Triratna Women
Triratna Women

International Women's Day 2021: Mokshini

By mokshini on Tue, 9 Mar, 2021 - 08:36

International Women's Day 2021: Mokshini

By mokshini on Tue, 9 Mar, 2021 - 08:36

My name’s Mokshini. I was ordained in 1999, during a 2 week training-for-ordination retreat at Tiratanaloka. In September 2018 I moved to Berlin, and since February 2020 I’ve been living in a women’s community with five other delightful beings. I am training to be a community nurse for senior citizens; once I finish – towards the end of this year - I plan to divide my time working for a living and extending my involvement in Dharma activities.

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Triratna News
Triratna News

The Rote Burg – A new retreat centre for the Berlin Sangha and beyond

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 9 Feb, 2021 - 09:58

The Rote Burg – A new retreat centre for the Berlin Sangha and beyond

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 9 Feb, 2021 - 09:58

In the middle of a nature park surrounded by meadows and lakes, only 60 kilometres north of Berlin, lies the so-called “Rote Burg“ (Red Castle): two old Ziegler buildings with about 850 square metres of floor space and surrounded by 37,000 square metres of meadows and oak forest.

In July 2020, Aryabandhu, Chairman of the Berlin Buddhist Centre, signed the purchase contract for the Rote Burg. This step was preceded by more than two years of intensive...

Triratna News
Triratna News

The New Berlin Women's Community / Die neue Berliner Frauen-WG

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 6 Oct, 2020 - 09:14

The New Berlin Women's Community / Die neue Berliner Frauen-WG

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 6 Oct, 2020 - 09:14

In February this year, six women (Bianca, Mokshini, Sanghadarsini, Simharava, Viryapadma and Viryadhi) moved into a brand-new flat in a housing cooperative in the North-East of Berlin – just in time before lockdown. Together they have embarked on a journey to create the first ever women’s community in Berlin.

In this short video, made by Simharava, some of its members share the joys and challenges of the first six months.

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The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times

Hyperavailability (The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 22)

By Centre Team on Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 23:58

Today’s episode looks at how to handle the cornucopia – the veritable smorgasbord! – of Buddhist teaching and resources now online.

How do we offer the depth experience of the Dharma as well as the breadth of it? Join our friends from Berlin, Germany, Glasgow and Oxford in the UK, for thoughts, tips, and wry reflections on navigating a sea of content in ways that might leave us feeling more free.

A great, encouraging primer on the possibilities and pitfalls of online Dharma....

Triratna News
Triratna News

Buddha Day Celebrations

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 23 May, 2019 - 11:05

Buddha Day Celebrations

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 23 May, 2019 - 11:05

Suppose a man wandering in a forest wilderness found an ancient path, an ancient trail, travelled by men of old, and he followed it up, and by doing so he discovered an ancient city, an ancient royal capital, where men of old had lived, with parks and groves and lakes, walled round and beautiful to see. So I too found the ancient path, the ancient trail, travelled by the Fully Enlightened Ones of old” (...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

The Spiritual Community Beyond Borders

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 6 Jun, 2018 - 11:10

The Spiritual Community Beyond Borders

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 6 Jun, 2018 - 11:10

As the Mainland Europe Young Buddhist Convention in Valencia draws nearer, three ‘Young Buddhists’ from Valencia share a bit about their inspiration to practice the Dharma and how they have benefitted.

Estela:

“Last year I attended the meeting of Young Buddhists in Berlin. It was an incredible experience! I met young people from other countries, and it surprised me that we could connect really well despite cultural differences.

The atmosphere was very nice, open and fun. We had really...

Triratna News
Triratna News

'One Sangha': First Triratna Mainland European Young Buddhist Convention

By Munisha on Wed, 9 Aug, 2017 - 11:42

'One Sangha': First Triratna Mainland European Young Buddhist Convention

By Munisha on Wed, 9 Aug, 2017 - 11:42

In the latest NewsByte video report from Clear Vision, we hear about Triratna’s first ever Mainland European Young Buddhist Convention, held in June at Triratna’s Berlin Centre, Buddhistisches Tor.

Looking at the theme of ‘One sangha’, 70 people aged 18-35 attended, from nine countries, as German event organiser Hannah explains, alongside Prasadacarin, new Chair of Stockholm Buddhist Centre. (At 28 he’s the youngest Chair in the Triratna world.)

‘Mainland European’ may seem a strange term, but...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Watch: First Mainland European Young Buddhists Convention

By Charlotte Lawes on Tue, 8 Aug, 2017 - 12:11

Watch: First Mainland European Young Buddhists Convention

By Charlotte Lawes on Tue, 8 Aug, 2017 - 12:11

In June 2017, Buddhistisches Tor Berlin hosted the first European Mainland Young Buddhist Convention, attended by 70 young people aged from 18 to 35. Organiser Hannah and contributor Prasadacharin tell us all about the event. Video created by the amazing Clear Vision Trust. 

You should also read a wonderful account of the convention by Marieke.

Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

The first Mainland European Young Buddhists Convention

By Amaradaya on Tue, 1 Aug, 2017 - 11:54

The first Mainland European Young Buddhists Convention

By Amaradaya on Tue, 1 Aug, 2017 - 11:54

In June 2017, Buddhistisches Tor Berlin hosted the first European Mainland Young Buddhist Convention, attended by 70 young people aged from 18 to 35. Organiser Hannah and contributor Prasadacharin tell us all about the event.

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Mainland Europe Young Buddhist Convention 2017

By Charlotte Lawes on Wed, 5 Jul, 2017 - 10:40

Mainland Europe Young Buddhist Convention 2017

By Charlotte Lawes on Wed, 5 Jul, 2017 - 10:40

A lotus with seventy petals – a symbol for one European young Buddhist sangha

by Marieke

From Friday the 2nd, until Sunday the 4th of June, the first Mainland Europe Young Buddhist Convention was held in Berlin. Seventy young Buddhists from ten European countries came together to explore the theme ‘one sangha’. How can young Buddhists from different countries become one sangha? The relationship between unique individuals in all their diversity vs. their commonalities and shared values, was the central topic of the weekend.

Seventy petals

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