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Sugar Skull Shrines and Sugar Cane Fields: Transformation in Mexico at the Pan-American Convention

Fri, 25 Oct, 2019 - 05:20

Sugar Skull Shrines and Sugar Cane Fields: Transformation in Mexico at the Pan-American Convention

Fri, 25 Oct, 2019 - 05:20

Chintamani Retreat Centre is a strikingly beautiful venue for Dharma practice in any season. And as we move towards November celebrations around the Day of the Dead here in México, the 2019 Pan-American Order Convention is underway, calling us to dwell on the impermanence of things, the impermanence of us.

Fittingly for a place built from scratch 15 years ago on old sugar cane fields and surrounded by sugar cane hills, our beautiful shrine is adorned...

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Pan-American Convention 2019 - Online Dharma Coverage!

Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 - 13:44

Pan-American Convention 2019 - Online Dharma Coverage!

Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 - 13:44

It’s a busy time in Triratna around the world, and here on The Buddhist Centre. Last week the livestream of ordinations from Mexico City and the corresponding great ordination of 31 Dharma farers from India.

This weekend we’ll have coverage of The Big One, Young Buddhists gathering from Adhisthana. And tomorrow we’ll also be beginning a week’s worth of online Dharma coverage from the Triratna Pan-American Convention 2019, live from the beautiful Chintamani Retreat Centre in...

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This Weekend - Live coverage of the 'Big One'

Tue, 22 Oct, 2019 - 16:32

This Weekend - Live coverage of the 'Big One'

Tue, 22 Oct, 2019 - 16:32

“…while still young, a black-haired young person endowed with the blessings of youth, in the prime of life, I shaved off my hair and beard, put on the yellow robe, and went forth from the home life into homelessness.” - Majjhima Nikaya, 36

The 2019 Triratna Young Buddhists’ Retreat (the ‘Big One’) takes place at Adhisthana this weekend. This year’s theme is ‘Blueprint for a New Society’, following in the archetypal footsteps of the Buddha, leaving behind the world of technology, busyness, and the...

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Bidding Farewell to Harold Bloom

Sat, 19 Oct, 2019 - 19:09

Bidding Farewell to Harold Bloom

Sat, 19 Oct, 2019 - 19:09

Here is a new appreciation of the critic and writer Harold Bloom, who died on October 14th 2019.

Vishvapani is a writer, broadcaster and Buddhist mindfulness teacher. His writing can be found at Wise Attention.

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The sadness I feel at learning of the death, aged 89, of the great literary critic Harold Bloom, is softened only by my incredulity that he was living at all; that is, living in a modern world to which he seemed so alien....

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Ordinations Live From Mexico City - 2019 Edition!

Thu, 17 Oct, 2019 - 19:23

Ordinations Live From Mexico City - 2019 Edition!

Thu, 17 Oct, 2019 - 19:23

Updated: watch the ordination video here | view pictures and clips on Instagram

A couple of years ago in spring 2017, we were delighted to bring you live coverage of public ordinations taking place in Mexico City. It was a total delight to have so many people around the world tune in for it! 

So we are doubly delighted to let you know that this Sunday (20th) we will be bringing you a second live stream of ordinations from...

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Culture's Peak: An Interview with Harold Bloom by Vishvapani

Wed, 16 Oct, 2019 - 23:23

Culture's Peak: An Interview with Harold Bloom by Vishvapani

Wed, 16 Oct, 2019 - 23:23

This interview with the literary critic Harold Bloom was first published in Dharma Life, 5, Summer 1997. Harold Bloom died on October 14th 2019.

Vishvapani is a writer, broadcaster and Buddhist mindfulness teacher. His writing can be found at Wise Attention.

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When I first encountered Harold Bloom’s work, I discovered a remarkable mixture. Bloom is Professor of Humanities at Yale University, and is widely considered America’s leading literary critic. His many books combine an enormous breadth of reading...

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Follow 'Alchemy of the Dharma' (Triratna International Gathering) Online

Tue, 20 Aug, 2019 - 17:20

Follow 'Alchemy of the Dharma' (Triratna International Gathering) Online

Tue, 20 Aug, 2019 - 17:20

The Triratna International Gathering 2019 starts on Thursday with the theme this year being ‘Alchemy of the Dharma’. There’ll be Dharma talks on transforming self and world, an event on ‘Bhante as alchemist’ with Maitreyabandhu, family friendly activities, workshops on poetry and painting, classical music concerts, plenty of opportunities to meet and make friends over Buddhafield chai and much more.
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We will be bringing coverage of this great gathering, so + follow the International Gathering...

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Arts at the UK & Ireland Area Order Convention

Fri, 9 Aug, 2019 - 17:19

Arts at the UK & Ireland Area Order Convention

Fri, 9 Aug, 2019 - 17:19

Here’s just a sample of the fabulous artwork on display at the UK & Ireland Area Order Convention which is currently taking place at Wymondham College, UK

You might be interested to know that there will be a Triratna Arts Convention for Order members taking place at Adhisthana in October 2020. Follow @triratnaarts on Instagram to find out more!

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Pathways to the Beautiful Mind: Bristol Rains Retreat 2019

Sat, 27 Apr, 2019 - 13:55

Pathways to the Beautiful Mind: Bristol Rains Retreat 2019

Sat, 27 Apr, 2019 - 13:55

The 2019 Bristol Rains Retreat is now underway! This year’s theme is ‘Pathways to the Beautiful Mind’ which will be using the framework of the Satipatthana Sutta and the 5 spiritual faculties to cultivate receptivity to beauty and truth, while allowing the whole range of our experience to be known. The retreat is being led by Vajradevi who will be exploring the theme through the ‘pathways’ of meditation, reflection, input, discussion and ritual.

We will be sharing the talks from this retreat as it happens over...

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