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The Arising of the Bodhichitta (IC Dharma 2020)

From Community Highlights on Fri, 4 Sep, 2020 - 22:51

The Arising of the Bodhichitta (IC Dharma 2020)

From Community Highlights on Fri, 4 Sep, 2020 - 22:51

A series of talks given for the Triratna International Council 2020 Online exploring different aspects of the Bodhicitta Practice.

Talks included:

  1. Entering the Mandala by Lokeshvara 
  2. The Blue Sky Nagapriya
  3. The Refuge by Maitripala 
  4. Bodhichitta + Compassion by Jnanadhara 
  5. The Vow by Parami


Themes:

  • The Blue Sky as the context for the practice
  • Connection with the Refuge
  • The development of Bodhicitta and Compassion
  • The expression of the Bodhisattva Vow

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.

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ICin5 No.8 - Summing Up, Saying Goodbye

Fri, 4 Sep, 2020 - 22:47

ICin5 No.8 - Summing Up, Saying Goodbye

Fri, 4 Sep, 2020 - 22:47

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...

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ICin5 No.7 - Day Five, Do the Strand!

Thu, 3 Sep, 2020 - 19:50

ICin5 No.7 - Day Five, Do the Strand!

Thu, 3 Sep, 2020 - 19:50

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.

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ICin5 No.6 - Day Four, Commonality, Conflict & The Past

Thu, 3 Sep, 2020 - 00:21

ICin5 No.6 - Day Four, Commonality, Conflict & The Past

Thu, 3 Sep, 2020 - 00:21

A packed day four at IC2020 Online! Nothing is ever black and white really, and today’s topics prove the point.  

Issues that could be contentious any time - past or future - present themselves directly. We hear from Jnanadhara and Subhadramati how that all went from the perspective of the UK & Ireland.

- Commonality, innovation and creative tension.
- Buddhist takes on conflict resolution.
- Facing the shadows of the past.

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IC Dharma: The Vow by Parami

Wed, 2 Sep, 2020 - 18:45

IC Dharma: The Vow by Parami

Wed, 2 Sep, 2020 - 18:45

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...

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ICin5 No.5 - Day Three, Social Engagement and Harmony

Tue, 1 Sep, 2020 - 22:09

ICin5 No.5 - Day Three, Social Engagement and Harmony

Tue, 1 Sep, 2020 - 22:09

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...

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IC Dharma: Bodhicitta + Compassion by Jnanadhara

Tue, 1 Sep, 2020 - 21:50

IC Dharma: Bodhicitta + Compassion by Jnanadhara

Tue, 1 Sep, 2020 - 21:50

Jnanadhara talking about Bodhicitta + Compassion in 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...

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ICin5 No.4 - Day Two, Welcoming All in the Dharma (Dar la bienvenida a todos en el Dharma)

Mon, 31 Aug, 2020 - 21:57

ICin5 No.4 - Day Two, Welcoming All in the Dharma (Dar la bienvenida a todos en el Dharma)

Mon, 31 Aug, 2020 - 21:57

A full extra 90 seconds today to bring you the best of the day in Spanish as well as English!

¡Un total de 90 segundos extra hoy para ofrecerte lo mejor del día en español y en inglés!

The second full day of the 2020 online International Council and we’re joined by Viryakirti and Parami from Latin America.

Framed by the deep, altruistic practice of empathy, today we were listening to stories and voices about the sometimes painful gap...

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IC Dharma: The Refuge by Maitripala

Mon, 31 Aug, 2020 - 18:44

IC Dharma: The Refuge by Maitripala

Mon, 31 Aug, 2020 - 18:44

Maitripala talking about the Refuge 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...

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An International Wave

Mon, 31 Aug, 2020 - 08:14

An International Wave

Mon, 31 Aug, 2020 - 08:14

The International Council Meeting is divided into two timezone clusters who will be meeting separately during this online International Council meeting. Here we recorded a rather lovely clip of them waving to each another from their opening sessions. The first is New Zealand, Australia, India and Mainland Europe; and the second is the UK + Ireland, Latin America and North America.