Bell:

• ‘Cultivating the Riches of Less’ 
• ‘Unearthing the Buddha’ at Aryaloka 
• Buddha Mandala to Protect & Celebrate Dharmadhara 
• Drop the Story: Turn attention away from resisting pain 
• Acting as...

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Vajra Bell
Vajra Bell

Vajra Bell Fall 2019 issue

By Saddhavasini on Wed, 18 Sep, 2019 - 17:02
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Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

International Council Members - September 2019

By akasajoti on Fri, 13 Sep, 2019 - 12:03

An updated list of International Council Members, Steering Group + Staff

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Meditation: Transform Self and World with Stillness and Simplicity
Meditation: Transform Self and World with Stillness and Simplicity

Week One: Mind Reactive and Creative

By Suddhayu on Thu, 12 Sep, 2019 - 19:12

A pdf of the worksheet for week one. You can listen to the original talk “Mind Reactive and Creative” here, or access a pdf transcription of that talk here.

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Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Buddhist Voices: Abhayadana - Giving the Gift of Fearlessness to Women in India

By Candradasa on Mon, 9 Sep, 2019 - 13:01

A great conversation with the quietly brilliant Abhayadana about her Buddhist work and practice in India. Her name means ‘Giver of Fearlessness’ - and this is something she has dedicated her life to, helping support and free women in her community from the stigma of social caste and the violence that often goes with it.

We hear about her personal approach via meditation and reflection on the Buddhist figure of Kshitigarbha (Jizo) who descends into hell realms to liberate suffering beings. And...

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Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Triratna International Council 2019 Podcast - New Zealand & Australia Edition

By Candradasa on Fri, 6 Sep, 2019 - 23:35

The 6th Triratna International Council is in full swing in England this week. Folk from around the world converging on beautiful rural Herefordshire to explore the work of making sure our community is united and available to all in the years ahead.

We’re joined by our friends from New Zealand and Australia for a check-in around their take on the week and the relevance of international perspectives to their own communities and their experience of the Dharma life back home. Inspiring to...

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padmasuri's picture

Thanks Candradasa ET al,

Just listened to this over breakfast.   Heartwarming,  sitting under the great tree together.  I like that image.   The IC sounding now as though it is really having effect and focus cross continents and beyond just the delegates to and from those ‘back home’.   Enjoy the rest of the meeting.    Padmasuri. 

Maitrisara's picture

Great podcast and wonderful to hear how it’s all going. Real sense comes across of what the International Council’s role is and could be in Triratna going forward. And very eloquently explained by all. Sadhu. 

maitripala's picture

Lovely to listen to my Aussie and New Zealand mates on this fine spring morning in Melbourne. Thank you Candradasa for the work you do to connect so many of us in far flung places into inspiring events like the IC.

Purna's picture

A great podcast.  The New Zealand & Australia team communicate well what the International Council’s role is and could be. Loved the image of sitting under a tree together. Thanks Chandradasa for recording this.

Gambhiraja's picture
Hi Karunajoti, Ratnajyoti, Vidyatara, Kemadhamma & Dhiramani, It was so good to hear your voices & your positive measure of the International Council, thanks Candradasa as well. It’s good to be able to feel connection with it all. Love Gambhiraja