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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 Parents Mandala
Triratna Parents Mandala

Suggestions on Starting Family Events at your Local Centre

By Centre Team on Thu, 27 Jul, 2017 - 14:43

Suggestions on Starting Family Events at your Local Centre

By Centre Team on Thu, 27 Jul, 2017 - 14:43

Many centres in the Triratna Community around the world have been successful in initiating family events and programs, but there are still many opportunities to expand on this - especially in those areas where these initiatives haven’t yet taken off. Here are a couple of great ways to get started:

1) Create a Local Network of Families

In your local sangha it’s helpful to first identify and connect with other parents. This can take the form of informal gatherings, play dates, swapping babysitting, or...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna International Gathering 24th-28th August 2017

By Munisha on Sat, 17 Jun, 2017 - 23:09

Triratna International Gathering 24th-28th August 2017

By Munisha on Sat, 17 Jun, 2017 - 23:09

Triratna Buddhist Centres from across Europe, Adhisthana and Buddhafield are joining forces for the fifth Triratna International Gathering Thursday 24th August to Monday 28th August 2017 at Adhisthana, UK. The title of the event is ‘Our Future Dharma: What the World Needs Now’.

The International Gathering is a very special opportunity to experience a large outdoor gathering of people from all over the Triratna world, mostly (but not all) camping, in beautiful countryside. Come and get an inspiring, deep and moving sense of the wider Triratna...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Coming-of-age ritual in Essen, Germany

By Munisha on Fri, 16 Jun, 2017 - 17:05

Coming-of-age ritual in Essen, Germany

By Munisha on Fri, 16 Jun, 2017 - 17:05

Jnanacandra is Chair of Triratna’s Essen Buddhist Centre, in Germany. She writes about their recent Jugendfeier – a rite of passage for adolescents – held on 5th June for four teenage boys. Open the pictures fully to see the very evident love and appreciation of the boys and their parents!

“This beautifully designed ceremony ritually marked the end of the boys’ childhood and their embarking on the path toward adulthood. About 60 people were present, mostly from the boys’ families,...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Windhorse Publications News: Now Carrying – Other Than Mother

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 27 Feb, 2017 - 15:18

Windhorse Publications News: Now Carrying – Other Than Mother

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 27 Feb, 2017 - 15:18

We are pleased to announce that we are carrying a new book published by Earth Books. It is available from our website and BookSource: Other Than Mother: Choosing Childlessness with Life in Mind by Kamalamani.

Any woman considering whether or not to become a mother will find invaluable support in this book. Kamalamani explores the issues which face us, both from her own vivid and personal experiences, her Buddhist practice, her heartfelt concern for the future of our...

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

School Visits and Children's Dharma Resources

By mokshini on Tue, 29 Nov, 2016 - 17:09

Schools Visits and Children’s Dharma Resources 

This page primarily offers resources for those organising visits by schoolchildren to Buddhist Centres. Resources for ‘Young Buddhists’ are in a separate section. Safeguarding policies for Children and Vulnerable Adults can be found here. 

Ask a Buddhist, Clearvision’s website with one-minute video-clip answers to schoolchildren’s 20 most-asked questions. The answers are by Buddhists from a range of traditions, not just Triratna.

The Bristol Centre’s Vitarka project has prepared three resource lists for teachers – each is a list of Buddhist...

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Triratna Parents (2012)

By Centre Team on Sat, 16 Jul, 2016 - 00:27

This post contains resources for Triratna Parents, especially those seeking to form ‘parent sanghas’ to support one another in the work and practice of parenting.

Best place to start is probably the new Facebook ‘Triratna Buddhist Parents Network‘ page, created by Kamalanandi from Sheffield. There’s a printable A4 poster attached to this post (you can share a link to it here - it comes in two versions spread over two pages – choose your favourite!)

FreeBuddhistAudio have a small but useful ...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Kamalamani - Other Than Mother, Choosing Childlessness With Life In Mind

By Satyalila on Thu, 16 Jun, 2016 - 17:18

Satyalila interviews Kamalamani about a strong decision in her life  as a Buddhist - to forego having children - and her subsequent decision to write a book about it. A great conversation between two good friends about a long, challenging, ultimately affirming personal process and choice.

Get more  information on Kamalamani’s book and where to buy it 

Watch Kamalamani’s short talk on the book for Buddhist Action Month 2016

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Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Kamalamani: On Unbounded Love

By mokshini on Tue, 14 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

Kamalamani: On Unbounded Love

By mokshini on Tue, 14 Jun, 2016 - 04:00

For Buddhist Action Month 2016 we asked our friends from around the world to say what the Bodhisattva Ideal means to them…

Kamalamani’s exploration of issues around consciously choosing childlessness as an ethical move is both fascinating and challenging. The context of unbounded compassion for all beings is vital and animates an issue we all face in our lives as human beings coming to terms with an over-populated world.

More at thebuddhistcentre.com/bam - get involved!

Triratna News
Triratna News

Birth of a book: Choosing childlessness

By Munisha on Tue, 3 May, 2016 - 23:51

Birth of a book: Choosing childlessness

By Munisha on Tue, 3 May, 2016 - 23:51

Kamalamani writes from Bristol, UK about her new book: Other than mother: choosing childlessness with life in mind.

In my late teens and early 20s I used to say that I would have children by the time I was 30. It was only on a Going for Refuge retreat at Tiratanaloka (in Wales) when I was 27 that I realised child-bearing wasn’t - and isn’t - compulsory. This realisation encouraged me to think and reflect carefully about the pro-natal nature...

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