Those of you who’ve been enjoying the free eBooks we’ve been giving away since March will be pleased to learn that we’re giving away another one. This time it’s the turn of one of Sangharakshita’s classics, The Bodhisattva Ideal.
How can we be happy and at the same time responsive to the suffering of others? It can be done: this is the message of the bodhisattva ideal. The image of the bodhisattva, one who wishes to gain Enlightenment for the sake...
Did you know that you can apply for small grants of up to £3,000 from FutureDharma?
The grants are for inspirational Triratna Dharma projects and initiatives which have immediate funding needs or smaller local projects which are prevented from establishing themselves due to a lack of local funds.
Some projects we have supported in the past with our small grants are:
Room rental costs for the Clacton-on-sea Mitra group
Travel costs for visiting Order Members to Estonia
Fitting out a new Dharma library at the Cuernavaca Buddhist Centre, Mexico
Most of us constantly look outside ourselves for something: happiness, love, contentment. But this something is not out there. ‘It’ is within us. In It’s Not Out There, Buddhist teacher and mentor, Danapriya, helps you to look inside yourself in such a way that life becomes...
Anālayo has been writing about mindfulness as a scholar, practitioner and meditation teacher for two decades. In 2004 we published his ground-breaking study of the Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta based on his comparative studies of early Buddhist texts. He is one of a handful of people who can read and research texts in Pāli, Sanskrit and Chinese. It is a real delight when someone with...
If you’d like to start a practice of meditation but aren’t sure where to start, or if you’ve been meditating for some time and would like to reinvigorate your practice, this week’s free eBook is for you. It’s Wildmind: A Step-by-Step Guide to Meditation by Bodhipaksa.
Last week’s free eBook, A Guide to the Bodhisattvas by Vessantara will remain free to download until Monday, 7th September.
As well as meeting together and addressing live topics and priorities across Triratna, International Councils are also a context for members to gather and build community. This year’s Dharma theme was the arising of the Bodhicitta.
At the end of a beautifully intense International Council Online, the Steering Group (AKA. the people who make it all happen at the IC) are here to take us home.
The spirit of community, infused with gratitude and a deep sense of kinship through all challenge, pervades. What comes next will be grounded in the local as well as the global, and call forth a renewal of all the work that’s still unfolding from a long...
We’re in Europe – in the Nordic region, as it happens – for day five of the International Council Online.
What is a Strand?, we hear you ask. Watch on for a perfect definition + a window into the delights and challenges of joining in with a global context from a remote town in Sweden and from Helsinki, capital of Finland.
- Language issues for non-English speakers in Triratna. - Highlights of the week. - Forming strong connections based in good work.