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Simplicity of Lifestyle

By vajratara on Sat, 8 Feb, 2014 - 23:34
This is a recent talk from Tiratanaloka - given by Amritamati on a weekend retreat in January. She came back from Triratna’s first Anagarika convention in December inspired and enthusiastic about exploring simplicity and contentment for those living in every kind of lifestyle.
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Into New Year With The Buddhist Centre Online

By Rijupatha on Mon, 30 Dec, 2013 - 15:15

Into New Year With The Buddhist Centre Online

By Rijupatha on Mon, 30 Dec, 2013 - 15:15

The latest issue of the Triratna Highlights newsletter, taking us into the new year, is fresh off the digital presses! If you’re signed up to receive it via email, it should be in your inbox now. If you’re not signed up, you can find the web version here, or go to ‘my profile’ (top right of any page when you are logged in), choose ‘edit’ and check the ‘Newsletter sign up’ box.

The newsletter gathers together some of the best...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Leading a Life of Deep Simplicity - Three Podcasts on Being An Anagarika

By Candradasa on Wed, 18 Dec, 2013 - 16:48

Leading a Life of Deep Simplicity - Three Podcasts on Being An Anagarika

By Candradasa on Wed, 18 Dec, 2013 - 16:48Over on Community Highlights, Parami just finished up a wonderful in-depth series of reports, interviews and discussions from the first Triratna Buddhist Order Anagarika convention. Some wonderful conversations about the pleasures and challenges of a beautiful and quietly radical Buddhist practice to take stillness, simplicity and contentment ever deeper as a way of life.

Listen to Part One | Listen to Part Two | Listen to Part Three

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Community Highlights

Anagarika Convention with Parami No.3 - Goodbye from Adhisthana

By Candradasa on Wed, 18 Dec, 2013 - 16:24
The final installment of Parami’s in-depth reporting from the first convention of men and women in the Triratna Buddhist Order who have adopted a life of deep simplicity, stillness and contentment, supporting that with the practice of celibacy.

Today we hear from Amitamati, Tarachitta, Muditasri, Atapani, Yashodeva, Dhammadinna and Manjuvajra about their own experiences and their journeys towards this way of life.

Muditasri talks movingly about her own practice of ‘homelessness’, Yashodeva talks about community, and we even...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Anagarika Convention with Parami No. 2 - Pramodya and Nirmala

By Candradasa on Mon, 16 Dec, 2013 - 22:38
The second set of interviews from Adhisthana with Parami around the ‘anagarikas’ convention - a gathering of Buddhist women and men dedicated to living a simple, free, contented life and expressing that in part through the practice of celibacy. Today we meet two men anagarikas from Essen in Germany - Pramodya and Nirmala - who describe their experience of living this way and its effect on their sense of wellbeing.

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Parami, Dhammadinna and Kuladharini In Conversation at the Anagarika Convention

By Centre Team on Sat, 14 Dec, 2013 - 14:59
What is an ‘anagarika’? Why practice celibacy as a way to cultivate freedom from life’s entanglements? A brace of discussions with women at Adhisthana during the first Triratna Anagarika Convention, each between two experienced members of the Order who have taken that extraordinary step as a support to their practice of contentment as the basis for a fulfilled spiritual life.

For more on this subject, see writings on celibacy

Listen to Suvarnaprabha...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Dharmacharini Anagarika Suvarnaprabha 1963-2013

By Munisha on Wed, 9 Oct, 2013 - 13:24

Dharmacharini Anagarika Suvarnaprabha 1963-2013

By Munisha on Wed, 9 Oct, 2013 - 13:24It was with great sadness that we learned of the death from cancer of Dharmacharini Suvarnaprabha in San Francisco, on Tuesday 24th September.

Suvarnaprabha died at home at 4.40pm, in the company of her three sisters and her friends Julie and Padmatara. She was buried on the afternoon of Friday, 27th September in a green cemetery on a hill in Marin County.

Suvarnaprabha was ordained in October 2001, with Sanghadevi as both private and public preceptor. The practice...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Suvarnaprabha (and Others) - Writings on Celibacy (eBook)

Suvarnaprabha (and Others) - Writings on Celibacy (eBook)

By Candradasa on Wed, 25 Sep, 2013 - 17:18As part of marking the life and death of Suvarnaprabha (1963-2013) we’ll be publishing some of her writing here on The Buddhist Centre Online, in conjunction with her friends in San Francisco, and her friend and editor, Vidyadevi.

Suvarnaprabha had been living with advanced stage cancer for the past couple of years and writing the most amazing blog about it.

Some months ago she also took the step of becoming an Anagarika within the...
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Community Highlights

Triratna America - Suvarnaprabha's Anagarika Ceremony (pictures)

By Candradasa on Fri, 21 Jun, 2013 - 22:21

Triratna America - Suvarnaprabha's Anagarika Ceremony (pictures)

By Candradasa on Fri, 21 Jun, 2013 - 22:21
Listen to Suvarnaprabha talk about her decision to become an Anagarika.

Follow Suvarnaprabha’s blog about living with advanced stage cancer (it’s serious in its way, of course - but it’s also very funny indeed!).

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Triratna America - Suvarnaprabha On Cancer And Becoming An Anagarika

By Candradasa on Fri, 21 Jun, 2013 - 21:56
Updated, September 2013 to reflect Suvarnaprabha’s death

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Our friend Suvarnaprabha from San Francisco had been living with advanced stage cancer for the past couple of years and writing the most amazing blog about it.

Towards the end of her life she took the step of becoming an Anagarika within the context of the Triratna Buddhist Order - someone who commits herself fully to a life of stillness, simplicity,...