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Upcoming highlights this year

From Windhorse Publications on Thu, 4 Mar, 2021 - 11:23

Upcoming highlights this year

From Windhorse Publications on Thu, 4 Mar, 2021 - 11:23

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To tie in with The Buddhist Centre Online’s Triratna Day celebrations, until April 10th we’re giving away the eBook edition of Subhuti’s Sangharakshita: A New Voice in the Buddhist TraditionDownload your free copy here. 

Windhorse author Shantigarbha is offering six-week online courses on the theme of responding to the climate and ecological emergency, based on his new book The Burning House, due to be published in August (see below). The first course begins March...

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Going for Refuge, Sincerity and Effectiveness | The Eight Guidelines

From College of Public Preceptors on Mon, 1 Mar, 2021 - 11:31

Going for Refuge, Sincerity and Effectiveness | The Eight Guidelines

From College of Public Preceptors on Mon, 1 Mar, 2021 - 11:31

Ratnavyuha, from Auckland, New Zealand, and Ratnadharini from the UK, discuss themes of Going for Refuge, Sincerity and Effectiveness in the first in a series of informal, personal, conversations between Public Preceptors about the Eight Guidelines for Ordination Training.

The Eight Guidelines offer a framework through which Order Members and Mitras can reflect on and communicate about their going for refuge and process of training for Ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order. In this series, members of the Preceptors’ College from...

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Home Retreat from Rivendell Retreat Centre - In the Footsteps of the Buddha: Where the Buddha’s Story Meets Our Own

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Mon, 1 Mar, 2021 - 09:00

Home Retreat from Rivendell Retreat Centre - In the Footsteps of the Buddha: Where the Buddha’s Story Meets Our Own

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Mon, 1 Mar, 2021 - 09:00

In the Footsteps of the Buddha: Where the Buddha’s Story Meets Our Own
A Home Retreat from Rivendell Retreat Centre with Mandarava and Nagasiddhi

Seven days of interactive meditation and practice workshops with storytelling 

Friday April 23 – Thursday April 29 2021

First daily session (2 hrs):  IE...

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In the Footsteps of the Buddha: Where the Buddha’s Story Meets Our Own

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Mon, 1 Mar, 2021 - 00:55

In the Footsteps of the Buddha: Where the Buddha’s Story Meets Our Own

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Mon, 1 Mar, 2021 - 00:55

A Home Retreat from Rivendell Retreat Centre with Mandarava and Nagasiddhi

Seven days of interactive meditation and practice workshops with storytelling 

Friday April 23 – Thursday April 29 2021

First daily session (2 hrs):  IE & UK 09:30 | Europe CET 10:30 | India 14:00 | Australia AEDT 18.30 | New Zealand 20.30

Second daily session (1.5 hrs): USA PST 07:30 | México 09:30 | USA EST 10:30 | IE &...

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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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Highlights from Parinirvana Celebrations

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Fri, 19 Feb, 2021 - 14:04

Highlights from Parinirvana Celebrations

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Fri, 19 Feb, 2021 - 14:04

Triratna communities around the world have been marking Parinirvana Day, which occurs on 15th February each year, commemorating the physical death and final Nirvana of the Buddha Shakyamuni.

Parinirvana Day is a time to recall the Buddha’s final days and his passing into final Nirvana, as he leaves his physical body. Many centres reflect on this by hearing verses from the Maha-parinibbana Sutta, a beautiful evocation of the Buddha’s generous teachings and acts, even in his final few days. Included in...

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Invitation to Black & Buddhist Free Online Event - with Suryagupta and Vimalasara

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Thu, 18 Feb, 2021 - 18:06

Invitation to Black & Buddhist Free Online Event - with Suryagupta and Vimalasara

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Thu, 18 Feb, 2021 - 18:06

Suryagupta, Chair of the London Buddhist Centre, along with Vimalasara (Chair of Vancouver Buddhist Centre), are taking part in ‘Black & Buddhist’ - a free online event, from 18th until 25th February which explores what Buddhism can teach us about race, resilience, transformation, and spiritual freedom.

Suryagupta gave a keynote talk at the London Buddhist Centre at the beginning of February which touched on the events of last year including her response to the some of the...

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Chairs' Letter – January 2021

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

Chairs' Letter – January 2021

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

Dear Order members and friends,

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...

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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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Looking into the Well: Using Writing to Explore the Mind

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Mon, 8 Feb, 2021 - 23:00

Looking into the Well: Using Writing to Explore the Mind

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Mon, 8 Feb, 2021 - 23:00

A four-week course with Yashobodhi: Sundays: March 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
Each session will be done twice every week to accommodate time zones (see below for times and springtime changes mid-course!). 

Come to any session you want with your ticket.

Reserve your space (Suggested donation for the whole course: $80  £80  €80)

About the course
In this course we will use writing as a tool to tap into the abundance and wisdom that usually lie dormant under our habitual ways of viewing ourselves and the world. 

The prompts we will be using...