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Safeguarding in Triratna: an update

Thu, 22 Nov, 2018 - 10:18

Safeguarding in Triratna: an update

Thu, 22 Nov, 2018 - 10:18

Since 2015, ‘Safeguarding’ has become an integral part of the life of Triratna organisations in the UK, and indeed those in many other countries, even where Safeguarding as understood in Britain is unknown. (See below for an explanation of Safeguarding.)

All Triratna centres in the UK now have Safeguarding policies and named Safeguarding officers. Triratna centres in other countries are encouraged to do the same, or to do whatever is required locally; and many have done so.

Earlier this year Triratna’s Ethics kula...

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Large worldwide audience for live funeral video

Fri, 16 Nov, 2018 - 16:55

Large worldwide audience for live funeral video

Fri, 16 Nov, 2018 - 16:55

It’s become clear that the apparently large gathering of 1,200-1,400 people in the barn at Adhisthana on Saturday for Bhante’s funeral was, in fact, a small fraction of the international audience taking part by following the day live on Facebook and YouTube, and by participating in simultaneous events at Buddhist Centres around the world.

Watch the complete edited livestream.

For a start, it’s estimated that those watching at public screenings across India numbered at least 61,000 – not including all those who watched at home or in social projects...

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After the funeral

Sat, 10 Nov, 2018 - 22:52

After the funeral

Sat, 10 Nov, 2018 - 22:52

Today Adhisthana welcomed 1,200-1,400 friends from many countries. They arrived throughout the morning by coach, train and car, drank 1,800 paper cups of tea and later disappeared into the darkness - after a few momentous and beautiful hours in which we said goodbye to our teacher, Bhante Sangharakshita.

I’d like to offer two impressions from today and some of Dhammarati’s photographs. (Click to see full-frame.)

The arrangements for a high quality Facebook Live online video transmission from the funeral mysteriously failed at the last minute, which...

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We watched online from a small town in rural Wales. We would like to thank everyone in their work in filming the funeral and attempt to live stream the occasion. It was great to be able to watch the occasion alongside everyone who was there. Thanks to everyone who made it happen,

Alison and Joy

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Wow Munisha. Thanks for this. I’m amazed and grateful you found the energy to write this last night after such a full day. Sadhu to you, to thebuddhistcentre.com and clear vision for serving us so well yesterday - and always

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Thank you Munisha for sharing that beautiful song with all of us, it touched me deeply ,and for your post about how the service went.  I appreciate your efforts very much. 

Kind wishes

Janine

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To all of the Buddhist Centre Online team and everyone who has been involved in helping get all this out to the whole world, thank you wholeheartedly for all your hard work…! Deep gratitude to be able to check in and read a few posts on the memorial page or listen to a short podcast from this last week or see some images and videos. THANK YOU! Lots of love xxx Prajnagita 

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It’s so moving to read this Munisha. I was there yesterday and it was indeed a wonderful day. I was particularly moved reading this to see you and the teams’ dedication to sharing this event live with the wider Sangha, despite challenges! It has been amazing how much work has been happening to keep us all updated in the last few weeks. Thank you so much x

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Adhisthana prepares for Bhante's funeral

Fri, 9 Nov, 2018 - 17:35

Adhisthana prepares for Bhante's funeral

Fri, 9 Nov, 2018 - 17:35

Here at Adhisthana many people have been hard at work preparing for Bhante’s funeral tomorrow, and the arrival in the small village of Coddington of an estimated one thousand people via narrow country roads.

Join us online at 12.20pm UK time.

Watch this space for the live stream embedded on The Buddhist Centre Online. 
We’ll also be streaming live on YouTube and on Facebook, with a feed of regular online updates throughout on Instagram and on Twitter.

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Urgyen Sangharakshita 1925-2018

Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 - 11:27

Urgyen Sangharakshita 1925-2018

Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 - 11:27

With great sadness we inform you of the passing away of Urgyen Sangharakshita, today, 30th October 2018, at approximately 10 am in Hereford Hospital. He had been diagnosed with pneumonia and this morning the consultant said that he also had sepsis, from which recovery was not possible. 

Please join with us as we direct our metta towards Bhante, recollecting his wonderful qualities and remembering with gratitude all that he has given to so many of us. Local Centres around the world may...

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European Buddhists gather at Adhisthana

Sat, 20 Oct, 2018 - 21:51

European Buddhists gather at Adhisthana

Sat, 20 Oct, 2018 - 21:51

The last weekend in September saw the annual gathering of the European Buddhist Union (EBU), this year hosted by Triratna at Adhisthana, followed as always by the annual meeting of the Buddhist Teachers in Europe (BTE).

For the EBU meeting, around 30 people from national Buddhist unions and individual Buddhist traditions across Europe, and including some young Buddhist guests, spent three days together, concentrating on two topics: 1) Young Buddhists and 2) preventing abuse in...

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Sangharakshita's Diary

Wed, 17 Oct, 2018 - 17:43

Sangharakshita's Diary

Wed, 17 Oct, 2018 - 17:43

Sthanashraddha is Bhante’s secretary. He writes from AdhisthanaUK:

“August:
August continued to blaze with sunshine and heat, though eventually it did break and the rains fell with a downpour here or there and rainy days mixed between sunny ones. Wonderful for slowly rejuvenating the very dry and crispy gardens, less attractive for Bhante’s morning walk and sit by the pond.

The wet weather was very noticeable during the Order weekend at the end of the month...

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Suryagupta becomes Chair of the London Buddhist Centre

Thu, 11 Oct, 2018 - 11:14

Suryagupta becomes Chair of the London Buddhist Centre

Thu, 11 Oct, 2018 - 11:14

In a special ritual on Monday 9th March 2018 Suryagupta became the new Chair of the London Buddhist Centre - one of Triratna’s oldest and largest urban Buddhist Centres, outside of India.  Suryagupta is the first woman to become a chair of the LBC.  Furthermore, as a mother and a woman of African Caribbean heritage, she brings a breadth of experience to this important role in the Triratna Buddhist Community.

Here is an interview with Suryagupta. 

1. Can you say a...

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I Can't Believe It's Not Buddha!

Fri, 5 Oct, 2018 - 10:42

I Can't Believe It's Not Buddha!

Fri, 5 Oct, 2018 - 10:42

Did the Buddha actually say “all worldlings are mad”, “all descriptions of reality are temporary hypotheses” or “all things are perfect exactly as they are”?  These are just some of the sayings that Bodhipaksa, author of Vegetarianism: A Buddhist View and of the Wildmind Buddhist Meditation site, investigates in his new book I Can’t Believe It’s Not Buddha!, an entertaining search for the truth amidst the haystack of ‘Buddha quotes.’

The book is Bodhipaksa’s response to encountering many dubious ‘quotes’ attributed to the Buddha...

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Public Ordinations at Guhyaloka

Mon, 1 Oct, 2018 - 11:18

Public Ordinations at Guhyaloka

Mon, 1 Oct, 2018 - 11:18

We are delighted to announce the names of twelve new Dharmacharis who were ordained on Saturday 29th September at Guhyaloka Retreat Centre.


Preceptor Público / Public Preceptor: Moksananda

Juan Carlos Martinez se convierte en Visuddhiketu
nombre pali que significa “Estandarte de purificación”
(Ortografía occidentalizada Visuddhiketu)
Preceptor Privado: Virasiddhi.

Juan Carlos Martinez becomes Visuddhiketu
a Pali name meaning “Banner of purification”
(Westernised spelling Visuddhiketu).
Private Preceptor: Virasiddhi.

Mauricio Garcia se convierte en Khemarati
...

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