The Buddhist Centre:
buddhism for today
Triratna India
Triratna India

Support the Nagaloka Relief Fund

By Centre Team on Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 17:50

Support the Nagaloka Relief Fund

By Centre Team on Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 17:50

Nagaloka is a Buddhist training and conference centre located in Nagpur, India. It is home to the Nagarjuna Training Institute, which provides a residential training course in Buddhism and social activism. At the moment the Nagaloka team is responding rapidly to the coronavirus outbreak by focusing on reducing human to human transmission and providing people with the basic needs - such as food, napkins, soap, masks - and supporting people in the most vulnerable communities in India. 

According...

Community Highlights
The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times

Aryaloka Corona Relief Emergency Appeal

By aryaketu on Sat, 11 Apr, 2020 - 17:12

Aryaloka Corona Relief Emergency Appeal

By aryaketu on Sat, 11 Apr, 2020 - 17:12

The Covid19 pandemic affects all of us and highlights our global interconnectedness. We are all suffering but those suffering most are those with the fewest resources – the poorest and most vulnerable in our societies. Nowhere more so than in India where the rapid nation-wide lockdown on 22 March has resulted in untold misery and hardship for many millions of daily labourers unable now to leave their homes to work and feed their families. Even worse hit are the many...

Community Highlights
Abhayaratna Trust

Update on support for Order members during the pandemic

By jinavamsa on Thu, 9 Apr, 2020 - 15:31

Update on support for Order members during the pandemic

By jinavamsa on Thu, 9 Apr, 2020 - 15:31

Since March 19th, Abhayaratna Trust, the Order’s care network, has been in touch with Order members around the world who have been experiencing financial hardship as a result of the spread of Covid-19. So far, the charity has given modest grants to 23 Order members living in Mexico, the United States, Spain, India and the UK, and expects to give further grants in the coming months.

The majority of grants have been to those who are self-employed and badly affected by...

Bump elbows, say hello!
The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times

Buddhism and Inequality: An Opportunity to Respond to Need in India

By kusaladevi on Wed, 8 Apr, 2020 - 11:30

For the home retreat, we have been reflecting on material from Vajragupta around Sailing the Worldly Winds. As Vajragupta said in one of his introductory talks, the worldly winds can blow both individually, within us, but also within society and the world. 

We have an opportunity when ‘Sailing the Worldly Winds’ to remember that they are not personal - they don’t only blow through us, but they blow all over the world and in some places and some cases they...

Bump elbows, say hello!
The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times

Covid Emergency in India: A Home Retreat Appeal (The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 10)

By Candradasa on Sat, 4 Apr, 2020 - 00:12

I confess, when I sat down to record this podcast yesterday I somehow didn’t expect it to have the impact it did. I’d seen all the news stories, shaken my head, wondered at how human beings can meet such complex, painful realities as what’s unfolding in India right now. But here they were - my friends - talking about what I can do about it. What you can do too. 

We’re spending a week - in whatever ways we can manage...

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...

Abhayaratna Trust
Abhayaratna Trust

Appeal for Upekshadevi

By The Abhayaratna... on Thu, 2 Feb, 2017 - 15:51

Appeal for Upekshadevi

By The Abhayaratna... on Thu, 2 Feb, 2017 - 15:51

THIS APPEAL HAS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED US SUCCESSFULLY RAISE £5500 FOR UPEKSHADEVI

Upekshadevi needs our support. We are asking you to consider her situation and help her if you can.

Upekshadevi was ordained in 2010 and lives near Brighton. She was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2003. This serious and degenerative disease makes Upekshadevi’s life very difficult emotionally, physically and mentally and,...

Sangharakshita@90
Sangharakshita@90

Sangharakshita, His Life and Work 9

By Abhayamaitri on Wed, 19 Aug, 2015 - 05:00

In this final talk from the Croydon series, Ratnachuda shares how Bhante’s teachings have influenced his life. Thank you to all the speakers of these rich and varied talks, given in celebration of Sangharakshita’s 90th birthday.

Yes, here it is one more time….! :-)

https://www.justgiving.com/Bhante90th/

Sangharakshita@90
Sangharakshita@90

Sangharakshita, His Life and Work 8

By Abhayamaitri on Tue, 18 Aug, 2015 - 05:00

Today we hear from Suryagupta, in a lively and engaging talk about how she has been inspired by Sangharakshita.

Just 4 days to go…and less than £10,000 to raise.

Given already? Why not give a little more?! :-)

Donate now to give the gift of the Dharma.

Sangharakshita@90
Sangharakshita@90

Sangharakshita, His Life and Work 7

By Abhayamaitri on Mon, 17 Aug, 2015 - 05:00

Dayapakshini shares how Bhante’s teachings have influenced her life, together with quotes from his work, in particular the Bodhisattva Ideal. This talk was given as the first in the series to celebrate Sangharakshita’s 90th birthday at the Croydon Buddhist Centre.

https://www.justgiving.com/Bhante90th/

Pages