Posted by Charlotte Lawes on Mon, 7 Aug, 2017 - 16:38
Each season the London Buddhist Centre publishes a wonderful magazine and programme packed full of great articles, poems, images and more.
In this edition we are treated to a celebration of the children and families in the Sangha, paintings by Kusalasara, a poem by Vishvantara, a cartoon strip on hindrances to meditation, banker-turned-Buddhist fundraiser Amalavajra, from FutureDharma Fund, on love and money, and music maker Tim Exile features in the latest instalment of Diary of a London Buddhist.
Posted by Centre Team on Thu, 16 Feb, 2017 - 20:01
Download archive updated 2nd May 2017 to include a German version of the Triratna Controversy FAQ. ***
A number of friends have gotten in touch to ask where they can get easy access to resources around controversy arising from Triratna’s past, including responses to allegations of historical sexual misconduct and other issues that are still discussed at Buddhist Centres and online.
Here’s a survey of all relevant public information and spaces on this site. We also encourage everyone to ...
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...
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.
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...
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! ...
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...