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Triratna News

Celebrating 35 Years of Taraloka Retreat Centre - Interview with the Founders

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 15 Dec, 2020 - 17:39

Celebrating 35 Years of Taraloka Retreat Centre - Interview with the Founders

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 15 Dec, 2020 - 17:39

“One November morning in 1985, four women - Sanghadevi, Ratnasuri, Karunasri, Kulanandi - and a cat called Tansy, drove from London to the Welsh borders, to start what was probably the first Buddhist retreat centre for women in the world.”

In 1985, Cornhill Farm was bought - a run-down farmhouse and derelict outbuildings, together with seven acres of land. The first retreats were held in the white farmhouse - a living room converted into a shrine room, and...

Triratna News
Triratna News

The Amsterdam Buddhist Centre turns 25!

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 11 Nov, 2020 - 17:17

The Amsterdam Buddhist Centre turns 25!

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 11 Nov, 2020 - 17:17

25 years ago, on Sangha Day, November 1995, the Amsterdam Buddhist Centre officially opened its doors - the first long-term Triratna centre in the Lowlands.

Dariusz from Amsterdam writes:
“To commemorate this, this small video was produced and distributed, together with the history timeline, as below, to the Triratna centres around the world.

At the moment, due to the Covid-19 combat policy of the Centre’s council, Amsterdam Buddhist Centre is not open for the
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Triratna India
Triratna India

An Ideal Dhamma Activist - An Ambedkarite Perspective by Lokamitra

By Centre Team on Thu, 15 Oct, 2020 - 13:16

An Ideal Dhamma Activist - An Ambedkarite Perspective by Lokamitra

By Centre Team on Thu, 15 Oct, 2020 - 13:16

Celebrating 64th Dhammachakra Pravartan Day - October 14th 2020

TRIRATNA BOUDDH MAHASANGH - PUNE 

(Dapodi, Yerwada, Dehu Road-Kalewadi, Pimpri, Manuski, Camp Centre)

Triratna India
Triratna India

Maitriveer Nagarjuna: Reflections on Race and Caste

By Centre Team on Wed, 14 Oct, 2020 - 22:12

Maitriveer Nagarjuna: Reflections on Race and Caste

By Centre Team on Wed, 14 Oct, 2020 - 22:12

A special talk to mark the anniversary of Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar’s conversion to Buddhism on October 14th, 1956, along with hundreds of thousands of so-called ‘Untouchable’ people looking to free themselves from the terrors of the Hindu caste system. 

How do we respond to the atrocities associated with caste today? And the everyday prejudices visited systemically on people of colour around the world?

Maitriveer-Nagarjuna’s brilliant, passionate presentation looks at Dr. Ambedkar’s own response to such big, painful questions; connecting his work...

Buddhist Centre Features
Triratna India

Dr Ambedkar's Mass Conversion to Buddhism, 1956: Jnanasuri's Story

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 14 Oct, 2020 - 12:48

Dr Ambedkar's Mass Conversion to Buddhism, 1956: Jnanasuri's Story

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 14 Oct, 2020 - 12:48

14th October marks the anniversary of the mass conversions into Buddhism led by Dr Ambedkar - a day when hundreds of thousands of ‘untouchable’ people were liberated from the oppression of the Hindu caste system as well as being a significant moment in the revival of Buddhism in India.

In this video Dhammacharini Jnanasuri shares her moving story about being at Dr Ambedkar’s mass conversion to Buddhism in 1956 and how she found her way to the Triratna Buddhist community.

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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Podcast: Manjusvara - Part 1: Twenty Years in the Western Buddhist Order

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 12 Jul, 2019 - 14:57

“Do not use Buddhism to protect yourself from life… use it to celebrate life”

Manjusvara - poet, musician, fundraiser - died while leading at retreat at Dhanakosa in 2011. Here he is, in 2007, giving a talk marking the twentieth anniversary of his ordination.

He explores the history of his engagement with the Triratna Buddhist Order (previously the Western Buddhist Centre), starting with his first encounter with the London Buddhist Centre and taking in many significant learnings along the way...

Triratna News
Triratna News

The Celebration of the 62nd Anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar's Mass Conversion to Buddhism

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 25 Oct, 2018 - 12:26

The Celebration of the 62nd Anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar's Mass Conversion to Buddhism

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 25 Oct, 2018 - 12:26

On the 18th to the 20th October the Nagarjuna Institute in Nagaloka, India, organised a celebration of Dhammachakra Pravartana day or the 62nd Anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar’s Mass Conversion to Buddhism.  This event included an international conference on the theme of ”The Revival of Buddhism in India and its impact on Buddhist Dynamics in South Asia.”

The Nagarjuna Institute, located in Nagpur Maharashtra, India, each year celebrates the anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar’s Mass Conversion to Buddhism by organising...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Fundraising Concert in support of Triratna Order members

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 28 Sep, 2018 - 16:05

Fundraising Concert in support of Triratna Order members

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 28 Sep, 2018 - 16:05

Join the Abhayaratna Trust for an exciting 10th Anniversary Concert that brings together some of the finest classical and jazz musicians in the Triratna Community on Saturday 27th October in the Cambridge Buddhist Centre from 7pm to 9pm!

Be serenaded by Ratnadhya’s Schubert; inspired by Manidhara singing some of Sangharakashita’s poems, accompanied by composer and pianist Akashadeva. Then be thoroughly entertained by Ratnadhya’s gifted musical parodies, before being stirred by Yashodaka’s five piece jazz group...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Now We Are 5: Happy Birthday To The Buddhist Centre Online!

By Candradasa on Mon, 29 Jan, 2018 - 13:12

Now We Are 5: Happy Birthday To The Buddhist Centre Online!

By Candradasa on Mon, 29 Jan, 2018 - 13:12

The Buddhist Centre Online is officially 5 years old this month! We first started conversations about what to do with Triratna’s web presence in 2008 and launched some limited public test spaces in 2011, gradually adding social media channels for the project and starting to experiment with content for it all. But it wasn’t till January 2013 that we launched the site as it is today, and we’re going to mark our first big birthday each month with a series of looks...

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