Posted by Centre Team on 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...
Posted by Centre Team on 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.
Posted by Centre Team on 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...
Posted by Centre Team on 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…
Posted by Centre Team on 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...
Posted by Centre Team on 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...
Posted by Centre Team on 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…
A talk by Vidyatara, assistant to the International Council, on the major Triratna structures - including the International Council - and how they come into relationship with each other, the Order and the wider movement.
This talk was one of three given on a recent UK/Ireland Women’s Order Weekend with the theme of Appreciating the Order as a System.