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An Update on the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Institute (ITBCI School)

Wed, 24 Feb, 2021 - 09:57

An Update on the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Institute (ITBCI School)

Wed, 24 Feb, 2021 - 09:57

The Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Institute (ITBCI) School was established 67 years ago by the previous Dhardo Rimpoche, one of Sangharakshita’s main teachers, to protect Tibetan and Himalayan Art and Culture. In late December 2020 Karuna Trust, who funds 60% of the school’s overall budget, was informed that the Trustees of the ITBCI in Kalimpong, which is now led by the new Dhardo Rimpoche, had made the decision to close the school in December 2021. 

Rimpoche, who had previously...

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The Rote Burg – A new retreat centre for the Berlin Sangha and beyond

Tue, 9 Feb, 2021 - 09:58

The Rote Burg – A new retreat centre for the Berlin Sangha and beyond

Tue, 9 Feb, 2021 - 09:58

In the middle of a nature park surrounded by meadows and lakes, only 60 kilometres north of Berlin, lies the so-called “Rote Burg“ (Red Castle): two old Ziegler buildings with about 850 square metres of floor space and surrounded by 37,000 square metres of meadows and oak forest.

In July 2020, Aryabandhu, Chairman of the Berlin Buddhist Centre, signed the purchase contract for the Rote Burg. This step was preceded by more than two years of intensive...

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Public ordination at Chintamani, Mexico

Sun, 17 Jan, 2021 - 08:59

Public ordination at Chintamani, Mexico

Sun, 17 Jan, 2021 - 08:59

We are delighted to announce that ex-Paul Klein of Cuernavaca, Mexico was publicly ordained on Saturday, January 16 and given the name Moksharati, he who delights in liberation.

His Public Preceptor is Virasiddhi and his Private Preceptor is Nagapriya.

You can re-watch the live stream of the public ordination here.

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

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Upcoming Ordination in Mexico

Wed, 13 Jan, 2021 - 10:38

Upcoming Ordination in Mexico

Wed, 13 Jan, 2021 - 10:38

On Saturday 16th January Paul Klein from Cuernavaca, Mexico, will be ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order on a nine-day retreat at Chintamani, Morelos. His public ordination ceremony will take place at Chintamani Retreat Centre in Mexico and will be live streamed.

January 16th at:
10.00 US PST | 12.00 México | 13.00 US EST | 18.00 IE & UK | 19.00 Europe CET | 23.30 India | 05.00 Australia EDT...

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Urthona Buddhist Arts Journal Published as E-Magazine

Wed, 6 Jan, 2021 - 17:05

Urthona Buddhist Arts Journal Published as E-Magazine

Wed, 6 Jan, 2021 - 17:05

“The truth of Zen, just a little bit of it, is what turns one’s humdrum life, a life of monotonous, uninspiring commonplaceness, into one of art, full of genuine inner creativity.”

- D. T. Suzuki


This year Urthona Buddhist arts magazine has been published in virtual form as an e-magazine - due to many Buddhist centres (where most of the printed copies are sold) being still closed. 

Ratnagarbha, the Journal’s editor, writes:

We made...
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Celebrating 35 Years of Taraloka Retreat Centre - Interview with the Founders

Tue, 15 Dec, 2020 - 17:39

Celebrating 35 Years of Taraloka Retreat Centre - Interview with the Founders

Tue, 15 Dec, 2020 - 17:39

“One November morning in 1985, four women - Sanghadevi, Ratnasuri, Karunasri, Kulanandi - and a cat called Tansy, drove from London to the Welsh borders, to start what was probably the first Buddhist retreat centre for women in the world.”

In 1985, Cornhill Farm was bought - a run-down farmhouse and derelict outbuildings, together with seven acres of land. The first retreats were held in the white farmhouse - a living room converted into a shrine room, and...

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Survey: how has UK Buddhist ritual and worship adapted to the pandemic?

Mon, 14 Dec, 2020 - 09:48

Survey: how has UK Buddhist ritual and worship adapted to the pandemic?

Mon, 14 Dec, 2020 - 09:48

How has your ritual and worship adapted to Covid-19 restrictions? Manchester Metropolitan University is conducting research in the UK.

If you’d like to know more or take part, take the survey or get in touch.
https://bric19.mmu.ac.uk/

The project aims to document, analyse, and understand the new ways that religious communities are coming together, and to use those findings to help make religious communities stronger and more resilient for the future. They’re interested in communities of all faiths and beliefs across the UK.

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The Amsterdam Buddhist Centre turns 25!

Wed, 11 Nov, 2020 - 17:17

The Amsterdam Buddhist Centre turns 25!

Wed, 11 Nov, 2020 - 17:17

25 years ago, on Sangha Day, November 1995, the Amsterdam Buddhist Centre officially opened its doors - the first long-term Triratna centre in the Lowlands.

Dariusz from Amsterdam writes:
“To commemorate this, this small video was produced and distributed, together with the history timeline, as below, to the Triratna centres around the world.

At the moment, due to the Covid-19 combat policy of the Centre’s council, Amsterdam Buddhist Centre is not open for the
...

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Ordination at Metta Vihara, Holland

Mon, 2 Nov, 2020 - 17:58

Ordination at Metta Vihara, Holland

Mon, 2 Nov, 2020 - 17:58

We are very happy to announce the Public Ordination of ex-Sandra Lanckman from the Ghent Sangha, Belgium, at Metta Vihara, Holland, today November 2nd, 2020.

Sandra becomes Maitrivirya (long second and third ‘i’, long final ‘a’) a Sanskrit name meaning ‘she who has the energy of love’

Tarini was the Private Preceptor and Kulanandi the Public Preceptor.

Sadhu!

Watch the public ordination of Maitrivirya on YouTube

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Bhante Sangharakshita’s Last Days and the Jogi

From Sangharakshita Memorial Space on Thu, 29 Oct, 2020 - 18:29

Bhante Sangharakshita’s Last Days and the Jogi

From Sangharakshita Memorial Space on Thu, 29 Oct, 2020 - 18:29

In commemoration of the second death anniversary of Urgyen Sangharakshita, Urgyen House is pleased to offer a new video blog. Dharmachari Paramartha recalls Bhante Sangharakshita’s final days and, from the video archive, Bhante recounts a remarkable event in Kalimpong, India.

Urgyen House is a project dedicated to ensuring the long-term preservation of Sangharakshita’s collection of books, letters, papers, thangkas and artefacts as well as the building in which he spent the last years of his life.

Visit the Urgyen House website

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