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A Wave of Blessings - Triratna Day 2021: April 3rd (Save the Date!)

Fri, 26 Feb, 2021 - 11:20

A Wave of Blessings - Triratna Day 2021: April 3rd (Save the Date!)

Fri, 26 Feb, 2021 - 11:20

A Wave of Blessings
Triratna Day 2021: April 3rd (Save the Date!)
An International Programme hosted by Adhisthana

Visit the dedicated festival space!

In April 1967 Bhante Sangharakshita founded what was to become the Triratna Buddhist Community. 54 years on, we...

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Chairs' Letter – January 2020

From College of Public Preceptors on Mon, 1 Feb, 2021 - 09:16

Chairs' Letter – January 2020

From College of Public Preceptors on Mon, 1 Feb, 2021 - 09:16

Dear Order members

I’ve appreciated being able to work as a team with deputies from as far afield as New Zealand (Ratnavyuha) and India (Amrutdeep) as well as with Punyamala (Sheffield) and Jnanavaca (LBC) within the UK. I appreciated Ratnavyuha’s theme of unity / diversity last month, and look forward to contributions from the others. (You can read Ratnavyuha’s December letter at thebuddhistcentre.com/preceptors) 

My last update was about the (online) College meeting in...

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Announcing ‘The Burning House’ and another free eBook

From Windhorse Publications on Fri, 5 Feb, 2021 - 10:30

Announcing ‘The Burning House’ and another free eBook

From Windhorse Publications on Fri, 5 Feb, 2021 - 10:30

We’re delighted to announce that in August we’ll be publishing Shantigarbha’s latest book, The Burning House: A Buddhist Response to the Climate and Ecological Emergency. It’s an incredibly timely book, with the potential to have a significant impact. In it, Shantigarbha explores how we can wake up and respond to the climate and ecological crisis from a Buddhist perspective. It will be of interest both to Buddhists concerned about the climate and ecology, and to eco-activists wishing to ground their work...

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Sadayasihi

FBA Podcast: The Possibility of Practice

From Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 16 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

If a talk could ever be described as beautifully bracing, this is it! Amaragita brings a sharp-edged mind and a long-term perspective to the whole question of what practice is.

As you might expect, she also brings humour, warmth and kindness too, qualities that more than balance out the penetrating clarity and sometimes challenging questioning underpinning this exploration of the possibility of practice - for all and especially for those raising families at any stage of...

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Our Bodies Break Light: A Meditation Retreat

From West London Buddhist Centre on Mon, 18 Jan, 2021 - 16:55

Our Bodies Break Light: A Meditation Retreat

From West London Buddhist Centre on Mon, 18 Jan, 2021 - 16:55

This is a week-long retreat led by Paramananda and Bodhilila. It will run from Sunday 7 to Saturday 13 February. 

This on-line retreat will investigate the role of the body in meditation, from the development of mindfulness and compassion through to its place in the cultivation of wisdom. We will bring a body based, intuitive and creative approach to meditation and experience how being grounded in the body can open our hearts and minds. We will also be exploring key...

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What does the Sikkha Meditation Kula do?

From The Sikkha Project on Fri, 22 Jan, 2021 - 16:45

What does the Sikkha Meditation Kula do?

From The Sikkha Project on Fri, 22 Jan, 2021 - 16:45

The Sikkha Project is an initiative exploring how we can better communicate, discuss and practice the Buddha’s teaching within the Triratna Buddhist Community, from newcomers to experienced Order Members.

One ‘kula’ or gathering within Sikkha is the ‘Meditation Kula’. In this video, Vijayamala, Vessantara and Vidyamala, members of the kula, discuss the work that the Kula is currently engaged in.

The full list of members of the Sikkha Meditation Kula are Vessantara, Vidyamala, Vajrashura, Dhammarati, Vijayamala, Tejananda and Jnanavaca.

For more, see:

https://sikkha.online/

Sikkha is funded by Future...

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Satyakirti

The Smooth Road to Emancipation: Guru Yoga Weekend for all Dharmacharis and Dharmacharinis

From Order Connection on Thu, 26 Nov, 2020 - 12:30

The Smooth Road to Emancipation: Guru Yoga Weekend for all Dharmacharis and Dharmacharinis

From Order Connection on Thu, 26 Nov, 2020 - 12:30

Friday 11th - Sunday 13th December 2020

This is a special online weekend lead by Padmavajra at Padmaloka on the Guru Yoga from the Tharpe Delam. Bhante was introduced to this practice by the Venerable Khachu Rinpoche at the time of receiving the Padmasambhava abhishekha. He made his own translation of the text with the help of Dhardo Rinpoche and introduced Padmavajra to the practice in 1976.

This Guru Yoga involves the transformation of ourselves into Vajrayogini - the archetypal devotee-disciple and then imagining our guru -...

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Some resources on Forgiveness

From Order Dharma on Thu, 26 Nov, 2020 - 15:18

Some resources on Forgiveness

From Order Dharma on Thu, 26 Nov, 2020 - 15:18

Back in August (2020) we had our first online order convention.  The final ritual of the combined convention was a forgiveness ritual led by Malini from her home on Waiheke island in New Zealand.

Forgiveness, what it means, why it is not easy, and how it actually ‘works’ as a faculty of consciousness has long interested me. All the way back to meeting some of the people behind the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Cape Town, South Africa in 1998. I read...

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Guided Meditations from the College Meeting OM

From College of Public Preceptors on Tue, 1 Dec, 2020 - 17:31

During the College Meeting, Subhuti led study on the Bardo Thodol, and guided two meditations based on the text. In the first, he leads through the Six Element Practice, using some verses from the Bardo Thodol to expand on the stage focused on consciousness; in the second, he draws on the text to guide a meditative reflection on the Bardo of Reality.

The recordings of these are available here for the Order, along with the Tharpe Delam Guru Yoga led by Padmavajra, and...