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#Triratna50. The world needs what you've been given. Pass it on.

Posted by Liz_Bassett on Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 14:21

#Triratna50. The world needs what you've been given. Pass it on.

Posted by Liz_Bassett on Mon, 19 Jun, 2017 - 14:21

Can Triratna really help change this suffering world?

Terrorism, environmental degradation, the consumerist tide of distraction and dissatisfaction: sometimes the world can seem broken.

Triratna is entering its next 50 years. Can Triratna offer more people ways to stay sane in a confusing world: ways to connect, to grow and to give?

FutureDharma Fund believes it can. The only long term solution to suffering is enough movements like ours creating a wave of kindness and wisdom in the world. Only this will transform the forces of...

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An Interview with Paramabandhu on His New Book - Mindful Emotion: A Short Course in Kindness

Posted by Giulietta - Win... on Fri, 26 May, 2017 - 13:48

How did Paramabandhu and Jed Shamel’s latest book come about? Who does it reach? Are there any challenges to bringing kindness into Mindfulness teaching?

Find out in this interview with Paramabandhu. His new book Mindful Emotion: A Short Course in Kindness is available from Windhorse Publications.

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Celebrating Triratna's 50th in Krakow, Poland

Posted by Centre Team on Wed, 3 May, 2017 - 19:04

Celebrating Triratna's 50th in Krakow, Poland

Posted by Centre Team on Wed, 3 May, 2017 - 19:04

A big thank you to Paramashanti for sharing this lovely video of the celebration of Triratna’s 50th Anniversary at Sanghaloka in Krakow, Poland! 

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Indian Pilgrimage February 2018 - From the Bodhi Tree to Triratna

Posted by Dhammavijaya on Fri, 28 Apr, 2017 - 20:14

Indian Pilgrimage February 2018 - From the Bodhi Tree to Triratna

Posted by Dhammavijaya on Fri, 28 Apr, 2017 - 20:14

To coincide with the International Conventions, the India Dhamma Trust is arranging a special pilgrimage for Order members and Mitras who wish to gain a living experience of the unity of Triratna.

From the heartlands of Ancient Buddhism, order members and mitras will follow itineraries that attend the Order or Mitra conventions at Bodh Gaya, and take in the traditional pilgrimage sites of Shravasti, Kusinara, Lumbini, Vaishali and Sarnath, before combining to travel to Nagpur to explore Triratna...

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International Gathering 2017 - the programme

Posted by Mokshini on Sun, 30 Apr, 2017 - 15:39

International Gathering 2017 - the programme

Posted by Mokshini on Sun, 30 Apr, 2017 - 15:39

Click +follow above to receive regular updates on programme additions. 

The overall theme for the gathering is Our Future Dharma — What the World Needs Now

On the Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning of the event we will listen to talks by Prajnaketu (European Young Buddhists Coordinator), Dhammamegha (International Council Secretary) and Arthakusalin (Chair of Ghent Buddhist Centre) - they will explore the Three Jewels as gifts we have to give the world.

Each afternoon will be taken up by a range of workshops which...

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Last chance to apply for our BAM women's Karuna appeal!

Posted by Sanghamani on Mon, 1 May, 2017 - 16:33

Last chance to apply for our BAM women's Karuna appeal!

Posted by Sanghamani on Mon, 1 May, 2017 - 16:33

Do something radical this BAM and come and join our next 6 week’s women’s Karuna appeal which begins on June 10th in London.

By becoming a Karuna fundraiser you can directly changes the lives of thousands of dalit and tribal people who face discrimination, inequality and oppression in India and Nepal.

Karuna is one of Triratna’s flagship team based right livelihoods and has been initiating social work and Dharma projects amongst some of the Worlds poorest and most disadvantaged communities since 1980. Most of £1.5...

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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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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...