College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Going for Refuge, Sincerity and Effectiveness | The Eight Guidelines

By akasajoti on Mon, 1 Mar, 2021 - 11:31

Going for Refuge, Sincerity and Effectiveness | The Eight Guidelines

By akasajoti on Mon, 1 Mar, 2021 - 11:31

Ratnavyuha, from Auckland, New Zealand, and Ratnadharini from the UK, discuss themes of Going for Refuge, Sincerity and Effectiveness in the first in a series of informal, personal, conversations between Public Preceptors about the Eight Guidelines for Ordination Training.

The Eight Guidelines offer a framework through which Order Members and Mitras can reflect on and communicate about their going for refuge and process of training for Ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order. In this series, members of the Preceptors’ College from...

Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Coming up next month: 'Freedom of the heart' - *online* Taraloka metta retreat for Triratna regulars!

By SophieAnn on Tue, 23 Feb, 2021 - 15:12

Coming up next month: 'Freedom of the heart' - *online* Taraloka metta retreat for Triratna regulars!

By SophieAnn on Tue, 23 Feb, 2021 - 15:12

With limited spaces left, avoid disappointment and book onto this online retreat, led by Saddhanandi, Shubhavyuha and team.

Using the words of the Buddha in the Karaniya Metta Sutta as our guide, we will focus on metta, grounding it in ethics, the practice of it in meditation, and the realisation of the fullness of metta in wisdom.

In cultivating metta, we are seeking to do something both ordinary, in developing qualities such as kindness, friendliness, patience, generosity - and something extraordinary, as metta moves...

West London Buddhist Centre
West London Buddhist Centre

Bodhilila on 'Nourishing Resilience'

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Tue, 23 Feb, 2021 - 12:29

Bodhilila on 'Nourishing Resilience'

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Tue, 23 Feb, 2021 - 12:29

A chance to watch Bodhilila’s contribution from the Buddhists Across Traditions’ Black History USA and LGBTQIA+ Month.

Excerpt from the event blurb to get a sense of some of the themes covered: 


“As activists, people of colour and those living often within marginalized bodies, it is important to take time to nourish ourselves from the daily trauma that we face in our daily lives. Nourishing ourselves is not an indulgence, self-care is a necessity for our survival and a living embodiment of

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Ordination Training In North America
Ordination Training In North America

What is the Order? 7-day TFO Retreat (online) Spring 2021

By viriyalila on Mon, 22 Feb, 2021 - 12:49

What is the Order? 7-day TFO Retreat (online) Spring 2021

By viriyalila on Mon, 22 Feb, 2021 - 12:49

Next month there will be a womens+ Ordination training retreat on the theme of What is the Order? Are you curious what it’s all about? Here’s a short video invitation Vimalasara put together on behalf of the team.

We are all learning creative ways to be together at this time. This spring retreat will have smaller study groups, periods of meditation and reflection, rituals and time to connect more broadly with everyone on the retreat. 

March...

People to People, Nagpur, India.
People to People, Nagpur, India.

Artificial 2 Legs to Samsher Ali

By tejadhamma on Sat, 20 Feb, 2021 - 05:50

Artificial 2 Legs to Samsher Ali

By tejadhamma on Sat, 20 Feb, 2021 - 05:50

Samsher Ali had an accident in his train journey to Ballarshah; running train…..he has fallen down and his both legs cut down. All the family members are depending on him and he was struggling a lot to get help. He lost all hope whether he would able to stand on his feet. People to People organization...

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The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times

Highlights from Parinirvana Celebrations

By kusaladevi on Fri, 19 Feb, 2021 - 14:04

Highlights from Parinirvana Celebrations

By kusaladevi on Fri, 19 Feb, 2021 - 14:04

Triratna communities around the world have been marking Parinirvana Day, which occurs on 15th February each year, commemorating the physical death and final Nirvana of the Buddha Shakyamuni.

Parinirvana Day is a time to recall the Buddha’s final days and his passing into final Nirvana, as he leaves his physical body. Many centres reflect on this by hearing verses from the Maha-parinibbana Sutta, a beautiful evocation of the Buddha’s generous teachings and acts, even in his final few days. Included in...

Community Highlights
The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times

Invitation to Black & Buddhist Free Online Event - with Suryagupta and Vimalasara

By Centre Team on Thu, 18 Feb, 2021 - 18:06

Invitation to Black & Buddhist Free Online Event - with Suryagupta and Vimalasara

By Centre Team on Thu, 18 Feb, 2021 - 18:06

Suryagupta, Chair of the London Buddhist Centre, along with Vimalasara (Chair of Vancouver Buddhist Centre), are taking part in ‘Black & Buddhist’ - a free online event, from 18th until 25th February which explores what Buddhism can teach us about race, resilience, transformation, and spiritual freedom.

Suryagupta gave a keynote talk at the London Buddhist Centre at the beginning of February which touched on the events of last year including her response to the some of the...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Ben on joining the weekly Sub30 meditations

By Ksantikara on Wed, 17 Feb, 2021 - 09:41

Ben on joining the weekly Sub30 meditations

By Ksantikara on Wed, 17 Feb, 2021 - 09:41

Sub30 Meditation Every Wednesday
7.30am – 8.30am (UK Time)
8.30am – 9.30am (Central Europe)
6.30pm – 7.30pm (Sydney/Melbourne)

A weekly chance for those aged 30 & under, who know both the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana, to gather together. Expect 5 mins of brief teaching at the start, followed by 30+ mins of meditation and then a chance to meet (& talk about meditation) with other young people in breakout groups for 15 mins at...

Tiratanaloka
Tiratanaloka

Update from Tiratanaloka

By vajratara on Tue, 9 Feb, 2021 - 16:17

Update from Tiratanaloka

By vajratara on Tue, 9 Feb, 2021 - 16:17

We are now in the process of finalising our programme of retreats for the rest of 2021.  The remaining 2021 retreats will be open for booking on 8th March 2021 (not on 2 April and 2 July as previously advertised).

Retreats up until 11th July be all be online.  For retreats after that, we plan to run residential retreats.  However, with the changing conditions, we can’t confirm that we will be able to run an in-person retreat until nearer the time.  If we can’t open fully, the retreat...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Oskar on why we comes along to the Wednesday Sub30 Meditation each week

By Ksantikara on Tue, 9 Feb, 2021 - 12:54

Oskar on why we comes along to the Wednesday Sub30 Meditation each week

By Ksantikara on Tue, 9 Feb, 2021 - 12:54

Sub30 Meditation Every Wednesday
7.30am – 8.30am (UK Time)
8.30am – 9.30am (Central Europe)
6.30pm – 7.30pm (Sydney/Melbourne)


A weekly chance for those aged 30 & under, who know both the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana, to gather together. Expect 5 mins of brief teaching at the start, followed by 30+ mins of meditation and then a chance to meet (& talk about meditation) with other young people in breakout groups...