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Photos, photos, memories, memories...

Fri, 29 Jun, 2012 - 07:37

Photos, photos, memories, memories...

Fri, 29 Jun, 2012 - 07:37Thanks to Advayasiddhi from Denmark for some great images of the retreat, available here
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Buddha Puja words, translation and chant

Tue, 5 Jun, 2012 - 16:51

Buddha Puja words, translation and chant

Tue, 5 Jun, 2012 - 16:51Here’s a link to the Pali Buddha Puja sung by Joe on the last day of the Retreat, with a transcript of the words and their translation below…

Vanna gandha gunopetam,
Etam kusum santati,
Pujayami Munindassa
Siripada saroruhe.
Pujemi Buddham
Kusumen nena
Punnena metena labhami mokham
Puppham milayati
Yatha Idam me
Kayo tathayati vinasa bhavam
Ghanasarappa ditena
Dipena tamadhansina
Tiloka dipam sambuddham
Pujayami tamonudam.
Sugandhi kaya vadanam
Ananta guna gandhina
Sugandhi naham gandhena
Pujayami Tathagatam
Buddham Dhammam...
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Announcing the Skype Meditators Group

From Imagine the Buddha on Mon, 4 Jun, 2012 - 20:49

Announcing the Skype Meditators Group

From Imagine the Buddha on Mon, 4 Jun, 2012 - 20:49We had a great idea during our live Facebook discussion today - a group for everyone who might like to get together with others and meditate on Skype. So roll up, roll up… :)
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Facebook Discussion Imminent!

From Imagine the Buddha on Mon, 4 Jun, 2012 - 18:32

Facebook Discussion Imminent!

From Imagine the Buddha on Mon, 4 Jun, 2012 - 18:32Hi all, remember we’ll be having a live discussion space on Facebook this afternoon/evening on themes from the International Retreat. Join us anytime between 2-4pm EST / 5-7pm UK for as long as you like. We’d love if you can! Here are some topics we might look at, but any other ideas also welcome and we’ll see what emerges from the live space:

1. How do YOU imagine the Buddha? We’ve seen...
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‘Re-Imagining The Buddha’ - by Sangharakshita and Subhuti

Sat, 2 Jun, 2012 - 10:33

‘Re-Imagining The Buddha’ - by Sangharakshita and Subhuti

Sat, 2 Jun, 2012 - 10:33‘Imagining the Buddha’ was probably chosen as the theme of the 2012 Triratna International Retreat thanks to the influence of a paper entitled ‘Re-Imagining The Buddha’ jointly published by Sangharakshita and Subhuti some 18 months ago. Since then it’s become a theme widely studied and debated throughout Triratna. Sangharakshita introduces it like this:

Towards the end of August, 2010, Subhuti and I had a series of discussions centred on the topic of the imagination. I had long...
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And the Twitter hashtag is...

From Imagine the Buddha on Thu, 31 May, 2012 - 23:19

And the Twitter hashtag is...

From Imagine the Buddha on Thu, 31 May, 2012 - 23:19If you’re partial to a Tweet or two (but not a twit!) the hashtag for Twitter shenanigans with the International Retreat is #internationalretreat.

If you want to help spread the love for the new social network itself, the hashtag is #triratnaconnect.

ps. Our actual Twitter account is here, should you wish to follow…
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A quick guide to the online retreat...

Thu, 31 May, 2012 - 23:04

A quick guide to the online retreat...

Thu, 31 May, 2012 - 23:04Hi all, here are a few things to bear in mind for the online version of the retreat, which we’ll be running from Friday till Tuesday - and beyond! We hope it’ll be a great space to connect with each other and keep your inspiration burning bright when the tents are all folded away and everyone’s home again…

1. This main space (the ‘Project’) will be the place to check for news and events and media from...
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A wee Doodle to find a time to meet on Facebook...

From Imagine the Buddha on Thu, 31 May, 2012 - 22:38

A wee Doodle to find a time to meet on Facebook...

From Imagine the Buddha on Thu, 31 May, 2012 - 22:38So, the theme of the retreat is ‘Imagining the Buddha’. We need a related theme for our special Facebook discussion on Monday - but first we need a time! Make your choices here and we’ll try and accommodate as many folk as we can… Thanks!

https://thebuddhistcentre.doodle.com/a38yhxq67bvg7quw

btw. You can join our Facebook Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thebuddhistcentregroups/

Times are given in EST (American - only because that’s where our online team is!) please add 4 or...
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The Online Retreat

Fri, 25 May, 2012 - 18:38

The Online Retreat

Fri, 25 May, 2012 - 18:38Hi, I’m Candradasa and I’ll be helping run the International Retreat online. We hope it’ll be a space to get excited about what’s to come on the weekend and somewhere you can keep all the connections going long after the last fire has burned out and the last mantra faded into the summer’s night air…

We’ll be tweeting and posting wee recordings, uploading pictures and video from the retreat itself, and generally keeping its spirit alive in the many...
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Free Buddhist Audio looking for volunteers on the International Retreat

Fri, 25 May, 2012 - 17:47

Free Buddhist Audio looking for volunteers on the International Retreat

Fri, 25 May, 2012 - 17:47Viriyalila writes to say - “Free Buddhist Audio will be on the International Retreat and is looking for volunteers to help promote their work. We need several hands to help with setting up and taking down our tent as well as people throughout the retreat to share with others members of our community what they love about free buddhist audio. Interested? Get in touch! I’m at viriyalila [at] freebuddhistaudio.com. We are supremely grateful for...
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