Triratna is active in over 30 countries worldwide, with members of the international Triratna Buddhist Community embracing an extraordinarily wide range of languages, cultures, and lifestyles - yet united by a shared set of Buddhist practices and ceremonies. This is celebrated in a new book, ‘Buddhist Ceremonies in many languages’, containing translations of the main Triratna texts in no less than 28 languages.
Printed in full colour, it’s available at cost price from print-on-demand publishers lulu and is linked to the Triratna Translations project on The Buddhist Centre Online: this is a space where new translations can be posted and peer-reviewed. Top of the list of ‘missing’ languages are Finnish and Italian - with Japanese and Portuguese close behind!
Lokabandhu, the book’s compiler, comments “The idea for this book came during the Dedication Ceremonies for Adhisthana, Triratna’s new ‘central’ retreat centre, where Centres and Sanghas from around the world were represented by multitudes of small Buddhas ‘flying in’ from all directions and finding their places on the shrine. A photograph of that shrine was used for the cover image, embellished with yet more Buddhas bearing flags… may the Dharma thrive in all those countries and more!”