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Buddhist Action Month 2019 gets underway!

Thu, 6 Jun, 2019 - 16:10

Buddhist Action Month 2019 gets underway!

Thu, 6 Jun, 2019 - 16:10

Buddhist Action Month 2019 kicked off this week! Buddhist Action Month, or BAM, is an annual festival of Buddhist social action, an opportunity to explicitly bring Metta - or loving-kindness - off the cushion into the world around us. As in previous years, a number of Sanghas across Triratna are participating in this year’s BAM. Here’s a quick look at what some have in store.

At the North London Buddhist Centre there will be opportunities to make...

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Experiencing the Power of Sangha: The Triratna International Gathering

Wed, 5 Jun, 2019 - 12:47

Experiencing the Power of Sangha: The Triratna International Gathering

Wed, 5 Jun, 2019 - 12:47

“At the heart of our movement is friendship and Sangha and being [at the Triratna International Gathering] is a really strong experience of a positive community. There’s a lot of love and generosity and mutual help…and you can’t do that by email or Facebook…You have to be together and eat together and sit together, be in the shrine room with 340 people and meditate together, chant together to experience the power of Sangha and mutual appreciation and love.”

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Thank you. wonderful to see. How can there be a revelation In a world so full it couldn’t be more full?

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Public Ordinations at Akashavana 1st June 2019

Sat, 1 Jun, 2019 - 18:57

Public Ordinations at Akashavana 1st June 2019

Sat, 1 Jun, 2019 - 18:57

We are very happy to let you know the names of the Dharmacharinis ordained today.

Public Preceptor Parami

Lynne Thompson Campbell becomes Dhicitraka, a Sanskrit name meaning “She who paints wisdom” (long first ‘i’, long last ‘a’).
Westernised spelling Dhichitraka.
Private Preceptor Amritamati.

Ania Markiewiecz becomes Saddhajala, a Pali name meaning “Flame of Faith” (long second, third and fourth ‘a’s).
Westernised spelling Saddhajala.
Private Preceptor Saddhanandi.

Gerry Beasley becomes Danabhaya, a Sanskrit / Pali name meaning “She whose generosity makes her fearless” (long first,...

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Buddha Day Celebrations

Thu, 23 May, 2019 - 11:05

Buddha Day Celebrations

Thu, 23 May, 2019 - 11:05

Suppose a man wandering in a forest wilderness found an ancient path, an ancient trail, travelled by men of old, and he followed it up, and by doing so he discovered an ancient city, an ancient royal capital, where men of old had lived, with parks and groves and lakes, walled round and beautiful to see. So I too found the ancient path, the ancient trail, travelled by the Fully Enlightened Ones of old” (...

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So lovely to hear and see some of the buddha day celebs around the Triratna world 💎 Here in Glasgow we too had a truly inspiring and joyful day 😍

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Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos of this significant celebration. Lovely photo of Mariajo making an offering at the Valencia Buddhist Centre!

In Cuernavaca, Mexico, Dayapalin hosted the day, Saddhajoti gave an inspiring talk and there were six mitra ceremonies!

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More Free Time!

Tue, 21 May, 2019 - 14:44

More Free Time!

Tue, 21 May, 2019 - 14:44

Recently TBCO featured Helen Lewis of Windhorse Publications interviewing Vajragupta about his new book, Free Time! From Clock-watching to Free-flowing – a Buddhist Guide. Here Vajragupta reveals more about the book… and about the mystery of time.

Your new book is now available from Windhorse Publications, and it is about Buddhism and time, and our relationship with time… can you say more?
As we know, the Buddha said that experience is shaped by mind; we become...

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Ordination at Dharmadhara, USA

Thu, 16 May, 2019 - 08:57

Ordination at Dharmadhara, USA

Thu, 16 May, 2019 - 08:57

We are happy to announce the public ordination of ex-Dan Roberts from the Seattle Sangha at the Dharmadhara Retreat Center on 15th May, 2019.

Dan becomes Karunashanti.  His new name means “He whose peace is through or from compassion.”

Shantinayaka was Private Preceptor and Viradhamma was Public Preceptor.

Sadhu, sadhu, sadhu!

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Public Ordinations at Adhisthana

Mon, 13 May, 2019 - 11:21

Public Ordinations at Adhisthana

Mon, 13 May, 2019 - 11:21

We are delighted to announce that the following women received their public ordination at Adhisthana on 12th May 2019.

The public preceptor was Parami.

Mary Hastings becomes Dhipalita, a Sanskrit name meaning ‘She who is protected by Wisdom’. (Long first ‘i’ and long final ‘a’).
Westernised spelling: Dhipalita.
Private preceptor: Saddhanandi

Denise Carlyle becomes Advayagita, a Sanskrit name meaning ‘She who sings of non-duality’. (Long ‘i’ and long final ‘a’).
Westernised spelling: Advayagita.
Private preceptor: Santasiddhi.

Irene Hardy becomes Amayika, a Sanskrit name meaning. ‘She...

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Dear ones, Many congratulations to you all, welcome to the Order. Look forward to meeting you. Love and well wishing, Satyamati xx
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Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

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Beloved Sisters,

So bright and beautiful you all look. 

SADHU SADHU SADHU 

May all blessings be yours.

Love and metta from Abs 

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Message for Dhammarati, I would like to include this photo in our next edition of Hridayavani, the online newsletter for women Training For Ordination, which I am just compiling, if you would give your permission. Many thanks, Lesley Davison

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Hi Lesley, yep very happy for it to be used: thank you for asking. If you want a bit more choice, send me your email address and i can send you a link to the album of pics from the Ordinations

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Public Ordinations at Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Centre, Bhaja, India

Tue, 7 May, 2019 - 11:31

Public Ordinations at Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Centre, Bhaja, India

Tue, 7 May, 2019 - 11:31

We are delighted to announce that the following men were publicly ordained on Sunday 5 May 2019 at Saddhamma Pradip Retreat Center, Bhaja, Maharashtra, India.

Here are their new names:

Public preceptor Amritadipa

Private preceptor Adityabodhi
Prakash Jadham, from Mumbai, becomes Danakirti (Having the fame of generosity)
Shashikant Sonawane, from Yerwada, becomes Karmasena (King of action)

Private preceptor Amritadipa
Vasant Kamble, from Yerwada, becomes Viryashila (Having the virtue of energy)

Private preceptor Jutindhar
Bansi Kate, from Yerwada, becomes Amitruchi (Having Infinite light)
Somanath Bhalerao becomes Shakyadhar (Upholder of Shakya lineage)


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Congratulation to all Newly ordinate  Dhammachari 

Sadhu sadhu sadhu

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A New Buddhist Centre for Paris

Mon, 6 May, 2019 - 12:44

A New Buddhist Centre for Paris

Mon, 6 May, 2019 - 12:44

In this short film Aryanita, the current Chair, and Vassika, the former Chair, give us an update on their search for a new home for the Paris Buddhist Centre. A lovely, light, spacious place has been found in a peaceful part of Paris, around the corner from a beautiful park. The purchase will be complete in May and building work will start to transform it from a doctors’ surgery into a Buddhist Centre, with the plan for it to...

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That’s so lovely to see Aryanita and Vassika! Looks like all the efforts are eventually bearing fruit. It’s a beautiful new space. I’m delighted for the Paris sangha. Hope to visit you there one day. Best of luck with this final round of fund-raising. Love and light, Chandrachitta (Dublin) 

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It looks like a wonderful, wonderful new space in a beautiful location. Good luck with the fundraising!

Kind wishes

Vajracaksu

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Fantastic, sadhu!
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How lovely to see your efforts have borne fruit! What a lovely space it will be. Sadhu!

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The Lotus Blooming: Creating the Story of Triratna in Spain

Tue, 30 Apr, 2019 - 15:34

The Lotus Blooming: Creating the Story of Triratna in Spain

Tue, 30 Apr, 2019 - 15:34

Here’s an interview with Dharmakirti, based in Valencia, about the recent Order Day celebration in Spain. He gives us a bit of the history of Triratna in Spain, as well as the challenges and hopes for the future.


When did Triratna Spain first come into being?
Here’s a timeline of Spanish activities over the years:

1986: Guhyaloka land was bought by Subhuti, and the same year Bhante gave his first talk in Valencia.

1988: Moksananda...

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