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Cook@Adhisthana!

By JamesBrodie on Tue, 17 Sep, 2019 - 16:06

Cook@Adhisthana!

By JamesBrodie on Tue, 17 Sep, 2019 - 16:06

Adhisthana needs a new head cook!

We’re looking for a GFR Mitra or Order member to join the community, heading up the cooking team and providing food for retreatants, the community, and the wider sangha that flows through Adhisthana. 

You’ll receive full kitchen training, though experience or interest in cooking is helpful. A great opportunity to participate in and contribute to life and practice at the heart of the Order. 

We’re open to applicants from all over...

Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma
Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma

In The Alchemist's Crucible (Triratna International Gathering 2019)

By Centre Team on Tue, 3 Sep, 2019 - 18:11

Amalavajra from Future Dharma Fund - which supports Triratna projects around the world - invites two young people to share their stories of transformation.

We hear from Deepak, a young man from India, whose life has been changed utterly since coming across Triratna when he was seventeen. He movingly shares his story of growing up in the caste system and how practising the Dharma allowed him to ‘reclaim his humanity’. Gleysa from Venezuela, who has recently finished the Dharma Life...

Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma
Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma

Padmasambhava Mantras - Day 3 Triratna International Gathering 2019

By Centre Team on Mon, 2 Sep, 2019 - 12:41

The final evening of the 2019 Triratna International Gathering culminated in a rousing Padmasambhava puja led by Singhamati. Invoking Padmasambhava, himself a master magician, was a fitting end to the “Alchemy of the Dharma”.

Here are two of the mantras from this final puja: firstly, an energetic version, with drums and harmony, and then concluding with the ‘longing’ Padmasambhava mantra as the evening drew to a close…

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Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma
Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma

Celebrating Internationality – Latin America (Triratna International Gathering 2019)

By Centre Team on Sat, 31 Aug, 2019 - 17:50

And now… Celebrating Internationality in Triratna: Latin America edition!

Vanaraji in conversation with Gleysa from Venezuela and Salvador from Mexico, on how the Dharma has changed their lives as young Buddhists in the Triratna community.

Recorded at Adhisthana, August 2019.

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Celebrating Internationality – India (Triratna International Gathering 2019)

By Centre Team on Sat, 31 Aug, 2019 - 17:34

A conversation with two of the most experienced members of the Order in India, the pioneering Amoghasiddhi And Amritasiddhi from Nagpur. Mahamati explores with them the history of Triratna in India - and how a new generation of Indian Buddhists adopted a radical Dharma life in the name of freedom from oppression and liberation for all.

Recorded at Adhisthana in August 2019.

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Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma

International Puja - Triratna International Gathering 2019

By Centre Team on Sat, 31 Aug, 2019 - 16:23

A sevenfold puja with all the trimmings, including an extended reading of Pingiya’s Praises of the Way to the Beyond. We also have the ethical precepts and the Heart Sutra recited in many languages, a gorgeous violin introduction and some lovely mantra chanting to stir the heart to practice.

Recorded at Adhisthana, August 2019.

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Celebrating Internationality - India (Video)

By sanghadhara on Thu, 29 Aug, 2019 - 19:46

Celebrating Internationality - India (Video)

By sanghadhara on Thu, 29 Aug, 2019 - 19:46

A conversation with two of the most experienced members of the Order in India, the pioneering Amoghasiddhi And Amritasiddhi from Nagpur. Mahamati explores with them the history of Triratna in India - and how a new generation of Indian Buddhists adopted a radical Dharma life in the name of freedom from oppression and liberation for all.

Recorded at Adhisthana in August 2019.

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Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma
Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma

Transforming Self - Ratnaguna (VIDEO)

By sanghadhara on Tue, 27 Aug, 2019 - 11:25

Transforming Self - Ratnaguna (VIDEO)

By sanghadhara on Tue, 27 Aug, 2019 - 11:25

A wonderful first talk of the 2019 International Gathering, whose theme is ‘Alchemy of the Dharma’. The utterly delightful Ratnaguna takes us through the true miracle of transforming ourselves via the magic of a practice in which we also learn to let ourselves change. 

This is a beautiful, reflective, funny take on the challenges of the Dharma life. Ratnaguna’s breadth of reference is itself a joy: taking in Greek philosophy, Hans Christian Andersen, and writings on the nearness of death to life...

Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma
Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma

Transforming Sangha - Sanghamani (VIDEO)

By sanghadhara on Tue, 27 Aug, 2019 - 11:07

Transforming Sangha - Sanghamani (VIDEO)

By sanghadhara on Tue, 27 Aug, 2019 - 11:07

Sanghamani with a great second talk from the 2019 Triratna International Gathering. Her theme on this Alchemy of the Dharma weekend is how we can transform ourselves in order to transform our communities. And she leads with fearlessness in discussing her own work and practice in this regard.

As a fundraiser at the cutting edge of the practice of connection – trying to forge a sense of mutually vital relationship with strangers (who are not necessarily pleased to find you at their...

Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma
Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma

Transforming World - Prasadacarin (VIDEO)

By sanghadhara on Tue, 27 Aug, 2019 - 11:02

Transforming World - Prasadacarin (VIDEO)

By sanghadhara on Tue, 27 Aug, 2019 - 11:02

In the third and final talk from the 2019 Triratna International Gathering, Prasadacarin explores the theme of ‘transforming world’. Taking ‘everything is burning with the three fires of greed, hatred and delusion’ as his starting point, he poses the question: what are the alternatives to these fires?

The three jewels of the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha are a framework that could transform the world and Prasadacarin draws out what each jewel or refuge can offer. 

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