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Silent action in Ghent

Posted by arthakusalin on Sun, 25 Jun, 2017 - 22:32

Silent action in Ghent

Posted by arthakusalin on Sun, 25 Jun, 2017 - 22:32

We did some silent sittings in the city of Ghent to express the value of more stilness and silence in daily life. Several people were sympathetic, several others were not interested, we got one or two a bit more harsh reactions and two people joined us in silent sitting….We will probably do more silent sittings in autumn. It is quite challenging to meditate in the open, just sitting, very vulnerable and at the same time rather vigorous. It tastes like more…....

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Well done.. Great initiative Arthakusalin and others! Wish I was there..

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Clear Vision Trust: a Dharmapala

Posted by Liz_Bassett on Mon, 26 Jun, 2017 - 09:00

Clear Vision Trust: a Dharmapala

Posted by Liz_Bassett on Mon, 26 Jun, 2017 - 09:00

Q: What’s the absolutely best thing about working for FutureDharma Fund?

A: Knowing that we’re helping you support some amazing Triratna projects.

Each month we’re going to bring you news from one of them. First up in June - Clear Vision Trust

Now 50 years old, Triratna has grown and spread across the globe. We all practice in a diverse range of settings. Yet whether we’re part of a large urban sangha, attend a small local group, live in a community, on our own or in...

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I love working with the guys at Clear Vision Trust - such a fab bunch and great at what they do. 

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#Triratna50. The world needs what you've been given. Pass it on.

Posted by Liz_Bassett on Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 14:21

#Triratna50. The world needs what you've been given. Pass it on.

Posted by Liz_Bassett on Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 14:21

Can Triratna really help change this suffering world?

Terrorism, environmental degradation, the consumerist tide of distraction and dissatisfaction: sometimes the world can seem broken.

Triratna is entering its next 50 years. Can Triratna offer more people ways to stay sane in a confusing world: ways to connect, to grow and to give?

FutureDharma Fund believes it can. The only long term solution to suffering is enough movements like ours creating a wave of kindness and wisdom in the world. Only this will transform the forces of...

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An Interview with Paramabandhu on His New Book - Mindful Emotion: A Short Course in Kindness

Posted by Giulietta - Win... on Fri, 26 May, 2017 - 13:48

How did Paramabandhu and Jed Shamel’s latest book come about? Who does it reach? Are there any challenges to bringing kindness into Mindfulness teaching?

Find out in this interview with Paramabandhu. His new book Mindful Emotion: A Short Course in Kindness is available from Windhorse Publications.

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Indian Pilgrimage February 2018 - From the Bodhi Tree to Triratna

Posted by Dhammavijaya on Fri, 28 Apr, 2017 - 20:14

Indian Pilgrimage February 2018 - From the Bodhi Tree to Triratna

Posted by Dhammavijaya on Fri, 28 Apr, 2017 - 20:14

To coincide with the International Conventions, the India Dhamma Trust is arranging a special pilgrimage for Order members and Mitras who wish to gain a living experience of the unity of Triratna.

From the heartlands of Ancient Buddhism, order members and mitras will follow itineraries that attend the Order or Mitra conventions at Bodh Gaya, and take in the traditional pilgrimage sites of Shravasti, Kusinara, Lumbini, Vaishali and Sarnath, before combining to travel to Nagpur to explore Triratna...

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Mokshini

International Gathering 2017 - the programme

Posted by Mokshini on Sun, 30 Apr, 2017 - 15:39

International Gathering 2017 - the programme

Posted by Mokshini on Sun, 30 Apr, 2017 - 15:39

Click +follow above to receive regular updates on programme additions. 

The overall theme for the gathering is Our Future Dharma — What the World Needs Now

On the Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning of the event we will listen to talks by Prajnaketu (European Young Buddhists Coordinator), Dhammamegha (International Council Secretary) and Arthakusalin (Chair of Ghent Buddhist Centre) - they will explore the Three Jewels as gifts we have to give the world.

Each afternoon will be taken up by a range of workshops which...

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Last chance to apply for our BAM women's Karuna appeal!

Posted by Sanghamani on Mon, 1 May, 2017 - 16:33

Last chance to apply for our BAM women's Karuna appeal!

Posted by Sanghamani on Mon, 1 May, 2017 - 16:33

Do something radical this BAM and come and join our next 6 week’s women’s Karuna appeal which begins on June 10th in London.

By becoming a Karuna fundraiser you can directly changes the lives of thousands of dalit and tribal people who face discrimination, inequality and oppression in India and Nepal.

Karuna is one of Triratna’s flagship team based right livelihoods and has been initiating social work and Dharma projects amongst some of the Worlds poorest and most disadvantaged communities since 1980. Most of £1.5...

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Triratna@50 This Weekend...

Posted by Centre Team on Thu, 6 Apr, 2017 - 14:15

Triratna@50 This Weekend...

Posted by Centre Team on Thu, 6 Apr, 2017 - 14:15

Today, the 6th April 2017, marks the 50th birthday of Triratna! This weekend we kick off our year of celebration and gratitude for all that’s been achieved around the world since Sangharakshita and a small group of women and men first gathered to meditate together in a small room in London all those years ago…

+follow above for regular updates this weekend and throughout the year from Triratna@50 

We’ll be bringing you a flavour of just some of the international gatherings this weekend as our anniversary year...

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Letter from the Chair of the College of Public Preceptors to all Order Members

Posted by saddhaloka on Fri, 31 Mar, 2017 - 23:56

Letter from the Chair of the College of Public Preceptors to all Order Members

Posted by saddhaloka on Fri, 31 Mar, 2017 - 23:56

Following the March meeting of the College of Public Preceptors, Saddhaloka, as Chair of the College, sent a message to all Order members. The ten-day meeting had been concerned with issues currently being raised regarding the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community, and Saddhaloka wanted to communicate the position of the College on these issues. We are now posting the letter, slightly adapted for a wider readership, on the Adhisthana Kula blog, to make it available to all who are interested. The Kula will be continuing...

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Maitreyi Interviews Subhuti on 'Women, Men And Angels'

Posted by Maitreyi on Tue, 28 Mar, 2017 - 16:08

Maitreyi Interviews Subhuti on 'Women, Men And Angels'

Posted by Maitreyi on Tue, 28 Mar, 2017 - 16:08

Following on from his statement of personal regret about the publication of ‘Women, Men And Angels’ and the views expressed in it, here is Subhuti in conversation with Maitreyi, going into detail around that regret, and sharing his thoughts on a very painful episode in Triratna history, including the story of how it all happened. What emerges in the course of the interview is an exemplary look by two good, old friends at how confusion can arise - and how clear...