Triratna Safeguarding
Triratna Safeguarding

Why confidentiality?

By ECA Safeguarding on Thu, 10 Jun, 2021 - 14:00

Why confidentiality?

By ECA Safeguarding on Thu, 10 Jun, 2021 - 14:00

You may be wondering why the details about Safeguarding cases and cases of ethical misconduct in Triratna need to be kept so confidential. Why can’t everyone know?

Actually it’s not specifically to do with Safeguarding or misconduct. Data protection law in the UK and many other countries strictly protects the privacy of the individual and restricts the ways in which organisations may use or share information about individuals. You’ll notice this every time a website or an organisation asks your permission to hold...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Faith is the Foundation: Virya is the Wall

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 10 Jun, 2021 - 06:00

There is an unfolding process within us – in each moment we have a choice to move towards the painful and unskilful, or we can move towards liberation. Faith is the intuition that there is a way of responding to experience that moves us away from suffering and towards liberation. What most deeply matters to us? What conditions allow for the process of flourishing to happen?

Dhammarati calls on the story of Milarepa to draw out the relationship between faith...

Abhayaratna Trust
Abhayaratna Trust

Newsletter June 2021

By The Abhayaratna... on Wed, 9 Jun, 2021 - 11:35

Newsletter June 2021

By The Abhayaratna... on Wed, 9 Jun, 2021 - 11:35

Newsbites on India, mental health and more.

Read and comment on our latest newsletter by clicking on link below.

https://abhayaratnatrust.org/latest/newsletter-may-2021

Abhayaratna Trust
Abhayaratna Trust

Let's Talk About Mental Health

By The Abhayaratna... on Wed, 9 Jun, 2021 - 11:25

Let's Talk About Mental Health

By The Abhayaratna... on Wed, 9 Jun, 2021 - 11:25

In addition to our regular work, this year the Abhayaratna Trust is focusing on mental health – an important area of wellbeing in the Order – through a series of interviews. This month, Advayasiddhi, a clinical psychologist based in Copenhagen, talks with the Abhayaratana Trust’s Utpalavajri. 

Watch on YouTube

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Ordinations at Vajrasana

By Arthapriya on Tue, 8 Jun, 2021 - 11:43

Ordinations at Vajrasana

By Arthapriya on Tue, 8 Jun, 2021 - 11:43

We are very happy to announce the public ordinations of the following 12 men at Vajrasana on Saturday 29th May 2021.

Public preceptor: Arthapriya

Peter Bennion becomes Mahaprasara (long second a), meaning “He who makes great progress”. Private preceptor: Jayagupta
Martin Payne becomes Akashasiddhi (long first and second a), meaning “One whose accomplishment is the unbounded nature of the awakened mind”. Private preceptor: Prasannavira
Pete Else becomes Kshantichara (long first and second a), meaning “He who...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

The Awakening

By Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 8 Jun, 2021 - 00:00

In this fifth talk from the ‘In the Footsteps of the Buddha’ retreat, Nagasiddhi engagingly describes the Buddha’s seismic awakening experience under the bodhi tree, as well as exploring the mythic images of the story.

Talk given online in April 2021.

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This talk is one of a series given by Nagasiddhi at Rivendell Retreat Centre during the April 2021 home retreat ‘In the footsteps of the Buddha’ hosted by the Buddhist Centre Online. This magical week-long retreat explores the images, myths and symbols of the Buddha’s journey to awakening using dharma talks, meditation, storytelling, puppetry and art.

See also: Mandarava’s innovative telling of the Buddha’s life story through puppetry

Specially written ritual verses on the Buddha’s life recited on the retreat

Visit 'In the Footsteps of the Buddha' for more resources from this retreat

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Views Reveal Themselves

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 7 Jun, 2021 - 06:00

Intelligent and thought provoking, Candraprabha shares personally about three views, or three attitudes, she’s uncovered in the course of her many years of spiritual practice. A helpful exemplification of how we can investigate our underlying attitudes in relation to our ability to live a Dharma life.

From the talk entitled Bodhicitta: a Personal Talk from the Moon of the Mind: Bodhicitta Great Gathering, an (online) retreat for women training for ordination...

Birmingham Buddhist Centre
Birmingham Buddhist Centre

Perfect Speech

By Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 7 Jun, 2021 - 00:00
Sangha night talk exploring humour and its compatibility with Perfect speech. Dharmashalin examines the complexity of humour. How on one hand it can be a way of fostering connection and shared experience yet often, it can cause harm.
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Going Forth

By Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 7 Jun, 2021 - 00:00

In this third talk from the ‘In the Footsteps of the Buddha’ retreat, Nagasiddhi continues his exploration of the Buddha’s life story with its next turning point: the Buddha’s decision to turn his back on his life of privilege, to leave his home and family and to go forth to seek for the truth in the forest.

Talk given online in April 2021.

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This talk is one of a series given by Nagasiddhi at Rivendell Retreat Centre during the April 2021 home retreat ‘In the footsteps of the Buddha’ hosted by the Buddhist Centre Online. This magical week-long retreat explores the images, myths and symbols of the Buddha’s journey to awakening using dharma talks, meditation, storytelling, puppetry and art.

See also: Mandarava’s innovative telling of the Buddha’s life story through puppetry

Specially written ritual verses on the Buddha’s life recited on the retreat

Visit 'In the Footsteps of the Buddha' for more resources from this retreat