Buddhist Centre Features
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The Dedication Ceremony - A First Post To Set My Intention...

By sheena on Fri, 25 Sep, 2015 - 22:28

The Dedication Ceremony - A First Post To Set My Intention...

By sheena on Fri, 25 Sep, 2015 - 22:28

I have just read aloud the dedication ceremony sat on my cushion surrounded by the train track I have left out so I can meditate first thing tomorrow morning. I found it very moving to describe our home as ‘this sacred spot’ – and to dedicate this place to my best intentions. It reminded me of Ratnavandana’s talk ‘Living In the Mandala’ from Bristol’s Rainy Season Retreat.

We dedicate this place to the Three Jewels:
To the Buddha, the Ideal of Enlightenment to which we aspire; 

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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Buddhism and Meditation for Parents - Online This Weekend!

By Candradasa on Fri, 25 Sep, 2015 - 18:08

Buddhism and Meditation for Parents - Online This Weekend!

By Candradasa on Fri, 25 Sep, 2015 - 18:08

Update: we’ve had so much great material from Taraloka we’re going to keep going with this well into the week! Meditations and talks coming soon…

This weekend we’re focussing on how to practice Buddhism and meditation as a parent (or parent-to-be!), and we’re delighted to be able to bring you resources live from the Retreat for Mothers that’s just getting started on at Taraloka Retreat Centre for women. We hope mums and dads everywhere will...

International Retreat 2014
International Retreat 2014

Children

By Dhammadassin on Tue, 6 May, 2014 - 14:42

Children

By Dhammadassin on Tue, 6 May, 2014 - 14:42Children are very welcome on the retreat. We don’t provide a crèche, but there are a variety of facilities available for children, though your children remain your responsibility throughout the event.

There will be a toddler’s tent where you can take your young one to play in a safe environment, with toys and games provided.

There will be arts, craft, sports, bush craft and other activities for older children for 2 two-hour slots each day (one in the...
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...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Children In Need and Compassion

By Vishvapani on Sat, 16 Nov, 2013 - 13:32

Children In Need and Compassion

By Vishvapani on Sat, 16 Nov, 2013 - 13:32This weekend in the UK saw Children in Need Day and the 75th anniversary of Krystallnacht, when my father watched the synagogue burning. The significance of how we respond isn’t just the money. It also says something about who we are and our relationships with others

Listen to a recording of this radio broadcast from BBC Wales, Weekend Word

Today we’ll be hearing stories of Children in Need due to poverty, disease,...
Family Friendly Village Retreat - all welcome
Buddhafield Family Friendly Village

Full Village 2013 > what else is available?

By libbydavy on Tue, 6 Aug, 2013 - 11:40

Full Village 2013 > what else is available?

By libbydavy on Tue, 6 Aug, 2013 - 11:40We are a full village now for 2013! Bookings Closed.

Infact we seem to book out every year, just by word of mouth, and have had to start limiting numbers. Please book early next year to make sure you can come.

Part of creating this online space is to help us germinate other family friendly events within the Triratna movement. Anyone that has any energy at all to help make that happen, can find a way to get...
Triratna News
Triratna News

The Dharma School Seeks A New Head Teacher

By Candradasa on Tue, 19 Mar, 2013 - 14:25

The Dharma School Seeks A New Head Teacher

By Candradasa on Tue, 19 Mar, 2013 - 14:25The Dharma Primary School, Europe’s only primary school to offer an education based on Buddhist values (based in Brighton, East Sussex, UK), is seeking a new Head Teacher.

Current head Peter Murdock is preparing to move on after more than a decade of leadership at the end of this year. Since his appointment in 2002, Peter has taken the school through two successful Ofsted inspections (‘outstanding personal and social development’) and evolved the school’s...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Children’s Puja celebrated at Nagaloka, Portland Maine

By lokabandhu on Sun, 18 Nov, 2012 - 06:32

Children’s Puja celebrated at Nagaloka, Portland Maine

By lokabandhu on Sun, 18 Nov, 2012 - 06:32

Dharmashuri writes from Nagaloka, Triratna’s center in Portland, Maine with news of their first-ever ‘Children’s Puja’ celebrated in late September. She says - “Sixteen little faces were shining with wonder as their parents sat with them on cushions, on the floor or in chairs. Louise Tuski read them a beautiful story exploring “Who is the Buddha?”, engaging the children with questions and thoughts to bring them right there, in the moment, with the Buddha.

After the...

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