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European Buddhists gather at Adhisthana

Posted by Munisha on Sat, 20 Oct, 2018 - 21:51

European Buddhists gather at Adhisthana

Posted by Munisha on Sat, 20 Oct, 2018 - 21:51

The last weekend in September saw the annual gathering of the European Buddhist Union (EBU), this year hosted by Triratna at Adhisthana, followed as always by the annual meeting of the Buddhist Teachers in Europe (BTE).

For the EBU meeting, around 30 people from national Buddhist unions and individual Buddhist traditions across Europe, and including some young Buddhist guests, spent three days together, concentrating on two topics: 1) Young Buddhists and 2) preventing abuse in...

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Sangharakshita's Diary

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 17 Oct, 2018 - 17:43

Sangharakshita's Diary

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 17 Oct, 2018 - 17:43

Sthanashraddha is Bhante’s secretary. He writes from AdhisthanaUK:

“August:
August continued to blaze with sunshine and heat, though eventually it did break and the rains fell with a downpour here or there and rainy days mixed between sunny ones. Wonderful for slowly rejuvenating the very dry and crispy gardens, less attractive for Bhante’s morning walk and sit by the pond.

The wet weather was very noticeable during the Order weekend at the end of the month...

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Suryagupta becomes Chair of the London Buddhist Centre

Posted by Sadayasihi on Thu, 11 Oct, 2018 - 11:14

Suryagupta becomes Chair of the London Buddhist Centre

Posted by Sadayasihi on Thu, 11 Oct, 2018 - 11:14

In a special ritual on Monday 9th March 2018 Suryagupta became the new Chair of the London Buddhist Centre - one of Triratna’s oldest and largest urban Buddhist Centres, outside of India.  Suryagupta is the first woman to become a chair of the LBC.  Furthermore, as a mother and a woman of African Caribbean heritage, she brings a breadth of experience to this important role in the Triratna Buddhist Community.

Here is an interview with Suryagupta. 

1. Can you say a...

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So happy to hear you have become Chair of the LBC Suryagupta…..who’d have thought hey all those years ago in Bristol? Your inspiration has carried you far and will continue to affect everyone around you too in very positive and mysterious ways. Much love and best wishes, Sraddhadipa xx

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Greetings from Finland Suryagupta. So very good to see you getting into your stride as LBC chair and bringing in your energy, enthusiasm, intelligence and, I imagine, intuitive qualities to this work. all good wishes for the future Love Akasaka

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A very big sadhu to you! x Munisha

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I Can't Believe It's Not Buddha!

Posted by Sadayasihi on Fri, 5 Oct, 2018 - 10:42

I Can't Believe It's Not Buddha!

Posted by Sadayasihi on Fri, 5 Oct, 2018 - 10:42

Did the Buddha actually say “all worldlings are mad”, “all descriptions of reality are temporary hypotheses” or “all things are perfect exactly as they are”?  These are just some of the sayings that Bodhipaksa, author of Vegetarianism: A Buddhist View and of the Wildmind Buddhist Meditation site, investigates in his new book I Can’t Believe It’s Not Buddha!, an entertaining search for the truth amidst the haystack of ‘Buddha quotes.’

The book is Bodhipaksa’s response to encountering many dubious ‘quotes’ attributed to the Buddha...

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The website has been invaluable in the past and I await this book with great anticipation. 

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Sounds great fun :)

Vajracaksu

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Both Amazon and iBooks don’t seem to have the ebook version in their Australian stores (but they do in their UK stores) which sadly means I can’t pre-order. Will there there any country-independent website to buy an ebook version from?

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Great title! x Munisha

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Public Ordinations at Guhyaloka

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 1 Oct, 2018 - 11:18

Public Ordinations at Guhyaloka

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 1 Oct, 2018 - 11:18

We are delighted to announce the names of twelve new Dharmacharis who were ordained on Saturday 29th September at Guhyaloka Retreat Centre.


Preceptor Público / Public Preceptor: Moksananda

Juan Carlos Martinez se convierte en Visuddhiketu
nombre pali que significa “Estandarte de purificación”
(Ortografía occidentalizada Visuddhiketu)
Preceptor Privado: Virasiddhi.

Juan Carlos Martinez becomes Visuddhiketu
a Pali name meaning “Banner of purification”
(Westernised spelling Visuddhiketu).
Private Preceptor: Virasiddhi.

Mauricio Garcia se convierte en Khemarati
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Sadhu for all of you my friends! May your path be full of inspiration and may you become an Avalokiteshvara hand.

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!Sadhu!  Sadhu! Sadhu!

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Fundraising Concert in support of Triratna Order members

Posted by Sadayasihi on Fri, 28 Sep, 2018 - 16:05

Fundraising Concert in support of Triratna Order members

Posted by Sadayasihi on Fri, 28 Sep, 2018 - 16:05

Join the Abhayaratna Trust for an exciting 10th Anniversary Concert that brings together some of the finest classical and jazz musicians in the Triratna Community on Saturday 27th October in the Cambridge Buddhist Centre from 7pm to 9pm!

Be serenaded by Ratnadhya’s Schubert; inspired by Manidhara singing some of Sangharakashita’s poems, accompanied by composer and pianist Akashadeva. Then be thoroughly entertained by Ratnadhya’s gifted musical parodies, before being stirred by Yashodaka’s five piece jazz group...

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Ratnaprabha Becomes Chair of the North London Buddhist Centre

Posted by Sadayasihi on Fri, 28 Sep, 2018 - 12:14

Ratnaprabha Becomes Chair of the North London Buddhist Centre

Posted by Sadayasihi on Fri, 28 Sep, 2018 - 12:14

Sunday the 16th September at the North London Buddhist Centre was multifaceted:
* Celebrating Padmasambhava Day,
* Holding four Mitra ceremonies (Afra, Charlie, Laura and Remi),
* Rejoicing in the outgoing chair, Visuddhimati,
* And inaugurating Ratnaprabha as the new chair.

Look out for the ceremonial Vajra (a brass thunderbolt symbolising transformation).

Ratnaprabha will kick off with a series of public lectures on Saturday mornings at 11:30, inspired by the Buddha’s teaching to the Fire Worshippers, “The World is...

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Pride 2018 in the Dublin Buddhist Centre

Posted by Sadayasihi on Fri, 21 Sep, 2018 - 17:14

Pride 2018 in the Dublin Buddhist Centre

Posted by Sadayasihi on Fri, 21 Sep, 2018 - 17:14

To celebrate Dublin Pride 2018, and Buddhist Action Month (BAM), the Dublin Buddhist Centre hosted a special Pride celebration on the 25th June. Kasey Tobin, a GFR Mitra involved in the event gives us a flavour of the event.

“This event was facilitated by a number of us in the Dublin Sangha with LGBT+ experiences.  As LGBT+ people we have seen a lot of progress in securing our human rights in the last few...

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International Practice Week starts this Weekend

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 19 Sep, 2018 - 18:09

International Practice Week starts this Weekend

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 19 Sep, 2018 - 18:09

The International Practice Week starts this Saturday 22nd September! The theme for the week is ‘turning arrows into flowers’ - exploring how to transform reactivity into creativity.

Yashobodhi from the West London Buddhist Centre has recorded a series of talks specifically for the International Practice Week exploring the Seven-Point Mind Turning Reflections.

Watch all Yashobodhi’s talks for International Practice Week

Listen to the audio recordings of the series

You can join in online (as...

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Ordinations at Aryaloka, U.S.

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 17 Sep, 2018 - 10:36

Ordinations at Aryaloka, U.S.

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 17 Sep, 2018 - 10:36

We are very pleased to announce that on Sunday, September 16th, 2018, at Aryaloka Buddhist Centre in the United States, the following two people had their public ordinations.

Diane Palaces becomes Maitrivati (Sanskrit)
Name meaning: ”She who has a Garden of Loving Kindness”
Private Preceptor: Dayalocana
Public Preceptor: Karunadevi

Barry Timmerman becomes Dharmasukta (Sanskrit)
Name meaning: ”Song of praise for the Dharma”
Private Preceptor: Surakshita
Public Preceptor: Nagabodhi

SADHUSADHUSADHU!

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