Giving the Dharma to anyone and everyone who wants it is what it’s all about. That’s why Triratna makes so much Dharma available online. The Buddhist Centre, Clearvision, Free Buddhist Audio, Video Sangha are all available completely free. And getting hold of these resources online can mean so much – access to the Dharma and a way of being part of our amazing, worldwide sangha. Munisha met up with Thomas and Carina Rotter, a couple in Austria, who live far from any Triratna centre,...
Triratna is now so large, it can be hard to remember that there are still many countries without any Triratna activities at all, even in Europe. In Vienna last September I got together with Thomas and Carina Rotter, Austrian Buddhists longing for someone to start Triratna activities there.
Triratna may well be one of the Buddhist movements making greatest use of online communications and, as you’ll see, they’ve certainly made determined use of it!
Clear Vision’s latest NewsByte (8 minutes) gives a strong impression of the atmosphere, participants and content of the ‘Social Engagement and Liberation’ conference, held 11th-14th October at Triratna’s Nagaloka Centre, near Nagpur, India.
Manchester Buddhist Centre (UK) recently marked 20 years in its current home, formerly a Victorian cotton warehouse. Clear Vision’s latest NewsByte video covers the celebrations, some history and the plans for remodelling the ground floor of this wonderful building, including better disabled access. (7.5 minutes)
The latest NewsByte from Triratna video project Clear Vision offers a snapshot of a thriving Triratna sangha in Central America, capable of organising five back-to-back/simultaneous retreats over Christmas. (10 minutes)
Mokshapriya writes from India to announce the release of his documentary film, ‘Subhuti in India’, aimed particularly a Triratna audience outside India.
“Twice a year Subhuti leaves north Wales, UK, for India. His winter 2014/15 visit lasted 85 days, included 12 retreats and covered over 3,000 miles, from Bhaja in Maharashtra to Bodh Gaya, the place of the Buddha’s Enlightenment.
I asked Subhuti if I could follow him on one of his India tours to record, for the interest of our Order and Movement, how he spends half of each year.
Yesterday the 35 or so European Chairs began the day with meditation as every day; followed by a presentation on the work of the College of Public Preceptors, from its Chair, Saddhaloka.
They looked at ideas for future international celebrations of Triratna: there’s the 60th anniversary of Dr Ambedkar’s conversion to Buddhism, which falls in 14th October this year and is so particularly important for our sangha in India. In April 2017 there is the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Friends of...
Clear Vision reports from Triratna’s 8th Young Buddhist retreat in October at Adhisthana,UK. Young Order members, Friends and Mitras explain the importance of these events and rejoice in their friendships. They also say goodbye to Singhamati, stepping down as the European Chairs’ Assembly’s (ECA) part-time Young People’s Co-ordinator.
As she explains, it all began with the first weekend for young people, in 2008, at which some old people were also present, “trying to be young people”. (Yeah, thanks, Singhamati!) What...