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The Amsterdam Buddhist Centre turns 25!

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 11 Nov, 2020 - 17:17

The Amsterdam Buddhist Centre turns 25!

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 11 Nov, 2020 - 17:17

25 years ago, on Sangha Day, November 1995, the Amsterdam Buddhist Centre officially opened its doors - the first long-term Triratna centre in the Lowlands.

Dariusz from Amsterdam writes:
“To commemorate this, this small video was produced and distributed, together with the history timeline, as below, to the Triratna centres around the world.

At the moment, due to the Covid-19 combat policy of the Centre’s council, Amsterdam Buddhist Centre is not open for the
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Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Taraloka turns 35!

By SophieAnn on Fri, 6 Nov, 2020 - 07:14

Taraloka turns 35!

By SophieAnn on Fri, 6 Nov, 2020 - 07:14

November 2020 marks Taraloka’s 35th birthday! Will you be joining us to celebrate?

You’re invited to a special *online* celebration, marking 35 years of Tara’s realm on Sunday 15 November via Zoom (7.15pm for a 7.30pm start, until 9.15pm).

US PST 11.15 / US...

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Dharma Day Live on Sunday from Padmaloka!

By Centre Team on Thu, 2 Jul, 2020 - 00:30

Dharma Day Live on Sunday from Padmaloka!

By Centre Team on Thu, 2 Jul, 2020 - 00:30

Listen: The Deathless Has Been Attained!
Dharma Day Live on Sunday

Come and celebrate Dharma Day from Padmaloka Retreat Centre – wherever you are in the world!

To celebrate Dharma Day this year, Padmaloka will be offering a full online festival programme including live streamed meditations and rituals from the Shrine Room, and a live talk and Q&A by Padmavajra. His talk will explore the story of the turning of the wheel of the Dharma and, in...

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The Buddha and the King of the Nagas – Countdown to #buddhaday – 2 days to go...

By akasajoti on Thu, 7 May, 2020 - 11:23

The Buddha and the King of the Nagas – Countdown to #buddhaday – 2 days to go...

By akasajoti on Thu, 7 May, 2020 - 11:23

As a special treat for you as we countdown to #buddhaday we are releasing a series of dharma reflections and evocations of the Buddha over the week…⠀

For our Triratna international Buddha Day celebration, on the occasion of the full Moon day itself, Padmavajra introduces us to the story of the Buddha and the Naga King, Mucalinda. With characteristic resonant depth, Padmavajra evokes the meaning and significance of the Buddha’s Enlightenment, and his subsequent encounter with Mucalinda.

He then...

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Words in Praise of the Buddha – Countdown to #buddhaday – 6 days to go...

By akasajoti on Mon, 4 May, 2020 - 14:04

Words in Praise of the Buddha – Countdown to #buddhaday – 6 days to go...

By akasajoti on Mon, 4 May, 2020 - 14:04

As a special treat for you all this week as we countdown to #buddhaday we will be releasing a series of dharma reflections each day…⠀

Ratnavyuha and Dhiramuni, two friends from Auckland, New Zealand, share their inspiration from some verses in praise of the Buddha, contained within the first chapter of the Vimalakirti Nirdesa. They offer an audio recording of the verses, and a practice suggestion for a reflective writing exercise for you to engage with.

Practice Suggestion:
• Listen to the...

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International Buddha Day: an Invitation!

By akasajoti on Mon, 27 Apr, 2020 - 10:55

International Buddha Day: an Invitation!

By akasajoti on Mon, 27 Apr, 2020 - 10:55

On the 9th of May you are invited to join us in a celebration of Buddha Day - the festival of the Buddha’s enlightenment.

There will be a global wave of dharma practice and inspiration, from New Zealand to the Americas, so that as many people as possible can join in over nearly 24 hours.

It features meditations, talks, Q&A and pujas, led by members of the College of Public Preceptors and friends from all around the world.

thebuddhistcentre.com/buddha-day for the programme and to join in!

Most of the events will be...

Tiratanaloka
Tiratanaloka

Celebrate 25 years of Tiratanaloka!

By vajratara on Mon, 26 Aug, 2019 - 10:05

Celebrate 25 years of Tiratanaloka!

By vajratara on Mon, 26 Aug, 2019 - 10:05

The team at Tiratanaloka invites you to celebrate our 25th anniversary with us on Sunday 29th September 2019, from 10.30 am to 5pm, at Tiratanaloka retreat centre in the heart of the Brecon Beacons, South Wales. The programme for the day will include a keynote talk on “The Significance of Ordination” from Ratnadharini, several mini-talks by Dharmacarinis on what Tiratanaloka means to them, a collective ritual, a light vegan lunch, a variety of vegan cakes, and activities for children.
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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Join Us in Celebration with Bettye Before She Travels for Ordination

By SarahF on Wed, 28 Mar, 2018 - 14:50

Join Us in Celebration with Bettye Before She Travels for Ordination

By SarahF on Wed, 28 Mar, 2018 - 14:50

Sunday, April 1, 9.30am-12pm 

This Sunday, April 1st, we will be sending Bettye Pruitt off for her 3-month ordination retreat in the mountains of Spain. All are welcome to join us for meditation, a celebratory puja, and rejoicing in Bettye’s many merits. Viriyalila will be leading with support by the women’s Mitra study group.

Please arrive no later than 10AM if you plan to join us for the morning. Offered by donations: $10-$5 suggested.

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Triratna Weekend!

By Candradasa on Fri, 5 Apr, 2013 - 20:33

Triratna Weekend!

By Candradasa on Fri, 5 Apr, 2013 - 20:33In days gone by, the dates of April 6th and 7th were well known throughout the FWBO (the old name for the Triratna Buddhist Community). FWBO Day and WBO Day were celebrated far and wide on the nearest available weekend, with many countries having their own local events. There was also a particular emphasis on a large gathering in the UK, at which keynote talks were...
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Triratna Day in the UK, Birmingham 6th April

By dharmashalin on Tue, 26 Mar, 2013 - 17:56

Triratna Day in the UK, Birmingham 6th April

By dharmashalin on Tue, 26 Mar, 2013 - 17:56
Triratna Day 2013: Celebrating Gratitude with our wider community

Hosted by the Young Buddhists group

Saturday 6th April, Birmingham Buddhist Centre


Sangharakshita has said many people who visit him thank him for starting the Triratna Buddhist Community. He has observed that they nearly always express gratitude for two things: his clear conceptual...