Dhammarati has worked as the convenor of the International Council for the last decade, establishing a structure for communication and collaboration between the College, Order and Movement from every geographical area, to support the unity of our spiritual community across the world.
In March, he will be handing over to Arthavadin and Akasajoti who will become co-convenors and work together, with the International Council Steering Group and Area Councils, to support and develop the work of the International Council in its next phase.
We’re looking for an order member to work full-time for the International Council.
The International Council is the pivotal structure that creates a forum for communication and collaboration between the College, the Order and Movement from every geographical Area in Triratna. As Triratna has grown, the role of the International Council has become more important to support the work of spreading the Dharma and creating a unified spiritual community across the world.
Dhammarati has worked for the International Council since it was established ten years ago...
Follow this link for a report on the recent International Council Online, sharing some highlights and resources, as well as a meeting summary.
As the Area Councils met separately according to their own time-zones for the meeting sessions, it’s not possible to provide a comprehensive minute, but within the summary you can see how it unfolded with an overview of each day and summaries of key outcomes, as well as view some of the resources. Click here to...
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.
Parami talking about the Vow aspect of the Bodhicitta practice, for the International Council 2020 Online.
As well as meeting together and addressing live topics and priorities across Triratna, the International Council meetings also are a context for members to meet together and build community, this year, taking as our Dharma theme the arising of the Bodhicitta, through study and meditation.
The series of talks explore different aspects of the Bodhicitta Practice: the Blue Sky as the context for the practice; Connection with the...
We’re in Australia and New Zealand for Day 3 of the International Council online! And today we hear about conversations around social engagement as Buddhists: the passion and the potential pitfalls, especially when we prize harmony as a deep value in community.
- Revisiting some working principles from last year from which to engage with issues: exemplification, renunciation, awareness, right effort, the precepts, right livelihood, spiritual friendship, ethical speech, conditionality, karma, active compassion. - Discussing ways we can cultivate non-polarisation in...