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Some Thoughts on Motherhood: the Path of Loving and Letting Go by Punyamala

By punyamala on Tue, 23 Jan, 2018 - 10:00

Some Thoughts on Motherhood: the Path of Loving and Letting Go by Punyamala

By punyamala on Tue, 23 Jan, 2018 - 10:00

In this article, I want to explore my experience of being a Dharmacharini and a mother. The lifestyle that we live is significant as it creates the conditions in which we shall be practicing the Dharma and not all life styles are equally supportive of spiritual practice. The conditions in which we live will unquestionably have an effect on our Dharma life. Being a Buddhist in a secular, material society is hard. Being a mother is demanding so anyone who...

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Me and Babies by Dhammadinna

By Dhammadinna on Sun, 21 Jan, 2018 - 10:00

Me and Babies by Dhammadinna

By Dhammadinna on Sun, 21 Jan, 2018 - 10:00

This is my personal story of my decision, as a Dharmacharini, as to whether or not to have a baby. It is explored within the mores (conventions) of the time in Triratna.

I was 20 years old, and in my last year at University, when I became accidentally pregnant. I knew that I did not want a child at that point in my life. I had thought, however, since I was a child playing with my dollies, that I would have children...

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Dharma Life - Family Life

By saddhaloka on Fri, 19 Jan, 2018 - 17:31

Dharma Life - Family Life

By saddhaloka on Fri, 19 Jan, 2018 - 17:31

One of the tasks the Adhisthana Kula set itself was to encourage people within Triratna to take a fresh look at some of those areas of practice and lifestyle that have been of real value and importance, and which sometimes have been put forward in an unhelpful way.

We look to build an Order and movement in which anyone who sincerely wishes to commit themselves to the Three Jewels can find a place and have something to give, whatever their...

Triratna Parents Mandala
Triratna Parents Mandala

Books for Buddhist Kids & Parents

By Centre Team on Thu, 3 Aug, 2017 - 21:59

Books for Buddhist Kids & Parents

By Centre Team on Thu, 3 Aug, 2017 - 21:59

Though sometimes you have to search a bit, there are lots of books out there on Buddhist themes for young children, teens, and parents. We’ll post here a running list of Fantastic Books and Where to Find them.

If you have a favorite of your own, please share in the comments section and we’ll add it!

Young Readers:

The Buddha at Bedtime - Nagaraja

The Buddha’s Apprentice at Bedtime - Nagaraja

The Calm Buddha at Bedtime - Nagaraja

The Lion and the...

Triratna Buddhist Families
Triratna Buddhist Families

Interkula Parenting Questionnaire

By Centre Team on Thu, 3 Aug, 2017 - 15:53

Interkula Parenting Questionnaire

By Centre Team on Thu, 3 Aug, 2017 - 15:53

The Interkula group, whose goal is to assist and work closely with the Adhisthana Kula in discussion about various Triratna community topics, has recently put out an online survey for parents and children in the Triratna Community about their experiences. You can take the survey yourself by visiting this link and contributing your experiences to the discussion!

This is an opportunity for you to share what has worked and what hasn’t worked in your local situation, or...

Triratna News
Triratna News

First Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Summerfest

By Munisha on Thu, 20 Mar, 2014 - 00:40

First Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Summerfest

By Munisha on Thu, 20 Mar, 2014 - 00:40Nonviolent Communication (NVC) has been popular in the Triratna Community for the past ten years, as a way of embodying compassionate communication and building sangha. Now there’s a whole Triratna NVC festival!

Shantigarbha, from Bristol, UK) has just returned from two months in India, sharing NVC and leading a Triratna retreat. In 2012 he co-led a nine-day reconciliation event on the West Bank for 100 Israelis and Palestinians.

He says: “NVC...