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Addressing Ethical Issues in Triratna

Thu, 24 Sep, 2020 - 11:38

Addressing Ethical Issues in Triratna

Thu, 24 Sep, 2020 - 11:38

For many years, ethical issues from Triratna’s past have affected the individuals who were involved and the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community as a whole, and a number of people have come forward with accounts of the suffering they experienced within Triratna. Some of these issues involved the sexual behaviour of Sangharakshita, Triratna’s founder.

The Adhisthana Kula arose from a wish to acknowledge openly and respond effectively to these issues. The members of the Kula worked together over the...

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Ordinations in a Time of Covid-19: Watch Upcoming Public Ordinations Online

Tue, 22 Sep, 2020 - 15:42

Ordinations in a Time of Covid-19: Watch Upcoming Public Ordinations Online

Tue, 22 Sep, 2020 - 15:42

The impact of the coronavirus has been felt on all aspects of our daily lives as well as the life of our sangha - severely curtailing the ability to hold in-person retreats, including ordination retreats. Ordination is a significant point in the lives of Dharma farers in our community: many of whom have been training for ordination for a number of years, in preparation for joining the Triratna Buddhist Order. The public ordination ceremony marks the deepening of their commitment...

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Launch of Western Buddhist Review Volume 7

Tue, 22 Sep, 2020 - 11:55

Launch of Western Buddhist Review Volume 7

Tue, 22 Sep, 2020 - 11:55

The Western Buddhist Review is the scholarly journal of the Triratna Buddhist Order and community. Volume 1 was published in 1994, and it has appeared periodically since then. Now, under the editorship of Dhivan, Silavadin and Matt Drage, the team are ready to launch volume 7, with a new website which will provide an exciting point of reference for scholarly and philosophical activities in the Triratna community.

You are invited to the launch party via Zoom on Monday 28th September 7.30-8.30pm...

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Ordination in the United States

Mon, 21 Sep, 2020 - 10:26

Ordination in the United States

Mon, 21 Sep, 2020 - 10:26

We are happy to announce the public ordination of ex-Rob Devney of Seattle at the Dharmadhara Retreat Center in northern California on 20th September 2020.

Rob becomes Siladhara, a Pali name meaning “He who upholds ethical practice.”

Viradhamma was both Private and Public Preceptor.

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

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Alfoxton House: A New Retreat Centre

Tue, 8 Sep, 2020 - 17:21

Alfoxton House: A New Retreat Centre

Tue, 8 Sep, 2020 - 17:21

On 29th June the Alfoxton Park Trust – Jayaraja, Lokabandhu and Cittapala - received the keys to Alfoxton House in Somerset, UK, with the aim of creating a retreat centre where longer, intensive retreats can take place, as well as having retreats focusing on poetry and the arts. The intention is for this retreat centre to be an eco-centre that produces its own food.

Alfoxton House is a place with a rich history: in 1797, the poet ...

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The Valencia Sangha's Search for a New Home

Mon, 7 Sep, 2020 - 11:30

The Valencia Sangha's Search for a New Home

Mon, 7 Sep, 2020 - 11:30

The Triratna Order and Community have been present in Valencia for more than 30 years. From simple beginnings the sangha has grown and become a feature of the life of the city, offering a chance to discover and explore the benefits of meditation on its own or in the context of a more committed Buddhist practice. Over the years the Valencia Buddhist Centre has reached many people with the Buddha’s teaching.

Support the Valencia sangha with a donation.

The Valencia Buddhist centre has also been a base for outreach and connection farther...

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Compassionate Action: Venezuela Sangha

Fri, 14 Aug, 2020 - 10:21

Compassionate Action: Venezuela Sangha

Fri, 14 Aug, 2020 - 10:21

The first time we visited the Covid ward five people lay naked on beds. Two weeks later the long ward was full of people on closely packed beds. The next morning we got a desperate call from the Director of the hospital asking for help.

We - myself and members of the Triratna sangha in Merida - were at the hospital for three reasons: to help with the weekly donation of liquid soap, to research protective clothing which we are...

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A New Buddhist Centre for York

Tue, 4 Aug, 2020 - 11:25

A New Buddhist Centre for York

Tue, 4 Aug, 2020 - 11:25

A new Triratna Buddhist Centre is currently taking shape in the heart of historic York in the UK, just round the corner from the famous Minster.

This will be the new home of the York Buddhist Group which was started in November 2017 by Shakyapada, and three mitra friends: Mark Jones, Kate Readman and Ley Robinson, using a hired room in a York community centre. As the Group grew, it moved to the York Quaker Meeting House in 2018 where more...

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Closure of Clear Vision

Mon, 3 Aug, 2020 - 10:47

Closure of Clear Vision

Mon, 3 Aug, 2020 - 10:47

It is with sadness that the Trustees of Clear Vision have announced its closure from September 2020. Over the past 35 years Clear Vision has been a vital part of the FWBO/Triratna Community having documented much of our community’s history through video, particularly Newsreels, Triratna Newsbytesfilming Sangharakshita’s talks, events and tours, and much more. Clear Vision has also developed the beginnings of a photographic archive and library and video archive, a range of award-winning ...

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Ordination in Poland

Mon, 3 Aug, 2020 - 09:56

Ordination in Poland

Mon, 3 Aug, 2020 - 09:56

We are delighted to confirm the first ordination of an Order Member in Poland. The ex-Wojciech Janowski from the Krakow Sangha was ordained during a short retreat south-east of the city. His private ordination was on Thursday 30th July and his public ordination on Saturday 1st August.

Wojciech becomes Maitrinanda, a Sanskrit name meaning ‘He whose joy is love’.

His private preceptor is Santaka and Amogharatna is his public preceptor.
 
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