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.
Posted by Charlotte Lawes to Triratna News 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.
“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...
Posted by Charlotte Lawes to Triratna News 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.
“In fact we may say that the creative mind at its highest level is freedom itself…” Sangharakshita
On this retreat we will begin to get a sense of what the creative mind truly is. Creative mind is not about being an artist or having any special ‘talent’. It’s about finding freedom from the mechanical and habitual nature of the reactive mind, about questioning and moving beyond the usual. The process begins with the simple application of awareness. ...
Posted by lokabandhu to Triratna News on Thu, 27 Mar, 2014 - 05:42Jodie Dempster writes from Triratna’s Melbourne Buddhist Centre with news of their fund-raising appeal for a new Centre - and a 3000-kilometre bike ride across Australia. She says -
“The Brunswick-based Melbourne Buddhist Centre has to find a new building. And Saddhavijaya, one of our Order Members, has come up with a novel way of raising funds – a 3000 kilometre bike ride across three states (and the capital for good measure.)
Posted by dharmalata to Coogee Buddhist Group on Tue, 4 Jun, 2013 - 02:46‘The great secret of morals is love; or a going out of our own nature, and an identification with ourselves with the beautiful which exists in thought, action, or person, not our own. A man, to be greatly good, must imagine intensely and comprehensively; he must put himself in the place of another and of many others; the pains and pleasures of his species must become his own.’
Posted by viryaja to Community Highlights on Tue, 28 May, 2013 - 15:32We at the Toowoomba Buddhist Centre in Australia celebrated Buddha Day not at the Centre but at the country property of one of our Mitras, Dale. Eleven of us, Order Members, Mitras and friends included 2 grandchildren, who enthusiastically participated in the story telling, chanting, puja and sheer wonder of it all. We watched the sun go down in the west over the plain and the moon come up over...
Posted by lokabandhu to Triratna News on Fri, 27 Jan, 2012 - 11:58Sona writes from Australia with news of the first ordinations of 2012, saying -
“On Saturday 21 Jan 2012 at Triratna’s Vijayaloka Retreat Centre, Sydney, Australia, David Spotswood and Guy Holden had their public ordinations attended by about 120 family, friends and sangha. This was the last day of a 2 week men’s ‘Going For Refuge’ retreat and the beginning of the 4-day Australasian Triratna Buddhist Order Convention.
The ceremony was conducted outdoors and the auspicious...