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Vajra Bell: Voices from Triratna North America

By lokabandhu on Fri, 5 Jul, 2013 - 05:49

Vajra Bell: Voices from Triratna North America

By lokabandhu on Fri, 5 Jul, 2013 - 05:49The Vajra Bell happily joins The Buddhist Centre Online this month in celebrating the Triratna sanghas of the U.S.- and the rest of the North American continent as well! They say - “We’d like to begin by welcoming you to our new home on The Buddhist Centre, and tell you a little bit about ourselves.

What started as a small black and white quarterly newsletter at Aryaloka Buddhist Center many moons ago has grown and...
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Triratna America - A Life In Lubec (eBook)

Triratna America - A Life In Lubec (eBook)

By viriyalila on Sun, 23 Jun, 2013 - 19:03Our last post in Triratna America is, appropriately enough, something personal about living a life of practice in the US, in this case the remote reaches of Maine on the eastern seaboard…

Viriyalila, with her photography, and Gunopeta, with his poetry, have joined creative forces to evoke the simple life practicing Buddhism in a remote region of America.

Gunopeta has been living in Lubec, Maine with his partner, Nancy Nielsen, for over thirty years. Lubec...
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Triratna America - Two Americans in India (Slideshow)

By viriyalila on Sun, 23 Jun, 2013 - 18:27

Triratna America - Two Americans in India (Slideshow)

By viriyalila on Sun, 23 Jun, 2013 - 18:27Viriyagita and Dharmasuri, both living in Maine, traveled together earlier this year with hundreds of fellow Order members to gather with our Indian Dharma brothers and sisters to convene in BodhGaya for the International Convention.

In this video slideshow Dharmasuri’s photo journal is brought together with Viriyagita’s written journal to provide a glimpse into their journey eastward…

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Triratna America - NYC and the Sangha Grows

By viriyalila on Sun, 23 Jun, 2013 - 17:36

Triratna America - NYC and the Sangha Grows

By viriyalila on Sun, 23 Jun, 2013 - 17:36Vajramati has been helping pioneer Triratna America for 20 years and has spent the last 12 in New York City as a foundational member of the community there. Here Viriyalila catches up with him after a recent Mitra ceremony to rejoice in his work…

See Triratna News for the story of the exciting development Vajramati mentions - Padmadharini moving to NYC!
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Triratna America - Dharmasuri, Chair Nagaloka Buddhist Center, Portland, ME (skype interview)

By viriyalila on Sat, 22 Jun, 2013 - 14:24
Dharmasuri, Chair of Nagaloka Buddhist Center in Portland, ME, has been an inspirational force since the very early days of Triratna activities there. From renting a room from a counseling group in the mid ’90s to now being situated in a fantastic multi-use building in the downtown arts district they have a full program, a growing sangha, and strong community ties.

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Triratna America - Khanti Prison Outreach Discussion

By Rijupatha on Sat, 22 Jun, 2013 - 13:44
A strong and personal interview on the Khanti Prison Outreach program, with organizer Bodhana and rich commentary from former inmates Jim Mosonyi and Bob Montgomery.

We get a unique look into how this program was sparked from simple beginnings and has become a vital way in to the Dharma and a better life for many men eager to pursue personal change after experiencing the difficulty of incarceration.

Bob and Jim offer their own moving accounts and unique perspectives...
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Triratna America - Kiranada: Worker In Cloth

By Candradasa on Sat, 22 Jun, 2013 - 13:10

Triratna America - Kiranada: Worker In Cloth

By Candradasa on Sat, 22 Jun, 2013 - 13:10
This weekend on Triratna America we’ll be featuring some more personal posts from members of the Order and our wider community who live and practice in the U.S. Kiranada is an artist out of the seacoast area of the eastern United States. 

We’re delighted to feature ...
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Triratna America - Dayalocana, Chair of Aryaloka Buddhist Center

By viriyalila on Fri, 21 Jun, 2013 - 20:50
Dayalocana and I have been good friends for over 15 years. Here we are in Crackskull’s Cafe, in downtown Newmarket NH, having a conversation about what it has been like practicing at Aryaloka Buddhist Center for over 24 years. Starting out as the first volunteer at Aryaloka, taking responsibility, the growing Sangha, meaningful work and engaging playfully with practice…

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Triratna America - Dayamudra's Hall of Fame Award 2013

By Candradasa on Thu, 20 Jun, 2013 - 22:35

Triratna America - Dayamudra's Hall of Fame Award 2013

By Candradasa on Thu, 20 Jun, 2013 - 22:35As you might have heard in her delightful interview with us, Jai Bhim International’s Creative Director and Founder, Dayamudra receiving an award from her high school in the U.S. for her work with Jai Bhim International on June 9, 2013. She is introduced by her mother, Judi Dennehy…
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Triratna America - Dayamudra: Jai Bhim International

By Candradasa on Thu, 20 Jun, 2013 - 20:25
Dayamudra runs Jai Bhim International out of San Francisco, working with Dalit communities in India to escape the stigma of caste through education. This is a great interview where her natural passion for a cause that’s dear to her heart really shines through. An excellent introduction to the injustices of ‘untouchability’ in India and to how to move beyond it. Practically inspiring words from an inspired lady!

Jai Bhim’s website: http://jaibhiminternational.org

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