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5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #6 Engaged Buddhism

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 - 17:38

5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #6 Engaged Buddhism

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 - 17:38

It is not enough to be compassionate. You must act. There are two aspects to action. One is to overcome the distortions and afflictions of your own mind, that is, in terms of calming and eventually dispelling anger. This is action out of compassion. The other is more social, more public. When something needs to be done in the world to rectify the wrongs, if one is really concerned with benefiting others, one needs to be engaged, involved.” - The Dalai Lama

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This Weekend - Live coverage of the Mainland Europe Young Buddhist Convention

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 2 Jul, 2018 - 10:44

This Weekend - Live coverage of the Mainland Europe Young Buddhist Convention

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 2 Jul, 2018 - 10:44

The second Mainland Europe Young Buddhist Convention is taking place in Suryavana in Valencia this weekend! We’ll be bringing you the best of the event online throughout the weekend: talks, interviews, podcasts, video and pictures.

+ follow the Young Buddhists space for Dharma content. And connect with us on social media for the sights and sounds of the great gathering through the weekend:

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5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #3 Buddhist Voices Around The World

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 28 Mar, 2018 - 15:48

5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #3 Buddhist Voices Around The World

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 28 Mar, 2018 - 15:48

In essence, a spiritual community is a free association of individuals. You can no more have a spiritual community without individuals than you can have an omelette without eggs.

Sangharakshita, What is the Sanghapage 55.

A Sangha, or spiritual community, needs committed individuals practicing the Dharma in the context of their own particular lives in order to exist. The central myth of the Triratna Buddhist Order is the figure of the 1,000 armed Avalokiteshvara: the idea being that each...

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5 Years of The Buddhist Centre Online: #2 Gathering Together in Large Numbers

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 28 Feb, 2018 - 16:37

5 Years of The Buddhist Centre Online: #2 Gathering Together in Large Numbers

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 28 Feb, 2018 - 16:37

The growth of the bhikkhus is to be expected, not their decline, bhikkhus, so long as they assemble frequently and in large numbers; meet and disperse peacefully and attend to the affairs of the Sangha in concord..

From the Maha-parinibbana Sutta

The Buddha elaborated on the conditions for the Sangha to prosper, one of which, as we see above, was for his disciples to gather in large numbers. Sangharakshita, the founder of the Triratna...

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A Note About Online Coverage From India

Posted by Centre Team on Wed, 7 Feb, 2018 - 14:44

A Note About Online Coverage From India

Posted by Centre Team on Wed, 7 Feb, 2018 - 14:44

Hello friends. We hope you’re enjoying the coverage from India. Just a note to say that recordings of talks, podcasts, and other bits of the event that need editing and processing are likely to be delayed for a day or two due to ill health in the online team. We’ll restore normal service as soon as possible! Thanks for your patience. 

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Watch This Space For Live Coverage of the 2018 Order Convention in India!

Posted by Centre Team on Thu, 1 Feb, 2018 - 10:00

Watch This Space For Live Coverage of the 2018 Order Convention in India!

Posted by Centre Team on Thu, 1 Feb, 2018 - 10:00

Over the next week or so we’ll be offering online coverage from the 50th Anniversary Order Convention from Bodhgaya, India.

Most of the Convention will be public, and (the internet gods permitting!) we’ll share content – talks, mantras, podcasts, pictures, videos, livestreams – on The Buddhist Centre Online, and around our social media channels.

We’ll be getting things underway with a live stream of Public Ordinations that will take place on Saturday under the Bodhi tree at the Mahabodhi temple, commemorating the spot where Buddha is said...

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5 Years of The Buddhist Centre Online: #1 New Online Spaces and Physical Places

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 29 Jan, 2018 - 17:56

5 Years of The Buddhist Centre Online: #1 New Online Spaces and Physical Places

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 29 Jan, 2018 - 17:56

“Civic spaces are an extension of the community. When they work well, they serve as a stage for our public lives. If they function in their true civic role, they can be the settings where celebrations are held, where exchanges both social and economic take place, where friends run into each other, and where cultures mix.” [1]

Since The Buddhist Centre officially launched 5 years ago many web spaces have sprung into being which allow greater community building across Triratna as...

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Now We Are 5: Happy Birthday To The Buddhist Centre Online!

Posted by Candradasa on Mon, 29 Jan, 2018 - 13:12

Now We Are 5: Happy Birthday To The Buddhist Centre Online!

Posted by Candradasa on Mon, 29 Jan, 2018 - 13:12

The Buddhist Centre Online is officially 5 years old this month! We first started conversations about what to do with Triratna’s web presence in 2008 and launched some limited public test spaces in 2011, gradually adding social media channels for the project and starting to experiment with content for it all. But it wasn’t till January 2013 that we launched the site as it is today, and we’re going to mark our first big birthday each month with a series of looks...

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The Buddhist Centre Online, Free Buddhist Audio, Triratna Centre Sites Back Online!

Posted by Candradasa on Thu, 26 Oct, 2017 - 13:40

The Buddhist Centre Online, Free Buddhist Audio, Triratna Centre Sites Back Online!

Posted by Candradasa on Thu, 26 Oct, 2017 - 13:40

Dear Friends,

Thanks for your many sympathetic messages of support over a rather long and trying 5 days here at Dharmachakra after the loss of most Triratna online sites and services. We really appreciated them!

Read about what happened and how we’ll avoid it in future

After last Thursday’s usually routine disk changes went wrong at our server hosts, Fasthosts UK, the team here endured a fruitless weekend being stonewalled by them (“there was an...

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