Posted by ratnadharini on Sat, 23 Sep, 2017 - 13:05
The FWBO/Triratna was formed to alleviate the suffering of the world through practising and sharing the Dharma, the teaching of the Buddha, and that remains at our heart. Over 50 years we have created an Order and Movement that have touched and transformed the lives of thousands of people around the world. The journey has been inspiring and challenging, and not without difficulties. We deeply regret where anyone’s involvement with our Order and Movement has led to suffering and...
On this retreat Ratnaguna will guide us on a journey into Amitābha’s Pure Land, Sukhāvati – a mythical realm where the ground is golden, trees are made of jewels, heavenly musical instruments play ravishing music, and magical birds sing the Dharma. It is...
Posted by Ratnagarbha on Mon, 28 Aug, 2017 - 11:50
2018 ISSUEOFURTHONAONTHETHEMEOFSCIENCEFICTIONANDFANTASY Please let us know if you have any thoughts about a Buddhist perspective on this kind of literature, or any author recommendations – apart from the obvious ones.
Science Fiction and Fantasy allow unfettered licence to the imagination. This can be liberating but also it has drawbacks. Many books in these genres lack emotional depth,...
Posted by dhivan thomas jones on Mon, 21 Aug, 2017 - 11:36
We are pleased to present a review ofa new book from Windhorse Publications on the therapeutic use of mettā or kindness by Paramabandhu and Jed Shamel – reviewed by Paul Wielgus, himself a mindfulness teacher.
Posted by Liz_Bassett on Thu, 10 Aug, 2017 - 16:58
Q. There’s no shortage of Dharma materials available online, right? So why is the buddhistcentre.com so important?
Used by 60,000 people every month, free of charge, thebuddhistcentre.com is for everyone.
It brings us together. Regardless of where we live we can share a wealth of news, video, talks and led meditations. It’s an online space where we can communicate, learn, and support each other in our practice - even attend a mitra ceremony!
Posted by Charlotte Lawes on Thu, 10 Aug, 2017 - 12:31
Ratnaprabha, from West London Buddhist Centre, UK, has abridged and adapted part of the White Lotus of the Wonderful Dharma Sutra, for reading aloud. We have re-posted the lovely resource from his blog.
From the White Lotus of the Wonderful Dharma Sutra, Chapter 5. Abridged and adapted by Ratnaprabha for reading aloud. Based on the translations by Kato et al and Reeves, sub-headings not in the original.
“When you meet Sanghadeva you realise how much he values community. As his name would suggest, he’s all about sangha - he’s been living and working in communities for over 36 years.
Sanghadeva was one of the first people to move to Adhisthana in 2012. When the small community of Order members arrived to live, practise and work together there, they began to rebuild and convert the...
I am writing a new mitra study module introducing Dr Ambedkar to Westerners and exploring his influence on Sangharakshita and Triratna. I am planning to launch it on the Dhamma Revolution Retreat at Adhisthana 17-19 November, with the help of the Indian Public Preceptors. If you are going on Convention or Pilgrimage to India next year, or if you are interested in doing this module, come to that weekend! It’s a great opportunity to hear about Ambedkar and Triratna...