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‘Triratna in the Bardo’ by Vishvapani

On Tue, 22 August, 2017 - 15:58
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Triratna in the Bardo: Bhante and the Order in 2017 - A talk given on the Triratna Buddhist Order Combined UK & Ireland Order Weekend held at Adhisthana, 18 August 2017.

The theme of the weekend was “A rich and many-splendoured thing - valuing the contribution of every Order member”. There were three elements to the theme:

  1. Extending outwards
  2. Going deeper
  3. Learning from the past


Vishvapani’s personal talk introduced discussion related to learning from the past framed around the following two questions:

  1. “Of all that we care about, what elements are essential and must be preserved into the future, so that we don’t lose precious values, core competencies, and who we are?”
  2. “Of all that we care about, what needs changing in our culture and institutions so that we can continue responding to ‘the cries of the world’?”
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Thank you for posting this! I feel so relieved to have heard this talk from clear hearted and minded Vishvapani because I feel identified with most that the has said and have a sense of ‘we are moving on with openness, honesty, with listening, with humility’ Let’s do just that. I am a mitra in the ordination process and know there is nothing I can do in relation to the future of the Order, you can do it guys, I will support you and will be following you a bit curious, a bit worried and also hopeful while I try to become the best version of myself that I can muster.

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Am so grateful for the posting of this talk. Thank you.