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Triratna International Council - Day 7: Our Last Day! Reporting Out...

Sat, 23 Jun, 2018 - 17:09

Triratna International Council - Day 7: Our Last Day! Reporting Out...

Sat, 23 Jun, 2018 - 17:09

For her final conversation of the week Dassini welcomes Jnanadhara from the Republic of Ireland (via New Zealand), Parami from Scotland and Lokeshvara from England. The great gathering is winding down, a chance to reflect on the week and what we’re taking from it.

Parami and Lokeshvara are our two international Order Convenors and they share their thoughts on the work of the International Council from that perspective. And Jnanadhara evokes the great harmony of the meeting and the sense of building...

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Triratna International Council - Day 6: Internationality (and Visiting the Local Caves!)

Sat, 23 Jun, 2018 - 16:50

Triratna International Council - Day 6: Internationality (and Visiting the Local Caves!)

Sat, 23 Jun, 2018 - 16:50

Dassini welcomes Amritasiddhi and Nagaketu from India and Dharmashuri from the United States of America, with a focus on the Movement Strand (ie. Buddhist Centres) and working to make sure teaching and practice in our Buddhist community is supported and “joined up” internationally. 

We started the day early with a morning visit and meditation at the very ancient caves of Bhaja, a Buddhist practice space for well over 2,000 years. The shrine room at Bhaja retreat Centre is aligned with...

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Triratna International Council - Day 5: Conversations Around Gender Diversity

Sat, 23 Jun, 2018 - 16:21

Triratna International Council - Day 5: Conversations Around Gender Diversity

Sat, 23 Jun, 2018 - 16:21

Day 5 saw us exploring the topic of gender diversity - who walks past our doors and how can we open up our Buddhist Centres to everyone? Dassini from Scotland is joined by Prajnasahaya from Germany and Prajnaketu from England to recap the day for us.

It’s worth noting up front that the Indian and Spanish Order members scheduled to appear in this video were unexpectedly unable to take part, so the very small panel isn’t itself diverse in terms of inclusion...

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Meditating In The Caves At Bhaja

Mon, 19 Feb, 2018 - 17:24

Meditating In The Caves At Bhaja

Mon, 19 Feb, 2018 - 17:24

We got up early today to meditate in the early Buddhist caves at Bhaja, which are over 2000 years old! 

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Wow!  Fantastic !  I must admit this series of fantastic phots caused a lot of craving to be..there !  

Thanks for the trip !

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Triratna International Council - Day 4: Resolving Conflict, Restoring Harmony

Mon, 19 Feb, 2018 - 16:46

Triratna International Council - Day 4: Resolving Conflict, Restoring Harmony

Mon, 19 Feb, 2018 - 16:46

At the midway point of the 2018 Triratna International Council, a beautiful day looking at practical and effective ways to resolve conflict and restore harmony in any community, based on sound Dharma principles.

Dhiramani from Australia, Tarahridaya from India and Viradhamma from the USA join our host Dassini to reflect on harmony and friendship on an international scale. And we also get to hear about a chance encounter with a snake as well as a very special Bodhi tree…

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Triratna International Council - Day 3: On Self and Other and the Structures that Allow Friendship to Flow

Sun, 18 Feb, 2018 - 16:06

Triratna International Council - Day 3: On Self and Other and the Structures that Allow Friendship to Flow

Sun, 18 Feb, 2018 - 16:06

On Day 3 of the 2018 International Council our guests review some great Dharma study and work that dives deeper into the whole area of transformative models of love and friendship. How do we practice to undermine our inherent tendencies to selfishness? And what can we set up so all our institutions serve the needs of the community and allow a genuine and enduring culture of friendship to flourish? 

Join Dassini to talk it all through with Khemadhamma and Ratnajyoti from Australia, and...

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Triratna International Council - Day 2: Mind Training and What a Community Needs to Grow Around the World

Sat, 17 Feb, 2018 - 02:43

Triratna International Council - Day 2: Mind Training and What a Community Needs to Grow Around the World

Sat, 17 Feb, 2018 - 02:43

Dassini introduces today’s video stars from the 2018 International Council: Aryajaya from Australia and the UK, Candradasa from the UK and US, and Karmavajra and Ratnashree from India. A day of Dharma study looking at Eight Verses for Training the Mind from the Lojong tradition, as well as discussion of how to support community growth in India and around the world. 

All wrapped up with a lovely song by Ratnashree on how to step forward in the...

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Eight Verses for Training the Mind - A Series from the International Council 2018

Fri, 16 Feb, 2018 - 19:11

As part of the 2018 International Council we’re studying the mind training verses. We’ll be adding more each day (as the rural internet allows!).

First up we have Dhammarati’s excellent overview of the text, followed by Saddhaloka’s look at the first two verses. We then have Ratnadharini’s inspiring, down-to-earth consideration at verses 4-6. Parami explores the final 2 verses for us in the light of Bodhicitta practice and tonglen. And the series is rounded off by Viveka looking at the final verse as a...

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Hi there thanks for this, really enjoying Dhammarati’s talk listening to it now.  Seems very relevant as ever.

much metta Karunadhi

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We have just added Ratnadharini’s inspiring, down-to-earth look at verses 4-6.

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Thanks that’s great!!!

Karunadhi

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Today we added Parami exploring the final 2 verses for us in the light of Bodhicitta practice and tonglen.

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Today’s final addition sees the series rounded off by Viveka looking at the last verse as a signpost to the true liberation and deeply energized compassion that is to be experienced through insight into what is actually happening. 

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Triratna International Council 2018 - Day 1: The Flow of the Meeting and What Dharma Unites Us

Thu, 15 Feb, 2018 - 03:10

Triratna International Council 2018 - Day 1: The Flow of the Meeting and What Dharma Unites Us

Thu, 15 Feb, 2018 - 03:10

Day 1 of the International Council at the Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Centre here at Bhaja in Maharashtra, India. Introducing Vajrajyoti from New Zealand, Nagapriya from Mexico (via England), and Vajrashura from Dublin, Ireland. Dassini is your host for this informal look back at people’s personal impressions of a full first day, with a sense of why the International Council really matters…

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Dedicating The 2018 International Council

Tue, 13 Feb, 2018 - 17:59

Welcome to the 2018 Triratna International Council! Follow in the dedicated International Council space all week for more recordings, podcasts, videos and pictures. Or connect daily on Instagram or Twitter or Facebook

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An evening at the Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Centre in Bhaja, India, to greet people from all around the world, gathering to look at how to take forward in unity an international, multi-lingual, cross-cultural spiritual community...

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Beautiful chanting - perhaps the most tangible for me to feel connected and in harmony with the ideals of what our Order could be. Sadhu Sadhu Sadhu!