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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.” 

THE BODHISATTVA’S REPLY
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

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Chanting The Karaniya Metta Sutta

Wed, 3 Aug, 2016 - 20:21

Rounding off the opening day of the 2016 Triratna International Council, a treat from the team of members of the Order representing India. The Karaniya Metta Sutta - source of the loving kindness practice central to Triratna’s approach to Buddhism and meditation - chanted beautifully in the gathering dark at Adhisthana.

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Why Is There An International Council?

Tue, 2 Aug, 2016 - 21:43

Dharmananda, Munisha and Bodhivamsa discuss the reasons for having an International Council and its evolving function within a global spiritual community.

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The Three Strands and an Opening Ritual

Tue, 2 Aug, 2016 - 21:37

Yashosagar from India and Sucimani from England  talk about the College and Order strands of the International Council, and share their impressions of out opening ritual.

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What's Coming Up At The 2016 Triratna International Council

Mon, 1 Aug, 2016 - 17:55

A quick introductory chat and précis with Viveka from San Francisco, U.S.A., about the themes of the event as people start to arrive from around the world…

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Who is on the International Council?

Tue, 26 Apr, 2016 - 11:17

Hello

There have been a few changes to the Membership of the International Council over the last few months. Here is the most up to date membership of the council, arranged by area and by strand. Please feel free to contact people in your area if you want to find out more about what the International Council is up to.

The Steering Group meet regularly, and after feedback from all the areas, we’re hard at work planning for the gathering of the Council...

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Vidyatara

3rd International Council: Day-by-Day Summary

Mon, 4 May, 2015 - 12:40

From 5-13 August 2014, 28 members of the Triratna Order from 9 countries met at Adhisthana to discuss a range of issues that are currently alive in the Triratna Community. This is a Day-by-Day Summary of the meeting.