Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Parami's Perspectives - Berlin #1

By parami on Sat, 18 Jul, 2015 - 16:56

Parami reporting from Berlin in the run up to the start of the mainland European Convention of the Triratna Buddhist Order. Beginning with a conversation with Jnanadakini from Mexico who is visiting the Convention to connect with the European Spanish language community. 

Some reflections on the recent history of Berlin and personal lessons to be learned from history…

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Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

BAM retreat in Ireland - Self and Other: the Alchemy of Transformation

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 5 Jun, 2015 - 15:30

BAM retreat in Ireland - Self and Other: the Alchemy of Transformation

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 5 Jun, 2015 - 15:30

Compassion is far more than emotion. It is something that springs

Up in the emptiness which is when you yourself are not there,

So that you do not know anything about it.

Nobody, in fact, knows anything about it (If they knew it, it would not be Compassion);

But they can only smell

The scent of the unseen flower

That blooms in the Heart of the Void

(‘The Unseen Flower’, by Bhante)

BAM in Ireland opened with a retreat over the June bank holiday weekend in the lovely surroundings of Sandville House, Co. Cavan.  Twenty...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordination in Berlin, Germany

By Munisha on Tue, 3 Feb, 2015 - 10:59

Ordination in Berlin, Germany

By Munisha on Tue, 3 Feb, 2015 - 10:59At a public ordination ceremony held at 2pm on Sunday 25th January at Buddhistisches Tor Berlin, Claus-Wilhelm Klinker became Achalabandhu: “Steadfast, unshakable friend”.

(The ‘a’s and the ‘u’ are short; the emphasis is on the fourth syllable.)

His private preceptor was Amogharatna and his public preceptor Padmavajra.

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!
Buddhistisches Tor Berlin
Buddhistisches Tor Berlin

BTB2 - Übergabe vor Weihnachten?

By Amogharatna on Mon, 10 Dec, 2012 - 08:43

BTB2 - Übergabe vor Weihnachten?

By Amogharatna on Mon, 10 Dec, 2012 - 08:43Es scheint doch realistisch, dass die Übergabe des neuen Zentrums vor Weihnachten klappen könnte! Die Rampe zum Eingang ist jetzt fertig.
Triratna News
Triratna News

New Triratna Buddhist Centre opens in Berlin

By lokabandhu on Wed, 5 Sep, 2012 - 12:15

New Triratna Buddhist Centre opens in Berlin

By lokabandhu on Wed, 5 Sep, 2012 - 12:15Katja writes from Berlin with the wonderful news of the opening last weekend of Triratna’s new Buddhist Centre in Berlin-Kreuzberg (known as „Buddhistisches Tor Berlin“, the Berlin Buddhist Gate). She says -

In beautiful late summer sunshine, we held a very successful opening of our new Buddhist Centre – known as ‘Buddhistisches Tor Berlin’, the Berlin Buddhist Centre – which we celebrated with more than 500 guests from many countries. There were representatives of other Buddhist groups, local neighbors...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Berlin Buddha Boo

By lokabandhu on Wed, 1 Aug, 2012 - 20:54
Another in our series of short audio ‘boos’ from the July 2012 Triratna’s European Chairs Assembly, held at Vajrasana retreat centre in the Suffolk countryside. The Berlin Buddhist Centre’s new Buddha rupa made an unexpected appearance on its way from London to Berlin - and was given a rousing send-off by the assembled chairmen and -women…

No photos allowed of it yet, you’ll have to wait for the opening ceremony at the start of September!
Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna’s new Buddhistisches Tor Berlin celebrates 'topping-out' ceremony for new Centre

By lokabandhu on Thu, 2 Feb, 2012 - 05:42

Triratna’s new Buddhistisches Tor Berlin celebrates 'topping-out' ceremony for new Centre

By lokabandhu on Thu, 2 Feb, 2012 - 05:42Amogharatna, chairman of Triratna’s Berlin Buddhist Centre (known as the Buddhistisches Tor Berlin, the Berlin Buddhist Gate) writes with news of the ‘topping-out’ ceremony for their new Centre - scheduled to open on September 1st this year. He says -

“On Tuesday 17th January, along with other parties from the building in which our new premises are situated, we celebrated the topping out. The topping out ceremony marks the completion of the roof structure when a building...
Triratna News
Triratna News

New Berlin Buddhist Centre announces opening date

By lokabandhu on Thu, 1 Dec, 2011 - 05:54

New Berlin Buddhist Centre announces opening date

By lokabandhu on Thu, 1 Dec, 2011 - 05:54Amogharatna, chairman of Triratna’s Berlin Buddhist Centre, writes with news of the opening date of their new Centre, the Buddhistisches Tor Berlin, exactly ten months from now. He says - “I’d like to make known the date of our new centre opening, so people can save the date: 1st and 2nd September 2012.

After many years of planning, as you can see from the photograph opposite, work is now fully underway on renovating the new premises for...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Foundation Stone Laid for the New Buddhist Gate in Berlin

By lokabandhu on Thu, 8 Sep, 2011 - 05:48

Foundation Stone Laid for the New Buddhist Gate in Berlin

By lokabandhu on Thu, 8 Sep, 2011 - 05:48Karunabandhu writes from Triratna’s Berlin Centre, the Buddhistisches Tor Berlin, where they’re in the middle of a major project to move the Centre to new and much larger premises. He says:

“On Sunday, 31st July in the basement of House 12 of the former Urban Hospital in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin, Amogharatna laid the foundation stone of the new premises for the Triratna centre in Berlin, known as The Buddhist Gate or Buddhistisches Tor Berlin. Over...

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