Adhisthana Kula
Adhisthana Kula

A Conversation With The Adhisthana Kula

By Centre Team on Tue, 28 Feb, 2017 - 21:49

The Adhisthana Kula is a new group made up of some of the most experienced members of the Triratna Buddhist Order, meeting together to help the community find lasting reconciliation in the face of renewed interest in historical controversies and some of the issues arising from them.

We hear Dhammarati, Lokeshvara, Mahamati, Parami, Ratnadharini and Saddhaloka share thoughtful perspectives on the work ahead, considering what is required to meet any suffering involved, to promote good communication around difficulties, and to encourage confidence...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

New Podcast: Safeguarding In The Triratna Buddhist Community

By Candradasa on Sat, 18 Feb, 2017 - 14:52

Welcome to a new year of podcasts from The Buddhist Centre Online!

We’re delighted to welcome our first guest via Skype, Munisha, Triratna’s European Safeguarding Officer, to discuss some strong work in an ever-changing field of care. A fascinating look at what’s involved in contemporary safeguarding, how it relates to controversies of the past, and the challenges posed by the need to have an international approach in an online age. 

What comes across most clearly is Munisha’s deep sense of integrity and compassion. We...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Teachings for Uncertain Times: Waking up to Activism

By viveka on Wed, 15 Feb, 2017 - 21:19

Teachings for Uncertain Times: Waking up to Activism

By viveka on Wed, 15 Feb, 2017 - 21:19

In honor of Black History Month, Tricycle is presenting a special video series, “Teachings for Uncertain Times,” featuring 13 teachers of color. This week Viveka from San Francisco Buddhist Center is featured, speaking about activism and the Dharma.

“I remember… tuning into what was happening in Ferguson, Missouri as people were taking to the streets,” Viveka says in her talk. “Something was called from me… it was not appropriate to just be a voyeur.”

Viveka also speaks about self-care practices for activists, such...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

What Is A Modern Buddhist Community? Starts 15th January 2017

By Candradasa on Thu, 12 Jan, 2017 - 15:55

What Is A Modern Buddhist Community? Starts 15th January 2017

By Candradasa on Thu, 12 Jan, 2017 - 15:55

Sundays, Jan 15-Feb 26
10am-12.30pm

Welcome to the new season of Dharma classes here at the Portsmouth Buddhist Center! For the next 7 Sundays we’ll be looking at a set of qualities we think it’s essential to have present if being part of a Buddhist community is going to make a difference in our lives. 

This week we’ll be exploring what it means to draw inspiration from the whole of the vast, deep, varied Buddhist tradition. Come join us! Meditate, question, and let’s see...

Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Want to live and work at Adhisthana? We have two vacancies - in the Office + the Kitchen

By akasajoti on Wed, 30 Nov, 2016 - 17:41

Want to live and work at Adhisthana? We have two vacancies - in the Office + the Kitchen

By akasajoti on Wed, 30 Nov, 2016 - 17:41

We are looking for a new member of the community to work full-time in the office. You will need to be either an Order Member or Mitra training for Ordination, with a serious interest in an intensive experience of community living and team-based right livelihood, who is inspired by the vision of Adhisthana and motivated to contribute generously.

If you are interested, please email admin [at] adhisthana.org, or call the office on 01531641726, and we will send you a...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Ambedkar@60: Social Engagement & Liberation

By Centre Team on Wed, 19 Oct, 2016 - 21:11

Ambedkar@60: Social Engagement & Liberation

By Centre Team on Wed, 19 Oct, 2016 - 21:11

Our second short film from India marking the celebrations around the 60th anniversary of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar’s organisation of mass conversion to Buddhism for members of the Dalit community in order to escape the scourge of the Hindu caste system, which treats them as “untouchable.” 

As part of their ongoing work with the new Buddhists of India, the Nagaloka Institute (with the International Network of Engaged Buddhists) hosted a special conference dedicated to exploring social engagement and liberation...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Dr Ambedkar and Sangharakshita: Bringing Buddhism back to India

By Munisha on Fri, 14 Oct, 2016 - 13:32

Dr Ambedkar and Sangharakshita: Bringing Buddhism back to India

By Munisha on Fri, 14 Oct, 2016 - 13:32

On this day 60 years ago – 14th October 1956 - the great Indian social reformer Dr BR Ambedkar converted to Buddhism. 

Sangharakshita worked with Dr Ambedkar’s followers for many years. So to mark this very significant anniversary, The Buddhist Centre Online launches today a new multimedia space “Dr Ambedkar and Sangharakshita: Bringing Buddhism back to India”. 

The ceremony, in Nagpur, central India, was attended by hundreds of thousands of his fellow people, escaping life at the bottom of...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

International Buddhist Youth Convention, India 2016

By sanghadhara on Wed, 12 Oct, 2016 - 17:52

Sanghadhara in conversation with Max, Stephanie and Erika share their experience of this year’s international Triratna Youth Convention in India.

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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Journey to the Diksha Bhumi - International Buddhist Youth Convention, India 2016

By Centre Team on Tue, 11 Oct, 2016 - 22:41

Journey to the Diksha Bhumi - International Buddhist Youth Convention, India 2016

By Centre Team on Tue, 11 Oct, 2016 - 22:41

In October 2016, young Triratna Buddhists from around the world gathered in India to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first mass conversions of Dalits (ex-Untouchable Indians) to Buddhism to escape the horrors of the Hindu caste system, inspired by their great leader Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar.

Come with us to the place of that great historical event - the Diksha Bhumi! Rise Up! Reach Out!

Watch our second video from the celebrations: Ambedkar@60: Social Engagement & Liberation

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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

The Sangha Jewel this Sunday

By shraddhavani on Thu, 15 Sep, 2016 - 16:43

The Sangha Jewel this Sunday

By shraddhavani on Thu, 15 Sep, 2016 - 16:43

This Sunday, September 18, 10AM-12PM, we will conclude our series on going for refuge to the Three Jewels of Buddhism by considering how we are supported by the community of people, like ourselves, who are exploring the spiritual path laid out by the Buddha.  We will begin the morning with a period of meditation and conclude with a Threefold Puja – a short, collective, recitation of verses celebrating the Three Jewels.  All are welcome.  Offered by donation: $10-5 suggested.

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