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India: second International Buddhist Youth Convention

Posted by Munisha on Sun, 15 Jan, 2017 - 16:06

India: second International Buddhist Youth Convention

Posted by Munisha on Sun, 15 Jan, 2017 - 16:06

In the latest NewsByte video from Clear Vision, we hear about the Second International Buddhist Youth Convention, held last October by India’s National Network of Buddhist Youth at Bordharan, attended by Order members and mitras from all around the world (11.5 minutes).

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Clear Vision NewsByte: “Social Engagement and Liberation” conference, Nagpur

Posted by Munisha on Thu, 29 Dec, 2016 - 23:35

Clear Vision NewsByte: “Social Engagement and Liberation” conference, Nagpur

Posted by Munisha on Thu, 29 Dec, 2016 - 23:35

Clear Vision’s latest NewsByte (8 minutes) gives a strong impression of the atmosphere, participants and content of the ‘Social Engagement and Liberation’ conference, held 11th-14th October at Triratna’s Nagaloka Centre, near Nagpur, India. 

Held to mark the 60th anniversary of Dr Ambedkar’s conversion to Buddhism, the conference was a collaboration between Triratna and the International Network of Engaged Buddhists.

Clear Vision director Sanghadhara covered the conference for NewsByte. He writes:

“The conference...

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Triratna in Cyprus

Posted by Munisha on Tue, 13 Dec, 2016 - 14:51

Triratna in Cyprus

Posted by Munisha on Tue, 13 Dec, 2016 - 14:51

Barrie Cotterell is a Mitra in northern Cyprus, where he runs a Buddhist meditation group. He writes:

“Here’s a video to introduce our group in Karaman, a village in Northern Cyprus (the Turkish part). I was at the Cardiff Buddhist Centre (Wales, UK) for 8 years before retiring and moving to Cyprus late in 2015. I have also asked for ordination.

I began offering an introduction class in March this year. Originally I had just two people attending but now we are into double...

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lovely video for the northern Cyprus group! Best wishes for the new group. I think it is wonderful to start small like this - just invite people along and let things grow gradually. There are small collectives all around the world doing just that. Drop by drop…… 

with metta from the USA, Amala

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Thank you Amala, you are right! slowly slowly is the motto.

hope all is well with you in the USA?

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That’s great, really encouraging news. it’s lovely to hear how you are following your hearts longing and giving others the opportunity to reach the dharma. Sadhu x

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Thank you Ani, I really appreciate the kind words!

best wishes live and metta to you!

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What a lovely video. How wonderful that there is a Triratna group in Northern Cyprus ! I am Ann, I am a GFR mitra in the Istanbul sangha. It would be wonderful if we can have some contact between our sanghas and even visit each other since we are so close ! You may know that we have an order member, Dharmachari Vajracaksu, who is our teacher. The sangha is approximately 20 people. We have a Mitra class in its second year with about 10 or 11 people. We have 4 GFR Mitras including myself. Kind wishes, Ann

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Engaged Buddhist Training at EcoDharma Centre, Spain

Posted by Munisha on Mon, 5 Dec, 2016 - 15:41

Engaged Buddhist Training at EcoDharma Centre, Spain

Posted by Munisha on Mon, 5 Dec, 2016 - 15:41

As Europe, and indeed, the world, faces very serious challenges, the Ecodharma Centre, in Spain, continues to explore how Buddhism can empower social engagement. This beautiful 4-minute video features activists reflecting on their lives, on retreat in the wonderful mountain landscape of Catalunya.

EcoDharma’s pioneering work in Engaged Buddhist Training has gained an international reputation over the last few years. This summer they worked with Engaged Buddhist writer and academic David Loy to host a ‘community of inquiry’ entitled...

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Triratna's first online mitra ceremony, broadcast live

Posted by Munisha on Fri, 25 Nov, 2016 - 11:08

Triratna's first online mitra ceremony, broadcast live

Posted by Munisha on Fri, 25 Nov, 2016 - 11:08

What is an online mitra and how on earth is that possible? In Clear Vision’s latest NewsByte video, Candradasa, director of The Buddhist Centre Online explains and conducts the mitra ceremony, broadcast live over the internet. (9 minutes)

Living in Italy, far from a Triratna centre, Brian Groves discovered Triratna through The Buddhist Centre Online’s virtual meditation classes. His eventual mitra ceremony took place at Brighton Buddhist Centre (UK) and it’s surprisingly moving to see in this video the Facebook comments coming in from viewers...

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Launching ‘The Complete Works of Sangharakshita’

Posted by Candradasa on Thu, 13 Oct, 2016 - 16:18

Launching ‘The Complete Works of Sangharakshita’

Posted by Candradasa on Thu, 13 Oct, 2016 - 16:18

The first volume to be published:
Dr Ambedkar and the Revival of Buddhism, I

Throughout his life, Sangharakshita, Triratna’s founder and teacher, has poured his energy into bringing the Dharma to men and women from all backgrounds and walks of life, nationalities, castes and classes. His output in terms of the written and spoken word is very great. Last year over 1,000 of us contributed to his 90th birthday present: to fund the publication of his Complete Works. Now the...

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New Northern Light in Oslo

Posted by Munisha on Tue, 11 Oct, 2016 - 08:53

New Northern Light in Oslo

Posted by Munisha on Tue, 11 Oct, 2016 - 08:53

Gunaketu is Chair of Oslo Buddhistsenter, Norway. After many years in Britain, where – amongst other things – he was part of the heroic team who converted a 19th century warehouse into the Manchester Buddhist Centre, he moved back to his home country in 2000 to start a new centre there.

He writes: “Since I moved to Oslo in 2000 the Triratna sangha in Oslo has been slowly but surely growing. We now have three Order members, seven...

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A Triratna 'forest garden'

Posted by Munisha on Fri, 30 Sep, 2016 - 10:08

A Triratna 'forest garden'

Posted by Munisha on Fri, 30 Sep, 2016 - 10:08

Hridayabija, or “Seed of the heart”, is the name of a glorious ”forest garden” in east Devon, in the west of England.

Its creator, Sagaravajra, has spent the last six years creating this small Pure Land in a field. Clear Vision went to meet him for NewsByte.

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Jai Bhim! The Roma Buddhists of Hungary

Posted by Munisha on Fri, 23 Sep, 2016 - 11:57

Jai Bhim! The Roma Buddhists of Hungary

Posted by Munisha on Fri, 23 Sep, 2016 - 11:57

Mokshapriya is a British film-maker, founder in 1992 of Clear Vision, Triratna’s video project in Manchester, UK. Here’s the video he made recently about the Dr Ambedkar High School, founded by Hungarian mitras for Hungary’s Roma/gypsy community, inspired by Dr BR Ambedkar and the achievements of India’s ‘New Buddhists’.

“My first visit to Hungary took me far from the delights of Buda and Pest to an even greater wonder, in the rural north east of the country. Here, a...

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Spanish sangha gets its first retreat centre!

Posted by Munisha on Tue, 23 Aug, 2016 - 16:39

Spanish sangha gets its first retreat centre!

Posted by Munisha on Tue, 23 Aug, 2016 - 16:39

Things are getting exciting for Valencia Buddhist Centre, Spain: they’re buying Triratna’s Spanish sangha’s first-ever retreat centre. Moksananda’s video gives a good impression of its flavour (4-minutes).

Puzzled? Haven’t we already got two Spanish retreat centres, Akashavana and Guhyaloka? Yes, but they’re owned by British charities and their retreats - international and largely English-speaking - are for the Order or are closed ordination retreats. This one will be owned and run by Spanish people, in Spanish for the Spanish Order and Movement more generally.
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Your links don’t work! The Just giving page is here:
https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/timothy-lissimore

and Valencia Buddhist Centre is here:
http://www.budismo-valencia.com/

Great video. Great news!

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Hi Martin, thank you. Definitely some gremlins here as they both worked fine when I tested them before publication! I’ve sorted them out now - and I hope they remain sorted out while my back is turned! Metta, Munisha

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The Triodos BIC number is not recognised by my bank - could you check and confirm? Thanks Khemajoti

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Will do! M

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Amalamati says thank you! And if you can’t use the JustGiving page above, or make the bank details work, you can always use his own British bank account:

Timothy Howard Lissimore
Lloyds bank
Sort code: 30-99-36
Account number: 00677133

Just use a reference like ‘New centre dana’ and send him an email about it: amalamati [at] yahoo.co.uk

Metta,

Munisha