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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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Saddhaloka - Going Forth and Going for Refuge (Triratna International Council 2019)

Mon, 2 Sep, 2019 - 23:06

Here is the first in 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 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. To kick things off, Saddhaloka explores the key aspects of any practitioner’s commitment, Going Forth and Going for Refuge to the Three...

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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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Dhammarati on The History of the International Council

Sat, 6 Aug, 2016 - 01:12

Dhammarati’s meticulous history of the Triratna International Council since its inception in 2011. If you want to understand what makes a spiritual movement tick when it has global aspirations, this is the perfect primer…

During the talk, Dhammarati played audio of Sangharakshita’s blessing to the first International Council. Listen to a recording.

Best enjoyed accompanied by this impeccably designed slideshow

See all posts from the International Council 2016...

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Dhammarati on Sikkha - a new project to review and develop training in the system of practice

Mon, 30 May, 2016 - 18:24

I recently interviewed Dhammarati about an emerging project about the system of training in Triratna. It goes by the name of Sikkha (with a long a), which is a Pali word meaning ‘spiritual training’. It is about deepening our understanding of what and how we practice and teach within the Triratna community, and developing an explicit shared framework to talk about it. 

Here, Dhammarati reflects on what is essential in Buddhist practice: a growth of awareness which leads to positive and rich emotion and a move away...

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Dhammarati on sabbatical, solitary and the International Council

Tue, 22 Mar, 2016 - 14:15

Dhammarati came back a few months ago from sabbatical and a three month solitary in North Wales.

In this interview he talks to Dhammamegha about being on retreat and shares his thoughts about the future of the International Council. From the beginning of 2016 he is convening the Council.

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Day 2: Yashosagar chanting verses from the Dhammapada

Tue, 26 Mar, 2013 - 21:47
Part of Day 2’s programme focusing on the theme ‘Intensifying practice - collective and personal’.

Well this is just about the sweetest bonus of any Dharma talk - when the speaker breaks into song and sings of the happy life…

Yashosagar Chanting a Verse from the Dhammapada (from his talk on working against ego-clinging).

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Day 2: Yashosagar talks on 'Intensifying practice - collective & personal'

Tue, 26 Mar, 2013 - 21:44
Part of Day 2’s programme focusing on the theme ‘Intensifying practice - collective and personal’.

Yashosagar speaking (and singing!) about how to deepen your practice of the Dharma in all conditions, from community living to marriage.

Introduction by Amrutdeep.

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Day 2: Varadevi talks on 'Intensifying practice - collective & personal'

Tue, 26 Mar, 2013 - 21:41
Part of Day 2’s programme focusing on the theme ‘Intensifying practice - collective and personal’.

Varadevi on her life working for the Dharma, and particularly her years helping found an intensive meditation community for women in Australia.

Introduction by Vajrajyoti.

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Day 2: Saddhajoti talks on 'Intensifying practice - collective & personal'

Tue, 26 Mar, 2013 - 21:39
Part of Day 2’s programme focusing on the theme ‘Intensifying practice - collective and personal’.

A great talk by Saddhajoti, centred on her moving story of the earthquake that devastated Mexico City in the 1980s, and the coming together of the population in the aftermath…

Introduction by Parami.


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