Sikkha

Training in the Dharma

Sikkha

Training in the Dharma
The sikkha project

The aim of the Sikkha Project is to help develop an integrated, progressive spiritual training in Triratna at every level of experience, from newcomers to the Order; to discover and share how the different elements of our system are taught and practiced most effectively; and to create resources and training to fill any gaps. It’s overseen by Triratna’s International Council.

We're starting off with some resources for Order members to use in developing and teaching at Buddhist Centres. You'll need to log in with an Order account to access these spaces for now. Please get in touch if you need help. We hope you’ll find some of the resources here helpful.

The sikkha project

The aim of the Sikkha Project is to help develop an integrated, progressive spiritual training in Triratna at every level of experience, from newcomers to the Order; to discover and share how the different elements of our system are taught and practiced most effectively; and to create resources and training to fill any gaps. It’s overseen by Triratna’s International Council.

We're starting off with some resources for Order members to use in developing and teaching at Buddhist Centres. You'll need to log in with an Order account to access these spaces for now. Please get in touch if you need help. We hope you’ll find some of the resources here helpful.

Three introductory courses

We are starting at the beginning by offering three introductory courses. They are based on courses from the London Buddhist Centre and the Sheffield Centre in the UK. The courses present all ‘five great stages’ of Triratna’s mandala of practice in accessible and effective ways. They seem to be particularly effective in the number of people who attend them at both centres and who then go on to deeper practice.

For each course there are weekly teachers notes, a short video introducing the theme for the week and a talk as it was presented during a course. All of the course material has been revised so it can be used flexibly in different contexts. You can use or adapt the resources as appropriate to your own situation and teaching style.

Over time we will be gathering more teaching content from other sources and centres to pass on the most effective Dharma teaching in Triratna, as well as presenting material to help you develop your teaching skills.

Three introductory courses

We are starting at the beginning by offering three introductory courses. They are based on courses from the London Buddhist Centre and the Sheffield Centre in the UK. The courses present all ‘five great stages’ of Triratna’s mandala of practice in accessible and effective ways. They seem to be particularly effective in the number of people who attend them at both centres and who then go on to deeper practice.

For each course there are weekly teachers notes, a short video introducing the theme for the week and a talk as it was presented during a course. All of the course material has been revised so it can be used flexibly in different contexts. You can use or adapt the resources as appropriate to your own situation and teaching style.

Over time we will be gathering more teaching content from other sources and centres to pass on the most effective Dharma teaching in Triratna, as well as presenting material to help you develop your teaching skills.

Life with Full Attention

This eight week course based on Maitreyabandhu’s book, shows how to apply mindfulness ‘to modern times’, looking at day to day mindfulness, mindfulness of body, feelings, mind, nature and art, other people, and ‘insight’.

(Order login required).

Life with Full Attention

This eight week course based on Maitreyabandhu’s book, shows how to apply mindfulness ‘to modern times’, looking at day to day mindfulness, mindfulness of body, feelings, mind, nature and art, other people, and ‘insight’.

(Order login required).

radical dharma

This six week course brings in some of the most radical and transformative aspects of the Dharma from the first day, with a strong emphasis on spiritual death, spiritual rebirth and spiritual community.

(Order login required).

radical dharma

This six week course brings in some of the most radical and transformative aspects of the Dharma from the first day, with a strong emphasis on spiritual death, spiritual rebirth and spiritual community.

(Order login required).

The Journey and the Guide

This eight week course gives a practical overview of our system of spiritual training, from integration to Spiritual Death and Rebirth.

Below are all the resources you need to run the course. Each week has two videos, the first is a short introduction to the theme, the other an example of how the week was presented during a course. You will also find a comprehensive set of teachers notes.

(Order login required).

The Journey and the Guide

This eight week course gives a practical overview of our system of spiritual training, from integration to Spiritual Death and Rebirth.

Below are all the resources you need to run the course. Each week has two videos, the first is a short introduction to the theme, the other an example of how the week was presented during a course. You will also find a comprehensive set of teachers notes.

(Order login required).