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Surprise visit from Sangharakshita for Triratna@50 celebrations

Posted by charlotte-l on Mon, 24 Apr, 2017 - 16:34

Surprise visit from Sangharakshita for Triratna@50 celebrations

Posted by charlotte-l on Mon, 24 Apr, 2017 - 16:34

Thanks Suvajra for catching this visit from Sangharakshita as part of Adhisthana’s celebrations of Triratna Buddhist Community’s 50th Birthday.

Filmed on a mobile, it’s best to keep the screen small to watch this video. 

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Gyproc & Flares: Sukhavati in the 1970s

Posted by Centre Team on Sat, 8 Apr, 2017 - 23:46

Gyproc & Flares: Sukhavati in the 1970s

Posted by Centre Team on Sat, 8 Apr, 2017 - 23:46

Siddhiratna sent this amazing short archive film of the very early days of the FWBO (former name for Triratna) in London in the 1970s as the new community there were preparing to build what would become the London Buddhist Centre in an old fire station…

“The videos were shot on Standard 8 film in what I think would be the mid ’70s, maybe ‘76, ‘77. The corrugated iron still up on the windows and Subhuti, Ratnaguna, Dharmapriya (?) and others are...

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Singhashri's picture

Gorgeous, thanks for sharing. Loved the music. Now I know who all the hipsters in Bethnal Green stole their look from!

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wow, what a blast! Thanks Siddhiratna. What a smile Padmaraja had! Never one to miss a camera opportunity!

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Nicely done. What about some captions identifying people? I think I saw Vessantara, but I didn’t recognise anyone else. In a few decades no one will recognise anyone. 

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So far, identified are Alaya, Ananda, Ashvajit ,Danavira, Devaraja (?), Jinamata, Kamalashila, Nagabodhi, (ex-) Padmaraja, Ratnapani, Sagaramati, Sangharakshita, Subhuti, Surata, Vessantara. Any others?

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Anoma, ex- Rintrah, Annutara [ fur coat and wheeling pushchair with Jinamatas’ daughter sitting in it] , Siddhiratna, 

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Triratna@50 This Weekend...

Posted by Centre Team on Thu, 6 Apr, 2017 - 14:15

Triratna@50 This Weekend...

Posted by Centre Team on Thu, 6 Apr, 2017 - 14:15

Today, the 6th April 2017, marks the 50th birthday of Triratna! This weekend we kick off our year of celebration and gratitude for all that’s been achieved around the world since Sangharakshita and a small group of women and men first gathered to meditate together in a small room in London all those years ago…

+follow above for regular updates this weekend and throughout the year from Triratna@50 

We’ll be bringing you a flavour of just some of the international gatherings this weekend as our anniversary year...

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Letter from the Chair of the College of Public Preceptors to all Order Members

Posted by saddhaloka on Fri, 31 Mar, 2017 - 23:56

Letter from the Chair of the College of Public Preceptors to all Order Members

Posted by saddhaloka on Fri, 31 Mar, 2017 - 23:56

Following the March meeting of the College of Public Preceptors, Saddhaloka, as Chair of the College, sent a message to all Order members. The ten-day meeting had been concerned with issues currently being raised regarding the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community, and Saddhaloka wanted to communicate the position of the College on these issues. We are now posting the letter, slightly adapted for a wider readership, on the Adhisthana Kula blog, to make it available to all who are interested. The Kula will be continuing...

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Maitreyi Interviews Subhuti on 'Women, Men And Angels'

Posted by Maitreyi on Tue, 28 Mar, 2017 - 16:08

Maitreyi Interviews Subhuti on 'Women, Men And Angels'

Posted by Maitreyi on Tue, 28 Mar, 2017 - 16:08

Following on from his statement of personal regret about the publication of ‘Women, Men And Angels’ and the views expressed in it, here is Subhuti in conversation with Maitreyi, going into detail around that regret, and sharing his thoughts on a very painful episode in Triratna history, including the story of how it all happened. What emerges in the course of the interview is an exemplary look by two good, old friends at how confusion can arise - and how clear...

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'Opening Up The Thatch' - Parami In Conversation with Tejananda

Posted by parami on Thu, 9 Mar, 2017 - 18:14

'Opening Up The Thatch' - Parami In Conversation with Tejananda

Posted by parami on Thu, 9 Mar, 2017 - 18:14

Some time ago, Tejananda wrote a piece entitled ‘Opening up the Thatch’. In this, he thoughtfully suggests that we need “an open and compassionate discussion” on the issues raised by allegations around historical controversy in Triratna, re-made in a recent short regional TV programme in the UK.

Amongst other points, Tejananda wondered if it would be helpful to engage in some form of ‘truth and reconciliation’ process. Recently, he visited Adhisthana and met with...

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In celebration of Buddha Day: a short talk on 'Buddha pride'

Posted by Munisha on Mon, 16 May, 2016 - 14:54

In celebration of Buddha Day: a short talk on 'Buddha pride'

Posted by Munisha on Mon, 16 May, 2016 - 14:54

To mark the week of Buddha Day around the Triratna world, here is a poetically inspiring 20-minute celebration of ‘Buddha pride’, given by Belgian Order member and poet Arthakusalin at last summer’s Mainland European Order Convention in northern Germany.

Arthakusalin is Chair of Ghent Buddhist Centre.

Buddha Day is one of three festivals we mark in Triratna celebrating the Three Jewels: Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. It falls officially on the full moon next Saturday 21st May, but will variously be celebrated anytime...

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Phone Campaign Karuna 2015

Posted by candradasa on Tue, 1 Mar, 2016 - 19:09

Phone Campaign Karuna 2015

Posted by candradasa on Tue, 1 Mar, 2016 - 19:09

In Spring of 2015 a team of volunteers spent six weeks at Karuna Trust Office in London giving the opportunity to the supporters to increase their donations for some of the poorest people in India.

Read about Karuna’s record-breaking year - and how you can help too!

For more information about Karuna visit karuna.org...

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Subhuti in India: a documentary video from Mokshapriya

Posted by Munisha on Thu, 28 Jan, 2016 - 11:52

Subhuti in India: a documentary video from Mokshapriya

Posted by Munisha on Thu, 28 Jan, 2016 - 11:52

Mokshapriya writes from India to announce the release of his documentary film, ‘Subhuti in India’, aimed particularly a Triratna audience outside India.

“Twice a year Subhuti leaves north Wales, UK, for India. His winter 2014/15 visit lasted 85 days, included 12 retreats and covered over 3,000 miles, from Bhaja in Maharashtra to Bodh Gaya, the place of the Buddha’s Enlightenment.

I asked Subhuti if I could follow him on one of his India tours to record, for the interest of our Order and Movement, how he spends half of each year. 

He...

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Akasharaja's picture

What a fantastic film! Very inspiring, sadhu to all involved.

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Very inspiring Thank you for doing mokshapriya ji

padmalaya's picture

This is a beautiful film.

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Watched this last night. Really moving what Subhuti et al are doing in India. Inspiring and very well put together and filmed by Mokshapriya. Highly recommend it.

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A beautifully produced film Mokshapriya - evocative, inspirational, and a strong flavour of whats happenng today in Buddhist India.   Sadhu to all.  Padmasuri 

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What exactly IS a "bed and breakfast retreat"?

Posted by Munisha on Fri, 22 Jan, 2016 - 11:32

What exactly IS a "bed and breakfast retreat"?

Posted by Munisha on Fri, 22 Jan, 2016 - 11:32

Clear Vision’s latest NewsByte video, this time about the Nottingham Buddhist Centre UK’s first-ever “bed and breakfast retreat”. 5.5 minutes.

See full post. 
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