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Pride 2018 - Towards Diversity in Triratna

Posted by Candradasa on Tue, 26 Jun, 2018 - 15:48

Pride 2018 - Towards Diversity in Triratna

Posted by Candradasa on Tue, 26 Jun, 2018 - 15:48

Check out our fabulous Instagram / Facebook story about why diversity matters to Triratna. There’s a lot of work to do in our community. We want everyone to feel welcomed at our Buddhist Centres around the world. It’s a priority of Triratna’s International Council -...

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Voices from Ireland

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 25 Jun, 2018 - 17:48

Here is a short podcast with members of the Irish Sangha discussing what has motivated them, and what continues to inspire them, to practice the Dharma. From ‘finding my friends’ and a sense of meaning to life, to building a Buddha-land and being able to practice within one’s own culture, Jnanadhara, Vajrashura, and Pavara together with Mitras Julie, Sean and Kristina share their thoughts.

Recorded in the Dublin Buddhist Centre during Triratna Day in April 2018.

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5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #5 Meditation for Transformation

Posted by Sadayasihi on Thu, 14 Jun, 2018 - 16:51

5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #5 Meditation for Transformation

Posted by Sadayasihi on Thu, 14 Jun, 2018 - 16:51

The object of meditation is to transform oneself, not to have good meditations

Sangharakshita, Peace is a Fire

What Meditation Is and What It Isn’t
Often one of the first things one learns when one comes into contact with Buddhism - and sometimes even before that - is meditation. However, it is not always clear exactly what meditation is, or easy to articulate it! In the last 5 years of The Buddhist Centre Online there have...

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Buddha Day Offerings From The Goddess of the Spring

Posted by Candradasa on Sat, 2 Jun, 2018 - 08:10

To mark the great festival of Buddha Day (Wesak), when we celebrate the Enlightenment and its opening up of the path that leads to the end of suffering, here’s a wonderful mythologically minded conversation with Sthanashraddha, self-confessed ritualist and all-round lover of beauty and of the Dharma as an aesthetic choice in itself.

Sthanashraddha’s considerable elegance of being and of mind comes through beautifully as we hear his magical tale of a dawn adventure to meet the goddess of the Malvern springs...

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5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #4 The Triratna Buddhist Order

Posted by Sadayasihi on Thu, 26 Apr, 2018 - 17:35

5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #4 The Triratna Buddhist Order

Posted by Sadayasihi on Thu, 26 Apr, 2018 - 17:35

If the Order is spiritually united, if it is in harmony, then a truly wonderful thing will happen. The Order then will be the locus for the manifestation of the Bodhicitta…I need hardly say how much the world needs the Dharma, needs such an Order, such a movement as ours. I have done what I can. I have started the movement. The future of the Order, of the movement is in your hands.

Sangharakshita, Looking Ahead A...

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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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Sadhu Sadayasihi and thank you to all those involved in the Buddhist Centre online and to all  who have contributed  and are  contributing!  Keep up the great work!

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Lokeshvara - Around the World in 80 Days

Posted by Candradasa on Thu, 15 Mar, 2018 - 14:14

The first in an occasional series this year of unreleased archive episodes from Buddhist Voices. Here’s Lokeshvara, one of our two International Order Conveners in Triratna, talking in 2015 at the end of his voyage around the world achieved in exactly 80 days. No hot-air balloons or steam trains or packet ships, alas, just lots of economy flights and time zone surfing! 

What we do hear coming through is why it’s worth such an effort. Lokeshvara gives a great impressionistic sense of...

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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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Well done to the Buddhist Centre online team.  Thanks for all that you do for Triratna

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Congratulations to all!

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Upekshanandi - The Lion's Roar for the Next 50 Years

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Sun, 18 Feb, 2018 - 17:09

Our second and final talk on the last day of the 2018 Triratna Buddhist Order International Convention at Bodhgaya in India. Here’s Upekshanandi, originally from Poland, now living in Scotland, with her sense of the gifts we can leave for the practitioners of the future.

Talk recorded at Bodhgaya, India, February 2018.

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