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International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'
International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'

Day 2, Part 1 - What is the Bodhichitta?

By Centre Team on Sun, 23 Sep, 2018 - 04:00

Day 2, Part 1 - What is the Bodhichitta?

By Centre Team on Sun, 23 Sep, 2018 - 04:00

Yashobodhi is our guide for this year’s Dharma immersion online and at Triratna Centres around the world as part of the 2018 International Practice Week.

For Day 2, the first of three teachings giving us a great 360º overview of the Bodhichitta in Buddhist tradition and, more importantly, its relevance to everyday practice in the crucial work of learning to work with our minds and becoming a happier person.

If you have any comments or questions about this point or the retreat itself, let...

International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'
International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'

Welcome to the International Practice Week!

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 22 Sep, 2018 - 06:00

Welcome to the International Practice Week!

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 22 Sep, 2018 - 06:00

Welcome to day 1 of the International Practice Week!

The theme is ‘Turning Arrows into Flowers’, inspired by the story of the Buddha, while under siege from all the forces Mara could muster, who simply turns the arrows hurled at him into flowers.  

The International Practice Week is an opportunity for Triratna worldwide to explore this theme in an urban retreat context either in a local Sangha or online.  Yashobodhi will be leading us through an exploration of the Seven-Point Mind Turning...

International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'
International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'

Triratna International Practice Week 2018 - Guided Tonglen Practice

By Centre Team on Fri, 21 Sep, 2018 - 21:42

Yashobodhi is our guide for this year’s Dharma immersion online and at Triratna Centres around the world as part of the 2018 International Practice Week. 

Here is a short guided tonglen meditation you can use all week to support going deeper with the seven-point mind training work Yashobodhi is exploring. A great, practical way to ground yourself and get an experience of why this kind of practice matters and how it works. 

This meditation is particularly referenced in point 2 when looking at the...

Triratna News
Triratna News

International Practice Week starts this Weekend

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 19 Sep, 2018 - 18:09

International Practice Week starts this Weekend

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 19 Sep, 2018 - 18:09

The International Practice Week starts this Saturday 22nd September! The theme for the week is ‘turning arrows into flowers’ - exploring how to transform reactivity into creativity.

Yashobodhi from the West London Buddhist Centre has recorded a series of talks specifically for the International Practice Week exploring the Seven-Point Mind Turning Reflections.

Watch all Yashobodhi’s talks for International Practice Week

Listen to the audio recordings of the series

You can join in online (as...

International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'
International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'

Guide to Taking Part in the International Practice Week

Guide to Taking Part in the International Practice Week

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 17 Sep, 2018 - 22:23

The International Practice Week - an Urban Retreat taking place across the Triratna world - kicks off on Saturday 22nd September. The International Practice Week is a great opportunity for Triratna centres and groups throughout the world to concurrently explore Dharmic themes in their local contexts.  But if your local Triratna Centre or group  is not taking part, you can still join in online!

The theme for the week is ‘turning arrows into flowers’ - exploring how to...

International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'
International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'

Yashobodhi - Turning Arrows Into Flowers: Seven-point Mind Training (Audio Edition)

By Centre Team on Fri, 14 Sep, 2018 - 09:05

Join the Triratna International Practice Week 2018, our Urban Retreat you can take part in on your own time with others around the world!

The dates are 22-29 September 2018 - check out our dedicated web space for details of how to get involved at your local Centre or online – and to watch the series of talks given by Yashobodhi.

Download a Guide to Joining the International Practice Week Online

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International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'
International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'

Introducing Seven-point Mind Training and The Four Reminders

By Centre Team on Fri, 14 Sep, 2018 - 09:00

Introducing Seven-point Mind Training and The Four Reminders

By Centre Team on Fri, 14 Sep, 2018 - 09:00

Yashobodhi is our guide for this year’s Dharma immersion online and at Triratna Centres around the world as part of the 2018 International Practice Week

To get us ready for Day 1, here we get an encouraging introduction to what the seven-point mind training has to offer anyone interested in learning to work more effectively to lessen suffering (our own and other people’s). Yashobodhi’s experience with this material shines through - as does the practical joy of engaging in this way....

International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'
International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'

Resources for International Practice Week: 22-29 September

By aparajita on Wed, 12 Sep, 2018 - 12:02

Turning Arrows Into Flowers

This world-wide international practice week is based on the image of the Buddha on the cusp of his Enlightenment, at the point when Mara attacks him with all he’s got - but the Buddha does not react with anger, hatred, defensiveness but instead sits in complete peace and openness: the arrows, abuse & weapons hurled at him drift down around him as harmless flower petals.

In essence, the message to be communicated is: this is what we need to...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

‘Being ourselves but not for ourselves’

By Prajnaketu on Thu, 16 Aug, 2018 - 10:30

‘Being ourselves but not for ourselves’

By Prajnaketu on Thu, 16 Aug, 2018 - 10:30

Vajragupta and Prajnaketu in conversation on Karuna appeals as a unique context for Dharma practice - sitting in the gap, getting immediate feedback door-to-door, moving towards difficulties, getting ourselves out of the way to make something beyond us possible…

Padmaloka Retreat Centre
Padmaloka Retreat Centre

New talks this year from Padmaloka

By TomCono on Tue, 24 Jul, 2018 - 12:40

New talks this year from Padmaloka

By TomCono on Tue, 24 Jul, 2018 - 12:40

Ratnaguna, Padmavajra and Subhuti gave new series of talks in 2018

Men’s Open Retreat: “For Heroic Spirits intended”

Ratnaguna gave a series of powerful talks on this retreat in which he explored themes from the Ratnaguna Samcayagatha.

Śraddhāpa also gave a talk about translating the text from Sanskrit into English, a new translation of the text by Śraddhāpa was used on the retreat.

Find them here: https://www.freebuddhistaudio.com/series/details?ser=X138

Milarepa: Devotion, Lineage and Discipleship

In May we held our annual five day retreat, this time on the theme...

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