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The winter 2017 chairs meeting comes to an end

Thu, 12 Jan, 2017 - 10:59

We have come to the end of the winter 2017 European Chairs Assembly meeting at Adhisthana.  As I write the chairs are packing their bags and getting ready to go - and I am sure they will be taking their recharged energy, friendship and inspiration back out into the world!  It has been another rich, full week, ending last night with a concluding ritual in the shrine room where we recited the Transference and Merit verse in different languages. Here,...

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'Leadership' - What Is It?

Tue, 10 Jan, 2017 - 07:16

It’s day 3 at the ECA’s winter meeting at Adhisthana, and in today’s podcast Dassini is ‘having a wee chat’ with Arthavadin and Subhadassi; chairs of Manchester and Brighton Buddhist Centre respectively. 

The topic is leadership - the chairs have explored this over the last 2 days at the meeting including two workshops led by the above, aimed at giving those present some insight into what leadership is, the different ways it can manifest, and what kind of leader we ourselves...

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Dassini and Mokshini In Conversation At The Start Of The Winter ECA 2017

Sat, 7 Jan, 2017 - 21:48

It’s January and time for the winter European Chairs Assembly meeting, held at Adhistana, UK. A bumper gathering of over 60 chairs of chairs of Triratna Buddhist Centres as well as representatives of some of Triratna’s main projects are meeting for an inspiring, enjoyable, at times challenging mix of practice, talks, discussion, and ritual, for the benefit of all beings! 

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An Australian perspective on the European Chairs' Assembly

Wed, 19 Aug, 2015 - 22:32

Shubhavyuha and Sudaya, from Triratna’s Sydney and Melbourne Buddhist Centres, talk to Munisha about why they’ve travelled all the way to Adhisthana for a gathering of Triratna’s European Chairs, and what they’ve got from it.

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Vidyamala talks about mindfulness as Bodhisattva activity

Tue, 18 Aug, 2015 - 21:17

Interviewed by Munisha at the European Chairs’ Assembly summer gathering at Adhisthana, Vidyamala talks to Munisha with passion and inspiration about mindfulness, Breathworks and the future of socially engaged activity in the Triratna Buddhist Community.

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Vishvapani reports on mindfulness at the ECA

Tue, 18 Aug, 2015 - 16:03

At Adhisthana, we talk to Vishvapani about the Triratna Chairs’ day considering the place of mindfulness in society, and Triratna responses to it.

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Mahamati and Parina and Triratna's Six Distinctive Emphases

Tue, 18 Aug, 2015 - 08:13

On day 3 of the European Chairs’ Assembly meeting, Mahamati and Parina talk about the Chairs’ exploration of Triratna’s Six Distinctive Emphases.

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Introducing the European Chairs' Assembly

Fri, 14 Aug, 2015 - 21:39

The week-long summer 2015 meeting of the ECA has begun, and 40 or so Triratna Chairs - about 50:50 women and men - are gathered at Adhisthana for discussion, presentations and friendship.

Munisha talks to Viryapushpa, new Chair of Rivendell Retreat Centre, and Ratnaghosha, Chair of Cambridge Buddhist Centre, about the ECA and its meetings. Having first been a member of the ECA in 1994, Ratnaghosha describes how it’s developed over the years. (6.5 minutes)...

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