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The Abhayaratna Trust Local Care Network Training

Thu, 20 Feb, 2020 - 16:19

The Abhayaratna Trust Local Care Network Training

Thu, 20 Feb, 2020 - 16:19

The Abhayaratna Trust is embarking on a new project called the Local Care Network (LCN) project! The idea behind this is to help develop and embed a more explicit and organised culture of care and support in the Order for Order members who need it, including accessing financial assistance and other services (for more details, visit their website and watch a short video about it).

The project is a collaborative effort involving external agencies...

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Sadhu to you all!  And many many thanks for your efforts in this.

Much metta

Viryaja

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Thanks for posting this, which sounds like a well thought out and important initiative. 

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The Inauguration of Toluca Buddhist Centre in Mexico

Tue, 21 Jan, 2020 - 12:04

The Inauguration of Toluca Buddhist Centre in Mexico

Tue, 21 Jan, 2020 - 12:04

On Friday 17th January, the Toluca Buddhist Centre in Mexico was formally inaugurated. The Toluca Buddhist Centre arose from the friendship of three friends who wanted to share their practice with each other and with other people.

Fifteen years ago, Sanghadhara, Ruchiramati and Bodhikamala, then 16 years old, living in Toluca, met Buddhism through the Mexico City Buddhist Centre and began practicing together. Toluca is a city located in the middle of the country, 70 km...

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Very inspiring story. Muy inspirador!

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Local Care Networks

Thu, 16 Jan, 2020 - 14:00

Local Care Networks

Thu, 16 Jan, 2020 - 14:00

The Abhayaratna Trust have launched a Local Care Network project which aims to help the Order develop more explicit and organised frameworks of care and support for Order members who need it, including accessing financial assistance and other services. The Network will also reinforce the existing culture of care in the Triratna Buddhist community, and create a framework to support Order members for generations to come.

The vision is that Local Care Network Coordinators Groups will form around...

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Padmadaka's picture

This is such an excellent idea.

Sadhu Mahasraddha and the team at the Abyayaratna Trust for initiating it. 

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Yes, Ditto. Thanks Mahasraddha and all at the Abhayaratna Trust for taking this on and developing it.

I can’t help but feel that the Abhayaratna Trust, and the work it does, is one of the most important and often overlooked facets for Triratna moving into the future.

Much Metta, Aranyaka xx

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I am very pleased to hear about these humane and forward-looking plans and hope this initiative will get all the support it needs.

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New Director of Windhorse Publications

Wed, 15 Jan, 2020 - 11:07

New Director of Windhorse Publications

Wed, 15 Jan, 2020 - 11:07

Priyananda, who has been at the helm of Windhorse Publications for the past ten years, is stepping down as director in March. Windhorse Publications are the main publisher of Sangharakshita, the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order. They also publish on the whole range of the Buddhist tradition, investing in books by authors such as Anālayo, Vimalasara, Vaddhaka and many others to better communicate Buddhism clearly in the 21st century.

Dhammamegha,...

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Ordinations at Chintamani, Mexico

Sun, 12 Jan, 2020 - 10:31

Ordinations at Chintamani, Mexico

Sun, 12 Jan, 2020 - 10:31

We are delighted to announce that on January 11 at Chintamani Retreat Centre, Mexico, we welcomed two new Dharmacharis into the Order from the Mexico City sangha.

Ex-Juan Antonio Diaz becomes: Subhananda which means He who has the joy of beauty or él que tiene la alegría de la belleza.
Private preceptor: Samamati
Public Preceptor: Virasiddhi

Ex-Pablo Sierra becomes: Satyabodhi which means Awakening to Truth or El despertar a la verdad.
Private preceptor:...

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Sadhu! Sadhu!Sadhu!

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Nuevo Curso Online - Dharma en Español / New Online Dharma Course in Spanish

Wed, 18 Dec, 2019 - 11:22

Nuevo Curso Online - Dharma en Español / New Online Dharma Course in Spanish

Wed, 18 Dec, 2019 - 11:22

En el ajetreado mundo de hoy, cada vez más organizaciones ofrecen cursos online: las ventajas son una mayor accesibilidad para los participantes, pero también permite que participen una gama más amplia de personas, más allá de un área geográfica limitada. Aprovechando estas posibilidades, el Centro Budista de Valencia organizará un curso de Dharma en línea sobre el tema de la ética budista. ¡Lo interesante de este curso es que no solo está abierto a personas de habla hispana de todo...

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The Boeddhawierde: A New Retreat Centre in the Netherlands

Thu, 12 Dec, 2019 - 15:51

The Boeddhawierde: A New Retreat Centre in the Netherlands

Thu, 12 Dec, 2019 - 15:51

Last week the new retreat centre in the north of the Netherlands was informally opened: the Boeddhawierde. A mosaic made by a friend of the local sangha, Lucia Keidel, was unveiled during a ceremony - which marks a significant step in the further development of Triratna in the Netherlands.

‘Wierde’ refers to a mound that the local ancestors built in the muddy fields, to keep their feet dry and bury their dead. Later when the dykes were build, they became sacred spots and churches were typically built on...

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It should be added that Boeddhawierde is also the home of two very special young cats, Siddhi and Ratna! Thanks Silavadin for your hospitality during our recent philosophers’ weekend, and I hope the retreat centre continues to thrive.

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Developing Mindfulness in Wales

Thu, 12 Dec, 2019 - 13:06

Developing Mindfulness in Wales

Thu, 12 Dec, 2019 - 13:06

Vishvapani is a writer, teacher of Buddhism and meditation, and a trainer in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR/MBCT) through Mindfulness in Action. He’s also an Associate of Breathworks Mindfulness and of The Mindfulness Initiative, supporting the Mindfulness All Party Parliamentary Group in the UK parliament and advocating mindfulness to the Welsh Government.

Here he gives us an update on what he’s been working on, particularly in relation to developing mindfulness teaching in Wales in collaboration with the Welsh Government. 

“In March...

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admoore54's picture

Has anyone done a scoping exercise on this for the whole of Wales?

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I’m not sure quite what you have in mind, but one member of our group is Stephen Stanley of Cardiff University, who is running a project called ‘mapping mindfulness in the UK’ which is scoping the whole British mindfulness world in the UK, including Wales. That will be completed next year and we (including the Welsh Government) will draw on the findings. 

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Thank you for that, very encouraging Vishvapani. 

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First One Month Retreat for Young Women in India

Tue, 3 Dec, 2019 - 16:22

First One Month Retreat for Young Women in India

Tue, 3 Dec, 2019 - 16:22

“I was so determined to come here, I sent my resignation (letter) and I came” - Ashweeni (Nanded)

In 2018, for the first time in India, a five week Dhamma training course for young women took place. It was arranged by members of the Indian women’s ordination team and supported by Padmasuri and Karunamaya. It was a significant retreat as many of the participants have families and children, making it was difficult for them to come away...

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Amaladipa's picture

It made me so happy to watch this and to see these extraordinary young women going forth with such courage. Thank you all for inspiring me. I wish all of you deeply fulfilling dharma lives enriched by friendship. Love Amaladipa.

singhaalanuj's picture

I am really impressed by this initiative, would like to organize such an event in DELHI as well.

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Yes, wonderful to see … but can we get rid of the music? Whilst I find myself responsive to it, mawkish is a word that comes to mind, and unsubtly so.

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Cardiff Buddhist Centre's First Bed and Breakfast Retreat

Tue, 5 Nov, 2019 - 17:43

Cardiff Buddhist Centre's First Bed and Breakfast Retreat

Tue, 5 Nov, 2019 - 17:43

The Cardiff Buddhist Centre have just hosted their first Bed and Breakfast retreat on the theme of the Bodhisattva training. A Bed and Breakfast retreat is where one sangha invites people from other Triratna sanghas to come and stay with members of their sangha - who provide them with bed and breakfast - so they can join them on retreat. 

Kamalagita, the Chair of the Cardiff Buddhist Centre writes: “We promised guests a ‘Warm, Welsh Welcome’ (Croeso, Cynnes Cymraeg) and they came from...

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