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5 Years of The Buddhist Centre Online: #2 Gathering Together in Large Numbers

Posted by Sadayasihi to Buddhist Centre Features on Wed, 28 Feb, 2018 - 16:37

5 Years of The Buddhist Centre Online: #2 Gathering Together in Large Numbers

Posted by Sadayasihi to Buddhist Centre Features on Wed, 28 Feb, 2018 - 16:37

The growth of the bhikkhus is to be expected, not their decline, bhikkhus, so long as they assemble frequently and in large numbers; meet and disperse peacefully and attend to the affairs of the Sangha in concord..

From the Maha-parinibbana Sutta

The Buddha elaborated on the conditions for the Sangha to prosper, one of which, as we see above, was for his disciples to gather in large numbers. Sangharakshita, the founder of the Triratna...

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The 50th Anniversary Order Convention in Bodhgaya, India

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Fri, 9 Feb, 2018 - 14:34

The 50th Anniversary Order Convention in Bodhgaya, India

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Fri, 9 Feb, 2018 - 14:34

The 50th Anniversary Order Convention is currently underway in Bodhgaya, India.  The theme is ‘Sinhananda - The Lion’s Roar’.  Most of the Convention will be public, and content – talks, mantras, podcasts, pictures, videos, livestreams (including an Indian Classical Concert!) will be available on the dedicated space on The Buddhist Centre Online and other social media spaces.

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The Lion's Roar: Talks from the International Order Convention

Posted by Sadayasihi to Community Highlights on Thu, 8 Feb, 2018 - 15:03

Here is a selection of talks from the 2018 International Order Convention in Bodhgaya, India on the theme of ‘Sinhanada, the Lion’s Roar’.  

Firstly, we have a rousing, uncompromisingly radical talk from Maitriveer-Nagarjuna evoking the fire that drove Doctor Bimrao Ambedkar to work tirelessly on behalf of the so-called Dalit “Untouchable” people in order to free them from the evils of the Hindu caste system. He reframes Doctor Ambedkar as a radical for the ages, of greater and broader...

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An Evening To Dedicate The 2018 Order Convention

Posted by Centre Team to Buddhist Centre Features on Mon, 5 Feb, 2018 - 03:00

An Evening To Dedicate The 2018 Order Convention

Posted by Centre Team to Buddhist Centre Features on Mon, 5 Feb, 2018 - 03:00

A quick taste via Instagram pictures and video of what it’s like to arrive at a great Dharma gathering in India, where over 600 members of the the Triratna Buddhist Order are gathered for a week of fellowship and practice, for the benefit of all beings. 

We were welcomed by Lokeshvara and Parami, made the seven traditional offerings (water to drink, water to wash, a flower, a candle, incense, perfumed water, food), performed the dedication ceremony, and greeted...

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Welcome to the Order Convention! Bodhgaya 2018

Posted by Candradasa to Buddhist Centre Features on Mon, 5 Feb, 2018 - 02:47

Welcome to the 2018 Triratna Buddhist Order Convention, marking the 50th anniversary of our Order’s founding. It’s fitting that such an auspicious occasion is taking place at the traditional spot where the Buddha is said to have attained liberation, Bodhgaya in Bihar, India.

Join us for a walk around the Convention site meeting wonderful beings from all around the world who are converging here to celebrate community and practice the Dharma together - for the benefit of all beings!

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Ordinations Live From Bodhgaya!

Posted by Centre Team to Buddhist Centre Features on Sat, 3 Feb, 2018 - 02:33

Ordinations Live From Bodhgaya!

Posted by Centre Team to Buddhist Centre Features on Sat, 3 Feb, 2018 - 02:33

Update: The ordination of Mokshasara and Shramanveer is now over - watch again here or on Facebook!

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

As we close the week-long Order retreat and turn towards our Convention marking the 50th anniversary of Triratna and the Order itself, we are in Bodhgaya, India, to bring you live coverage of a public ordination under the Bodhi tree.

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Watch This Space For Live Coverage of the 2018 Order Convention in India!

Posted by Centre Team to Buddhist Centre Features on Thu, 1 Feb, 2018 - 10:00

Watch This Space For Live Coverage of the 2018 Order Convention in India!

Posted by Centre Team to Buddhist Centre Features on Thu, 1 Feb, 2018 - 10:00

Over the next week or so we’ll be offering online coverage from the 50th Anniversary Order Convention from Bodhgaya, India.

Most of the Convention will be public, and (the internet gods permitting!) we’ll share content – talks, mantras, podcasts, pictures, videos, livestreams – on The Buddhist Centre Online, and around our social media channels.

We’ll be getting things underway with a live stream of Public Ordinations that will take place on Saturday under the Bodhi tree at the Mahabodhi temple, commemorating the spot where Buddha is said...

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