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International Council Newsletter - Autumn 2019

Sun, 17 Nov, 2019 - 21:15

International Council Newsletter - Autumn 2019

Sun, 17 Nov, 2019 - 21:15

Follow this link to the latest International Council Newsletter. It includes an introduction to the International Council, it’s history and purpose; a report of the 2019 meeting; the emerging priorities for the three strands - the College, the Order, and the Movement; an update on the International Council and Sikkha Project teams; and a personal perspective on the International Council from one of it’s members....

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Dhammarati - A Brief History of the Triratna International Council

Tue, 1 Oct, 2019 - 22:48

Dhammarati - A Brief History of the Triratna International Council

Tue, 1 Oct, 2019 - 22:48

Here’s Dhammarati with another beautifully made presentation giving the history and Dharma context for the formation of the Triratna International Council. 

This includes an audio recording (towards the end of the presentation) of Urgyen Sangharakshita, Triratna’s founder, giving his thoughts on the essential work of the Council as part of a healthy succession plan for our community, in line with his intentions to pass on well his own duties, responsibilities and inspiration.

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Sikkha - Triratna International Council 2019

Tue, 1 Oct, 2019 - 15:58

Sikkha - Triratna International Council 2019

Tue, 1 Oct, 2019 - 15:58

“From the moment of a person’s first contact with our movement, he or she should be able to discover a balanced approach that is appropriate to them… The Karmic work of integration and developing positive emotion, and the Dharmic work of spiritual receptivity, death, and rebirth.

“The elements of the system… from the stage of Integration through to that of Spiritual Rebirth can be seen as the principal elements of the Dharma life at all stages, Indeed, if they are not practised at...

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Triratna Buddhist Community International Council - A High Degree of Commonality

Tue, 1 Oct, 2019 - 15:57

Triratna Buddhist Community International Council - A High Degree of Commonality

Tue, 1 Oct, 2019 - 15:57

“A community needs a high degree of commonality of practice to make progress together on the path.” Urgyen Sangharakshita

Since 2013 our Dharma community has put a lot of effort into exploring the basis for unity in a growing, international Buddhist movement that crosses language, cultural and geographical boundaries. Here’s a beautifully laid-out articulation of the story so far around this ongoing work.

Presented at the 2019 Triratna International Council.

Watch the companion presentation on the Sikkha project 

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Themes from the Dharma Life of Urgyen Sangharakshita (Triratna International Council 2019)

Thu, 19 Sep, 2019 - 15:07

A series of talks from the 2019 Triratna International Council, with the whole event set in the context of the Council considering deeply and studying the Dharma together. 

This year’s theme was major elements from the Dharma biography of Sangharakshita, Triratna’s founder, which are of wider relevance to anyone endeavouring to lead a Buddhist life. The four areas explored are:

1. Going Forth and Going for Refuge by Saddhaloka

2. Sangharakshita’s First Connection with His Teachers and Receiving Practices by Aryajaya

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International Council Members - September 2019

Fri, 13 Sep, 2019 - 12:03

An updated list of International Council Members, Steering Group + Staff

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Buddhist Voices: Abhayadana - Giving the Gift of Fearlessness to Women in India

Mon, 9 Sep, 2019 - 13:01

A great conversation with the quietly brilliant Abhayadana about her Buddhist work and practice in India. Her name means ‘Giver of Fearlessness’ - and this is something she has dedicated her life to, helping support and free women in her community from the stigma of social caste and the violence that often goes with it.

We hear about her personal approach via meditation and reflection on the Buddhist figure of Kshitigarbha (Jizo) who descends into hell realms to liberate suffering beings. And...

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Triratna International Council 2019 Podcast - New Zealand & Australia Edition

Fri, 6 Sep, 2019 - 23:35

The 6th Triratna International Council is in full swing in England this week. Folk from around the world converging on beautiful rural Herefordshire to explore the work of making sure our community is united and available to all in the years ahead.

We’re joined by our friends from New Zealand and Australia for a check-in around their take on the week and the relevance of international perspectives to their own communities and their experience of the Dharma life back home. Inspiring to...

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Thanks Candradasa ET al,

Just listened to this over breakfast.   Heartwarming,  sitting under the great tree together.  I like that image.   The IC sounding now as though it is really having effect and focus cross continents and beyond just the delegates to and from those ‘back home’.   Enjoy the rest of the meeting.    Padmasuri. 

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Great podcast and wonderful to hear how it’s all going. Real sense comes across of what the International Council’s role is and could be in Triratna going forward. And very eloquently explained by all. Sadhu. 

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Lovely to listen to my Aussie and New Zealand mates on this fine spring morning in Melbourne. Thank you Candradasa for the work you do to connect so many of us in far flung places into inspiring events like the IC.

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A great podcast.  The New Zealand & Australia team communicate well what the International Council’s role is and could be. Loved the image of sitting under a tree together. Thanks Chandradasa for recording this.

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Hi Karunajoti, Ratnajyoti, Vidyatara, Kemadhamma & Dhiramani, It was so good to hear your voices & your positive measure of the International Council, thanks Candradasa as well. It’s good to be able to feel connection with it all. Love Gambhiraja
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Lokeshvara - Setting Up The Order And Movement (Triratna International Council 2019)

Wed, 4 Sep, 2019 - 12:37

The third in a series of talks from the 2019 Triratna International Council. This year’s theme is major elements from the Dharma biography of Sangharakshita, Triratna’s founder, which are of wider relevance to anyone endeavouring to lead a Buddhist life. 

Lokeshvara recounts some of his own encounters with Sangharakshita and highlights some great quotes to delve into three key areas: setting up a context for people to share their lives; “the fundamental view” of Triratna’s approach to the Dharma; and ways to...

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Aryajaya - Sangharakshita’s First Connection with His Teachers and Receiving Practices (Triratna International Council 2019)

Tue, 3 Sep, 2019 - 23:36

The second in a series of talks from the 2019 Triratna International Council. This year’s theme is major elements from the Dharma biography of Sangharakshita, Triratna’s founder, which are of wider relevance to anyone endeavouring to lead a Buddhist life. 

Aryajaya explores Sangharakshita’s relationship to his teachers, who form the lineage for the Triratna Buddhist Order. A lovely exploration of the experience of relationship to the Bodhisattvas of Buddhist tradition via meditations passed from teacher to disciple, evoking a wide open sense...

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