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Training In A System of Buddhist Practice

Posted by Candradasa on Wed, 1 Jun, 2016 - 18:34

Dhammamegha recently interviewed Dhammarati for the Triratna International Council about an emerging project around the system of training in Triratna. It goes by the name of Sikkha (with a long a), which is a Pali word meaning ‘spiritual training’. It is about deepening our understanding of what and how we practice and teach within the Triratna community, and developing an explicit shared framework to talk about it. 

Here, Dhammarati reflects on what is essential in Buddhist practice: a growth of awareness which leads to positive and rich emotion...

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Dhammarati on Sabbatical, Solitary Retreat, and the International Council

Posted by dhammamegha on Wed, 23 Mar, 2016 - 20:44

Dhammarati - in conversation here with Dhammamegha - is one of the most experienced members of the Triratna College of Public Preceptors having chaired it for over ten years. Here he talks about his long sabbatical after leaving that job - a rich, deep time that encompassed post-Impressionist galleries in New York and lengthy solitary retreats in California and in Wales.

We hear about his personal study and his practical exploration of the Triratna system of practice and...

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Vidyamala On Opening to Pain with Mindfulness

Posted by Centre Team on Fri, 11 Mar, 2016 - 22:40

Vidyamala Burch, the founder and co-director of Breathworks (an organization dedicated to helping others through the teaching of mindfulness), is an ordained member of the Triratna Buddhist Order, and has authored three books. Her story is an inspiring example of how working through life-changing trauma has a strong impact in benefiting others. In this interview with Giulietta Spudich from Windhorse Publications, she explores her incredible life journey and how her exploration of Buddhist Dharma and mindfulness helps many...

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Great Faith, Great Wisdom - Interview with Ratnaguna on His New Book

Posted by sanghadhara on Thu, 10 Mar, 2016 - 19:36

Ratnaguna shares his excitement on his new book and tells us why he wrote this book on Pure Land sutras, who it’s written for, and the extras! :) Enjoy!

You can order this book soon from Windhorse Publications

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Concluding Thoughts At The End Of The ECA

Posted by Centre Team on Mon, 11 Jan, 2016 - 18:02

A great summary of a very full week’s work and Dharma practice from Mokshini and Dassini as the great winter gathering of European Triratna Buddhists comes to an end.

As well as the overview we also hear about a special and moving ritual for one member of the assembly choosing to go deeper with the practice of simplicity and contentment in her life… A beautiful way to mark the close of a deepening kind of meeting! 
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The London Buddhist Magazine - Spring 2016

The London Buddhist Magazine - Spring 2016

Posted by Singhamanas on Fri, 8 Jan, 2016 - 16:19

We (the human race) seem to be characterised by an intense interest in the world. We are even fascinated by it, avidly curious about its workings. Why is it the way it is? How does it work? What does it mean? 

It is possible for us to realise Wisdom and Compassion fully – but to do that we need the challenging and supportive context of a spiritual community. I hope this new edition of our magazine and programme give...

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Adhisthana Programme 2016

Adhisthana Programme 2016

Posted by akasajoti on Fri, 8 Jan, 2016 - 15:46

Here’s the updated Adhisthana programme for 2016.

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European Chairs Assembly 2016 - Introduction With Dassini

Posted by Candradasa on Tue, 5 Jan, 2016 - 14:10

Mokshini in conversations with Dassini, Chair of the Glasgow Buddhist Centre in Scotland, to introduce the whys and wherefores of the Triratna European Chairs Assembly. A focus on how things work - particularly around friendship and practice as a community.

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Munisha Introducing the Urban Retreat - Via Bach and Poetry...

Posted by Candradasa on Mon, 23 Nov, 2015 - 17:47

If you haven’t joined in with the Urban Retreat online, there’s still time! Already a wonderful, inspiring event - some great retreat teaching (only the introductory posts are visible if you aren’t taking part), and the chance to witness moving practice going on around the world…

Here’s Munisha’s lovely introduction from the Stockholm sangha in Sweden.

The music is “Erbarme Dich”, from the St Matthew Passion by JS Bach, with mezzo soprano Janet Baker. The poem is ‘A High Blue Day...

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