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Day 6 Summary - In Our Time Machine

Tue, 9 Aug, 2016 - 11:55

Summing up the last full day of the 2016 International Council, Parami travels with us in our time machine forward 30 years into the future to consider how the priorities this great international gathering takes forward might affect Triratna and the wide world. Internationality and possibility are our themes, so fire up the flux capacitor and let’s go back to the future…

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Buddhist Voices - Ratnashri and Vijaya From India

Mon, 8 Aug, 2016 - 08:41

Ratnashri from Mumbai and Vijaya from Nagpur talk to Dassini about their perspectives on the IC; being outside of India for the first time, and being inspired by the example of Dr Ambedkar to see learning and developing skills as having no age limit.

Vijaya shares her top 3 highlights from the meeting, the first being an approach to conflict resolution that builds confidence and supports individuals to see their own shortcomings in the light of the Buddha’s kindness.

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Harmony and Conflict Resolution - Day 5 Summary

Sun, 7 Aug, 2016 - 12:25

Jnanadhara and Dassini interviewing Munisha about a day framed by the idea of a community founded on the ideal of harmony between living beings. The nuts and bolts of that is moving towards finding a flexible commonality of approach to community and can often involve conflict resolution. We hear about initiatives and success stories in both these areas, as well as important safeguarding work going on at Triratna Centres around the world. 

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Jnanadakini, Vajranatha y Viryakirti y en el Consejo Internacional 2016

Sat, 6 Aug, 2016 - 23:23

Jnanadakini, Vajranatha y Viryakirti comparten sus experiencias come delegados en el Consejo Internacional por parte de Espana y America Latina.

Consejo Internacional 2016

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Manjusri Mantra

Sat, 6 Aug, 2016 - 13:06

We finished off the fourth day with a ritual that included readings in many languages and this rather beautiful, atmospheric harmonized chanting of the mantra of the Bodhisattva Manjusri, whose great sword of kindly wisdom cuts through the heart of all ignorance and confusion.

Om A Ra Pa Ca Na Dhih

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The History of the International Council

The History of the International Council

Sat, 6 Aug, 2016 - 01:04

Dhammarati’s impeccably designed guide to the evolution of a structure that might enable a genuinely international Buddhist movement to develop and thrive… Since its inception in 2011 Dhammarati has been at the helm of the International Council. This slideshow accompanies his talk here.

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Buddhist Voices - Vidyatara

Sat, 6 Aug, 2016 - 00:49

Vidyatara was one of the forces behind the development of the Triratna International Council after its foundation in 2011. We get a chance to catch up with her on her first return visit to the UK after moving back to Melbourne, Australia. She still carries a fierce passion for the vision of a genuinely international Buddhist movement and that comes through as we hear about aspects of her life and practice at home, back in national political work, carrying...

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A Walk Around Adhisthana - Day 3 Summary

Fri, 5 Aug, 2016 - 01:09

Day 3 of the 2016 Triratna International Council and we summarize for you by going for a walk with our friend Jnanadhara around the grounds of lovely Adhisthana. Where, amongst other beings, we meet a tiny toad…

We hear about meditating on Manjusri, the Bodhisattva of Wisdom in the Sangharakshita Library; and about the Sikkha Project, an ambitious and exciting look at renewing and re-envisioning the system of...

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Meeting the Needs of the World - A Summary (Con algunas partes en español)

Thu, 4 Aug, 2016 - 23:43

Day 2 of the 2016 Triratna International Council - a strong one, looking at the deep challenges for contemporary Buddhists who want to meet the needs of a suffering world head on.

Karmavajra from India, Parami from Scotland, and Viriyakirti from Mexico join Dassini and Candradasa to recap an absorbing, stimulating day. Climate change, diversity and racial bias, the Dharma as an effective antidote to suffering in India, and Buddhist recovery are amongst the topics of the day....

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Ritual - The Bodhisattva's Reply

Thu, 4 Aug, 2016 - 00:18

An experimental “cloud” reading, led by Parami, of Sangharakshita’s poem “The Bodhisattva’s Reply” to mark the end of a strong morning at the 2016 International Council on the theme of “Meeting the Needs Of The World.” 

What will you say to those
Whose lives spring up between
Custom and circumstance
As weeds between wet stones,
Whose lives corruptly flower
Warped from the beautiful,
Refuse and sediment