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Triratna 50th Anniversary celebrations NewsByte

Posted by sanghadhara on Mon, 12 Jun, 2017 - 12:08

Triratna 50th Anniversary celebrations NewsByte

Posted by sanghadhara on Mon, 12 Jun, 2017 - 12:08

On April 8th 2017 Triratna Day was celebrated around the world as the 50th anniversary of its founding in 1967. We visit Sheffield for the Northern English celebration, Adhisthana, Dhanakosa in Scotland and Essen for the Western European events in Germany.

Thanks to Suryaprabha for his Lights in the Sky videos, to Ben Linsey-Bloom for organising footage from Adhisthana, Shantiketu for Dhanakosa and Frank Mählen from Essen.

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Thanks, Sanghadara, for posting this. I enjoyed it greatly.

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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.

She...

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Sangharakshita - The Poetry Interviews

Posted by Centre Team on Fri, 5 May, 2017 - 20:49

A series of ten personal interviews between Sangharakshita and Saddhanandi, reflecting on Sangharakshita’s own selections from his extensive body of poetry.

Each interview in this series begins with a lovely reading of the poem by Saddhanandi, and is followed by commentary from Sangharakshita on the verses - discussing his inspiration, the meanings behind the words, and what the poem has to say about spiritual life and his own personal history.

The running order of the interviews is...

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Shame it is on soundcloud, that makes the files inaccessible in countries with slow internet. Will it be put on FBA too? That usually works ok.

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HI Vajranatha, sorry to hear you’re having trouble accessing on Soundcloud. We will post it to FBA too, though presumably the speed of internet connection (rather than the location, since they will be the same files) is the issue? 

In any case, we will also be making a dedicated web space for them in the next few months too. If sending them direct to you and others would be helpful, please do let us know.

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Speed is half the issue. The other half is that soundcloud downloads seem to have sessions that expire after a while so you can’t just let files download & come back an hour later. FBA thankfully doesn’t do that.

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Really enjoying listening to this series- thank you!

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Jnanadakini - Bringing The Dharma To Latin America

Posted by candradasa on Tue, 2 May, 2017 - 17:14

Jnanadakini was the first Mexican woman to be ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order and joins us to talk about her work bringing the Dharma to other Latin American women.

We hear about the recent ordination, broadcast live on The Buddhist Centre Online, and about Jnanadakini’s mythic connection to building sangha at home in Mexico, in Venezuela, and across the continent. Her quiet joy in this is apparent as she evokes the strength of practical faith in the face of...

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Thank you for such a warm conversation Candradasa and Jnanadakini! I really enjoyed listening to you both. I’m a Mexican currently living in Bristol, and I’ve been delighted to come across all the recent podcast broadcasted from Mexico, all of them have brought a warm feeling to my heart and have made me realise how much I would like to be connected to the Sangha in Mexico too. My local centre at the moment is Bristol Buddhist Centre, a lovely community of people who keep inspiring me in many ways. In fact, my positive experience with them has made me realise how much I wish that there were a Sangha like this in the city of Merida or Cancún, where my family and I would love to live one day (we are indeed considering the possibility to move there). We usually travel to Mexico once a year to visit all my family, who live in Mexico City, so hopefully we’ll meet one of these days when I’m back there. In any case, you are always welcome in Bristol Jnanadakini! I think the work you have done is inspiring and I’d be happy to help spreading the Dharma back home by putting my skills into action (I am a freelance English to Spanish translator and also a yoga teacher), so I’m always keen -and enthusiastic about- helping spread the Dharma among Spanish-speakers either through the means of language or yoga. Thanks again for the inspiration. What a lovely podcast!
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Thank  you for such nice, friendly, caring and ‘rocking’ interview I loved to hear it, and also big big thanks to Jñana Dakini for all her courage to come to Venezuela despite all the troubles we have. Thank you very much.

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Las Venezolanas (en Español)

Posted by parami on Thu, 27 Apr, 2017 - 17:06

Una  conversación de Parami con un maravillosos grupo de mujeres Venezolanas Mitras de la Comunidad Budista Triratna, hablando de la importancia de la practica del Dharma en un país donde hay una enorme turbulencia política y económica.

Su respuesta es clara: en época de guerra lo que la gente necesita  es paz y compasión  y esto es precisamente lo que el dharma ofrece. Una evocación conmovedora y urgente desde una perspectiva vital.

Grabado en Mexico, Abril 2017

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El archivo más fácil de descargar desde Venezuela es https://audioboom.com/posts/5861920-las-venezolanas.mp3 El streaming es muy pesado para el internet acá. 

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So beautiful, my spanish is poor and so I listen to the tone of the Las Venezolanas open hearts. Of your confident faith and feel connected. love ainslie

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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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Buddhist Voices From Mexico - Upeksamati On How To Start A Buddhist Centre

Posted by candradasa on Thu, 20 Apr, 2017 - 16:52

Continuing our series of in-depth conversations with Buddhists in Mexico, here is the irrepressible Upeksamati: Dharma pioneer in his homeland and founder of the Mexico City Buddhist Center. 

We hear of his own Buddhist training in England in the 1980s and ’90s and how that influenced his approach to bringing what he learned back home again. We get, in effect, a crash course in the essentials of starting a new Buddhist Center - at scale, and with ambition!

Always engaging, always in love with...

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Sounds From Triratna50 At Aryaloka, USA

Posted by bhpruitt on Wed, 12 Apr, 2017 - 17:23

Some great sounds from a day celebrating Triratna at Aryaloka on the north-east coast of the USA. Bettye Pruitt from Portsmouth Buddhist Center interviews Dharmasuri, Chair of Nagaloka, the Triratna Center in Portland, Maine, about her travels in traditional Buddhist countries. Shaun Bartone leads the singing of the song is “I Became Awake” by Canadian folk singer Tony Dekker of the band Great Lake Swimmers. And then we get a longer harmonized chanting...

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Triratna50 In The North!

Posted by sanghadhara on Mon, 10 Apr, 2017 - 15:40

Sanghadhara at the UK Northern region event in Sheffield to mark the 50th anniversary of Triratna as a Buddhist community. Talking to Dharmamayi and Moksatara (Padmasagara couldn’t make it!). Catching up on highlights from the day, and reflecting on what it’s like as younger Order members to hear stories from “the old days”.

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What a fantastic day truly inspiring , much love and thanks to all who made it possible, here’s to the next 50 years