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Story-Telling Project for Mexican Children

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Wed, 4 Jul, 2018 - 18:29

Story-Telling Project for Mexican Children

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Wed, 4 Jul, 2018 - 18:29

Olga Rosenberg and Blanca García are two Mitras from Cuernavaca who have been running a project for underprivileged Mexican children and telling them stories as well as introducing meditation.

Earthquake in Cuernavaca
In September 2017 an earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter Scale struck in Mexico, with its epicentre in Cuernavaca. This devastated the local community, with houses being damaged and schools destroyed. It had a particularly destructive impact on lower income families.

Olga and Blanca,...

Triratna Buddhist Families
Triratna Buddhist Families

Talks from Adhisthana's Weekend Retreat for Parents

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna Buddhist Families on Fri, 29 Jun, 2018 - 11:29

Adhisthana’s first weekend retreat for parents took place on 8th to 10th June, led by a team of Triratna Order Members who are parents themselves – Upayavira, Maitrinita, Lilapa, and Karunagita. It was open to parents and parents-to-be, including Order Members, Mitras and those with a regular practice in the context of Triratna. 

Here are two of the talks from the weekend:-

Six Gifts of Parenting:
Karunagita brings to life gifts for Buddhist practice...

Triratna Buddhist Families
Triratna Buddhist Families

International Family Retreat : Retiro Internacional De Familias

Posted by Vidyadasa to Triratna Buddhist Families on Thu, 17 May, 2018 - 14:47

International Family Retreat : Retiro Internacional De Familias

Posted by Vidyadasa to Triratna Buddhist Families on Thu, 17 May, 2018 - 14:47

We offer a retreat for fathers, mothers, sons and daughters. In 2017 we ran a very successful family retreat in Suryavana and we want to continue offering this space for people interested in Buddhist practice especially as a parent. The retreat is open to anyone. The intention of gathering people from various countries with their children. This will create an atmosphere of internationality with all the wealth of a retreat with people from various cultures and ways of seeing life and raising their children living and practicing...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

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

Posted by punyamala to Community Highlights on Tue, 23 Jan, 2018 - 10:00

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

Posted by punyamala to Community Highlights 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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Community Highlights

Saddhaloka and Moksananda in Conversation about Families

Posted by saddhaloka to Community Highlights on Mon, 22 Jan, 2018 - 10:00

Saddhaloka and Moksananda in Conversation about Families

Posted by saddhaloka to Community Highlights on Mon, 22 Jan, 2018 - 10:00

Another lovely conversation between old friends and Public Preceptors, Moksananda and Saddhaloka, reflecting on a life being both a parent and a practicing Buddhist within the FWBO and Triratna. 

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See more posts on practice in a family context...

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Community Highlights

Me and Babies by Dhammadinna

Posted by Dhammadinna to Community Highlights on Sun, 21 Jan, 2018 - 10:00

Me and Babies by Dhammadinna

Posted by Dhammadinna to Community Highlights 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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Community Highlights

Maitreyi Interviews Punyamala About Families

Posted by Maitreyi to Community Highlights on Sat, 20 Jan, 2018 - 15:00

Maitreyi Interviews Punyamala About Families

Posted by Maitreyi to Community Highlights on Sat, 20 Jan, 2018 - 15:00

A great conversation between two friends who are also members of the College of Public Preceptors, exploring Punyamala’s experiences around having children in the context of her Buddhist life within the FWBO and Triratna.

+ follow the Adhisthana Kula space all week to see more from this series

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See more posts on practice in a family context...

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Community Highlights

Dharma Life - Family Life

Posted by saddhaloka to Community Highlights on Fri, 19 Jan, 2018 - 17:31

Dharma Life - Family Life

Posted by saddhaloka to Community Highlights 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 International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now
Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What...

A special post for the children's area!

Posted by mokshini to Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What... on Wed, 30 Aug, 2017 - 11:15

A special post for the children's area!

Posted by mokshini to Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What... on Wed, 30 Aug, 2017 - 11:15

The kids area at the International Gathering!

We had about 22 children coming to play with the kids area helpers every day, and we had a lot of fun. As the weather was so superb we spent a couple of mornings at the children’s fireplace  - one morning we toasted sausages and gread, and the next we made twizzlers on a stick! Thanks to Meg for a superior recipe, and they were really yummy and...

Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now
Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What...

Sunday at the International Gathering

Posted by Munisha to Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What... on Mon, 28 Aug, 2017 - 20:09

Sunday at the International Gathering

Posted by Munisha to Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What... on Mon, 28 Aug, 2017 - 20:09

On our last full day we heard from Triratna Hungary, with a presentation from mitra Tibor Derdak of the Dr Ambedkar High School, which offers gypsy girls and boys a way out of poverty and discrimination. As he said, quoting Subhuti, if the Buddha were to walk down the street in Hungary today, everyone would assume he was a gypsy.

Dhammamegha gave us an excellent talk on the importance of sangha and friendship: ‘Wisdom’s gathering: the difference that...

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