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.
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.
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,...
Posted by Centre Team on Mon, 24 Jul, 2017 - 12:08
Today we are reporting on the publication of a new set of writings by Sangharakshita, the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Community.
Just before Sangharakshita’s 90th birthday in August 2016, his friend Paramartha, was called away to the other side of the world where his mother was seriously ill. As it turned out he stayed away for nearly six months.
It was this rather unfavourable set of circumstances that was, apparently, the galvanising force that led to a resurgence in Sangharakshita’s creative or literary...
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.
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...
Posted by Charlotte Lawes on Tue, 4 Jul, 2017 - 13:32
New View Residential is looking for a new team member to join a dynamic and professional Team-Based Right Livelihood in Cambridge.
Team-based Right Livelihood’s offer fantastic opportunities to deepen our practice with other Buddhists, integrate our values into our every day lives more fully, and contribute our energy and skills to projects that have a positive impact on the world.
New View Residential is one such organisation, and is now advertising a new position for a man or woman to join it.
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?
“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...