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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

50 Years, 50 Voices: Megha

Posted by Satyalila to Fifty Years, Fifty Voices on Thu, 20 Sep, 2018 - 03:17

I knew I needed to have people who could reflect back, if I neglected what it was that I might need, as well as what the situation needed.

Megha’s Annals

In 1968 I was 15 years old, at secondary school, sitting the first major exams at the end of that year. Living with my younger sister, parents and two pets in a valley-suburb 10 miles from Wellington, New Zealand.

In 1978 I was in the middle year of Occupational Therapy training in the Wellington area. I’d...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Suvana Co-housing Project in Cambridge

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Wed, 12 Sep, 2018 - 10:46

Suvana Co-housing Project in Cambridge

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Wed, 12 Sep, 2018 - 10:46

A group of Order Members and Mitras from the Cambridge Sangha have been meeting for about nine months with the vision of creating a different kind of community.  They have formed the Suvana co-housing project - ‘Suvana’ meaning ‘happy realm’.

Tejasvini (chair of the project) writes: “We imagine living separately (own front door) but together (in the same street or square), with many other shared facilities.

It will be newly built, sustainable, low carbon footprint, the community inspired by...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: A Network of Relationships

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 23 Jul, 2018 - 12:19

This FBA Dharmabyte podcast today is called ‘A Network of Relationships’ by Abhayanandi.

The Buddha famously said that fellowship is the whole of the spiritual life. Is that really true?! Abhayanandi has been following this teaching notably by living in a residential Buddhist community and working in a team-based right-livelihood business. Hear her inspirational and hard-won reflections on Living Sangha.

From the talk entitled “Living Sangha.

Subscribe to our Dharmabytes Podcast....

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Dharma Day and Regional Sangha Picnic

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Thu, 28 Jun, 2018 - 15:08

Dharma Day and Regional Sangha Picnic

Posted by viriyalila to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Thu, 28 Jun, 2018 - 15:08

July 21, 2018

Dharma Day Program: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Sangha Picnic: 1 pm - 4 pm

Join us for an epic Dharma Day puja that will invite us to pay homage to the Dharma as it has arisen through time. The program will be a ritualized journey through the Three Yanas. We’ll begin with stories from the Pali Canon, followed by readings on the Six Paramitas and culminating in meeting the Buddha’s and Bodhisattvas whose mantras we chant to close the sevenfold puja.  

The morning program will be followed by a Regional Sangha...

Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities
Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities

New community member wanted at Guhyaloka Retreat Centre, Spain

Posted by Nandavajra to Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities on Mon, 30 Apr, 2018 - 10:40

New community member wanted at Guhyaloka Retreat Centre, Spain

Posted by Nandavajra to Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities on Mon, 30 Apr, 2018 - 10:40

New community member wanted at Guhyaloka Retreat Centre, Spain

Guhyaloka is the Triratna men’s ordination centre situated in the peaceful and picturesque Sierra Aitana mountains in Alicante province, eastern Spain.

We are looking for one or possibly two Dharmacharis or male GFR mitras who would like to join our band of brothers working to support the creation of the order here in our beautiful mountain valley. Guhyaloka is an inspiring, mythical place with challenges and rewards in equal number - it is a...

Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities
Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities

Join a Residential Buddhist Community in Manchester, UK

Posted by sanghadhara to Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities on Tue, 24 Apr, 2018 - 16:08

Join a Residential Buddhist Community in Manchester, UK

Posted by sanghadhara to Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities on Tue, 24 Apr, 2018 - 16:08

New opportunity to join a Residential Buddhist Community

At Gosinga, a residential community based at the 4th floor of the Manchester Buddhist Centre we’re sad that Mahashraddha is moving out this summer. However, this gives rise to an opportunity for someone to join us living in a Buddhist Community right at the heart of our Manchester Sangha.

We are currently 4 guys, two order members and two mitras training for ordination. We are Sthirajyoti, Sanghadhara, Paul F. and Daniel J.The name of our community,...

Successful Community Living
Successful Community Living

Room available in Mixed Community Croydon

Posted by Carol Robertson to Successful Community Living on Sun, 8 Apr, 2018 - 16:53

Room available in Mixed Community Croydon

Posted by Carol Robertson to Successful Community Living on Sun, 8 Apr, 2018 - 16:53

Carol and Malcolm are mitras in ordination training in Croydon. We have a room available immediately in our small community. Do get in touch for more information.

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Lokeshvara - Around the World in 80 Days

Posted by Candradasa to Buddhist Centre Features on Thu, 15 Mar, 2018 - 14:14

The first in an occasional series this year of unreleased archive episodes from Buddhist Voices. Here’s Lokeshvara, one of our two International Order Conveners in Triratna, talking in 2015 at the end of his voyage around the world achieved in exactly 80 days. No hot-air balloons or steam trains or packet ships, alas, just lots of economy flights and time zone surfing! 

What we do hear coming through is why it’s worth such an effort. Lokeshvara gives a great impressionistic sense of...

Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Great Faith, Great Wisdom, Day 4 - Rainy Season Retreat 2017 by Ratnaguna

Posted by Centre Team to Bristol Buddhist Centre on Wed, 13 Sep, 2017 - 20:20

Day 4 brings us a bumper crop of great Dharma exploration and evocation from Ratnaguna and friends in the Bristol sangha as they deepen into their retreat together.

Talk 6: The Sutra as a Practice of Annussati - Recollection of the Three Jewels
Ratnaguna introduces the practice of reading the longer Sukhavativuyha Sutra as a recollection of the Buddha, Dharma and arya-Sangha.

Reading from the Longer Sukhavativyuha Sutra - The Living Beings of the Buddhafield
Ratnaguna briefly recaps on how...

Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now
Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What...

Biate and Jen on the Spaciousness of the International Gathering

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What... on Mon, 4 Sep, 2017 - 20:31

Biate and Jen on the Spaciousness of the International Gathering

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What... on Mon, 4 Sep, 2017 - 20:31

(Note: To hear the sound click unmute. If you can’t see the mute button please enter full screen mode first)

Biate and Jen from Bristol Buddhist Centre share their experience of the 2017 Triratna International Gathering at Adhisthana.

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