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Dāna Cafe, Sheffield

Posted by Sadayasihi on Fri, 23 Feb, 2018 - 15:38

Dāna Cafe, Sheffield

Posted by Sadayasihi on Fri, 23 Feb, 2018 - 15:38

A Newsbyte from Clearvision about a new Buddhist run business in Sheffield: a vegetarian cafe called Dāna cafe.  Clear Vision spends a day with them hard at work and we hear about the setting up of the project and how the local Sangha played an important role in getting this project off the ground.

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Barcelona's first Triratna Centre

Posted by Munisha on Thu, 11 Jan, 2018 - 11:26

Barcelona's first Triratna Centre

Posted by Munisha on Thu, 11 Jan, 2018 - 11:26

In the latest NewsByte video from Clear Vision, Rijumati tells us about the opening of the first Triratna centre in Barcelona, Spain, in October 2017.

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Southampton's first centre - in a pub

Posted by Munisha on Tue, 5 Dec, 2017 - 12:00

Southampton's first centre - in a pub

Posted by Munisha on Tue, 5 Dec, 2017 - 12:00

The second weekend of September this year saw the opening of the well-established Southampton sangha (UK)’s first centre, in a disused pub, complete with intriguingly re-designed pub sign.

Chair Sudharshini tells us about the project and the redesign, created by architect Abhayanara, also responsible for the re-design of Adhisthana and Triratna’s Shrewsbury centre.

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Green Earth Awakening

Posted by Munisha on Mon, 4 Dec, 2017 - 13:19

Green Earth Awakening

Posted by Munisha on Mon, 4 Dec, 2017 - 13:19

In the latest NewsByte, Clear Vision looks back at Buddhafield’s Green Earth Awakening festival, held 20th-24th September this year, when Buddhists of several traditions came together with non-Buddhists and activists and campaigners for a few days’ camping in the Blackdown Hills in Devon, UK.

As Buddhafield say on their website, “The Green Earth Awakening is a convergence of engaged Buddhism, community living, land skills, and creative responses [leading] towards social resilience.”

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Mummy, where do kesas come from?

Posted by Munisha on Fri, 1 Dec, 2017 - 11:39

Mummy, where do kesas come from?

Posted by Munisha on Fri, 1 Dec, 2017 - 11:39

Ever wondered?

Carunalaka writes from Australia: “It’s a little-known fact that Vajradharini, from Pune, India, has been making kesas for the worldwide Triratna Buddhist Order for the past seven years.

Recently I suggested there were many people who would be delighted to ‘meet’ the woman who makes these items, given to members of the Order at their ordinations. I persuaded her to speak to camera - in English - even though she was very shy about doing so.

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Hi Munisha,

I’ve been doing my sums and by the end of the year, including the 72 forthcoming ordinations in India and 1 in New Zealand, there will have been 150 ordinations in 2017 with 15 public ordination ceremonies having occurred across Mexico, Spain, Ireland, USA, UK, New Zealand and India.

Saccanama

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Thank you. Post now amended!

Readers may also be interested to know that there have been 15 resignations in 2017 so far (counting the official posts announcing them to the Order on TBCO).
x Munisha

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Yes, and this is a record number as far as I know. A while ago I started to think that there seemed to be rather more resignations than usual, and compiled some figures for the years since 2005 (there was no data readily available for before 2005). Until this year, the most in a year was 12 (in 2009, 2013 and 2016). So the last two years have seen 27 resignations so far. By contrast in 2006 and 2007 there was only one resignation each year. 

I’ve been intending to publish these figures, but haven’t found the time to do what I would really like to do, which is re-read the resignation letters and examine the reasons why people resigned. Of course as the Order grows one might expect a higher number of resignations, but I wonder whether there might not be more to be learnt from those who resign.

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Dear Vajradharini, 

Jai Bhim! 

Im very pleased to see this little video and to see you speaking on making our kesas for the last seven years! Having helped out once or twice to make a kesa when needed I know very well how tricky and detailed they can be to make. 

Although ive not been able to express my appreciation before now I’m sure along with others that we have felt a lot of gratitude for our Kesas and in that is implied an appreciation of your efforts. So I’m very glad now to be able to pass on my very deep gratitude and thanks for all your work and efforts. 

With much metta,

Sthanashraddha.

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Not to mention all the lost and worn out kesas that people need replaced. Vajradharini would have made well over 100 kesas this year alone, I imagine.

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Dedicating Adhisthana's new shrine

Posted by Munisha on Fri, 3 Nov, 2017 - 09:36

Dedicating Adhisthana's new shrine

Posted by Munisha on Fri, 3 Nov, 2017 - 09:36

The artistic pile of bricks and Buddharupas that formed the main shrine for Adhisthana’s first four years has been replaced by a remarkable piece of new Buddhist design. In Clear Vision’s latest NewsByte video Yashodeva tells the story of its creation and dedication, on 19th August at the UK and Ireland Area Order weekend.

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Triratna Amsterdam's new Buddhist centre

Posted by Munisha on Tue, 17 Oct, 2017 - 13:37

Triratna Amsterdam's new Buddhist centre

Posted by Munisha on Tue, 17 Oct, 2017 - 13:37

Gunabhadri writes from Amsterdam with a five-minute video about the Amsterdam Buddhist Centre’s move (by bicycle!) to new premises in an old hospital (also home to Mokshagandhi).

“On the full moon evening of Wednesday 6th September the new Amsterdam Buddhist Centre officially opened.

For the last time, we shared an evening meal in our old centre in the Palmstraat and then a lamp was lit and transported to the new location by bicycle, together with a painting of Akshobya...

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Ordinations in Mexico

Posted by Munisha on Tue, 5 Sep, 2017 - 13:23

Ordinations in Mexico

Posted by Munisha on Tue, 5 Sep, 2017 - 13:23

On 23rd April 2017 seven women were publicly ordained at the Mexico City Buddhist Centre after a Going for Refuge retreat held at Chintamani Retreat Centre. 

Mexican and Clear Vision director Sanghadhara was there and filmed the ordinations for NewByte, also interviewing Parami about how six women from Triratna’s Venezuela sangha came to be invited.\

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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.)

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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. 

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