Posted by Munisha on Sat, 3 May, 2014 - 00:07There are still some places left on the biggest open Sangha gathering of the Triratna year - the Triratna International Retreat. Many preparations are afoot for this year’s retreat, happening for the first time in the green and lovely setting of Adhisthana, UK, the new heartland of the Order and Bhante Sangharakshita’s home.
Posted by lokabandhu on Fri, 2 May, 2014 - 06:14BAM 2014 - Buddhist Action Month 2014 - begins in just one month’s time, with Buddhist groups across the country encouraged to spend June engaged in collective actions for the benefit of others, especially ones benefiting the environment or society. This year there is a special emphasis on addressing climate change and our many habits and patterns that perpetuate it.
Anyone planning an event is invited to post it on The Buddhist Centre Online’s ‘BAM’...
Posted by lokabandhu on Thu, 27 Mar, 2014 - 05:42Jodie Dempster writes from Triratna’s Melbourne Buddhist Centre with news of their fund-raising appeal for a new Centre - and a 3000-kilometre bike ride across Australia. She says -
“The Brunswick-based Melbourne Buddhist Centre has to find a new building. And Saddhavijaya, one of our Order Members, has come up with a novel way of raising funds – a 3000 kilometre bike ride across three states (and the capital for good measure.)
Posted by Munisha on Thu, 20 Mar, 2014 - 00:40Nonviolent Communication (NVC) has been popular in the Triratna Community for the past ten years, as a way of embodying compassionate communication and building sangha. Now there’s a whole Triratna NVC festival!
Shantigarbha, from Bristol, UK) has just returned from two months in India, sharing NVC and leading a Triratna retreat. In 2012 he co-led a nine-day reconciliation event on the West Bank for 100 Israelis and Palestinians.
Posted by Munisha on Mon, 17 Mar, 2014 - 00:17Do you currently host or make school visits for your Triratna centre or group? Would you like to?
Srivati runs the London Buddhist Centre’s education service, Bodhi Tree. She’s offering two training events: one for Buddhists conducting school visits; one for school teachers who want to teach mindfulness in their schools.
1) Buddhist school visit workshop 10am – 4.30pm Sunday 15th June 2014 London Buddhist Centre, E20HU
Posted by Munisha on Sat, 15 Mar, 2014 - 16:10Dhammadassin writes: this year’s Triratna International Retreat will be held at Adhisthana, our new retreat centre; home for Triratna and our founder Sangharakshita in his final years. The retreat will be run by the European Chairs’ Assembly, in conjunction with Buddhafield and Adhisthana. It opens on the evening of Friday 23rd May, finishing after lunch on Tuesday 27th May 2014. The theme is The Bodhisattva’s Reply - the Dharma expressed in social change.
Posted by lokabandhu on Fri, 14 Mar, 2014 - 04:55June 2014 sees the third annual ‘Buddhist Action Month’ - BAM for short - happening across Triratna. BAM is, in essence, a celebration of our aspiration - and the Dharma’s power - to change the world for the better. And we’d like you to be part of it! it’s a great opportunity to explore and celebrate the connections between our ethical commitment as Buddhists and the needs of our society and the wider environment.
Posted by lokabandhu on Thu, 23 Jan, 2014 - 10:59Vidyaruchi writes with news of two full-time intensive Dharma Training Courses being launched at Adhisthana, Triratna’s new retreat centre near Malvern, UK. The first, a five-month course for women, begins in February. It will be followed by a similar course for men, running from September 2014 to January 2015. He says -
“Adhisthana is dedicated to teaching Sangharakshita’s presentation of the Dharma, faithful to the Buddha’s own teachings and honouring the best in all Buddhist schools...
Posted by Munisha on Tue, 3 Dec, 2013 - 15:09Triratna’s centre in Bodhgaya (site of the Buddha’s Enlightenment) is holding its first ever retreat combining Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and meditation.
The week-long Living Compassion retreat over the New Year will be led by Shantigarbha, member of the Triratna Buddhist Order and a trainer in Nonviolent Communication (NVC).
Shantigarbha has led NVC workshops in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Far East; among those dealing with issues of caste discrimination in India; and in...
Posted by lokabandhu on Thu, 21 Nov, 2013 - 06:21Triratna’s third International Urban Retreat, ‘Blazing like the Sun’, ended on Sunday, and feedback has been coming in from around the world: here’s a brief summary of what we’ve learned so far. First off, it was popular: some 570 people + 12 team took part via The Buddhist Centre Online, with many more at local Buddhist Centres and another 375 on a parallel Urban retreat over on Wildmind. Since the material was posted in multiple spaces, total participation is hard...