Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Ordinations Live From Bodhgaya!

By Centre Team on Sat, 3 Feb, 2018 - 02:33

Ordinations Live From Bodhgaya!

By Centre Team 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.

Bharati Uttam Shetty...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

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

By Centre Team on Thu, 1 Feb, 2018 - 10:00

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

By Centre Team 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...

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...

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