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Vajra Bell - Winter 2015

Vajra Bell - Winter 2015

By Rijupatha on Wed, 31 Dec, 2014 - 20:38In this issue of the Vajra Bell Newsletter:

Adhisthana: A New Home for the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community

“Stupa-fied: Inspiration Arises from Sacred Space” – by Barry Timmerman

Upcoming Retreats and Classes at Aryaloka

“Reflecting on an Introduction to Noble Silence Retreat” – by David Watt

Updates from the new Spiritual Vitality Council and Board of Directors

Sangha Notes from Aryaloka, Nagaloka, Portsmouth, Montana, Portsmouth, NYC and Concord

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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Buddhist Voices - Triratna America 2014

By Manidha on Wed, 24 Sep, 2014 - 13:36
A great conversation with six members of the Triratna Buddhist Order from North America at the end of their bi-annual Convention. Karunadevi, Amala, Suddhayu, Viradhamma, and Rijupatha all join our host Manidha for a round-table discussion of what it means to be part of Triratna on this continent in 2014.

Some thoughtful recollections from the early days in the mid-’80s meet a wonderful sense of optimism and gratitude from the present as we consider conditions for practice in the...
Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Buddhist Voices - Suryadhamma from Cambridge, Massachusetts

By Candradasa on Sun, 21 Sep, 2014 - 14:33
A fascinating set of tales from Suriyadhamma from his many years worth of Buddhist practice. Taking us from his first encounters with the writings of Alan Watts in the ’60s through his long discipleship with Chogyam Trungpa and eventual membership of the Triratna Buddhist Order itself. And a wonderful insight into practice for someone who has lost his sight and finds light and joy all around him, especially through meditation. Suriyadhamma’s is a compelling and encouraging voice.

Recorded at...
Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Buddhist Voices - Aryadrishti from Portland, Oregon

By Manidha on Sat, 20 Sep, 2014 - 13:33
In today’s Buddhist Voices podcast we meet Aryadrishti, courageously pioneering with a brand new Buddhist Center in Portland, Oregon, in the far west of the United States. We hear about the challenges she faces in building a community, and some of the innovative ways she’s adopted for a very particular kind of American context. Having started out alone this is a great glimpse into the early days of a new sangha and the rewards that come...
Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Buddhist Voices - Dayamati from New Mexico

By Candradasa on Fri, 19 Sep, 2014 - 14:01
The first of our Buddhist Voices podcast episodes from the North American Order Convention for 2014. A lovely interview with Dayamati, Associate Professor Emeritus in the Department of Philosophy at the University of New Mexico and far-flung Order member! Hailing these days from Albuquerque we hear how he stays in touch with his inspiration in the Order when the nearest Triratna Buddhist Center is 1000 miles away. We also revisit his book, ‘Land Of No Buddha’ and get...
Dhardo Rinpoche
The Stupa Project

Stupa Update: Lion Throne Completed

By viriyalila on Thu, 24 Jul, 2014 - 00:01

Stupa Update: Lion Throne Completed

By viriyalila on Thu, 24 Jul, 2014 - 00:01The Dhardo Rinpoche stupa at Aryaloka is rapidly taking shape. The base, or “lion throne” portion of the stupa was completed on Monday. Into it we placed a large sealed urn or vase, with contents representing things of samsara:

An old police service revolver and ammunition

A knife

Some coral

Gold chains

Silver and amber items

Dirt from the homes of wealthy people

Fur from horses and alpaca

A...
Dhardo Rinpoche
The Stupa Project

Day 3

By Shrijnana on Fri, 11 Jul, 2014 - 03:01

Day 3

By Shrijnana on Fri, 11 Jul, 2014 - 03:01The stupa is taking shape! The outline of the base is completed.
Dhardo Rinpoche
The Stupa Project

Day 2

By Shrijnana on Thu, 10 Jul, 2014 - 03:06

Day 2

By Shrijnana on Thu, 10 Jul, 2014 - 03:06The base is almost complete.
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Aryaloka Stupa Mantras

By viriyalila on Wed, 9 Jul, 2014 - 15:07

Aryaloka Stupa Mantras

By viriyalila on Wed, 9 Jul, 2014 - 15:07
We’ve been gathering hand-written mantras from around the world for the new stupa to Dhardo Rimpoche at Aryaloka Buddhist Center in the USA

We’ve been delighted to receive so many mantras from around the world! Thank you to everyone who has taken the...
Dhardo Rinpoche
The Stupa Project

Mantra Writing & Preparations - with Viriyagita

By viriyalila on Sat, 5 Jul, 2014 - 23:16

Mantra Writing & Preparations - with Viriyagita

By viriyalila on Sat, 5 Jul, 2014 - 23:16This Sunday morning, July 6th, following our morning meditation that begins at 10, Viriyagita will be spending time in the center shrine room writing and preparing mantras for the stupa. She will be ritually engaging in this activity between 11 am - 1 pm and welcomes others to join her. Some writing materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own paper, pens, ribbons. This will be an opportunity for giving our collective energy and intent to the...

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