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Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma

Fri, 12 Apr, 2019 - 11:24

Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma

Fri, 12 Apr, 2019 - 11:24

Booking is now open for the 2019 Triratna International Gathering which will take place at Adhisthana, UK, from 22-26 August! This biennial event brings together large numbers of the Triratna Buddhist Community from around Europe for a feast of inspiration, stimulation and fun. All are welcome, including children. 

The theme of the 2019 gathering is ‘Alchemy of the Dharma’. Alchemy is the magical art of turning base materials into gold, a potent metaphor for what we are trying to do in our Dharma lives. How...

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Living out Buddhist values

Tue, 9 Apr, 2019 - 14:52

Living out Buddhist values

Tue, 9 Apr, 2019 - 14:52

Since announcing the project in Triratna News last September, the project to develop Buddhist cohousing in Cambridge, the Suvana Cohousing Project, has continued to gain momentum.

Their vision is to build a new type of community, where 20-30 households create a beautiful place with a mixture of dwelling types all benefiting from shared facilities and minimal impact on the earth’s resources.

Although they have yet to find a development site, the group of Order Members and Mitras who are involved in the Suvana cohousing...

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This is great to see! Love, Munisha

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Thanks Munisha

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Karuna Contribute to Report about Links between Caste and Poverty

Mon, 8 Apr, 2019 - 15:54

Karuna Contribute to Report about Links between Caste and Poverty

Mon, 8 Apr, 2019 - 15:54

Karuna has contributed to a new report just launched by a group of NGOs. The report has found that caste and other forms of “discrimination based on work and descent” (DWD) continues to be a barrier to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlined by the UN in 2015. This form of discrimination occurs in at least 20 countries and is often associated with slavery.

Karuna was established in 1980 by members...

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The Sikkha Project

Thu, 4 Apr, 2019 - 10:36

The Sikkha Project

Thu, 4 Apr, 2019 - 10:36

Sikkha is the name of a project overseen by Triratna’s International Council. Its aims are to support the development of training within Triratna for every level of experience, to discover and share how the different elements of our system are taught and practiced most effectively, and to create resources and training to fill any gaps. 

The Sikkha website is now open to all. Here you will find some recommended introductory courses - including a newly published course from Sheffield...

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Future Dharma Fund's First Published Annual Report

Wed, 3 Apr, 2019 - 12:23

Future Dharma Fund's First Published Annual Report

Wed, 3 Apr, 2019 - 12:23

FutureDharma Fund has published their first annual report detailing all the projects worldwide - from India, mainland Europe, Americas and into Australia and New Zealand - that they are making possible. FutureDharma Fund was established in 2016 to raise funds to help the Triratna Buddhist Community reach more and more people as we move into our next 50 years.

Last year some 500 people gave £274,000 to support 35 projects around the world - projects such as supporting a ...

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Dedication of the new Wellington Buddhist Centre

Mon, 11 Mar, 2019 - 17:53

Dedication of the new Wellington Buddhist Centre

Mon, 11 Mar, 2019 - 17:53

On Tuesday 5th March just over 30 Sangha members, including Vajrajyoti from Auckland and Shamani from Christchurch, crowded into the old Wellington Buddhist Centre reception to ritually mark their move to a new Centre. The move is an important one for the development of the Wellington Sangha - even if it is only 3 metres across the hallway - as it is into a space twice the size, and infinitely more functional, than the current space.

The final move is still a few weeks...

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Launch of the Triratna Women project

Thu, 7 Mar, 2019 - 17:30

Launch of the Triratna Women project

Thu, 7 Mar, 2019 - 17:30

To celebrate International Women’s Day, the Triratna Women project are launching their own space on The Buddhist Centre Online! This project has been a number of years in the planning so it is very exciting that it is finally out there.

It started as a direct response to the deaths of Vajragita in 2014 and Anjali in 2015. Danasamudra, one of the project coordinators, had been aware for some time of the need to record the experience of women in Triratna, especially those...

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Great work Danasamudra and team

Could you also include a link to the series of Women Elders talks which include a talk by Mallika and Vajragita who have both died but their memory and amazing contributions to Triratna live on.

https://www.freebuddhistaudio.com/series/details?ser=X60

Thanks 

Shubha x

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The Indian Restorative Pilot Project

Mon, 4 Mar, 2019 - 15:49

The Indian Restorative Pilot Project

Mon, 4 Mar, 2019 - 15:49

In 2017 Triratna’s Adhisthana kula undertook to offer training in ‘Restorative’ practice within Triratna, as part of a process of learning to go deeper with difficult conversations and revisiting and learning further from past mistakes.

Read more about the restorative process

“Restorative” practice, or process, is a methodology that can be used in many situations “to prevent conflict, build relationships and repair harm by enabling people to communicate effectively and positively”. Having developed from...

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Recent Ordinations

Mon, 4 Mar, 2019 - 14:54

Recent Ordinations

Mon, 4 Mar, 2019 - 14:54

We are pleased to announce the recent ordination celebrated at Adhisthana on Thursday 28th February 2019. Helen Rey from the Seattle Sangha becomes Prasadadhi (long second ‘a’ and long ‘i’), a Sanskrit name meaning ‘She whose Wisdom is clear, bright, pure.’ Punyamala was both Private and Public Preceptor. 🎉

Other recent ordinations from around the Triratna world include Joy Fratelle from Port Fairy who was publicly ordained at Melbourne Buddhist Centre on Saturday 23rd February 2019. Joy becomes Maitrībodhinī (sixth and last letter both long ī). Her name...

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Dharma-Rama art exhibition in Wellington, New Zealand

Tue, 19 Feb, 2019 - 11:40

Dharma-Rama art exhibition in Wellington, New Zealand

Tue, 19 Feb, 2019 - 11:40

Five friends and artists who all go to the Wellington Buddhist Centre in New Zealand have just been having their second exhibition together. The artists are: Kathleen Beeler, Amalaratna, David Litchfield, Anne Munz and Achalamuni (Donald Woolford).

The name they have used for their exhibition, Dharma-Rama, is a made up one. 

Achalamuni explains the origin of the name and the significance of working together: “‘Dharma’ is obvious, but the ‘Rama’ part comes not from Pali or Sanskrit but from words such as...

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