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Sangharakshita's diary

Posted by Munisha on Wed, 9 Aug, 2017 - 09:57

Sangharakshita's diary

Posted by Munisha on Wed, 9 Aug, 2017 - 09:57

Sthanashraddha is Bhante’secretary. He writes from Adhisthana, UK:

“Finally, after many weeks of dry and often sunny weather, the grounds and gardens have been treated in the last couple of weeks to downpours of rain, misty drizzle and long gentle overnight soakings. The rock-hard lumps of clay earth are softening again. We’ve also seen this month second broods of moorhens hatching - tiny, little, black golfball-sized fluff, chirruping and calling for their mothers.

Bhante’s month has been...

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Dear Bhante and Sthanasraddha, thank you for your ongoing diary posts, letters and correspondence.it’s lovely to hear news of you and your health and activities at Adhisthana Bhante.  I’m glad the recent downpours have softened the Earth somewhat and I hope the ground will be soft enough but not too wet for the coming  International order weekend and international Triratna retreat. Much love Dharmabandhu x 

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Launch of new online space for Triratna Buddhist Families

Posted by Charlotte Lawes on Tue, 8 Aug, 2017 - 13:36

Launch of new online space for Triratna Buddhist Families

Posted by Charlotte Lawes on Tue, 8 Aug, 2017 - 13:36

We recently launched a new space for Triratna Buddhist Families. 

The Triratna Buddhist Parents Network Facebook page has been providing invaluable support for many parents practising in Triratna. In response to recent discussions on that group, our own Rijupatha on the The Buddhist Centre Online team (and dad of two), has set up a project space on our website to:

  • Provide further opportunities for children, parents (and grandparents!) to connect and network to discuss their Dharma lives within Triratna.
  • Provide helpful resources for family Dharma
  • ...
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FutureDharma Fund supports ongoing appeal for Venezeula crisis

Posted by Charlotte Lawes on Mon, 7 Aug, 2017 - 17:23

FutureDharma Fund supports ongoing appeal for Venezeula crisis

Posted by Charlotte Lawes on Mon, 7 Aug, 2017 - 17:23

Thanks to the generosity of the European Chairs Assembly, in just a few minutes FutureDharma Fund raised £5000 in pledges to help sangha members in Venezuela, whose country is in crisis. 

Chairs from Triratna Buddhist Centres across Europe and representatives from major Triratna projects had gathered together at Vajrasana for a 10-day meeting. They were joined by several other Chairs from around the world, including Vajranatha. He is the only Order Member in Venezuela and Chair of Merida Buddhist Centre, supporting a sangha including 22 mitras,...

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Triratna's European Chairs assemble for summer meeting

Posted by Munisha on Thu, 20 Jul, 2017 - 17:23

Triratna's European Chairs assemble for summer meeting

Posted by Munisha on Thu, 20 Jul, 2017 - 17:23

For the next week, the extraordinary, redeveloped Vajrasana Retreat Centre in Suffolk plays host to Triratna’s European Chairs’ Assembly. Sixty leaders of European Buddhist centres and enterprises, including retreat centres, are gathered here, with guests from further afield (and a family of ducks), for meditation, ritual, discussion and business, all in the context of spiritual friendship.

See more pictures and follow the meeting over on the ECA’s own space.

The ECA is a very long established and well run...

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Cute ducklings and hard-working chairs

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Live in a men's community in London

Posted by Charlotte Lawes on Tue, 11 Jul, 2017 - 13:57

Live in a men's community in London

Posted by Charlotte Lawes on Tue, 11 Jul, 2017 - 13:57

Would you like to live in a London community for men that’s relaxed and easy going, but serious about practice, centred on friendship and mutual support?

Uddiyana Community in Leytonstone, London, is looking for a new person to join them from 1 October. 

Here’s what the community have to say:

“We’re a men’s community of five - currently one order member (Vajradaka) and four mitras training for ordination.  There’s a lot of laughter, great conversation and sharing of creative interests, some top notch cuisine, and we host a...

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Looking back on Buddhist Action Month 2017

Posted by Charlotte Lawes on Tue, 4 Jul, 2017 - 13:20

Looking back on Buddhist Action Month 2017

Posted by Charlotte Lawes on Tue, 4 Jul, 2017 - 13:20

This June saw another successful Buddhist Action Month (BAM) unfold. We take a look at what it was all about and how the Triratna Buddhist Community around the world took part.

So what is BAM?

Mokshini writes

“At the heart of Triratna is the Bodhisattva Ideal – the aspiration and heartfelt wish to benefit others and the commitment to act in ways that help all beings to thrive. Buddhist Action Month is an opportunity to reach out and engage with friends or local communities in ways that...

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What an excellent report, Charlotte! So interesting to hear of the work of Buddhists in other traditions, too.

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Ordinations at Adhisthana

Posted by Munisha on Mon, 3 Jul, 2017 - 10:31

Ordinations at Adhisthana

Posted by Munisha on Mon, 3 Jul, 2017 - 10:31

We are delighted to announce that the following women received their public ordination at Adhisthana yesterday afternoon, Sunday 2nd July 2017.

Public preceptor: Parami

Bec Remigio becomes Amaladipa
(long ‘i’, long final ‘a’)
Westernised spelling: Amaladipa
Sanskrit name meaning ’She who is a light or lamp of purity’
Private preceptor: Mokshini

Emma Bulley becomes Abhayamāla
(long penultimate and final ‘a’)
Westernised spelling: Abhayamala
Sanskrit or Pali name meaning ’She who has a garland of fearlessness’
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Sadhu, Sadhu, Sadhu ;)

Regards from Barcelona

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Triratna International Gathering 24th-28th August 2017

Posted by Munisha on Sat, 17 Jun, 2017 - 23:09

Triratna International Gathering 24th-28th August 2017

Posted by Munisha on Sat, 17 Jun, 2017 - 23:09

Triratna Buddhist Centres from across Europe, Adhisthana and Buddhafield are joining forces for the fifth Triratna International Gathering Thursday 24th August to Monday 28th August 2017 at Adhisthana, UK. The title of the event is ‘Our Future Dharma: What the World Needs Now’.

The International Gathering is a very special opportunity to experience a large outdoor gathering of people from all over the Triratna world, mostly (but not all) camping, in beautiful countryside. Come and get an inspiring, deep and moving sense of the wider Triratna...

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Coming-of-age ritual in Essen, Germany

Posted by Munisha on Fri, 16 Jun, 2017 - 17:05

Coming-of-age ritual in Essen, Germany

Posted by Munisha on Fri, 16 Jun, 2017 - 17:05

Jnanacandra is Chair of Triratna’s Essen Buddhist Centre, in Germany. She writes about their recent Jugendfeier – a rite of passage for adolescents – held on 5th June for four teenage boys. Open the pictures fully to see the very evident love and appreciation of the boys and their parents!

“This beautifully designed ceremony ritually marked the end of the boys’ childhood and their embarking on the path toward adulthood. About 60 people were present, mostly from the boys’ families,...

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'Untouchable': a play about Dr Ambedkar

Posted by Munisha on Tue, 13 Jun, 2017 - 23:14

'Untouchable': a play about Dr Ambedkar

Posted by Munisha on Tue, 13 Jun, 2017 - 23:14

Padmadaka is director of Triratna’s Karuna Trust. He writes to let us know about ’Untouchable’, a new play about the life of Dr Ambedkar (including an appearance by a certain ‘Private Lingwood’) to be performed for the first time, in London, at the RADA festival, 30th June-8th July. More details here.

“ ‘Untouchable’ is directed by Kathryn Hunter, a theatre and film actor, and longstanding supporter of the Karuna Trust’s work with the poorest people in India and Nepal. Together...

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