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The Poetics of Awakening - Dedicated Site for Our New Home Retreat

Sun, 15 Jan, 2023 - 15:30

The Poetics of Awakening - Dedicated Site for Our New Home Retreat

Sun, 15 Jan, 2023 - 15:30

It’s only five days till our new Home Retreat begins! There’s still time to join Paramananda and Bodhilila for a week of meditation, poetry and deep engagement with the Dharma life as it manifests day by day. With over 100 bookings already it’s sure to be a wonderful community event, offering encouragement and support for your practice from two of Triratna’s best-loved meditation teachers.

Visit the dedicated site for ‘The Poetics of Awakening’

Awake my dear
Be kind to your sleeping

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How to Collaborate Around the World (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 435)

Sat, 31 Dec, 2022 - 20:21

The Triratna International Council has been a going concern for 11+ years–but in many ways it’s just getting started. Meeting again in person for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s undergoing something of a renaissance; renewing itself through the work of Buddhists from around the world, all united in their heart wish to work together to help exemplify a path of everyday practice for a planet that really needs a humane path out of suffering.

We meet friends...

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Public Ordinations Live from Chintamani, México | Ordenaciones públicas en vivo desde Chintámani, México

From College of Public Preceptors on Fri, 30 Dec, 2022 - 20:18

Public Ordinations Live from Chintamani, México | Ordenaciones públicas en vivo desde Chintámani, México

From College of Public Preceptors on Fri, 30 Dec, 2022 - 20:18

You’re invited to connect online with us live from the lovely retreat centre of Chintamani in Morelos, Mexico, to witness three men being ordained (names below), accompanied by their preceptors.

The public ceremony is at 12pm (local time) on Saturday 14th January 2023.

USA PST 10:00 | Mexico 12:00 | USA EST 13:00 | IE & UK 18.00 | Europe 19:00 CET | India 23:30 | Australia AEDT 05:00 (next day) | New Zealand NZDT...

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The Beauty of Mantra and Harmony

Fri, 16 Dec, 2022 - 16:23

The Beauty of Mantra and Harmony

Fri, 16 Dec, 2022 - 16:23

Back in 2016, Vipulakirti led a few volenteers from the Birmingham Buddhist centre Sangha in recording several beautiful mantras that he has composed over the years.

Inspired by the expansive qualities of Ancient Gregorian Chant these recordings are designed to help the listener learn both the mantra and the associated harmonies. In each recording you’ll hear the first and second parts sung separately, followed by both of them together. Here you’ll find a downloadable PDF featuring the musical scores.

The recordings...

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The Magic of Meditation with Kamalashila (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 434)

Fri, 9 Dec, 2022 - 22:22

Welcome to a new season of the podcast! ❤️

Since the 1970s Kamalashila has been exploring meditation and, as an author and teacher in the Triratna Buddhist Order, shaping our understanding of meditation in all its practical magic and mystery. 

These days he spends much of his time at home in rural England, leading in-depth meditation retreats online for members of the Order. Join us in his garden amongst the summer birds and wildflowers of Suffolk for a conversation about how sadhana – a...

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The Poetics of Awakening - A Home Retreat with Paramananda and Bodhilila

Wed, 7 Dec, 2022 - 10:37

The Poetics of Awakening - A Home Retreat with Paramananda and Bodhilila

Wed, 7 Dec, 2022 - 10:37

Led by Paramananda and Bodhilila | Friday January 20th till Thursday January 26th 2023

What does it mean to really wake up? Join us for an opening of the heart and imagination to our own deepest nature and place in the world.

Seven days of meditation, soulful exploration, and strong, supportive friendship: a safe space to go deeper into experience and practice.

The Buddha was known as the Awakened One, but what does it mean to really wake up? Buddhism is clear that this awakening is...

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Join The Book Launch Tonight! - Cyberloka: A Buddhist Guide to Digital Life

From Triratna Highlights on Thu, 3 Nov, 2022 - 10:57

Join The Book Launch Tonight! - Cyberloka: A Buddhist Guide to Digital Life

From Triratna Highlights on Thu, 3 Nov, 2022 - 10:57

USA PST 11:00 | Mexico 13:00 | USA EST 14:00 | IE & UK 19.00 | Europe 20:00 CET | India 23:30 | Australia AEDT 04:00 (next day) | New Zealand NZDT 06:00

Join us for the online book launch at 19:00 pm UK time on Thursday, 3rd November, when Maitreyabandhu will be in conversation with the book’s author, Prajnaketu.

Join the Zoom meeting on the day, or watch...

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The Organic Core of Sangharakshita's Teaching by Vishvapani

Mon, 31 Oct, 2022 - 18:28

The Organic Core of Sangharakshita's Teaching by Vishvapani

Mon, 31 Oct, 2022 - 18:28

Vishvapani has been studying, reflecting upon, and living out the Dharma life as presented by Urgyen Sangharakshita, Triratna’s founding teacher, for over 40 years. To mark the fourth anniversary of “Bhante” Sangharakshita’s death in 2018, this new talk delves deep into the heart of what Vishvapani calls a “unique and strange” intuitive approach to Buddhism that, at its best, seems to capture and...

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#IC22 - Follow the International Council, Live All Week

Fri, 28 Oct, 2022 - 20:21

#IC22 - Follow the International Council, Live All Week

Fri, 28 Oct, 2022 - 20:21

All this week and next we’re live at the International Council! Order members from all around the globe meeting at Adhisthana to engage with the future of Triratna and of the Dharma manifesting in the world. It’s an inspiring, quietly radical gathering at the last home of our founder, Urgyen Sangharakshita. Come for Dharma stories, talks, magic.

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Abhaya - Following an Inner Calling (Full Interview)

From Fifty Years, Fifty Voices on Thu, 27 Oct, 2022 - 10:28

Growing up in Chorley, Lancashire, in the northwest of England, Abhaya (1936-2022) recalls his early life as the youngest of four siblings, raised by parents who were run off their feet. With Dad away at the war, mum managed a small chip shop in which he and his brothers used to help out. Following in the footsteps of his older brother Jack, Abhaya would later spend several years at a Catholic Seminary, a period he jokingly characterizes as being like...