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Maitriveer Nagarjuna: Reflections on Race and Caste

From Triratna India on Wed, 14 Oct, 2020 - 22:12

Maitriveer Nagarjuna: Reflections on Race and Caste

From Triratna India on Wed, 14 Oct, 2020 - 22:12

A special talk to mark the anniversary of Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar’s conversion to Buddhism on October 14th, 1956, along with hundreds of thousands of so-called ‘Untouchable’ people looking to free themselves from the terrors of the Hindu caste system. 

How do we respond to the atrocities associated with caste today? And the everyday prejudices visited systemically on people of colour around the world?

Maitriveer-Nagarjuna’s brilliant, passionate presentation looks at Dr. Ambedkar’s own response to such big, painful questions; connecting his work...

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Dr Ambedkar's Mass Conversion to Buddhism, 1956: Jnanasuri's Story

From Triratna India on Wed, 14 Oct, 2020 - 12:48

Dr Ambedkar's Mass Conversion to Buddhism, 1956: Jnanasuri's Story

From Triratna India on Wed, 14 Oct, 2020 - 12:48

14th October marks the anniversary of the mass conversions into Buddhism led by Dr Ambedkar - a day when hundreds of thousands of ‘untouchable’ people were liberated from the oppression of the Hindu caste system as well as being a significant moment in the revival of Buddhism in India.

In this video Dhammacharini Jnanasuri shares her moving story about being at Dr Ambedkar’s mass conversion to Buddhism in 1956 and how she found her way to the Triratna Buddhist community.

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ICin5: Highlights From The Heart of Triratna

Mon, 7 Sep, 2020 - 22:20

ICin5: Highlights From The Heart of Triratna

Mon, 7 Sep, 2020 - 22:20

If you are any way way connected to Triratna, the International Council is kind of a big deal. Even if you don’t know it! 

Last week – as every year – Order members all around the world gathered for a series of intensive discussions to explore Dharma practice in our community. What’s live and bubbling up in their own areas: Australia and New Zealand, Canada & the USA, Europe, India, Ireland & the UK. What’s passing...

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Courageous Conversations About Race - The Playlist

Mon, 7 Sep, 2020 - 14:52

Courageous Conversations About Race - The Playlist

Mon, 7 Sep, 2020 - 14:52

A series of conversations amongst panels of Order members talking about race from their personal experience. It’s hoped that as many institutions are reflecting on systemic racism, we as a Buddhist community can reflect on how we can make Triratna more diverse, and our sanghas more reflective of the populations that live where some of our centers are situated.  

The next conversation will feature Order members of mixed culture and race. It will take place on September 26th at 11:00 PST | 13:00 México | 14:00 ...

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Letting Go Of Fear

Tue, 18 Aug, 2020 - 18:20

Letting Go Of Fear

Tue, 18 Aug, 2020 - 18:20

The Buddha was said to be completely fearless. What does that mean for us?

We all experience fear at times. And fear has its uses! It can spur us into action and help us avoid danger. But fear can also imprison us and paralyze us. It can stop us from leading the life we want. 

It’s a scary world sometimes. So how can we become fearless ourselves?

This is a beautiful animated film by Aryajit about how to face our fears and...

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Getting Real With Viveka and Paramananda - Watch the whole series

Thu, 13 Aug, 2020 - 15:24

Getting Real With Viveka and Paramananda - Watch the whole series

Thu, 13 Aug, 2020 - 15:24

A reminder that you can revisit the series of conversations - “Getting Real” (Soulful Conversation and Meditation) with Viveka and Paramananda. Each episode features a different poem and is an honest, heartfelt and spontaneous communication and connection between two friends, exploring Dharma practice in our daily lives, as well as a short meditation at the end of each session.

In the first episode, Viveka is here exploring different ways we can listen deeply to one another and to...

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A River Under the River: Dharma Toolkit Podcast, Episode 27

Tue, 11 Aug, 2020 - 15:21

A River Under the River: Dharma Toolkit Podcast, Episode 27

Tue, 11 Aug, 2020 - 15:21

“[there’s] a river under the river”

Padmacandra, Varasahaya and Ananda explore the intersection of Buddhist practice with the arts, particularly in terms of writing, in this Dharma Toolkit podcast. The ‘Wolf at the Door’ features - a creative endeavour which seeks to foster the imagination - and homage is paid to the poetry of William Stafford along the way.

Join us for an inspiring conversation on how to access the heights and...

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Ordenaciones en México/Ordinations in Mexico

Fri, 10 Jan, 2020 - 21:27

Ordenaciones en México/Ordinations in Mexico

Fri, 10 Jan, 2020 - 21:27

El sábado 11 de enero, 2020, se van a llevar a cabo una transmisión en vivo de las ordenaciones de dos mitras mexicanos a las 12pm, horario de México. Se realizará la ceremonia en español en Chintamani, Morelos, México.

12pm México | 3pm Venezuela | 1pm EST | 7pm España | 6pm UK

We are delighted to announce that on Saturday, January 11, 2020, we will be live-streaming the ordination of two Mexican mitras. The live stream will...

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Back to the Future: A Review of 2019

Tue, 31 Dec, 2019 - 10:00

Back to the Future: A Review of 2019

Tue, 31 Dec, 2019 - 10:00

2019 was both a year of looking back - at our collective history, our shared values and vision - and looking forward at the kind of society we want to live in, the kind of world we want to co-create.

The year saw Triratna in that crucial space - following the death of our community’s founder, Urgyen Sangharakshita, on 30th October 2018. There was time to rejoice in our legacy, but also reflect on the more difficult aspects of our...