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The Song of the Sangha!

Posted by Mokshini on Tue, 18 Jul, 2017 - 08:40

The Song of the Sangha!

Posted by Mokshini on Tue, 18 Jul, 2017 - 08:40

A lovely opportunity for us to take part in at the International Gathering: Arthasiddhi will be leading a choir every afternoon over the course of the weekend. 


A new simple, rousing chant has been written for this event, setting the very words in which the Buddha celebrated the first reaching-out-into-the-world of the Sangha - we will be singing it in the final puja.  Come and enjoy singing this chant and other simple harmony music including African chant; raise your voices...

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Buddha Ratnasambhava’s Delight

Posted by Mokshini on Wed, 5 Jul, 2017 - 19:03

Buddha Ratnasambhava’s Delight

Posted by Mokshini on Wed, 5 Jul, 2017 - 19:03

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” (Howard Thurman)  

At our best we’re aware of how much we have been given, and delight in passing it on to others. In those moments we taste the freedom of the awakened mind. So why is it so hard to do?! In this workshop we shall explore profound teachings and practices to become a...

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All you need is … to change your life!

Posted by Mokshini on Sat, 24 Jun, 2017 - 17:10

All you need is … to change your life!

Posted by Mokshini on Sat, 24 Jun, 2017 - 17:10

The latest offering at the International Gathering is a workshop led by Jinavamsa, with Priyadaka and Taradakini from and for the Abhayaratna Trust: they say about this workshop it will be “An inspiring blend of talk, reflection, meditation and music. Followed by refreshments and chat with the Abhayaratna Trust team”.

The workshop will be repeated, so you are welcome to come to either the Friday or the Saturday afternoon workshop! They might do a different offering on the Sunday …...

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Wisdom’s gathering: The difference that makes a difference

Posted by Mokshini on Wed, 5 Jul, 2017 - 11:42

Wisdom’s gathering: The difference that makes a difference

Posted by Mokshini on Wed, 5 Jul, 2017 - 11:42

What difference can the sangha make? In this talk, Dhammamegha will explore what the sangha has to offer in its forms of life and relationships, its precious reservoirs of wisdom, and the vital place of positive emotion.  

And what are the enemies of sangha life? On one end there is individualism and wanting to be immune from others, or not knowing how to connect. On the other are relationships based on utopian, wishful and group thinking. Come and explore the adventure of...

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Everything of worth is defenceless

Posted by Mokshini on Wed, 5 Jul, 2017 - 09:25

Everything of worth is defenceless

Posted by Mokshini on Wed, 5 Jul, 2017 - 09:25

“Everything of worth is defenceless: the Dhamma - the most precious Jewel - doesn’t need protection”.

An intriguing title for the second main talk of the International Gathering, given by Arthakusalin who is the chair of the Ghent Buddhist Centre in Belgium!  We are sure to find out more on the subject when we gather to listen to his talk - I am looking forward to it. 

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Return of the Bodhisattva

Posted by Mokshini on Wed, 5 Jul, 2017 - 08:09

Return of the Bodhisattva

Posted by Mokshini on Wed, 5 Jul, 2017 - 08:09

The world needs us to think big. The Bodhisattva Ideal is the biggest myth possible - Awakening for the sake of all sentient beings - and for that reason it’s perhaps easy to lose sight of it. But humanity is increasingly reaching out for a myth of this kind, and modern Buddhism is better able to articulate its significance than ever, so what needs to happen next?

Prajnaketu will share more of his thoughts on the above topic at the International Gathering...

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Breathworks – a modern take on old truths. With Vidyamala and Sona

Posted by Vidyamala on Mon, 26 Jun, 2017 - 11:15

Breathworks – a modern take on old truths. With Vidyamala and Sona

Posted by Vidyamala on Mon, 26 Jun, 2017 - 11:15

What the world needs, and has always needed, are people dedicated to helping both themselves and others to overcome suffering. This is the essence of the Bodhisattva Ideal. With the ever-increasing population in the world there is more and more suffering, so there is an urgent need for us to extend an even larger hand of friendship to all beings.

We have our wonderful urban Buddhist and Retreat centres that help people find ways to deal with the fundamental problem of dukkha...

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Three main talks ....

Posted by Mokshini on Sat, 24 Jun, 2017 - 17:34

Three main talks ....

Posted by Mokshini on Sat, 24 Jun, 2017 - 17:34

Every morning on the Friday, Saturday and the Sunday of the International Gathering we will come together in the main shrine marquee and be invited to listen, explore, and be inspired by talks from on the theme of 

Our Future Dharma: What The World Needs Now

What have we got to offer the world for the next 50 years?!

Over 50 years  our Triratna Buddhist Community has developed into an international spiritual community with a distinctive vision and a wealth of experience of Dharma practice. At...

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Mindful Communication with Jayaraja

Posted by Mokshini on Wed, 14 Jun, 2017 - 12:33

Mindful Communication with Jayaraja

Posted by Mokshini on Wed, 14 Jun, 2017 - 12:33

Jayaraja, chair of Buddhafield, is offering an experiential workshop on this year’s International Gathering. It will be about sharing communication skills, on how to speak from the heart, with honesty and with compassion. How to listen and understand the inner world of another to build connection and trust. He will be drawing from the work of Marshall Rosenberg, (NVC), Dan Siegel (Interpersonal Neurobiology), and the Buddha’s teaching on skilful speech.
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Dharma Drama - with Liz Armour

Posted by Mokshini on Wed, 14 Jun, 2017 - 12:57

Dharma Drama - with Liz Armour

Posted by Mokshini on Wed, 14 Jun, 2017 - 12:57

One of my personal highlights of past International Gatherings is the daily dharma drama; the time of storytelling and enactment by children and adults alike in the evening before the puja: All are welcome to take part!

This year we are again lucky enough to have the multi-talented musician and children’s play worker Liz Armour at the International gathering. Everyone is invited,   young and old alike, to take part in the afternoon dharma drama session. We’ll first listen to...

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