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Watch the Mexican Ordinations Livestream Here!

By Centre Team on Sun, 20 Oct, 2019 - 14:36

Watch the Mexican Ordinations Livestream Here!

By Centre Team on Sun, 20 Oct, 2019 - 14:36

Updated: view picture and clips on Instagram

The ordinations will be live streaming on Sunday 20th of October at 1pm local time / 2pm EST / 7pm UK / 8pm CET / 11.30pm India / 5am Sydney (Monday 21st) / 7am Auckland (Monday 21st).

La ceremonia pública se llevará a cabo en el Centro Budista de la Cuidad de México el día 20 de Octubre a las 13 horas hora local.

The public ordinations will be live here, as...

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Animated Programme for the North London Buddhist Centre

By Ratnaprabha on Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 - 17:22

Animated Programme for the North London Buddhist Centre

By Ratnaprabha on Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 - 17:22

Have a look at this lovely animation of an Autumn Buddha by Aryajit, featuring our Autumn programme of open events. 

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Dhammarati - A Brief History of the Triratna International Council

By dhammarati on Tue, 1 Oct, 2019 - 22:48

Dhammarati - A Brief History of the Triratna International Council

By dhammarati on Tue, 1 Oct, 2019 - 22:48

Here’s Dhammarati with another beautifully made presentation giving the history and Dharma context for the formation of the Triratna International Council. 

This includes an audio recording (towards the end of the presentation) of Urgyen Sangharakshita, Triratna’s founder, giving his thoughts on the essential work of the Council as part of a healthy succession plan for our community, in line with his intentions to pass on well his own duties, responsibilities and inspiration.

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Sikkha - Triratna International Council 2019

By dhammarati on Tue, 1 Oct, 2019 - 15:58

Sikkha - Triratna International Council 2019

By dhammarati on Tue, 1 Oct, 2019 - 15:58

“From the moment of a person’s first contact with our movement, he or she should be able to discover a balanced approach that is appropriate to them… The Karmic work of integration and developing positive emotion, and the Dharmic work of spiritual receptivity, death, and rebirth.

“The elements of the system… from the stage of Integration through to that of Spiritual Rebirth can be seen as the principal elements of the Dharma life at all stages, Indeed, if they are not practised at...

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Triratna Buddhist Community International Council - A High Degree of Commonality

By dhammarati on Tue, 1 Oct, 2019 - 15:57

Triratna Buddhist Community International Council - A High Degree of Commonality

By dhammarati on Tue, 1 Oct, 2019 - 15:57

“A community needs a high degree of commonality of practice to make progress together on the path.” Urgyen Sangharakshita

Since 2013 our Dharma community has put a lot of effort into exploring the basis for unity in a growing, international Buddhist movement that crosses language, cultural and geographical boundaries. Here’s a beautifully laid-out articulation of the story so far around this ongoing work.

Presented at the 2019 Triratna International Council.

Watch the companion presentation on the Sikkha project 

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Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma
Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma

Celebrating Internationality - India (Video)

By sanghadhara on Thu, 29 Aug, 2019 - 19:46

Celebrating Internationality - India (Video)

By sanghadhara on Thu, 29 Aug, 2019 - 19:46

A conversation with two of the most experienced members of the Order in India, the pioneering Amoghasiddhi And Amritasiddhi from Nagpur. Mahamati explores with them the history of Triratna in India - and how a new generation of Indian Buddhists adopted a radical Dharma life in the name of freedom from oppression and liberation for all.

Recorded at Adhisthana in August 2019.

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Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma
Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma

The story of Yasa (story telling evening)

By sanghadhara on Thu, 29 Aug, 2019 - 11:36

The story of Yasa (story telling evening)

By sanghadhara on Thu, 29 Aug, 2019 - 11:36

Lokabandhu hosts this special evening of story-telling from the Pali Canon - the story of Yasa and the golden slippers - brought to life by a young cast, songs and colourful costumes!

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Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma

The story of Padmasambhava (Story telling evening) International Gathering 2019

By sanghadhara on Thu, 29 Aug, 2019 - 11:33

The story of Padmasambhava (Story telling evening) International Gathering 2019

By sanghadhara on Thu, 29 Aug, 2019 - 11:33

The second evening of story-telling at the 2019 Triratna International Gathering was hosted by Jayaraja and friends. Featuring a king, courtiers, demons, galloping horses and the great Guru Padmasambhava himself, prepare yourself for an entertaining precis of how Padmasambhava came to Tibet.

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Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma

Transforming Self - Ratnaguna (VIDEO)

By sanghadhara on Tue, 27 Aug, 2019 - 11:25

Transforming Self - Ratnaguna (VIDEO)

By sanghadhara on Tue, 27 Aug, 2019 - 11:25

A wonderful first talk of the 2019 International Gathering, whose theme is ‘Alchemy of the Dharma’. The utterly delightful Ratnaguna takes us through the true miracle of transforming ourselves via the magic of a practice in which we also learn to let ourselves change. 

This is a beautiful, reflective, funny take on the challenges of the Dharma life. Ratnaguna’s breadth of reference is itself a joy: taking in Greek philosophy, Hans Christian Andersen, and writings on the nearness of death to life...

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Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma

Transforming Sangha - Sanghamani (VIDEO)

By sanghadhara on Tue, 27 Aug, 2019 - 11:07

Transforming Sangha - Sanghamani (VIDEO)

By sanghadhara on Tue, 27 Aug, 2019 - 11:07

Sanghamani with a great second talk from the 2019 Triratna International Gathering. Her theme on this Alchemy of the Dharma weekend is how we can transform ourselves in order to transform our communities. And she leads with fearlessness in discussing her own work and practice in this regard.

As a fundraiser at the cutting edge of the practice of connection – trying to forge a sense of mutually vital relationship with strangers (who are not necessarily pleased to find you at their...

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