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Journey to the North West: A Modern Pilgrimage

Posted by Sadayasihi on Thu, 6 Sep, 2018 - 12:00

Journey to the North West: A Modern Pilgrimage

Posted by Sadayasihi on Thu, 6 Sep, 2018 - 12:00

In late July, a GFR Mitra completed a 5 day ‘modern pilgrimage’, walking over 120 miles from Adhisthana to the Liverpool Buddhist Centre, in central Liverpool.  Along the way, David Tyfield carried four heavy texts from the newly published Complete Works of Sangharakshita, and signed by Bhante himself at Adhisthana the day before setting off.  Inspired by the great fabled pilgrimage of the 7th Century Chinese monk Xuanzang, mythologized in the Monkey Tales of...

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Vishvapani on 'Thought for the Day'

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 5 Sep, 2018 - 12:00

Vishvapani on 'Thought for the Day'

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 5 Sep, 2018 - 12:00

Vishvapani is the regular Buddhist contributor to Thought for the Day: a comment on the news from a faith perspective on the main BBC radio news programme.

Here are his recent talks: 

10.1.18 The Skill of Ethics
Education focuses more and more on learning skills. The Buddhist idea of ethics as skilfulness makes a link between ordinary skills and he rely of ethics and spiritual life.
Listen here.

1.5.18 1968:...

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Kerala Floods - Relief and Rehabilitation

Posted by Sadayasihi on Tue, 4 Sep, 2018 - 16:59

Kerala Floods - Relief and Rehabilitation

Posted by Sadayasihi on Tue, 4 Sep, 2018 - 16:59

Kerala is suffering its worst floods for 100 years. Hundreds of thousands have been displaced and are living in over 1,000 relief camps set up in the State. There have been a number of deaths and many serious injuries. Many are missing. The numbers are rising all the time. But even in such disaster, ugly face of untouchability rises and Dalits are discriminated during relief, as reported by India Today on July 24th, 2018. It happened earlier in Gujarat Earthquake; even the Tsunami...

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Italian-speaking volunteers wanted for translation of Sangharakshita's work

Posted by Sadayasihi on Tue, 4 Sep, 2018 - 12:08

Italian-speaking volunteers wanted for translation of Sangharakshita's work

Posted by Sadayasihi on Tue, 4 Sep, 2018 - 12:08

Val Cartei is a mitra training for ordination in Brighton, UK. She’s a published author in both English and Italian, now working with Triratna’s Translations Board.  She is now looking for some volunteers to help her with translating some of Sangharakshita’s writings into Italian:-

She writes: “I am looking for Italian speaking volunteers with proofreading and editing skills to help me produce high-quality translations into Italian of Sangharakshita’s works. I have so far translated The Noble Eightfold Path, Who is the Buddha?...

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Ordinations at Adhisthana

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 13 Aug, 2018 - 10:35

Ordinations at Adhisthana

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 13 Aug, 2018 - 10:35

We are delighted to announce that the following seven women received their Public Ordination at Adhisthana Retreat Centre on Sunday August 12th 2018. 

Public Preceptor: Dayanandi

Maggie Muir becomes Hrdayaka
(Sanskrit: dot under the ‘r’ long last ‘a’) 
Name meaning: “She who has a (kind) heart”  
Westernised spelling: Hridayaka
Private Preceptor: Jayadevi

Sara Inkster becomes Moksavadini
(Sanskrit: dot under the ‘s’, long second ‘a’ long last ‘i’)
Name meaning: “She who speaks of...

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Sangharakshita's diary

Posted by Sadayasihi on Fri, 10 Aug, 2018 - 14:24

Sangharakshita's diary

Posted by Sadayasihi on Fri, 10 Aug, 2018 - 14:24

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

“Rain is falling at Adhisthana! Usually this would be nothing out of the ordinary, however it’s been nearly two months since we had any actual rain, having gone through one of the hottest sunny dry spells I’ve seen in many years. So, yes, the rain is falling and has been now for most of the last couple of days, long constant refreshing showers, which the gardens and plants...

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The Buddhist Way: New Book Published

Posted by Sadayasihi on Fri, 10 Aug, 2018 - 12:08

The Buddhist Way: New Book Published

Posted by Sadayasihi on Fri, 10 Aug, 2018 - 12:08

Nagapriya, the chairperson of the Cuernavaca Buddhist Centre, and also a member of the Spanish Translations Board, has recently published a short introduction to Buddhism called The Buddhist Way.  

Nagapriya is the author of two other books, published by Windhorse Publications: Exploring Karma and Rebirth (2004) and Visions of Mahayana Buddhism (2009).

Buy a copy of The Buddhist Way

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Kalyanaloka: Buddhist and Tea Retreat Centre

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 8 Aug, 2018 - 16:36

Kalyanaloka: Buddhist and Tea Retreat Centre

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 8 Aug, 2018 - 16:36

A new retreat centre practicing in the context of the Triratna Buddhist Community was inaugurated in June during a summer solstice ritual.  Kalyanaloka, based in Brighton, held a special ritual, led by Subhadassi, chairperson of the nearby Brighton Buddhist Centre, which included a tea ceremony, a practice which is central to this retreat centre. 
 
Kalyanaloka’s location is unusual for a retreat centre: it is situated on the outskirts of Brighton, about a thirty minute walk...

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Windhorse Publications Releases 'Satipatthana Meditation: A Practice Guide'

Posted by Sadayasihi on Fri, 3 Aug, 2018 - 14:56

Windhorse Publications Releases 'Satipatthana Meditation: A Practice Guide'

Posted by Sadayasihi on Fri, 3 Aug, 2018 - 14:56

Windhorse Publications have now released Satipatthana Meditation: A Practice Guide by Buddhist meditator, scholar, and award-winning author, Bhikkhu Anālayo. 

Following on from his two best-selling books, Satipatthana: The Direct Path to Insight and Perspectives on Satipatthana, in this book, Anālayo provides inspiration and guidance to all meditators, of any tradition and any level of experience. Each of the twenty-four chapters concludes with suggestions to support meditative practice.

An eminently pragmatic discussion of how to put these teachings into practice. Anālayo has developed a simple and straightforward

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BBC Report on Buddhafield

Posted by Sadayasihi on Fri, 3 Aug, 2018 - 12:42

BBC Report on Buddhafield

Posted by Sadayasihi on Fri, 3 Aug, 2018 - 12:42

This year the BBC visited Triratna’s UK Buddhafield Festival to make an extremely positive five-minute report for their Sunday Morning Live programme, including an interview with Lokabandhu.

Watch the report on the BBC iPlayer
(Sorry this is only accessible to viewers in the UK)

The report starts at 34:27 minutes.

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