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Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata – Live at Adhisthana

Posted by akasajoti on Sun, 11 Jun, 2017 - 18:08

Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata – Live at Adhisthana

Posted by akasajoti on Sun, 11 Jun, 2017 - 18:08

Adhisthana is sometimes referred to as the ‘home’ of the Triratna Buddhist Order –  but, it’s situated in rural Herefordshire in the UK and we are an International community, so not all of us will be fortunate to be able to visit and go on retreat there! So, this week Akasajoti is sharing her experience of the Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata retreat, through daily stories, video posts, quotations, and the occasional pop song, exploring their theme of Metta and Bodhicitta.

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Ordinations Live From Mexico City!

Posted by Centre Team on Sun, 23 Apr, 2017 - 20:00

Ordinations Live From Mexico City!

Posted by Centre Team on Sun, 23 Apr, 2017 - 20:00

(Note: To hear the sound click unmute. If you can’t see the mute button please enter full screen mode first)

This Sunday, as part of marking a year of celebrating Triratna@50, we are in Mexico City to bring you live coverage of the first public ordinations of the next 50 years!

A group of women from Mexico will be taking this great step in their lives - and you can watch along above (click to...

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Watching the live stream last night from the comfort of Dharma training course living room at Adhisthana.

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How wonderful to watch! Thank you so much to everyone involved. Love, Munisha

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What a huge delight to watch this lovely recording of such a historic occasion! Many thanks to all who made it possible and welcome and congratulations to our seven new Dharmacharinis, with love, Dharmavajri

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Mis más sinceras felicidades a las siete nuevas Dharmacharinis en México, recién pude ver el vídeo de la ordenación pública. Gracias por la transmisión de este evento tan histórico. Con Metta, Veronica 

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Ordinations Live From Mexico City! Sunday April 23rd

Posted by Centre Team on Thu, 20 Apr, 2017 - 19:09

Ordinations Live From Mexico City! Sunday April 23rd

Posted by Centre Team on Thu, 20 Apr, 2017 - 19:09

Watch the full event video here!

This Sunday, as part of marking a year of celebrating Triratna@50, we’ll be in Mexico City to bring you live coverage of the first public ordinations of the next 50 years!

We’ll bring you pictures, video and podcasts all weekend, building to the ceremony itself.

A group of women from Mexico will be taking this great step in their lives - and you can watch along on Facebook, and right here on our dedicated Features channel.

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Subhuti's Triratna@50 Talk - Live Stream From London, Saturday 8th April

Posted by Centre Team on Thu, 6 Apr, 2017 - 14:39

Subhuti's Triratna@50 Talk - Live Stream From London, Saturday 8th April

Posted by Centre Team on Thu, 6 Apr, 2017 - 14:39

On Saturday we’ll be taking part in the London Buddhist Centre’s Facebook Live streamed talk by Subhuti:

Tune in here at 4pm UK / 11am EST / 8.30pm Mumbai

Subhuti: For the Welfare of the World
The fire of peace has been ignited in the world by the Buddha. It burns brightly today in the Triratna Order and movement, and inspired by Sangharakshita’s vision will burn well into the future – but
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An Account of Croydon Buddhist Centre in the 1980s by Vishvapani

Posted by Vishvapani on Thu, 9 Feb, 2017 - 17:48

An Account of Croydon Buddhist Centre in the 1980s by Vishvapani

Posted by Vishvapani on Thu, 9 Feb, 2017 - 17:48

In the wake of recent testimony, I am re-posting here an article I wrote for Dharma Life magazine in 1998, which describes my experience at the Croydon Buddhist centre in the 1980s

In September 1997 The Guardian published a critical article about the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order (now called the Triratna Buddhist Community) – that included a long description of an FWBO centre that went wrong. It was ‘a cult’, I read, characterised by ‘collective...

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Thank you for putting this here on line, and I am most interested that it was out so long ago:  1998. Also glad that you ‘stayed’ despite all that you went through at a young age. I liked the quote from Gibbon. Yet  I am unsure if maturity is the only thing we need to protect ourselves from the dangers of credulity; my experience as a child was that I was very alive to what was unethical, although I had no notion of the word. Dharmavandana .

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Thank you for what I perceive to be a very balanced account of troubled times. I find this desire for openness and honesty  encourages me to maintain my involvement. with Triratna. Richard Dell

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Anādi - Without Origin / Sin Origen

Posted by Centre Team on Mon, 7 Nov, 2016 - 23:20

Anādi - Without Origin / Sin Origen

Posted by Centre Team on Mon, 7 Nov, 2016 - 23:20

Bringing to Life the Tibetan Book of the Dead
We’re delighted to launch a brand new original eBook by Binisa Colmenero Lira and David Prats Mira, and a dedicated space celebrating its beauty. Binisa and David are Mitras from Mexico City Buddhist Center. 

Visit the Anādi space | Visite el espacio Anādi

This gorgeously illustrated art and poetry work is an interpretation of the “Bardo Thödol” - known as “The Tibetan Book of the Dead” - derived...

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Doctor Ambedkar + Sangharakshita: Bringing Buddhism Back to India

Posted by Centre Team on Fri, 14 Oct, 2016 - 18:49

Doctor Ambedkar + Sangharakshita: Bringing Buddhism Back to India

Posted by Centre Team on Fri, 14 Oct, 2016 - 18:49

We’re delighted to mark the 60th anniversary of the mass conversion to Buddhism of Doctor Bhimrao Ambedkar’s followers in India with a special new online space dedicated to his memory, and to those carrying forward his great work throughout the world. 

Visit the new website: Doctor Ambedkar + Sangharakshita: Bringing Buddhism Back to India

See more from the celebrations in India to mark 60 years of liberation

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European Chairs’ Assembly talks money and many languages

Posted by Munisha on Tue, 6 Sep, 2016 - 19:04

European Chairs’ Assembly talks money and many languages

Posted by Munisha on Tue, 6 Sep, 2016 - 19:04

Moving towards the end of their weeklong meeting at Adhisthana, the European Chairs offered puja books in many European languages in an international puja in which we recited the positive precepts in nine languages. You’ll find the international puja book collection on a new shelf at the back of the shrine room.

They also reviewed their finances (see below) and enjoyed a series of very short, spontaneous ‘pop-up’ talks on topics including:

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A rich, full week at the European Chairs' Assembly

Posted by Munisha on Sun, 4 Sep, 2016 - 17:42

A rich, full week at the European Chairs' Assembly

Posted by Munisha on Sun, 4 Sep, 2016 - 17:42

Triratna’s European Chairs’ Assembly (ECA) and their guests have been meeting at Adhisthana since last Monday. They have spent the week creatively and very harmoniously, considering a number of matters to do with the future flourishing of Triratna.

Today we heard about the forthcoming publication of the first volume of Sangharakshita’s Complete Works – in English. Considering that just 5% of the world’s 70 million people are native English-speakers, we also heard of the work of the new,...

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