College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Chair's Letter – May 2024

By ratnadharini on Sat, 1 Jun, 2024 - 17:46

Chair's Letter – May 2024

By ratnadharini on Sat, 1 Jun, 2024 - 17:46

Dear Order Members and friends,

Thanks to Purna for his evocative letter last month from Sudarshanaloka, the ‘land of beautiful vision’, in New Zealand; I’m very much looking forward to being there for the first time in a few months. 

A few weeks ago I was at another of our retreat centres: Akashavana, ‘the forest retreat of luminous space’, in Spain. It was an informal visit as I hadn’t been there for many years and wanted to connect with the...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

May at Adhisthana

By Rush on Fri, 31 May, 2024 - 12:23

May at Adhisthana

By Rush on Fri, 31 May, 2024 - 12:23

In May we welcomed 80 retreatants for our second ever People of Colour retreat and had the largest Philosophy Symposium yet, on Liberty, Nietzsche and Buddhism. We also had our yearly Blake retreat drawing on our retreatants’ wilder sides, and were delighted to host the York/Scarborough and Manchester sanghas. Towards the end of the month, we also had the honour of hosting the funeral for Srisambhava, with 90 guests paying their respects in the Main Shrine room.

The Operations team has been well supported...

Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Vajraloka Retreat Centre is seeking new team members

By Kavaradhi on Fri, 31 May, 2024 - 10:32

Vajraloka Retreat Centre is seeking new team members

By Kavaradhi on Fri, 31 May, 2024 - 10:32

Exciting opportunities to join the Vajraloka Retreat Centre Team

Closing date for expressions of interest: 1st August 2024

Vajraloka Retreat Centre is set on a hillside in the beautiful, wild landscape of North Wales. We have been running meditation retreats here for over forty years, in the context of Triratna Buddhist Community.

We welcome people of any gender onto our retreats, and to join our team, which has been mixed since 2022. We are now keen to expand our team, and encourage expressions of interest from...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

April at Adhisthana

By Rush on Wed, 1 May, 2024 - 11:55

April at Adhisthana

By Rush on Wed, 1 May, 2024 - 11:55

Over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend Adhisthana welcomed sangha members from all over the world as well as from Centres and Groups in the UK, both in person and online, to reflect on the teaching of the Taste of Freedom. Retreatants speaking Polish, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Turkish and French joined the Adhisthana community and retreatants from Birmingham, Bristol, Colchester, Cork, Essen, Glasgow, Hereford, Ledbury, Leeds, London, Norwich, Oxford, Sydney, Warwick, Worcester and Worthing.

The Polish sangha group arrived early and stayed...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

January at Adhisthana

By Maitriyogini on Wed, 31 Jan, 2024 - 16:30

January at Adhisthana

By Maitriyogini on Wed, 31 Jan, 2024 - 16:30

It has been a lovely start to the year already. The European Chairs Assembly came for their winter meeting, and it was a great way to kick off 2024; their clear up left the place spotless and you can usually find Maitridevi and a few others playing Bananagrams after dinner (and learn some new words; atavist and quinquereme anyone?).

In community news, Caroline will be going to Akasavana this year and will be ordained by Aryajaya – we look forward to...

Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Ready for a change? Come live and work at Taraloka!

By nataliak on Fri, 13 Oct, 2023 - 09:53

Ready for a change? Come live and work at Taraloka!

By nataliak on Fri, 13 Oct, 2023 - 09:53

Taraloka offers a unique context for women to live a full-time Dharma life, for being of service to others and for personal and collective transformation. What’s that like in practice, and who might Taraloka be right for? Watch this video, to find out!

We are recruiting for two people to join our Operations Team in 2024. The positions we are looking to fill are kitchen manager and finance manager, but we are also interested in hearing from anyone who wants to...

Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Looking for a couple to live in lovely spacious garden room, and create community in cosy house in Lewes

By JulieW on Wed, 9 Aug, 2023 - 21:17

Looking for a couple to live in lovely spacious garden room, and create community in cosy house in Lewes

By JulieW on Wed, 9 Aug, 2023 - 21:17

I’m looking for a couple to come and live in the beautiful spacious log cabin (5m x 5m) in my secluded garden, and share kitchen, bathroom, living room, office etc in my quirky house in Lewes, East Sussex.  The cabin is very comfortable, and has a wood burner. It’s 5mins walk from miles of beautiful countryside, 20mins walk into the lovely old town, and close to transport / Brighton.

I’m a Mitra with the Brighton Sangha, and have been going on Triratna...

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.

Connect on Zoom

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 & ...

Community 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...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Meditation Lab! With Yashobodhi

By Centre Team on Mon, 28 Mar, 2022 - 11:49

Meditation Lab! With Yashobodhi

By Centre Team on Mon, 28 Mar, 2022 - 11:49

1/8/15/22 May

1st session: 2 hours
USA PST 01:00 | Mexico 03:00 | USA EST 04:00 | IE & UK 09.00 | Europe 10:00 CET | India 13:30 | Australia AEDT 18:00 | New Zealand NZDT 20:00

2nd session: 2 hours
USA PST 12:00 | Mexico 14:00 | USA EST 15:00 | IE & UK 20.00 | Europe 21:00 CET | India 00:30 |...

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