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'One Sangha': First Triratna Mainland European Young Buddhist Convention

Posted by Munisha on Wed, 9 Aug, 2017 - 11:42

'One Sangha': First Triratna Mainland European Young Buddhist Convention

Posted by Munisha on Wed, 9 Aug, 2017 - 11:42

In the latest NewsByte video report from Clear Vision, we hear about Triratna’s first ever Mainland European Young Buddhist Convention, held in June at Triratna’s Berlin Centre, Buddhistisches Tor.

Looking at the theme of ‘One sangha’, 70 people aged 18-35 attended, from nine countries, as German event organiser Hannah explains, alongside Prasadacarin, new Chair of Stockholm Buddhist Centre. (At 28 he’s the youngest Chair in the Triratna world.)

‘Mainland European’ may seem a strange term, but...

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Sadhu Sadhu Sadhu!

  It’s wonderful to see your initiative and convention    

Go for it young European Buddhists!

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Sangharakshita's diary

Posted by Munisha on Wed, 9 Aug, 2017 - 09:57

Sangharakshita's diary

Posted by Munisha on Wed, 9 Aug, 2017 - 09:57

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.

Bhante’s month has been...

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Dear Bhante and Sthanasraddha, thank you for your ongoing diary posts, letters and correspondence.it’s lovely to hear news of you and your health and activities at Adhisthana Bhante.  I’m glad the recent downpours have softened the Earth somewhat and I hope the ground will be soft enough but not too wet for the coming  International order weekend and international Triratna retreat. Much love Dharmabandhu x 

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Launch of new online space for Triratna Buddhist Families

Posted by Charlotte Lawes on Tue, 8 Aug, 2017 - 13:36

Launch of new online space for Triratna Buddhist Families

Posted by Charlotte Lawes on Tue, 8 Aug, 2017 - 13:36

We recently launched a new space for Triratna Buddhist Families. 

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.
  • Provide helpful resources for family Dharma
  • ...
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FutureDharma Fund supports ongoing appeal for Venezeula crisis

Posted by Charlotte Lawes on Mon, 7 Aug, 2017 - 17:23

FutureDharma Fund supports ongoing appeal for Venezeula crisis

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,...

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New 'Adhisthana Writings' by Sangharakshita

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...

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Great that there’s a kindle version! Thanks.

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Hi Martin - let me know if you have any problems with downloading / using it.

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Hi Charlotte,
No problems downloading or using it. Really enjoyed reading it all. Very interesting. Though there is a slight formatting issue: All the text is indented to the right (by about a tab) for the whole book, so there is a constant gap down the left side of each page. Only the headings of each piece are aligned fully to the left. Didn’t bother me. -Martin

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Triratna's European Chairs assemble for summer meeting

Posted by Munisha on Thu, 20 Jul, 2017 - 17:23

Triratna's European Chairs assemble for summer meeting

Posted by Munisha on Thu, 20 Jul, 2017 - 17:23

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.

See more pictures and follow the meeting over on the ECA’s own space.

The ECA is a very long established and well run...

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Cute ducklings and hard-working chairs

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Live in a men's community in London

Posted by Charlotte Lawes on Tue, 11 Jul, 2017 - 13:57

Live in a men's community in London

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...

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Team-based Right Livelihood opportunity with New View in Cambridge, UK

Posted by Charlotte Lawes on Tue, 4 Jul, 2017 - 13:32

Team-based Right Livelihood opportunity with New View in Cambridge, UK

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. 

Watch this great short video...

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Looking back on Buddhist Action Month 2017

Posted by Charlotte Lawes on Tue, 4 Jul, 2017 - 13:20

Looking back on Buddhist Action Month 2017

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?

Mokshini writes

“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...

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What an excellent report, Charlotte! So interesting to hear of the work of Buddhists in other traditions, too.

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Ordinations at Adhisthana

Posted by Munisha on Mon, 3 Jul, 2017 - 10:31

Ordinations at Adhisthana

Posted by Munisha on Mon, 3 Jul, 2017 - 10:31

We are delighted to announce that the following women received their public ordination at Adhisthana yesterday afternoon, Sunday 2nd July 2017.

Public preceptor: Parami

Bec Remigio becomes Amaladipa
(long ‘i’, long final ‘a’)
Westernised spelling: Amaladipa
Sanskrit name meaning ’She who is a light or lamp of purity’
Private preceptor: Mokshini

Emma Bulley becomes Abhayamāla
(long penultimate and final ‘a’)
Westernised spelling: Abhayamala
Sanskrit or Pali name meaning ’She who has a garland of fearlessness’
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Sadhu, Sadhu, Sadhu ;)

Regards from Barcelona