Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

The first Mainland European Young Buddhists Convention

By Amaradaya on Tue, 1 Aug, 2017 - 11:54

The first Mainland European Young Buddhists Convention

By Amaradaya on Tue, 1 Aug, 2017 - 11:54

In June 2017, Buddhistisches Tor Berlin hosted the first European Mainland Young Buddhist Convention, attended by 70 young people aged from 18 to 35. Organiser Hannah and contributor Prasadacharin tell us all about the event.

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Mainland Europe Young Buddhist Convention 2-4th June 2017

By Prajnaketu on Tue, 7 Feb, 2017 - 15:30

Mainland Europe Young Buddhist Convention 2-4th June 2017

By Prajnaketu on Tue, 7 Feb, 2017 - 15:30

We are happy to announce that we have officially opened the booking for the:

MAINLAND EUROPE YOUNG BUDDHIST CONVENTION
JUNE 2ND4TH 2017 BERLIN
JUNE 5TH EXPLORE THE CITY (OPTIONAL)

Come to an inspiring weekend to the heart of Europe! This is a unique opportunity for all people in their 20s and 30s who practise within the Triratna Buddhist Community all over Mainland Europe to...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Bodhichitta Mantra

By Candradasa on Fri, 30 Oct, 2015 - 19:14

Members of the Triratna Buddhist Order on their Pan-American Convention join with women training for ordination to chant the Bodhichitta mantra for the benefit of all beings. 

The ‘Bodhichitta’ is sometimes rendered as the ‘will to Enlightenment’ or the ‘heart-mind of Enlightenment’ - signifying the complete dedication of our efforts to cultivate wisdom and compassion, in line with the Buddha’s teachings, making no distinction between our own well-being and that of others. In that sense the development of Bodhichitta is...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Lokeshvara - Five Thoughts On Friendship As A Spritual Path

By Candradasa on Thu, 29 Oct, 2015 - 22:55

Lokeshvara in lovely form, as befits his subject, sharing some thoughts around the idea of friendship (specifically kalyana mitrata in the Buddhist tradition) as a full spiritual path in and of itself. 

His five perspectives go easily beyond any cliches about the importance of friendship. What we get instead is a deeply felt and considered, always sympathetic and practical look at what it takes to transform ourselves by being a friend to others. 

To locate the practice in the Triratna Buddhist Order he draws...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Checking In From The Indian Order Convention

By lokeshvara on Tue, 14 Oct, 2014 - 17:45

Checking In From The Indian Order Convention

By lokeshvara on Tue, 14 Oct, 2014 - 17:45Greetings from Bordoran retreat centre near Nagpur in India. The Indian convention is underway and going very well with 200 order members from all over India. There is a programme of meditation, talks and discussion, with pujas every evening.

Yesterday thunder and rain brought some cooler air. The grasses and flowers are full of butterflies and the air is filled with bird song. In the evening the full moon bathed the convention in yellow light as we sat in...
Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

North American Convention 2014: Rijupatha's Ordination

By Candradasa on Thu, 18 Sep, 2014 - 14:20

North American Convention 2014: Rijupatha's Ordination

By Candradasa on Thu, 18 Sep, 2014 - 14:20
We got off to the best of starts last night at the 2014 North American Trirtana Buddhist Order Convention - with the ordination of Eric Wentworth (part of The Buddhist Centre Online/Free Buddhist Audio team!) as Rijupatha. ‘Riju’ is ‘ethical uprightness’ and ‘patha’ is ‘Path’. A perfect lead-in to four days of practice and exchange to...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Convention Boo No. 1 - An aural sampler of first night!

By Candradasa on Mon, 25 Feb, 2013 - 00:14
From all over the world members of the Triratna Buddhist Order have come to Bodh Gaya in Bihar, India to celebrate their community and sense of shared aspirations and values. From the traditional mythic seat of the Buddha’s Enlightenment we’ll have a week of coverage as all these women and men from many cultures re-dedicate themselves to the task of facing down suffering and engaging with the best in each other and in the world.

Here’s a first smorgasbord...

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