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Buddhist Centre Features

5 Years of the Buddhist Centre Online: #11 Young Buddhist Project

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 23 Nov, 2018 - 16:39

5 Years of the Buddhist Centre Online: #11 Young Buddhist Project

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 23 Nov, 2018 - 16:39

“For me, just being with other young people… actually this is really important… there’s an energy, there’s a natural friendship, there’s a speaking the Dharma in our own language, in our own time, with our own metaphors, about the life decisions we are currently trying to make” - Singhamati, 2015.
 
In 2008 the European Chairs’ Assembly Development Team - which supports Triratna-wide initiatives around the world - ran a weekend retreat exploring how to inspire...

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Focus on Australia and New Zealand

By Saccanama on Wed, 11 Jul, 2018 - 08:00

Focus on Australia and New Zealand

By Saccanama on Wed, 11 Jul, 2018 - 08:00

Over the last few years, there have been significant developments in the College in Australia and New Zealand with new public preceptors being appointed and the development of ordination training within those areas. So we asked Dharmanandi, Purna and Maitripala to write about their work - 

Dharmanandi writes about the early years of women’s ordination training in New Zealand and ...

Triratna News
Triratna News

How Buddhist Action Month is Going...

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 20 Jun, 2018 - 13:52

How Buddhist Action Month is Going...

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 20 Jun, 2018 - 13:52

While Buddhist Action Month is no doubt a busy time for the many Centres and groups taking part, several have taken the time to keep us updated on how it’s been going for them.

From Padmasambhava’s arrival in Adelaide, Australia, to the Tree of Intentions in the North London Buddhist Centre to the colourful newsletter produced by the Mid Essex Centre aiming to raise awareness and funds for the homeless and refugees groups have been responding...

Triratna News
Triratna News

It's Buddhist Action Month!

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 1 Jun, 2018 - 14:51

It's Buddhist Action Month!

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 1 Jun, 2018 - 14:51

The 1st June marks the start of Buddhist Action Month, a festival of social action which is being marked by many Buddhist groups across the UK and Europe.  In Triratna, Sanghas across our community have been preparing for this event and incorporating events and activities in their various programmes.

In Southampton in the UK there will be talks on the theme of transformation, a workshop exploring Engaged Buddhism through the work of Joanna Macy, an India evening and a special...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

The Lion's Roar Down Under - The Buddhist Centre Podcast

By Candradasa on Wed, 7 Feb, 2018 - 07:21

Today’s podcast features a roundtable discussion with 10 Order members from Australia, exploring the future of the Triratna community down under. Successes, challenges, the concerns of young Australians, we get a rounded picture of what Buddhist Centres in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney are doing to get ready for the next 50 years…

Recorded in a very noisy tent in India!

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Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities
Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities

Visit Coogee Beach in Sydney

By dharmalata on Sat, 20 Jan, 2018 - 08:44

Visit Coogee Beach in Sydney

By dharmalata on Sat, 20 Jan, 2018 - 08:44

One of our community members at Jayakula in beautiful Coogee Beach Sydney Australia is returning home to Scotland between April 17th and June 4th.

If you are an Order member who’d love to come and spend some time here and can think of some simple ways you could share your practice with our Coogee and Sydney Buddhist Centre Sangha, please contact me.

You’d only have to find your fare over and meet your own living expenses: accommodation in our lovely community would be free.

You can...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Maitripala - Buddhas In My Pocket

By Candradasa on Fri, 15 Dec, 2017 - 21:46

A gem of a conversation with Maitripala, from Melbourne (via Emerald City) in Australia, describing her beautiful practice of Metta Walks across the continent and the Buddhas In My Pocket project that has grown up around it. Her evocation of a modern day pilgrimage, engaging with strangers and sharing moments of deep connection and mutual kindness, is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. A shining example of living out the image of Indra’s Net, where every...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Mummy, where do kesas come from?

By Munisha on Fri, 1 Dec, 2017 - 11:39

Mummy, where do kesas come from?

By Munisha on Fri, 1 Dec, 2017 - 11:39

Ever wondered?

Carunalaka writes from Australia: “It’s a little-known fact that Vajradharini, from Pune, India, has been making kesas for the worldwide Triratna Buddhist Order for the past seven years.

Recently I suggested there were many people who would be delighted to ‘meet’ the woman who makes these items, given to members of the Order at their ordinations. I persuaded her to speak to camera - in English - even though she was very shy about doing so.

White kesas are...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Opportunity for new community at Naganaga Vihara, Australia

By Charlotte Lawes on Mon, 15 May, 2017 - 14:19

Opportunity for new community at Naganaga Vihara, Australia

By Charlotte Lawes on Mon, 15 May, 2017 - 14:19

Could you be part of a new community at Naganaga Vihara, in the Mid North coast of New South Wales, Australia? Many of us in Triratna have wonderful memories of staying there. There is now an exciting opportunity to take on the property, as the current community move to a town nearby.

Satyagandhi writes:

“Naganaga Vihara is looking for a new community to take over this piece of paradise. After 15 years of creating Naganaga, the current community has come to accept that we are ageing and no...

Triratna News
Triratna News

“Buddhas in my Pocket”: An Australian Buddhist pilgrimage

By Charlotte Lawes on Tue, 31 Jan, 2017 - 16:03

“Buddhas in my Pocket”: An Australian Buddhist pilgrimage

By Charlotte Lawes on Tue, 31 Jan, 2017 - 16:03

Maitripala is an Order member in Australia. When I met her a couple of years ago, she told me of her plans to embark on a pilgrimage along the east coast of Australia to volunteer for different Triratna Buddhist Groups and Centres. Wearing her kesa every day for a year, she would also hand out small Buddha figures to strangers she met along the way. Here she describes how this incredibly moving adventure has been unfolding.

Maitripala writes: “I have been given...

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