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Triratna America - 2013 Gen X Dharma Teachers Conference, San Diego

By Candradasa on Wed, 19 Jun, 2013 - 14:55

Triratna America - 2013 Gen X Dharma Teachers Conference, San Diego

By Candradasa on Wed, 19 Jun, 2013 - 14:55Over on Triratna News, Padmadharini writes about Triratna’s presence at the recent Gen X Dharma Teachers Conference. She says - “This month, a collection of about sixty teachers - a combination of both monastic and lay, from many of the Buddhist lineages - met over 4 days at Deer Park Monastery in San Diego, USA. All of us were born between 1960 and 1980 - hence the the Gen X of the title…

A...
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Triratna America - Viradhamma: North America and Beyond

By Rijupatha on Tue, 18 Jun, 2013 - 20:29
Viradhamma joins us by Skype from the San Francisco Buddhist Center to talk about the many projects he is involved with in North America and abroad.

As a member of the North American men’s ordination training team, he speaks to the challenges and changes the ordination process has experienced in this part of the world and what inspires him about working with the men.

He also talks about his work with the North American...
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Triratna America - Karunadevi: Ordaining Women in North America

By viriyalila on Tue, 18 Jun, 2013 - 19:49
A great conversation with Karunadevi, my Private Preceptor from San Francisco, and the first American Public Preceptor, about following a vision - one that started when she first encountered our community in the mid-’80s. Shortly after becoming a Mitra, Karunadevi knew that she wanted to help other women practice in the sangha, to be able to become Mitras and eventually join the Order itself…
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Triratna America - Aryaloka Making The Nightly News

By Candradasa on Tue, 18 Jun, 2013 - 16:15

Triratna America - Aryaloka Making The Nightly News

By Candradasa on Tue, 18 Jun, 2013 - 16:15And finally on this morning’s historical video theme, an external view of Aryaloka from 2011 byJennifer Crompton of local TV station WMUR, complete with Steve Jobs and George Lucas references!

“Aryaloka is a Buddhist retreat center tucked away in Newmarket, NH. It is a spiritual community based on the ideals of compassion, generosity, and awareness. Jennifer Crompton paid the center a visit and found out there is a lot more than meditation going on…”
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Triratna America - Aryaloka's 25th Anniversary

By Candradasa on Tue, 18 Jun, 2013 - 16:04

Triratna America - Aryaloka's 25th Anniversary

By Candradasa on Tue, 18 Jun, 2013 - 16:04Fast-forward to 2010… And Aryaloka celebrates its 25th Anniversary, much changed, but the same deep commitment to community and practice.

Here is a little tour through a wonderful day of celebrations, with original music composed for the occasion by Sravaniya…
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Triratna America - American History NH

By Candradasa on Tue, 18 Jun, 2013 - 15:49

Triratna America - American History NH

By Candradasa on Tue, 18 Jun, 2013 - 15:49Today we’re going to be looking at some of the history of Triratna in the U.S. - how the institutions and community have evolved since 1985 when Aryaloka first opened its doors in the woods of New Hampshire…

First up is an old FWBO Newsreel’ clip from 1992, when Aryaloka was established yet everything was still fledgling in its way and about to undergo a major transition… Along with Dayalocana’s talk as part...
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Triratna America - American Dharma Talk Podcasts

By Candradasa on Tue, 18 Jun, 2013 - 15:09

Triratna America - American Dharma Talk Podcasts

By Candradasa on Tue, 18 Jun, 2013 - 15:09Over on Free Buddhist Audio’s space, Viriyalila has written up a great series of podcasts she’s put together with Eric for this month to capture the spirit and history of Triratna America: ‘Heroism, Gratitude and Love’.

“Our FBA Podcasts for the rest of the month will feature talks by members of the Triratna Order who have helped shape and support the development of the Triratna Sangha in America.”

Talks by Dayalocana, Nagabodhi and...
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Reporting back from 2013 Gen X Dharma Teachers Conference

By lokabandhu on Tue, 18 Jun, 2013 - 08:56

Reporting back from 2013 Gen X Dharma Teachers Conference

By lokabandhu on Tue, 18 Jun, 2013 - 08:56Padmadharini writes from the US with news of Triratna’s presence at the recent Gen X Dharma Teachers Conference. She says - “This month, a collection of about sixty teachers - a combination of both monastic and lay, from many of the Buddhist lineages - met over 4 days at Deer Park Monastery in San Diego, USA. All of us were born between 1960 and 1980 - hence the the Gen X of the title.

We...
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Triratna America - Noble Silence Retreats

By Rijupatha on Mon, 17 Jun, 2013 - 19:14
We’re joined here by American Order members Bodhana and Karunasara, who have been integrally involved in what’s become a really important and rich development in what we offer in the U.S. - what are called the ‘Noble Silence’ Retreats.

These ten-day silent meditation retreats began as a bit of an experiment in the States, a response to a strong need for many practitioners to go deeper into their meditation practices in a strongly supportive environment for...
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Triratna America - Total Immersion in California

By Viveka on Mon, 17 Jun, 2013 - 16:02

Triratna America - Total Immersion in California

By Viveka on Mon, 17 Jun, 2013 - 16:02One week from today, I’ll be packing my car and driving with Tejananda 1.5 hours south to the Santa Cruz Mountains to lead a one-month Total Immersion silent meditation retreat. 35 Order members and Mitras are ‘going forth’ from their daily lives in the US, Mexico, UK, Spain, Japan. For one month we will live as a close-knit community of the Buddha’s disciples. Our abode will be among redwood trees, mountain ridges with glimpses...

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