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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...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Epic bike ride to raise money for new Melbourne Buddhist Centre

Posted by lokabandhu to Triratna News on Thu, 27 Mar, 2014 - 05:42

Epic bike ride to raise money for new Melbourne Buddhist Centre

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.)

In its nineteen-year life the Centre...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

South Pacific Dharmacharinis

Posted by Candradasa to Community Highlights on Wed, 22 Jan, 2014 - 15:08

Another great update from Parami from the College of Public Preceptors, this time travelling in the southern hemisphere visiting Triratna Centres in New Zealand and Australia. We hear from a variety of folk about Sudarshanaloka Retreat Centre, about Triratna activities in Melbourne, about working with people in recovery from addiction, and about two dynamic Right Livelihood businesses in Thames, NZ: Sola Cafe and...

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Community Highlights

Buddha Day at Vijayaloka, Australia

Posted by Centre Team to Community Highlights on Thu, 6 Jun, 2013 - 16:06

Buddha Day at Vijayaloka, Australia

Posted by Centre Team to Community Highlights on Thu, 6 Jun, 2013 - 16:06
At Vijayaloka, the Sydney sangha gathered for their Buddha Day Festival in beautiful light and continued the celebrations on into the night…

Thanks to Viraja for the great pics!
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Community Highlights

Buddha Day in Adelaide (South Australia)

Posted by Centre Team to Community Highlights on Wed, 5 Jun, 2013 - 20:35

Buddha Day in Adelaide (South Australia)

Posted by Centre Team to Community Highlights on Wed, 5 Jun, 2013 - 20:35
“Herewith photos from the Adelaide Triratna celebration of Buddha Day. In Adelaide, South Australia, held on the 2nd of June.

We held a day retreat with the theme ‘Imagining the Buddha’.

All good wishes from Dharmamodini”

back row: Rich, Tash, Giovanna, Verity

front row: Dharmamodini, Ing, Ratnadaka, Lyndall

Coogee Buddhist Group
Coogee Buddhist Group

Metta Practice This Week

Posted by dharmalata to Coogee Buddhist Group on Tue, 4 Jun, 2013 - 02:46

Metta Practice This Week

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.’

Shelley – A Defense of Poetry

Dear Coogee Meditators

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Community Highlights

Buddha Day in Toowoomba

Posted by viryaja to Community Highlights on Tue, 28 May, 2013 - 15:32

Buddha Day in Toowoomba

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...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Two ordinations in Australia

Posted by lokabandhu to Triratna News on Fri, 27 Jan, 2012 - 11:58

Two ordinations in Australia

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...

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