Triratna News
Triratna News

Bringing Welcoming Liberation to a Close

By Zac on Thu, 23 Jun, 2022 - 15:32

Bringing Welcoming Liberation to a Close

By Zac on Thu, 23 Jun, 2022 - 15:32

Dear friends,

As a team we’ve decided that it’s the right time to bring Welcoming Liberation to a close.

We started this monthly gathering to support BIPOC/BAME in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd and resulting conversations in Triratna about providing safer, affirming spaces for the diversity of BIPOC/BAME within the movement and beyond. At the time there were few spaces for us to gather and practice together. It’s been a powerful space to get to know one...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Love and Rage - Bodhilila with Lama Rod Owens (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 433)

By Centre Team on Fri, 10 Jun, 2022 - 00:33

In this final episode of the current season of the podcast, Bodhilila, Chair of the West London Buddhist Centre, is in conversation with Lama Rod Owens, bestselling author of ‘Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation Through Anger’

Their exchange weaves across a number key Dharma threads, beginning with a sense of how being in the body can be a way to step out of systems that stop us reaching our full potential as human beings; a...

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The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times

Introducing the Afrikan Wisdom Summit: Curated and co-produced by Dharmacharani Vimalasara

By Vimalasara on Thu, 24 Mar, 2022 - 11:17

Introducing the Afrikan Wisdom Summit: Curated and co-produced by Dharmacharani Vimalasara

By Vimalasara on Thu, 24 Mar, 2022 - 11:17

April 5-11 | ONLINE | Free 7-day summit

I have curated and co-produced this inspiring Afrikan Wisdom Summit, with speakers from the UK, USA, Canada, Caribbean.

Topics include spiritual traditions, the arts, liberation, wisdom of the body and raising our next black generation, and ancestors. Topics that all speakers say involve the whole of humanity. It’s free, and you can upgrade to keep the talks and teaching tools. 

To find out...

Community Highlights
The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times

Weekend Retreat for People of Colour at Vajrasana, UK

By Centre Team on Thu, 23 Sep, 2021 - 12:45

Weekend Retreat for People of Colour at Vajrasana, UK

By Centre Team on Thu, 23 Sep, 2021 - 12:45

Friday 8 – Sunday 10 October, Vajrasana Retreat Centre, UK

Led by Suryagupta and Bodhilila


A weekend for people of colour to come together to meditate and be inspired by the Buddha’s teaching in the spacious Suffolk countryside. During this weekend there will be talks, discussion, meditation, music and ritual. This retreat is suitable for those who are completely new to Buddhism and meditation as well as those who have been practising for some time.
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Triratna News
Triratna News

Autism and Buddhist practice: Call for submissions from BIPOC/BAME communities

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 24 Jun, 2021 - 16:18

Autism and Buddhist practice: Call for submissions from BIPOC/BAME communities

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 24 Jun, 2021 - 16:18

Dr Chris Jarrell, a UK-based retired social work lecturer and counsellor, is asking for submissions from members of our BIPOC/BAME communities to input into his research on how Buddhism can help autistic people improve their wellbeing.

Chris, who is autistic and a practicing Buddhist, is in the process of editing a book of personal accounts of autistic people and their experiences of Buddhist practice, which will be published in 2022. He is hoping to get input from BIPOC/...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Chairs' Letter – March 2021

By ratnadharini on Wed, 31 Mar, 2021 - 15:23

Chairs' Letter – March 2021

By ratnadharini on Wed, 31 Mar, 2021 - 15:23

Dear Order members and friends,

The main international College meeting is in November and this year we are also meeting for a weekend in March and July, as well as parallel gatherings in our individual College Kulas. (The Kula system is intentionally flexible, to allow for the different number of people training for ordination in different parts of the world, as well as the geographic spread of Public Preceptors in each Kula.) 

Apart from the option...

West London Buddhist Centre
West London Buddhist Centre

Bodhilila on 'Nourishing Resilience'

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Tue, 23 Feb, 2021 - 12:29

Bodhilila on 'Nourishing Resilience'

By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Tue, 23 Feb, 2021 - 12:29

A chance to watch Bodhilila’s contribution from the Buddhists Across Traditions’ Black History USA and LGBTQIA+ Month.

Excerpt from the event blurb to get a sense of some of the themes covered: 


“As activists, people of colour and those living often within marginalized bodies, it is important to take time to nourish ourselves from the daily trauma that we face in our daily lives. Nourishing ourselves is not an indulgence, self-care is a necessity for our survival and a living embodiment of

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Triratna in the Buddhist World
Triratna in the Buddhist World

Jamyang London Celebrates Black History Month

By Munisha on Wed, 16 Sep, 2020 - 10:12

Jamyang London Celebrates Black History Month

By Munisha on Wed, 16 Sep, 2020 - 10:12

You may be interested in this information about events run by Jamyang London (UK), part of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana (FPMT), which has come to me at the Triratna Liaison Office. They write:

“October marks Black History Month in the UK.

Across the country, events will be taking place to celebrate the contributions Black people have made to all aspects of society and culture. This year, the shadow cast by the tragic state killings of...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Courageous Conversations About Race - The Playlist

By Centre Team on Mon, 7 Sep, 2020 - 14:52

Courageous Conversations About Race - The Playlist

By Centre Team on Mon, 7 Sep, 2020 - 14:52

A series of conversations amongst panels of Order members talking about race from their personal experience. It’s hoped that as many institutions are reflecting on systemic racism, we as a Buddhist community can reflect on how we can make Triratna more diverse, and our sanghas more reflective of the populations that live where some of our centers are situated.  

The next conversation will feature Order members of mixed culture and race. It will take place on September 26th at 11:00 PST | 13:00 México | 14:00 ...