Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

The Golden Buddha

By akasajoti on Tue, 23 Aug, 2016 - 18:04

At the end of the first day of the Women’s International Order Convention at Adhisthana, Parami sits on the sofa of the women’s community with Kuladharini and Akasajoti and talks about some of the highlights of the day. Kuladharini talks about her relationship with Shakyamuni, and her practice as an anagarika. She describes a beautiful moment of her heart breaking open and hearing the words, “all griefs faithfully observed turn towards love”. And we hear a little from Akasajoti about...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Welcome to the 2016 Women's International Order Convention

By akasajoti on Sun, 21 Aug, 2016 - 23:55

Welcome to the 2016 Women's International Order Convention

By akasajoti on Sun, 21 Aug, 2016 - 23:55

Over the next week we’ll be offering as much live coverage as the Adhisthana bandwidth allows from the 2016 Women’s International Order Convention. Talks, mantras, podcasts, pictures, and videos, here on The Buddhist Centre Online.

Around 170 dharmacharinis from around the world have gathered here this evening for the convention, which opened with an introduction from Parami and a dedication ceremony in the shrine marquee. Over the week we will be dwelling with some of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas that Bhante Sangharakshita has introduced to the Order, through a programme of...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Day 7 Summary - Imagining A Vision Into Being

By Dassini on Tue, 9 Aug, 2016 - 16:05

Dassini asks Viveka and Maitrisara, our amazing facilitators, what kinds of growth they see emerging from the 2016 International Council. And Viveka touches on how the spirit of friendship and imagination play a part in enriching our vision and the effectiveness of what we can offer the Triratna community around the world.

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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Sunday Community Gathering - Exploring the Spiritual Path

By shraddhavani on Sat, 30 Jul, 2016 - 23:28

Sunday Community Gathering - Exploring the Spiritual Path

By shraddhavani on Sat, 30 Jul, 2016 - 23:28

How do you envision your spiritual path? How do you know you are following it?  We will meditate together, then explore these questions and more as we look at the Buddhist Threefold Path of Ethics, Meditation and Wisdom, starting this Sunday, July 31, at 10AM and continuing each Sunday through August 21.  

Join our community gathering.  No prior experience with meditation or Buddhism is required to participate.

Offered by donation.  Suggested donation $10-$5.

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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...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Gender Diversity In Triratna - The Video Interview!

By Candradasa on Sun, 22 May, 2016 - 23:55

Gender Diversity In Triratna - The Video Interview!

By Candradasa on Sun, 22 May, 2016 - 23:55

The film of Parami’s interview with Kamalanandi and Padmavyuha about gender diversity in Triratna on the occasion of the first residential retreat for gender diverse people in our community. A timely and topical discussion about the issues raised in society generally by changes in awareness around gender – and in a particular Buddhist culture as it expands its sense of itself to be more inclusive and more forward thinking about a crucial area of personal identity. The implications for ideas of...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Gender Diverse Sangha As Buddhists

By Centre Team on Mon, 16 May, 2016 - 17:02

Parami interviews Kamalanandi and Padmavyuha about gender diversity in Triratna on the occasion of the first residential retreat for gender diverse people in our community. A timely and topical discussion about the issues raised in society generally by changes in awareness around gender – and in a particular Buddhist culture as it expands its sense of itself to be more inclusive and more forward thinking about a crucial area of personal identity. The implications for ideas of practice as a...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Dhammarati on Sabbatical, Solitary Retreat, and the International Council

By dhammamegha on Wed, 23 Mar, 2016 - 20:44

Dhammarati - in conversation here with Dhammamegha - is one of the most experienced members of the Triratna College of Public Preceptors having chaired it for over ten years. Here he talks about his long sabbatical after leaving that job - a rich, deep time that encompassed post-Impressionist galleries in New York and lengthy solitary retreats in California and in Wales.

We hear about his personal study and his practical exploration of the Triratna system of practice and...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Mixed Young Buddhist Community in Berlin

By Prajnaketu on Sat, 19 Mar, 2016 - 21:30

Prajnaketu talks to Tobi, Inga, Hannah and Tim - members of the first mixed Triratna Buddhist community in Germany - to find out what it’s like living and practising together and how they started out.

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