Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

2023 Dharma Life Course for Young Men

By Ksantikara on Sat, 21 Jan, 2023 - 15:45

2023 Dharma Life Course for Young Men

By Ksantikara on Sat, 21 Jan, 2023 - 15:45

Dharma Life Course for Young Men

28 Aug – 15 Dec 2023
Applications now open until 26 March 2023

Click here for more info & application form

A four-month residential course providing you with an opportunity to live an intensive dharma life: living, practising, studying and working together within the context of Adhisthana. 

Over 16 weeks you’ll receive a grounding in the principles and practice of Triratna Buddhism through retreats, study with experienced teachers and communal living. You’ll also participate in the...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

How to Collaborate Around the World (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 435)

By Centre Team on Sat, 31 Dec, 2022 - 20:21

The Triratna International Council has been a going concern for 11+ years–but in many ways it’s just getting started. Meeting again in person for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s undergoing something of a renaissance; renewing itself through the work of Buddhists from around the world, all united in their heart wish to work together to help exemplify a path of everyday practice for a planet that really needs a humane path out of suffering.

We meet friends...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

How We Go For Refuge to the Sangha: Sangha Day 2022 Live from Adhisthana

By Centre Team on Wed, 19 Oct, 2022 - 01:24

How We Go For Refuge to the Sangha: Sangha Day 2022 Live from Adhisthana

By Centre Team on Wed, 19 Oct, 2022 - 01:24

Join us for an intimate celebration of Sangha Day live from Adhisthana in the heart of the English countryside.

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Urgyen Sangharakshita once called Going for Refuge, “The central act of the Buddhist life”. Paramabandhu leads an international event exploring how this understanding relates to the community we all take part in, and finds its place at the very heart of our practice in Triratna.

5 November, 2022

USA PST 12:30 | Mexico 13:30 | USA EST 15:30 | IE & ...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Seeding Community

By Zac on Sat, 15 Oct, 2022 - 06:00

How can we equip ourselves to co-operate in collective action and play? How do we work with negative emotions and polarized views? Many of us long to be in deeper communication and relationships with others, but in order to do that we need to create the necessary conditions for community to arise. Drawing on the Buddha’s teaching, as well as political and social thinkers, Dhammamegha looks at the tender and necessary ground for sustained action towards the...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Jyotipala (Highlights)

By Zac on Fri, 26 Aug, 2022 - 08:54

I must say, a couple of years before that, I’d actually – in one of my sober moments – not alcoholically, but… emotionally. I’d realised what an idiot I’d been in resigning.

Jyotipala’s Annals

In 1968 I was married and living in Brighton, working as a house painter.

In 1978 I left my wife, got ordained, and moved into the Aryatara community in Purley (not in that order).

In 1988 I was in India as an Anagarika [in robes], where I had been since 1981. I spent most...

Triratna Highlights
Buddhafield

Green Earth Awakening Camp 2022

By lotusbuddhafield on Fri, 12 Aug, 2022 - 11:39

Green Earth Awakening Camp 2022

By lotusbuddhafield on Fri, 12 Aug, 2022 - 11:39

14 - 18th September 2022 | Blackdown Hills, Somerset

Our more intimate gathering, at the turning of the summer season, delving into community, nature based practice, land-based skills, crafts, and creative ways to forge social and ecological resilience.

We are an off-grid, drug and alcohol free, temporary camping community of up to 500 people, with workshops, talks, movement, meditation and celebration.

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Here’s a sneak peak at what to look forward to at this year’s camp:

Turner Prize nominated...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Community Sangha is Vital

By Zac on Mon, 25 Jul, 2022 - 06:00

Going Beyond Duality

How do we go beyond the duality of subject and object, self and other, to experience the true nature of reality? Jnanavaca shares how the practice of sangha is vital in making spiritual progress.

From the talk What Is Sangha & Kalyana Mitrata? Given at London Buddhist Centre as part of the series The Bi-Tendential Value of Being & The Greater Mandala, 2019.

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College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Eight Guidelines | Understanding the Principles of Triratna

By akasajoti on Thu, 23 Jun, 2022 - 11:29

Eight Guidelines | Understanding the Principles of Triratna

By akasajoti on Thu, 23 Jun, 2022 - 11:29

Karunadevi and Viradhamma, from California USA, share some of their reflections on the principles of the Triratna Order and Community, in a series of informal, personal, conversations between Public Preceptors about the Eight Guidelines for Ordination Training.

The Eight Guidelines offer a framework through which Order Members and Mitras can reflect on and communicate about their going for refuge and process of training for Ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order. In this series, members of the Preceptors’ College from around the...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Going For Refuge - The Deepest Revolution

By Zac on Sat, 30 Apr, 2022 - 06:00

Drawing on 40 years of experience as an Order Member, Surata confidently and uncompromisingly expounds his understanding of ‘The Deepest Revolution’, referring to both the Buddhist tradition and his own personal experience. Given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2018.

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Dharmabyte: What is Art?

By Zac on Thu, 28 Apr, 2022 - 06:00

“Art is the organisation of sensuous impressions that express the artist’s sensibility and communicate to his audience a sense of values that can transform their lives.” Using his own definition, Sangharakshita investigates the relevance of art and the artist to higher evolution.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Art and the Spiritual Life given in 1969 as part of the series The Higher Evolution.

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