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Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Sydney Under 35's retreat

Posted by Prajnaketu to Triratna Young Buddhists on Mon, 22 Feb, 2016 - 15:47

Sydney Under 35's retreat

Posted by Prajnaketu to Triratna Young Buddhists on Mon, 22 Feb, 2016 - 15:47

26th-28th of Feb

“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.
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The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Indians, Australians and a New Zealander ordained together at Bhaja in India

Posted by Saccanama to The College of Public Preceptors on Fri, 5 Feb, 2016 - 14:24

Indians, Australians and a New Zealander ordained together at Bhaja in India

Posted by Saccanama to The College of Public Preceptors on Fri, 5 Feb, 2016 - 14:24

21 men were ordained recently at Bhaja retreat centre in India on a retreat led by Sona. It was a coming together of men from Australia, New Zealand and India for an unusual event cutting across cultural boundaries. 

With these ordinations, there are now over 2000 Order members worldwide.


Eric Barrett (Sydney) becomes: Maitribandha
Meaning of name: He who is bound by Maitri...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Tejopala - Nature and the Greater Mandala

Posted by Candradasa to Buddhist Centre Features on Mon, 23 Nov, 2015 - 21:50

Tejopala - Nature and the Greater Mandala

Posted by Candradasa to Buddhist Centre Features on Mon, 23 Nov, 2015 - 21:50

If you want to know wheat you’re missing on our Urban Retreat… There’s still time to sign up (it’s free)!

www.thebuddhistcentre.com/urbanretreat

As part of the Triratna’s International Urban Retreat for 2015, Tejopala from Melbourne, Australia, gives a beautiful talk about the relationship between a Dharma perspective on life and the urgency of the need to care for nature. Some great questions asked here, all amidst an urban natural space…...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Parami's Perspectives No. 6 - Maitripala on Women's Ordination and Her Australian Pilgrimage

Posted by parami to Buddhist Centre Features on Fri, 23 Oct, 2015 - 15:53

Parami again from “Oceania”! She’s in conversation here with her friend Maitripala who has been living in Europe for a year but is now back home and engaging with women seeking ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order. Great to hear the inspiration - old and new - come through as a new generation of women grapples with the challenges and joys of Buddhist practice and of community.

And as a bonus we hear a preview of her ‘Buddhas in My Pocket Pilgrimage’,...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Parami's Perspectives No. 5 - Rijumayi on Young Buddhists Australia

Posted by parami to Buddhist Centre Features on Fri, 23 Oct, 2015 - 01:48

Parami’s season of interviews from the South Pacific continues with an in-depth chat to Rijumayi, a young woman who has just joined the Triratna Buddhist Order and is pioneering the Australian branch of the international Young Buddhists movement out of Melbourne.

It’s a thoughtful engagement around the particularities of practice for young people - around ethics and the challenges of building Dharma support for others your own age when you are still working everything out yourself.

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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Parami's Perspectives No. 4 - Tejopala and Akasamati on Climate Change and Triratna

Posted by parami to Buddhist Centre Features on Fri, 23 Oct, 2015 - 01:12

Parami is back, reporting from  Australasia - or is it Oceania? - talking with two friends who have spent much of their adult lives reflecting on - and acting upon - climate change as an integral aspect of their Buddhist practice. A fascinating, sometimes sobering, but realistically positive conversation about what environmental issues have to do with the Dharma - and what we can do to get involved…

Topics covered include ‘transition towns’; Al Gore’s initiative; thinking about our kids; how to...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Parami's Perspectives No. 3 - South Pacific Retreat

Posted by parami to Buddhist Centre Features on Mon, 5 Oct, 2015 - 23:19

Parami chats with Kate and Cynthia at the end of the ordination training retreat at Vijayaloka Retreat Centre in Australia. Great to hear inspiring tales from the outback as women deepen their friendships and Buddhist practice together… 

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European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

An Australian perspective on the European Chairs' Assembly

Posted by Munisha to European Chairs' Assembly on Wed, 19 Aug, 2015 - 22:32

Shubhavyuha and Sudaya, from Triratna’s Sydney and Melbourne Buddhist Centres, talk to Munisha about why they’ve travelled all the way to Adhisthana for a gathering of Triratna’s European Chairs, and what they’ve got from it.

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

The Resurrection of FWBO Newsreel 2

Posted by Munisha to Community Highlights on Wed, 4 Jun, 2014 - 10:53

The Resurrection of FWBO Newsreel 2

Posted by Munisha to Community Highlights on Wed, 4 Jun, 2014 - 10:53Continuing our re-release of Clear Vision’s FWBO Newsreels from the 1990s, we bring you Newsreel 2 (55 mins) released in spring 1992, with reports on
  • the FWBO in Australia (Melbourne and Sydney)
  • Order conventions
  • the launch of Facing Mount Kanchenjunga
  • major changes at the Croydon Buddhist Centre
  • Kalyanavaca’s ordination at Taraloka, and
  • a special feature on Sangharakshita’s January tour of India

​Over 20 years ago, Clear Vision was founded by Mokshapriya to produce professional video for the FWBO, later to become Triratna. As well as videoing...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Vishvapani on air

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Mon, 19 May, 2014 - 15:43

Vishvapani on air

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Mon, 19 May, 2014 - 15:43You can hear Vishvapani’s Buddha Day/Wesak “Thought for the Day” on BBC Radio Four’s Today programme.
Read the text or listen to the broadcast (2 mins)

He also recently too part in an interview and phone-in on Australian radio, with reference to his book, Gautama Buddha.
Listen to the 30-minute programme...

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