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A musical prayer to the Buddhas

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 24 Nov, 2020 - 13:46

A musical prayer to the Buddhas

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 24 Nov, 2020 - 13:46

A fellow Buddhist called Sherab Sengge (also known as Peter Campbell-Kelly), practicing in a Tibetan tradition, offers this video of himself playing a sublime piece of music on solo violin. He describes it as “a musical prayer to the Buddhas for the well-being of all, in this desperately difficult pandemic…“.

To go with the performance he also wrote the following poem:

#Passacaglia

Our songs of sadness touch
The dry-deep scars of earth

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Karuna Fundraisers

£500,000 Target Reached - Coronavirus Crisis Appeal Update

By Karuna on Fri, 20 Nov, 2020 - 17:18

£500,000 Target Reached - Coronavirus Crisis Appeal Update

By Karuna on Fri, 20 Nov, 2020 - 17:18

I am delighted to announce that, thanks to all our supporters, we have beaten our Coronavirus Crisis Appeal target of £500,000!

Thank you to everyone who got involved. To see the very real impact donations have already had, please watch the short video.

These are just a few of the thousands of people we’ve already reached with emergency supplies and will continue to support. 

Still more have received educational support while schools are shut, livelihood training while jobs are sparse, and health supplies to keep their families safe during this crisis. Thanks again...

Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center
Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center

Ritual for Late Dh. Shildarshi by his Family

By Saddhammapradip on Mon, 16 Nov, 2020 - 21:01

Ritual for Late Dh. Shildarshi by his Family

By Saddhammapradip on Mon, 16 Nov, 2020 - 21:01Ritual for Late Dh. Shildarshi by his Family members. Shobhit elder son with two sisters and wife Dhammamitra Vandana Pawar. Dh. Aryasambhava led sevenfold puja with Dh. Jnanaghosh.
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Triratna News

The Amsterdam Buddhist Centre turns 25!

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 11 Nov, 2020 - 17:17

The Amsterdam Buddhist Centre turns 25!

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 11 Nov, 2020 - 17:17

25 years ago, on Sangha Day, November 1995, the Amsterdam Buddhist Centre officially opened its doors - the first long-term Triratna centre in the Lowlands.

Dariusz from Amsterdam writes:
“To commemorate this, this small video was produced and distributed, together with the history timeline, as below, to the Triratna centres around the world.

At the moment, due to the Covid-19 combat policy of the Centre’s council, Amsterdam Buddhist Centre is not open for the
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Gathering Generosity (Online) Retreat at Adhisthana (Nov 23rd-26th)

By kusaladevi on Fri, 6 Nov, 2020 - 10:52

Gathering Generosity (Online) Retreat at Adhisthana (Nov 23rd-26th)

By kusaladevi on Fri, 6 Nov, 2020 - 10:52

Gathering Generosity (Online) Retreat at Adhisthana (Nov 23 - 26 )

Open to people of all levels of experience - everyone welcome

Start Date: 23rd Nov 2020

End Date: 26th Nov 2020

£5+ Dana (all dana for this retreat will help support Adhisthana)

Reserve a place here 

Offered by Alobhin, Ambaranta, Nagadipa and friends

This retreat is open to all who have an interest in celebrating and exploring generosity, practicing together as an International community and rejoicing in Triratna Volunteers. It is y/our opportunity to explore and celebrate the myriad ways generosity...

West London Buddhist Centre
West London Buddhist Centre

The Heart of Practice with Paramananda and Bodhilila

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Thu, 5 Nov, 2020 - 20:15

The Heart of Practice with Paramananda and Bodhilila

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Thu, 5 Nov, 2020 - 20:15

This retreat runs from 15 – 21 November. Register in advance for this event using this LINK. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

In this online meditation retreat we will be taking a fresh look at the main practices taught within Triratna with the aim of connecting to the inner spirit at their heart. We will explore how the Mindfulness of Breathing, Metta Bhavana, Just Sitting and mantra chanting all share the single...

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Fundraising for å book on sustainability and mindfulness from a buddhist perspective

By gunaketu on Wed, 4 Nov, 2020 - 12:40

Fundraising for å book on sustainability and mindfulness from a buddhist perspective

By gunaketu on Wed, 4 Nov, 2020 - 12:40

I am Gunaketu and I am inspired to do more to help build “a new society” - based on truthfulness and sustainability - so very much in demand these days!

After helping build the Manchester Buddhist Centre I started the Oslo Buddhistsenter in 2000 which is now a thriving little centre with 9 men and women preparing for ordination.

To help promote social and ecological sustainability I want to write a doctorial thesis and a book. It will combine six articles already published and compare...

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Bhante Sangharakshita’s Last Days and the Jogi

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 29 Oct, 2020 - 18:29

Bhante Sangharakshita’s Last Days and the Jogi

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 29 Oct, 2020 - 18:29

In commemoration of the second death anniversary of Urgyen Sangharakshita, Urgyen House is pleased to offer a new video blog. Dharmachari Paramartha recalls Bhante Sangharakshita’s final days and, from the video archive, Bhante recounts a remarkable event in Kalimpong, India.

Urgyen House is a project dedicated to ensuring the long-term preservation of Sangharakshita’s collection of books, letters, papers, thangkas and artefacts as well as the building in which he spent the last years of his life.

Visit the Urgyen House website

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Sangharakshita's Complete Works returns to India

By Saddhammapradip on Wed, 21 Oct, 2020 - 02:21

Sangharakshita's Complete Works returns to India

By Saddhammapradip on Wed, 21 Oct, 2020 - 02:21

Really feel delighted to see video showing documentation which Bhante/Urygen Sangharakshita had with Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar as well as talk which has inspire us during his last visit to India in 1992.  

We personally had not seen Babasaheb, but because of Urygen Sangharakshita able to understand and practice Buddha’s Teaching as per Babasaheb vision. 

We really thankful to - “Vidyadevi introduces the work of the literary executors and her work as series editor of Sangharakshita’s Complete Works. In particular we take a closer look at the latest volume in production -...

Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center
Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center

Pleasant walk across field and water stream

By Saddhammapradip on Mon, 19 Oct, 2020 - 06:50

Pleasant walk across field and water stream

By Saddhammapradip on Mon, 19 Oct, 2020 - 06:50Walk back home through pleasant rice field, narrow path, new red leaves, with old tree, purple flowers, sound of water stream, yellow Aboli(silence) flower, a white small flower stem and finely spread water during raining season.