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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

Upayavira - Meditating With Your Child (Introduction and Guided Meditation)

By Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 25 Sep, 2015 - 21:09

As part of our weekend of resources for parents looking to practice Buddhism and meditation while caring for small children, we’re very happy to offer this great guided meditation from Upayavira, complete with a full introduction. Ideal for anyone looking to get started with practice - or renew it! - after having kids.

Upayavira was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order in 2000, and became a parent soon after. Since then, he has been exploring, often through necessity, ways to meditate with...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Karunagita On 'A Path for Parents'

By Karunagita on Fri, 25 Sep, 2015 - 18:18

Karunagita On 'A Path for Parents'

By Karunagita on Fri, 25 Sep, 2015 - 18:18

I have a strong conviction, based on experience, that the context of motherhood offers many invaluable opportunities for insight, heart-opening and personal and spiritual growth. This includes invitations from small children to dwell in the here and now and opportunities for letting go and responding creatively to not getting what we want. We will focus on the inherent opportunities and challenges of motherhood during the weekend.

I was inspired to write this book for myself and for other

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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

And what about the children?

By Munisha on Tue, 27 May, 2014 - 09:48

And what about the children?

By Munisha on Tue, 27 May, 2014 - 09:48Here’s a lively Polish contribution to the children’s evening entertainments.

We seem to have more children than we started with (certainly better than the other way round). About 20 children ranging from about 1-13 years have enjoyed own activity tent full of things to do and play with, and they’ve been a delight to have around, splashing in puddles, sleeping in their parents’ laps in pujas, making offerings and, every night before the puja, enjoying storytelling with Jayaraja and...
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...
People to People, Nagpur, India.
People to People, Nagpur, India.

Video Clip "Learning to make Greeting Cards" in Street Children Project

By tejadhamma on Mon, 20 Jan, 2014 - 12:33

Video Clip "Learning to make Greeting Cards" in Street Children Project

By tejadhamma on Mon, 20 Jan, 2014 - 12:33Our project’s beneficiaries are happy to learn to make greeting cards at the Ganganagar, Nagpur ! This project is run by PTP for the children of wanderer community known as Vadaar. These are migrated and now they are ready to get education to their children. PTP is playing a very special role to bring them in the main stream of the society.
for more details, contact : pple2pple [at] gmail.com or tejadhamma [at] gmail.com
People to People, Nagpur, India.
People to People, Nagpur, India.

" Learning to make Greeting Cards" in Street Children Project

By tejadhamma on Mon, 20 Jan, 2014 - 09:09

" Learning to make Greeting Cards" in Street Children Project

By tejadhamma on Mon, 20 Jan, 2014 - 09:09
“Study Home”  for Street Children, experienced happiness & excitement among children while “Learning to make Greeting Cards” event run in the project for the children at Ganganagar, Nagpur. This event increased confidence among children that they are also able to be like other children in the society.
This project is perticularly for the most disadvantaged and poor wanderer...
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,...

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