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The 50 Years, 50 Voices Project

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 4 Apr, 2018 - 11:48

The 50 Years, 50 Voices Project

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 4 Apr, 2018 - 11:48

‘Fifty Years, Fifty Voices’ is a project cooked up by Lokeshvara and Satyalila last year and supported by the Triratna Trust and Adhisthana Trustees. It’s gathering the ‘voices’ of 50 different Order Members on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Order.

Satyalila writes: “This year we’ll present extracts from these voices and the recordings will be archived in their entirety. In future we hope that many of them can be released as full-length podcasts...

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Ordinations Under the Bodhi Tree

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 28 Mar, 2018 - 14:52

Ordinations Under the Bodhi Tree

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 28 Mar, 2018 - 14:52

On February 23rd 2018, just before the start of the International Order Convention in India two Mitras - one man and one woman - were ordained in Bodhgaya.  This Newsbyte from Clear Vision gives us a flavour of that occasion and, amidst the busyness and noise around the Mahabodhi Temple, we get a sense of following in the footsteps of the Buddha as Mokshasara and Shramanveer join the Triratna Buddhist Order.

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The New Colchester Buddhist Centre

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 26 Mar, 2018 - 12:14

The New Colchester Buddhist Centre

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 26 Mar, 2018 - 12:14

The latest Newsbyte from Clear Vision follows a visit to the new Buddhist Centre in Colchester. Chair Amalaketu’s vision was “if we build it, they will come” and already there are signs of their Sangha flourishing.  Amalaketu chats to Clear Vision in November 2017 about the process and hard work involved in renovating a quite rundown premises, formerly a doctor’s surgery - including ensuring that the Centre is as environmentally sustainable as possible, with quality insulation, low energy lighting and solar panels on...

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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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