Triratna News
Triratna News

'Tiny homes' for San Francisco's homeless

By Munisha on Sun, 18 Jun, 2017 - 23:49

'Tiny homes' for San Francisco's homeless

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.
Watch another video about the Tiny Homes Project.
emblems766 [at] hotmail.com (Email...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Sounds From Triratna50 At Aryaloka, USA

By shraddhavani on Wed, 12 Apr, 2017 - 17:23

Some great sounds from a day celebrating Triratna at Aryaloka on the north-east coast of the USA. Bettye Pruitt from Portsmouth Buddhist Center interviews Dharmasuri, Chair of Nagaloka, the Triratna Center in Portland, Maine, about her travels in traditional Buddhist countries. Shaun Bartone leads the singing of the song is “I Became Awake” by Canadian folk singer Tony Dekker of the band Great Lake Swimmers. And then we get a longer harmonized chanting...

Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Aryaloka seeks an Office Manager

By Shrijnana on Tue, 24 Jan, 2017 - 14:55

Aryaloka seeks an Office Manager

By Shrijnana on Tue, 24 Jan, 2017 - 14:55

Office Manager Vacancy at Aryaloka Buddhist Center

Summary: This is a part time (20 hrs per week) administrative position requiring experience with Microsoft Office and social media. The position is based at Aryaloka in Newmarket, NH, with some flextime options available. Anticipated start date is mid-late February.

Job responsibilities:

1. Manage set up for classes, retreats, and other events, including communicating with students and teachers, organizing registration information, and setting up the facility.

2. Manage event publicity, including web-based, email, print, and social media promotion.

3. Answer phones and...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Buddhist Voices: Karunadevi - From Heartland to Heart-Mind

By Candradasa on Wed, 28 Dec, 2016 - 20:35

Karunadevi has been a practicing Buddhist since the 1980s after finding her way to California from the heartland of Iowa. The first American to be ordained in the U.S. into the Triratna Buddhist Order she is now a member of the College of Public Preceptors, helping maintain the spiritual wellbeing of the community worldwide. 

We hear about Karunadevi’s journey to the Dharma via family, friends, and brushes with mystic religion (via Christianity, Joan Baez and Lama Govinda). And how it was...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Vajra Bell - Summer 2016

Vajra Bell - Summer 2016

By Candradasa on Mon, 11 Jul, 2016 - 22:46

A beautiful new edition of the Triratna Dharma magazine from North America! Featuring great articles on love and wisdom from Amala and Kamalashila, tales from a pilgrimage to Kyoto, and notes on community connections from all across the region.

Read more Vajra Bell editions on Issuu

Aryaloka Buddhist Center
Aryaloka Buddhist Center

Spring 2016 issue of the Vajra Bell

Spring 2016 issue of the Vajra Bell

By Shrijnana on Mon, 4 Apr, 2016 - 12:54

The Spring 2016 issue of the Vajra Bell is here, featuring articles about arts and the spiritual life and the Triratna Path of Practice.

Triratna News
Triratna News

Tacoma: new centre in the northwest USA

By Munisha on Wed, 23 Mar, 2016 - 15:14

Tacoma: new centre in the northwest USA

By Munisha on Wed, 23 Mar, 2016 - 15:14

In Tacoma, Washington, Triratna has a new centre in the northwest of the USA. The Tacoma Buddhist Center was officially born on 8th March this year, a sister to the nearby Seattle Buddhist Center and the Portland Buddhist Center in Oregon - and, indeed, Vancouver Buddhist Center over the border in Canada.

See Tacoma on a map.

Tacoma’s centre has been Manidha’s vision for many years. She writes: “I always imagined building a community with...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Introducing Ashokashri

By Saccanama on Sun, 13 Mar, 2016 - 09:47

Parami is delighted to introduce her friend of 40 years - Ashokashri -  who is attending her first meeting as a new member of the Triratna College of Public Preceptors, with particular responsibility for the USA.

Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna voices in Buddhist Canada

By Munisha on Wed, 9 Dec, 2015 - 23:17

Triratna voices in Buddhist Canada

By Munisha on Wed, 9 Dec, 2015 - 23:17

Two Triratna Order members are among to the contributors to Lotus Petals in the Snow, the first anthology of writings by Canadian Buddhist women: scholars, practitioners, Dharma students, teachers, nuns and laywomen, launched last week.

Aryadhrishti is Canadian and runs the Triratna centre in Portland, USA. She writes about Karma as a spiritual practice of evolution and escape. 

Vimalasara, born Black British, recently became an African Canadian and is Chair of Vancouver’s thriving Triratna centre.  She writes about...

Vajra Bell
Vajra Bell

Vajra Bell - Spring 2015

Vajra Bell - Spring 2015

By Rijupatha on Sun, 26 Apr, 2015 - 16:55

In this issue of the Vajra Bell Newsletter:

Meeting Bhante: Connecting with Our Teacher and Founder Sangharakshita

“Seeking Beauty: A Gateway to Freedom” – by Narottama

“Reflections on the Ninth Precept” – by Tom Gaillard

“Purification of a Stupa – Visit and Dedication with Dhardo Tulku Rinpoche” – by Barry Timmerman

Updates from the new Spiritual Vitality Council and Board of Directors of Aryaloka Buddhist Center

Sangha Notes from Aryaloka, Nagaloka, San...

Pages