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'Tiny homes' for San Francisco's homeless

Posted by Munisha on Sun, 18 Jun, 2017 - 23:49

'Tiny homes' for San Francisco's homeless

Posted by Munisha on Sun, 18 Jun, 2017 - 23:49

It’s 50 years since San Francisco’s ‘Summer of Love’, and with Buddhist Action Month in full swing across many countries, it’s a great moment to celebrate American Order member Vimalamoksha and his Tiny Homes Project, making innovative small wooden mobile homes for those living on the streets of San Francisco. Video by Prasadachitta.

Read more about the Tiny Homes Project.
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Sadhu Sadhu Sadhu!!!

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Prasadajata (Australia)

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I’m very, very moved. Inspiring project, made me well up.

Big respect Vimalamosha & all of your team

Vajracaksu (Turkey)

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What a wonderful project  - sadhu to all involved!! 

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Brilliant! The best thing I’ve seen in a long time. 

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I was very moved by Vimalamoksha’s life intention to learn how to “give better” and his desire to share the simple lifestyle he has discovered for himself. I remember very well how many homeless people there were in San Francisco and how the status quo in the US seems so difficult to go against - but he has done so in a beautiful and peaceful way. Small is beautiful ! I rejoice in his generosity of spirit.

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Triratna 50th anniversary celebrations

Posted by Munisha on Fri, 16 Jun, 2017 - 23:44

Triratna 50th anniversary celebrations

Posted by Munisha on Fri, 16 Jun, 2017 - 23:44

Clear Vision’s latest NewsByte video reports on some of the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the founding of Triratna (as the FWBO) on 8th April 1967. 

We visit the joint northern English centres’ celebration at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, the events at Adhisthana and Dhanakosa (UK) and the mainland European celebrations held at Essen (Germany). We hear about the culture and zeitgeist of Britain in the late 1960s, in which the FWBO and WBO were created. And we hear from Ratnaguna...

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Young Buddhists Valencia celebrate Buddha Day

Posted by Charlotte Lawes on Mon, 22 May, 2017 - 15:22

Young Buddhists Valencia celebrate Buddha Day

Posted by Charlotte Lawes on Mon, 22 May, 2017 - 15:22

Young Buddhists in Valencia chant the Shakyamuni mantra - with special quest Prajnaketu (Young Buddhist Facilitator) from Oxford, UK.

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Buddha Day in Sydney

Posted by Charlotte Lawes on Mon, 22 May, 2017 - 14:24

Buddha Day in Sydney

Posted by Charlotte Lawes on Mon, 22 May, 2017 - 14:24

We love this video of Claire introducing Sydney Buddhist Centre’s shrine for Buddha Day - a collaboration by Young Sydney Buddhists. 

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Celebrating Buddha Day in India

Posted by Charlotte Lawes on Sat, 20 May, 2017 - 23:16

Celebrating Buddha Day in India

Posted by Charlotte Lawes on Sat, 20 May, 2017 - 23:16

This full moon - the 10th May - we celebrated Wesak (often called Buddha Day). In this short video, women in Nagpur, India lead a puja before a mitra ceremony held on the occasion. 

(Sound is slightly quiet at the beginning but gets louder)

Tejadhamma writes…

“We had a three day programme as a celebration with four centres: TBM Mahendranagar North Nagpur, Nagaloka, Mitraloka and Triratna South and West. More than 250 people attended which was very inspiring. I led the mitra ceremony - 11 men and 25 women became mitras - and enjoyed handing over a...

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Vidyadevi and the Complete Works

Posted by Munisha on Wed, 3 May, 2017 - 23:47

Vidyadevi and the Complete Works

Posted by Munisha on Wed, 3 May, 2017 - 23:47

Our video today is Vidyadevi’s beautiful talk, ‘Beyond Us, Yet Ourselves’ about her work as editor of Sangharakshita’s Complete Works, given in Adhisthana’s Sangharakshita Library on the Triratna 50th anniversary weekend. (Audio below.)

Giulietta Spudich writes from Windhorse Publications to update us on the the Complete Works project.

“The project was launched successfully last October with four volumes published so far. These volumes include previously out of print material such as What is the Sangha? and never-before published...

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Join the Karuna fundraiser revolution during Buddhist Action Month!

Posted by Munisha on Thu, 27 Apr, 2017 - 23:56

Join the Karuna fundraiser revolution during Buddhist Action Month!

Posted by Munisha on Thu, 27 Apr, 2017 - 23:56

It’s your call to change self and world! June is Buddhist Action Month (BAM) and Triratna’s Karuna Trust is celebrating with a BAM telephone campaign, 5th June - 14th July. They’re looking for a team of 6 volunteers for 6 weeks who are willing to act to create social change. 
The closing date for application is 22nd May.

Karuna’s Nisha Mothilal writes: “Based in the Karuna office in North London, you’ll be calling our existing Karuna supporters to engage and inspire them further....

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New Buddhist Centre for Barcelona

Posted by Munisha on Tue, 25 Apr, 2017 - 23:59

New Buddhist Centre for Barcelona

Posted by Munisha on Tue, 25 Apr, 2017 - 23:59

Triratna’s sangha in Barcelona, Spain, bought their first Buddhist Centre last year. Just six weeks from opening they are working hard. They still need to raise €15,000. 

Sugarbha writes: “This is a really exciting project for Triratna Barcelona. Thanks to a legacy donation, in summer 2016 we secured a mortgage and purchased a building to convert into a centre. This is obviously a huge step forward for us, and for Triratna in mainland Europe.

We were able to secure the mortgage mainly due to a substantial sum...

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NewsByte: Gender diverse study day

Posted by Munisha on Fri, 24 Feb, 2017 - 13:55

NewsByte: Gender diverse study day

Posted by Munisha on Fri, 24 Feb, 2017 - 13:55

Clear Vision’s latest NewsByte takes us to Triratna’s Gender diverse group’s first day of study and sangha at the Sheffield Buddhist Centre. Kamalanandi shares his own story of transitioning and explains how and why the group was set up.

The second gender diverse retreat runs 4th-7th May 2017 at Adhisthana, UK.

See a report on Triratna’s first gender diverse retreat.

Catch up with the interview ”Gender diversity in Triratna”: Video | Audio

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Train to teach mindfulness in schools (starts this month, UK)

Posted by Munisha on Wed, 1 Feb, 2017 - 23:09

Train to teach mindfulness in schools (starts this month, UK)

Posted by Munisha on Wed, 1 Feb, 2017 - 23:09

In this 4.5-minute video pupils and teachers at a London primary school talk to Srivati about the effect of their mindfulness programme. Srivati runs the Breathing Space in Schools project, in London, UK, and will be running training this month for others who’d like to teach mindfulness for schools. She writes:

“I love teaching mindfulness in London schools. You get to meet loads of young people and their staff and introduce them to a set of positive skills and approaches...

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