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Aryamati's funeral

Tue, 14 Oct, 2014 - 09:37

Aryamati's funeral

Tue, 14 Oct, 2014 - 09:37The funeral and celebration of Aryamati’s life will take place on Monday 20th October at 4pm at the Manchester Buddhist Centre, UK. (See below.) There will be refreshments and food at the Buddhist Centre after the celebration.
Everyone is welcome to attend this event. Please dress colourfully.

A woodland burial will take place the next day, Tuesday 21st October, at 1.30pm at Thornsett Cemetery, High Hill Road, New Mills, SK22 2EU. This will be a more...
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Follow the International Retreat online

Fri, 23 May, 2014 - 12:59

Follow the International Retreat online

Fri, 23 May, 2014 - 12:59The 2014 International Retreat kicks off today at Adhisthana, our community’s new spiritual home.
You can take part online!


Entitled “The Bodhisattva’s Reply,” the retreat explores the Dharmic perspective needed for truly altruistic activity, so that our creativity, willingness, and effort for social change can lead to more than just “doing good”.

During the retreat you can join in by visiting the 2014 International...
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Book your place on the International Retreat!

Sat, 3 May, 2014 - 00:07

Book your place on the International Retreat!

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.

Book now!

Exploring the theme of ‘The Bodhisattva’s Reply’, and emphasising aspects of Triratna’s own distinctive reply to the needs...
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BAM 2014 plans take shape across Triratna

Fri, 2 May, 2014 - 06:14

BAM 2014 plans take shape across Triratna

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’...
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Epic bike ride to raise money for new Melbourne Buddhist Centre

Thu, 27 Mar, 2014 - 05:42

Epic bike ride to raise money for new Melbourne Buddhist Centre

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.)

In its nineteen-year life the Centre...
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First Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Summerfest

Thu, 20 Mar, 2014 - 00:40

First Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Summerfest

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.

He says: “NVC...
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Training for Buddhists working with schools in the UK

Mon, 17 Mar, 2014 - 00:17

Training for Buddhists working with schools in the UK

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, E2 0HU


This interactive day will be led by...
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Triratna International Retreat 23rd-27th May 2014

Sat, 15 Mar, 2014 - 16:10

Triratna International Retreat 23rd-27th May 2014

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.

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Triratna prepares for Buddhist Action Month - and beyond…

Fri, 14 Mar, 2014 - 04:55

Triratna prepares for Buddhist Action Month - and beyond…

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.

Participating is simple:...
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Adhisthana launches intensive women's and men’s Dharma Training Courses

Thu, 23 Jan, 2014 - 10:59

Adhisthana launches intensive women's and men’s Dharma Training Courses

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...
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