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The International Council 2018 - Line-up!

Posted by Centre Team on Tue, 20 Feb, 2018 - 09:22

The International Council 2018 - Line-up!

Posted by Centre Team on Tue, 20 Feb, 2018 - 09:22

Our 2018 Council, assembled on the last day of the meeting…

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Meditating In The Caves At Bhaja

Posted by Centre Team on Mon, 19 Feb, 2018 - 17:24

Meditating In The Caves At Bhaja

Posted by Centre Team on Mon, 19 Feb, 2018 - 17:24

We got up early today to meditate in the early Buddhist caves at Bhaja, which are over 2000 years old! 

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Wow!  Fantastic !  I must admit this series of fantastic phots caused a lot of craving to be..there !  

Thanks for the trip !

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Eight Verses for Training the Mind - A Series from the International Council 2018

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 16 Feb, 2018 - 19:11

As part of the 2018 International Council we’re studying the mind training verses. We’ll be adding more each day (as the rural internet allows!).

First up we have Dhammarati’s excellent overview of the text, followed by Saddhaloka’s look at the first two verses. We then have Ratnadharini’s inspiring, down-to-earth consideration at verses 4-6. Parami explores the final 2 verses for us in the light of Bodhicitta practice and tonglen. And the series is rounded off by Viveka looking at the final verse as a...

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Hi there thanks for this, really enjoying Dhammarati’s talk listening to it now.  Seems very relevant as ever.

much metta Karunadhi

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We have just added Ratnadharini’s inspiring, down-to-earth look at verses 4-6.

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Thanks that’s great!!!

Karunadhi

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Today we added Parami exploring the final 2 verses for us in the light of Bodhicitta practice and tonglen.

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Today’s final addition sees the series rounded off by Viveka looking at the last verse as a signpost to the true liberation and deeply energized compassion that is to be experienced through insight into what is actually happening. 

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Dedicating The 2018 International Council

Posted by Centre Team on Tue, 13 Feb, 2018 - 17:59

Welcome to the 2018 Triratna International Council! Follow in the dedicated International Council space all week for more recordings, podcasts, videos and pictures. Or connect daily on Instagram or Twitter or Facebook

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An evening at the Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Centre in Bhaja, India, to greet people from all around the world, gathering to look at how to take forward in unity an international, multi-lingual, cross-cultural spiritual community...

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Beautiful chanting - perhaps the most tangible for me to feel connected and in harmony with the ideals of what our Order could be. Sadhu Sadhu Sadhu! 

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The Lion's Roar: Talks from the International Order Convention

Posted by Sadayasihi on Thu, 8 Feb, 2018 - 15:03

Here is a selection of talks from the 2018 International Order Convention in Bodhgaya, India on the theme of ‘Sinhanada, the Lion’s Roar’.  

Firstly, we have a rousing, uncompromisingly radical talk from Maitriveer-Nagarjuna evoking the fire that drove Doctor Bimrao Ambedkar to work tirelessly on behalf of the so-called Dalit “Untouchable” people in order to free them from the evils of the Hindu caste system. He reframes Doctor Ambedkar as a radical for the ages, of greater and broader...

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Can-Can Cancer Dancer — Interview with Devamitra

Posted by Sadayasihi on Thu, 8 Feb, 2018 - 11:56

Can-Can Cancer Dancer — Interview with Devamitra

Posted by Sadayasihi on Thu, 8 Feb, 2018 - 11:56

Last summer Charlotte Lawes, a mitra at the LBC, interviewed Devamitra about his ongoing experiences of living with cancer.  Devamitra has been writing a blog called ‘Can Can Cancer Dancer’ initially to ensure that he did not lose touch with a valuable opportunity for Dharmic reflection, but also so that others might benefit from hearing about his experiences.

The interview touches on the themes of beauty,  solitude and Devamitra’s thoughts on the future.

You can also read an article Charlotte wrote in May, ...

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New Retreat Series from Taraloka: A Path to Insight

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 5 Feb, 2018 - 11:30

Prasadavati gives clear, engaging and impassioned talks taking us through the Satipatthana Sutta. In this full exploration of how to apply mindfulness practice in meditation and our lives, her depth of lived experience and love of Satipatthana shines through. Talks given on an intensive meditation retreat for women who have asked for ordination in 2017 in Taraloka.

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Rainbows in the Sky - a new piece of writing by Sangharakshita

Posted by Sadayasihi on Fri, 2 Feb, 2018 - 11:32

Rainbows in the Sky - a new piece of writing by Sangharakshita

Posted by Sadayasihi on Fri, 2 Feb, 2018 - 11:32

In this piece completed on 22 January 2018, Sangharakshita recalls rainbows from his childhood days through to his Going Forth in 1947 and most recently as appeared over Adhisthana on his ninetieth birthday. And he affirms the place of Padmasambhava - the Rainbow-bodied one - in the life of the Order from the very beginning, and explains that a remark he made in 2009 about a re-founding of the Order “can only be in...

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Tuesday Meditation: Exploring the Dhyanas

Posted by Rijupatha on Tue, 30 Jan, 2018 - 17:02

Tuesday Meditation: Exploring the Dhyanas

Posted by Rijupatha on Tue, 30 Jan, 2018 - 17:02

The dhyanas (or jhanas) are concentrated mental states where distracted mind falls away, a more refined awareness steps in, and deep contentment is cultivated. In this four-week series we’ll explore the dhyanas in meditation and try to catch a glimpse of them for ourselves.

Meditation sessions begin at 2:30pm ET / 7:30pm UK on Google Hangout, and the series will be on the following dates:
Jan 30
Feb 6
Feb 13
Feb 20

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I did donate for the Online meditations and then I donated again for the Mitra study course. Is it necessary on your end to know which was which?

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That’s very kind of you Thomas! Thank you so much!  :) No, not necessary to know which is which, we’ve already got you down for your donation to the mitra study. See you soon!

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Hi, I’d love to join the Tuesday online meditation, but have been unable to join your circle to let you know I am here! Please can someone let me know what to do to join.

Thanks

Marcia

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Hi Marcia! I think I’ve figured out how to add you to the online meditators circle, so hopefully you’ll get notifications of meditations now. Hope we get to see you! :)

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Great. Thanks :o)

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Ordination Training Centres Exploring Triratna @ 50 - Ordination Vows and the Great Gathering

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 29 Jan, 2018 - 17:13

2017 saw the celebrations of 50 years of the Triratna Buddhist Community and 2018 sees the 50th anniversary of the Triratna Buddhist Order.  In this context in the Padmaloka Retreat Centre - which runs ordination training retreats for men - members of the Ordination Team gave talks on each of the 4 acceptance vows, recited during one’s public ordination ceremony.  These vows essentialise what it means to be an order member practising within the Triratna Buddhist Order.  The...

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