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Sangharakshita's diary

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 6 Jun, 2018 - 10:25

Sangharakshita's diary

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 6 Jun, 2018 - 10:25

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

“As we come to the end of May, Adhisthana has become quite steamy. What with the hot summery weather and then the last few days of heavy showers and thunderstorms the air is humid and the hills have disappeared in a white haze of moisture. Having said all that, it’s been a glorious time for the gardens and gardening. Many new plants have gone in and now they...

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Windhorse Publications: Nautilus Award and New Books

Posted by Sadayasihi on Fri, 1 Jun, 2018 - 15:47

Windhorse Publications: Nautilus Award and New Books

Posted by Sadayasihi on Fri, 1 Jun, 2018 - 15:47

Here are some updates on what’s going on in Windhorse Publications.

Mindfully Facing Disease and Death by Analayo won a Nautilus Award in the category of ‘aging consciously’.  Analayo’s book is a practical guide for those facing disease and death by helping them to access the ageless wisdom of the Buddha’s teaching. The Nautilus Award was established in the U.S. in 1998 is an annual award in the genre of social and environmental justice. Sadhu!

A new expanded edition of ...

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Thanks, Sadayasihi! An update to this- I’ll Meet You There is now out! https://www.windhorsepublications.com/product/ill-meet-practical-guide-e…

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It's Buddhist Action Month!

Posted by Sadayasihi on Fri, 1 Jun, 2018 - 14:51

It's Buddhist Action Month!

Posted by Sadayasihi on Fri, 1 Jun, 2018 - 14:51

The 1st June marks the start of Buddhist Action Month, a festival of social action which is being marked by many Buddhist groups across the UK and Europe.  In Triratna, Sanghas across our community have been preparing for this event and incorporating events and activities in their various programmes.

In Southampton in the UK there will be talks on the theme of transformation, a workshop exploring Engaged Buddhism through the work of Joanna Macy, an India evening and a special...

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Triratna Safeguarding policies and Ethical guidelines 2018

Posted by Munisha on Thu, 24 May, 2018 - 14:56

Continuing work begun in 2013, Triratna’s Ethics kula and Safeguarding team present the 2018 updated model Ethical guidelines and model policies for Safeguarding children and adults in Triratna.

The Ethical guidelines are an internal statement of our values, complementing our model Safeguarding documents, which follow national requirements of charities in England and Wales.

These documents are made available to every Triratna Centre and Group, to use as the basis for their own documents.

Further documents are in development, concerning, for example: disability; bullying and harassment; the Safeguarding of...

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Buddhist Action Month is nearly here. What are you planning?

Posted by Sadayasihi on Fri, 18 May, 2018 - 11:52

Buddhist Action Month is nearly here. What are you planning?

Posted by Sadayasihi on Fri, 18 May, 2018 - 11:52

June is Buddhist Action Month (BAM) and Triratna Sanghas all over the world have been planning activities as part of this festival of Buddhist social action. Beginning in 2012 as a day, this is a pan-Buddhist initiative from the UK’s Network of Buddhist Organisations

This year we have an invitation to explore two particular angles of ‘transforming self, transforming world’:

transforming self: looking at the effect of digital technology on the well-being of us as individuals and on society
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Blackburn BC has been participating in BAM by following Prajnaketu’s suggestions. First, we visioned what kind of world we wanted. This vision fell into 4 main categories.                  1) Peace/Justice/Interconnection, 2).Caring/Sharing/ Health 3). Sustainability 4) Values Then we explored how we could bring this vision into being more in our own lives. Building on last year’s theme, we were particularly looking to connect with local initiatives that are actively contributing to what is in our vision. We have created a BAM wall at the Centre, which will stay up over the summer and hopefully our BAM initiatives will continue ongoingly. Kamalavajri

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Sangharakshita's diary

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 2 May, 2018 - 15:09

Sangharakshita's diary

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 2 May, 2018 - 15:09

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

“Spring only really fully arrived towards the end of April, and it was less than a month ago that the gardens were covered in our last batch of snowfall. But, yes, eventually after what felt like weeks of watching tulip flowers develop buds and slowly watching them rise up on their stems, and slowly see buds swelling, we had a few days of warm weather and sunshine, and...

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Public Ordinations at Guhyaloka Retreat Centre in Spain

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 2 May, 2018 - 10:13

Public Ordinations at Guhyaloka Retreat Centre in Spain

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 2 May, 2018 - 10:13

We are delighted to announce the names of the seventeen new Dharmacharis who were publicly ordained on the 30th April at Guhyaloka Retreat Centre.

Public Preceptor Arthapriya

Martin Harris becomes Maitrisimha
A Sanskrit name meaning “Lion of Loving Kindness”
Westernised spelling: Maitrisingha
Private preceptor: Paramabandhu

Dominic Reynolds becomes Moksaghosa
A Sanskrit name meaning “Voice of Liberation”
Westernised spelling: Mokshaghosha
Private preceptor: Ratnaghosha

John Halsall becomes Hrdyavaca
A Sanskrit name meaning “He Who Speaks from...

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The Endlessly Fascinating Cry: Saddhanandi Interviews Sangharakshita

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 25 Apr, 2018 - 20:06

The Endlessly Fascinating Cry: Saddhanandi Interviews Sangharakshita

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 25 Apr, 2018 - 20:06

On the 7th April 2018 - exactly fifty years after the first public ordinations into the Triratna Buddhist Order - Saddhanandi interviews Sangharakshita, the founder of the Order and movement.  The interview took place during a seminar on the Bodhicaryavatara held in Adhisthana.   To mark the 50th anniversary of the Order, Saddhanandi and Manjuvajra re-visited the ‘Endlessly Fascinating Cry’ which was one of the first seminars that Sangharakshita led in 1973.

The interview covers a wide range...

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Well done, and thanks for the seminar link. Gotami in attendance I see - my first Order Member contact (she visited NZ in 1972).

Bhante still showing good memory, awareness of company and clarity of speach.

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In it’s own quiet way, I found this a beautiful and affectionate interview,

Kind wishes

Vajracaksu 

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Thank you for this lovely interview, a chance to connect, albeit by technology, with our founder and teacher. I am one of the librarians at the Manchester Buddhist Centre and we have many if not all of your original seminars, questions and answers, all carefully typewritten and stapled together. They are so illuminating and I take great joy in reading them. Another opportunity to connect with you Bhante and I would encourage other people to read them too.

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Expressing the Bodhisattva Ideal in the World: Ambedkar and the Gypsies in Hungary

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 23 Apr, 2018 - 11:53

Expressing the Bodhisattva Ideal in the World: Ambedkar and the Gypsies in Hungary

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 23 Apr, 2018 - 11:53

From the 10th to the 13th May 2018 the Dutch and the Belgian Sanghas are holding an Order-Mitra Convention at the Dutch retreat centre Metta Vihara, to which they have invited some Mitras from the Hungarian gypsy community. The Convention will be held in English and any Mitra or Order Member are welcome to attendFuture Dharma have provided funding to enable these Mitras, as well as Maitriveer Nagarjuna - who will be giving a key talk on Dr Ambedkar - to attend...

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Great initiative :)

Vajracaksu

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Excellent Subhuti ! your continuous efforts are giving the result. and also my great wishes to Maitriveer Nagrjuna will give a talk on Dr Ambedkar. I am just learning about continuous effort. This is a great example for me.

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jai bhim!

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Triratna and the Mindfulness Initiative in the UK

Posted by Sadayasihi on Fri, 20 Apr, 2018 - 14:44

Triratna and the Mindfulness Initiative in the UK

Posted by Sadayasihi on Fri, 20 Apr, 2018 - 14:44

As mindfulness has entered the mainstream of Western societies, one of the most striking developments is the popularity of mindfulness practice among British Members of Parliament and the connections they have made to public policy. Triratna has had a significant presence in this process.  Vishvapani, one of those involved, updates us on this work and writes:  “A few years ago, when these discussions started, I don’t think any of us imagined that their potential ramifications could be so far-reaching.” 

Mindfulness...

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Brilliant bit of good news! :) 

Very heartening to read: “Mindfulness courses run by the Oxford Mindfulness Centre started in 2014 and since then 175 MPs and Lords and several hundred political staff have taken a mindfulness course.”

Keep up the great work Vishvapani, Amaladipa, Kulananda, Vidyamala & all the others,

With gratitude

Vajracaksu  

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I was really happy to read about ‘…the interest the report and the Westminster mindfulness courses have generated in parliaments around the world. Parliamentarians from fifteen countries gathered in Westminster…’ Great work Vishvapani, Vidyamala, and Amaladipa!

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A great thing to do.  Best wishes with the project.

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Indeed the above activity by Triratna is important.  However, Triratna has contributed even more!  I am lucky enough to have Dr Tim Lomas in my mitra study group.  In addition to being an author and lecturer at the University of East London (see https://www.uel.ac.uk/staff/l/tim-lomas), he is also one of the Associates in the Mindfulness Initiative.