Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

Saddhaloka - Tales From the Pali Canon Around Receptivity

By Candradasa on Tue, 5 Mar, 2013 - 12:33
Saddhaloka in great form under the Bodhi Tree, setting us up for a morning of reflection on the men’s convention (day 5!) by telling stories from some of the oldest Buddhist sutras. Famous tales like Meghiya meet less well-known ones (the tale of ‘Contradictor’!) and a picture emerges of the Buddha meeting all-comers and finding a way to speak that allowed their hearts to open…

In English with Hindi translation.

Recorded at Bodh Gaya, 28th February 2013

Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

Buddhist Voices from India - A Discussion with Kalyanadharini and Vidyadharini

By Candradasa on Tue, 5 Mar, 2013 - 10:46
Another ‘Buddhist Voices’ episode from the end of the Triratna Buddhist Order Convention 2013 at Bodh Gaya in India. A pretty fantastic discussion with two ‘dharinis’ - young, inspired Indian Dharmacharinis who speak boldly about the challenges faced by women practising the Dharma in India.

A wonderful conversation too around issues of leadership and taking one’s place in the sangha in order to come alive and help others. Very exciting listening!

Recorded at Bodh Gaya, India,...
Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

Buddhist Voices from India - Jnanasuri Interview

By Candradasa on Tue, 5 Mar, 2013 - 07:20
As part of our ‘Buddhist Voices’ series we’re delighted to present this extended interview with Dharmacharini Jnanasuri, one of the very first Indian women to be ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order and a pioneering Dharma worker for many years, before and since joining our community.

The interview focusses initially on the historic mass conversion to Buddhism in 1956 by the Scheduled Caste people of Maharashtra, conducted by their great leader Dr. Ambedkar...
Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

Full Moon Puja - Last Vandana

By Munisha on Wed, 27 Feb, 2013 - 16:59
Here’s a rather lovely chanting of the Dhammapalam Gatha, also known as the Last Vandana, led by Parami after the Full Moon Puja under the Bodhi Tree…
Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

Convention Boo No. 2 - Processing to the Mahabodhi Temple

By Candradasa on Mon, 25 Feb, 2013 - 18:41
We gathered at dawn to walk mindfully to the seat of the Buddha’s Enlightenment: an international Order of women and men, coming together regardless of class, caste, gender, or any other discriminating factor. Going beyond all that together through the streets of Bodh Gaya…
Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

Order Convention 2013 - Day 1: Sounds of the first evening

By Candradasa on Mon, 25 Feb, 2013 - 12:32
The complete set of sounds from the first evening, including Mahamati’s talk and the traditional chanting of the White Tara mantra for Sangharakshita, the founder of the Order…