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The Lotus Blooming: Creating the Story of Triratna in Spain

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 30 Apr, 2019 - 15:34

The Lotus Blooming: Creating the Story of Triratna in Spain

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 30 Apr, 2019 - 15:34

Here’s an interview with Dharmakirti, based in Valencia, about the recent Order Day celebration in Spain. He gives us a bit of the history of Triratna in Spain, as well as the challenges and hopes for the future.


When did Triratna Spain first come into being?
Here’s a timeline of Spanish activities over the years:

1986: Guhyaloka land was bought by Subhuti, and the same year Bhante gave his first talk in Valencia.

1988: Moksananda...

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Starting A Community (UK, 2010)

By Centre Team on Sat, 16 Jul, 2016 - 17:32

Here are resources for anyone in the Triratna Buddhist Community thinking to start a residential community, or already living in one. It includes practical advice, inspirational material and Dharma resources; also ideas that may help in times of difficulty. It’s a collaborative effort between members of the Triratna Development team, and people from Triratna’s Young Buddhists Sangha. 

Tenancy agreeement
The LBC uses an Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement for those living in its communities; you can download a blank version of...

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Fire Safety, UK (2006)

By Centre Team on Sat, 16 Jul, 2016 - 16:53

Here is some information about the Fire Safety Order 2005, which came into force on 1st October 2006. As from that date, old fire safety certificates cease to be effective and new regulations for running a fire safety assessment come into operation.

There is a website (www.fire.gov.uk/Workplace+safety/) on which you will find information about the new regulations.

Communities
There may be exemption from some of the new fire regulations for religious residential communities i.e. less strict regulations apply than would in a...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Community living come-back weekend

By Munisha on Mon, 2 May, 2016 - 23:28

Community living come-back weekend

By Munisha on Mon, 2 May, 2016 - 23:28

Community living has had something of a renaissance in Triratna in the UK in the last few years with demand for places exceeding supply.

Aryadhara writes about a successful weekend at Adhisthana, 25th-28th March - including a Swedish film about how not to run a community.

“At their best, communities are about going beyond ourselves and living for each other. Adhisthana recently hosted an inspiring weekend around the theme of creating and sustaining vibrant spiritual communities. With much experience of...

Triratna News
Triratna News

New right livelihood and community project, Germany

By Munisha on Sat, 23 Apr, 2016 - 17:39

New right livelihood and community project, Germany

By Munisha on Sat, 23 Apr, 2016 - 17:39

Simone Deiringer is a Mitra in Triratna’s Berlin sangha, Germany, training for ordination and exploring possibilities for a project enabling sangha to live and work together near Berlin.

She writes: “I am looking for somewhere close to Berlin where we can establish a collective project, living and working together. Right now I am investigating a small agriculture and gardening business for sale in the Uckermark (an hour and a half drive from the city): 10 hectares of land with buildings and a working horse!

My...