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'Tiny homes' for San Francisco's homeless

Posted by Munisha on Sun, 18 Jun, 2017 - 23:49

'Tiny homes' for San Francisco's homeless

Posted by Munisha on Sun, 18 Jun, 2017 - 23:49

It’s 50 years since San Francisco’s ‘Summer of Love’, and with Buddhist Action Month in full swing across many countries, it’s a great moment to celebrate American Order member Vimalamoksha and his Tiny Homes Project, making innovative small wooden mobile homes for those living on the streets of San Francisco. Video by Prasadachitta.

Read more about the Tiny Homes Project.
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Sadhu Sadhu Sadhu!!!

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Prasadajata (Australia)

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I’m very, very moved. Inspiring project, made me well up.

Big respect Vimalamosha & all of your team

Vajracaksu (Turkey)

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What a wonderful project  - sadhu to all involved!! 

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Brilliant! The best thing I’ve seen in a long time. 

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I was very moved by Vimalamoksha’s life intention to learn how to “give better” and his desire to share the simple lifestyle he has discovered for himself. I remember very well how many homeless people there were in San Francisco and how the status quo in the US seems so difficult to go against - but he has done so in a beautiful and peaceful way. Small is beautiful ! I rejoice in his generosity of spirit.

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Triratna International Gathering 24th-28th August 2017

Posted by Munisha on Sat, 17 Jun, 2017 - 23:09

Triratna International Gathering 24th-28th August 2017

Posted by Munisha on Sat, 17 Jun, 2017 - 23:09

Triratna Buddhist Centres from across Europe, Adhisthana and Buddhafield are joining forces for the fifth Triratna International Gathering Thursday 24th August to Monday 28th August 2017 at Adhisthana, UK. The title of the event is ‘Our Future Dharma: What the World Needs Now’.

The International Gathering is a very special opportunity to experience a large outdoor gathering of people from all over the Triratna world, mostly (but not all) camping, in beautiful countryside. Come and get an inspiring, deep and moving sense of the wider Triratna...

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Triratna 50th anniversary celebrations

Posted by Munisha on Fri, 16 Jun, 2017 - 23:44

Triratna 50th anniversary celebrations

Posted by Munisha on Fri, 16 Jun, 2017 - 23:44

Clear Vision’s latest NewsByte video reports on some of the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the founding of Triratna (as the FWBO) on 8th April 1967. 

We visit the joint northern English centres’ celebration at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, the events at Adhisthana and Dhanakosa (UK) and the mainland European celebrations held at Essen (Germany). We hear about the culture and zeitgeist of Britain in the late 1960s, in which the FWBO and WBO were created. And we hear from Ratnaguna...

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Coming-of-age ritual in Essen, Germany

Posted by Munisha on Fri, 16 Jun, 2017 - 17:05

Coming-of-age ritual in Essen, Germany

Posted by Munisha on Fri, 16 Jun, 2017 - 17:05

Jnanacandra is Chair of Triratna’s Essen Buddhist Centre, in Germany. She writes about their recent Jugendfeier – a rite of passage for adolescents – held on 5th June for four teenage boys. Open the pictures fully to see the very evident love and appreciation of the boys and their parents!

“This beautifully designed ceremony ritually marked the end of the boys’ childhood and their embarking on the path toward adulthood. About 60 people were present, mostly from the boys’ families,...

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'Untouchable': a play about Dr Ambedkar

Posted by Munisha on Tue, 13 Jun, 2017 - 23:14

'Untouchable': a play about Dr Ambedkar

Posted by Munisha on Tue, 13 Jun, 2017 - 23:14

Padmadaka is director of Triratna’s Karuna Trust. He writes to let us know about ’Untouchable’, a new play about the life of Dr Ambedkar (including an appearance by a certain ‘Private Lingwood’) to be performed for the first time, in London, at the RADA festival, 30th June-8th July. More details here.

“ ‘Untouchable’ is directed by Kathryn Hunter, a theatre and film actor, and longstanding supporter of the Karuna Trust’s work with the poorest people in India and Nepal. Together...

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Sangharakshita: The Poetry Interviews

Posted by Munisha on Tue, 13 Jun, 2017 - 10:29

Sangharakshita: The Poetry Interviews

Posted by Munisha on Tue, 13 Jun, 2017 - 10:29

Kalyanaprabha is one of Sangharakshita’s two literary editors. (The other is Vidyadevi.) She writes to tell us about a new set of interviews with him, about his poetry.

“Recently there appeared on Sangharakshita’s website a link to some rather unusual interviews on The Buddhist Centre Online: over 10 separate sessions, Saddhanandi* interviews Sangharakshita about 10 of his poems.

Each interview opens with a sensitive reading of the poem by Saddhanandi and then...

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Sangharakshita's Diary

Posted by Munisha on Wed, 7 Jun, 2017 - 11:24

Sangharakshita's Diary

Posted by Munisha on Wed, 7 Jun, 2017 - 11:24

Sthanashraddha is Bhante’s secretary. He writes:

“May has been a month of large changes around the Adhisthana land. Diggers and dumper trucks have been shifting tons of earth around for some of our largest works since opening. Inside the buildings there has also been much work taking place in several areas, not least in the shrine room where the shrine is undergoing a major transformation. Even though the machines have been rumbling away most of the month there...

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Ordinations at Akashavana

Posted by Munisha on Mon, 5 Jun, 2017 - 21:51

Ordinations at Akashavana

Posted by Munisha on Mon, 5 Jun, 2017 - 21:51

We are delighted to announce the public ordinations of the following women, at Akashavana Retreat Centre in Spain on Saturday 3rd June 2017.

Public preceptor: Parami

Monika Podgorska becomes Upeksanandi
(dot under the ‘s’, long ‘i’)
Sanskrit / Pali name meaning: She who delights in equanimity
Westernised spelling: Upekshanandi
Private preceptor: Dharmavasini

Mairead Keane becomes Prajnamayi
(tilde above the ‘n’, long ‘i’) 
Sanskrit name meaning: She who is filled with wisdom
Westernised spelling: Prajnamayi
Private preceptor: Paramachitta

Theresa O’Leary becomes...

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Buddhist Action Month 2017 begins!

Posted by Munisha on Thu, 1 Jun, 2017 - 08:45

Buddhist Action Month 2017 begins!

Posted by Munisha on Thu, 1 Jun, 2017 - 08:45

June is Buddhist Action Month (BAM) and Triratna sanghas all over the world have been planning activities as part of this festival of Buddhist social action. Beginning in 2012 as a day (BAD!), this is a pan-Buddhist initiative from the UK’s Network of Buddhist Organisations. The theme this year is ‘Connecting for change’, which we’re connecting strongly with the Bodhisattva Ideal.

Over on The Buddhist Centre Online’s dedicated BAM space you can follow...

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Young Buddhists Valencia celebrate Buddha Day

Posted by charlotte-l on Mon, 22 May, 2017 - 15:22

Young Buddhists Valencia celebrate Buddha Day

Posted by charlotte-l on Mon, 22 May, 2017 - 15:22

Young Buddhists in Valencia chant the Shakyamuni mantra - with special quest Prajnaketu (Young Buddhist Facilitator) from Oxford, UK.

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