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Urgent Appeal for 66 Order members in India

From Triratna India on Sat, 17 Apr, 2021 - 22:19

Urgent Appeal for 66 Order members in India

From Triratna India on Sat, 17 Apr, 2021 - 22:19

Dear Friends,

The second wave of covid is causing poverty, distress and death in India. Very sadly we have lost several members of the Order to covid in recent days. Currently 15 Order members are unwell with covid to the point of needing medicines and / or oxygen. With public health supplies running low, these things need to be paid for privately. We want to send £150 to each of these Order members to give them this ability.

Donate to the emergency appeal

Our...

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Milarepa: A New Video From Urgyen House

From Sangharakshita Memorial Space on Tue, 13 Apr, 2021 - 15:10

Milarepa: A New Video From Urgyen House

From Sangharakshita Memorial Space on Tue, 13 Apr, 2021 - 15:10

Paramartha considers the importance of Tibet’s great yogi Milarepa in the life and teachings of Sangharakshita whilst introducing two objects from Urgyen House.

Urgyen House is a project dedicated to ensuring the long-term preservation of Sangharakshita’s collection of books, letters, papers, thangkas and artefacts as well as the building in which he spent the last years of his life.

Visit the Urgyen House website

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Alive in Nature: Micro-Adventures with Dhanakosa Retreat Centre

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Thu, 8 Apr, 2021 - 06:26

Alive in Nature: Micro-Adventures with Dhanakosa Retreat Centre

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Thu, 8 Apr, 2021 - 06:26

Alive in Nature: A series of Dharma micro-adventures live from the Scottish Highlands!

Saturdays May 8, 15, 22

Reserve a space on this event

First daily session (2 hrs): IE & UK 07:30 | Europe CET 08:30 | India 12:00 | Australia AEDT 16.30 | New Zealand 18.30

Second daily session (2 hrs): USA PST 11:00 | México 13:00 | USA EST 14:00 | IE & UK 19:00 | Europe...

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Dharmabyte: The Light + Love of Amitabha

From Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 25 Mar, 2021 - 05:00

Suryagupta calls to mind the the deep red Buddha of love and meditation, Amitabha. Traversing the myth and symbolism of the Buddhist tradition with tales from her own childhood and dream-life, Suryagupta offers up a talk that truly evokes the warm love of the Buddha of the Western realm.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Amitabha & The Infinite Light, part of the series The Symbolic World of the Five Buddha Mandala given at ...

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Online Retreat for spanish speakers: El Arte de Enoblecerse

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Thu, 11 Mar, 2021 - 09:55

Online Retreat for spanish speakers: El Arte de Enoblecerse

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Thu, 11 Mar, 2021 - 09:55

No te pierdas el Retiro Online para Hispano-parlantes sobre las “Cuatro Nobles Verdades del Buda” facilitado por Samamati, Manjugita, Nagapriya y Maitrighosha. Información completa y como inscribirte en este enlace:

https://www.budismo-valencia.com/eventos/retiro-online-arte-ennoblecerse…

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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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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...