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Alive in Nature! An Invitation (The Dharma Toolkit Podcast, Episode 39)

By Centre Team on Mon, 3 May, 2021 - 23:32

A special episode of the podcast to invite you to Alive In Nature! - a series of live meditations and Dharma adventures from the Scottish Highlands!

Find our more and reserve your space on Alive In Nature!

For three Saturdays in spring or autumn - whichever hemisphere you are in, whatever state of lockdown you’re living through - you’re invited to sit with us and the amazing team from the Dhanakosa community in the birch woods of the...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Alive in Nature - Sit and Walk Outdoors With Us!

By Centre Team on Sun, 2 May, 2021 - 23:07

Alive in Nature - Sit and Walk Outdoors With Us!

By Centre Team on Sun, 2 May, 2021 - 23:07

Alive in Nature!
A series of live meditations and Dharma adventures from the Scottish Highlands!

Saturdays May 8, 15, 22
First daily session (2 hrs): IE & UK 07:30 | Europe CET 08:30 | India 12:00 | Australia AEDT 16.30 | New Zealand 18.30

Second daily session (2 hrs): USA PST 11:00 | México 13:00 | USA EST 14:00 | IE & UK 19:00 | Europe CET 20:00 | India 23:30...

Earth Metta Sangha
Earth Metta Sangha

Active Hope for Humanity

By Khemasuri on Wed, 14 Apr, 2021 - 17:16

Active Hope for Humanity

By Khemasuri on Wed, 14 Apr, 2021 - 17:16

This retreat is now online and has a few places available!
24 Apr to 29 Apr 2021
Led by: Smritiratna  Khemasuri  Frankie
Retreat Type: Regulars - Triratna

Seeing the dangers confronting humankind these days, we can feel depressed, demoralised and helpless to avert disaster - or even to talk about such feelings. This retreat provides a space not only to talk but to explore an extraordinary sequence of reflections and communal practices that can rekindle an active hope and...

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Alive in Nature: Micro-Adventures with Dhanakosa Retreat Centre

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 8 Apr, 2021 - 06:26

Alive in Nature: Micro-Adventures with Dhanakosa Retreat Centre

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 8 Apr, 2021 - 06:26

Alive in Nature: A series of Dharma micro-adventures live from the Scottish Highlands!

Saturdays May 8, 15, 22

Reserve a space on this event

First daily session (2 hrs): IE & UK 07:30 | Europe CET 08:30 | India 12:00 | Australia AEDT 16.30 | New Zealand 18.30

Second daily session (2 hrs): USA PST 11:00 | México 13:00 | USA EST 14:00 | IE & UK 19:00 | Europe...

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Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre

Online Weekend: The Tree, the Snake and the Goddess

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 23 Mar, 2021 - 16:41

Online Weekend: The Tree, the Snake and the Goddess

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 23 Mar, 2021 - 16:41

April 16-18

Exploring the Buddha’s relationship with nature: a study practice weekend with Dhivan

The teaching of the Buddha is practical and concerned with the ending of dukkha or suffering. But the life-story of the Buddha shows him becoming Awakened at the foot of the Bodhi tree, encouraged and sheltered by the nāgas or mythical snakes, and having defeated Māra with the help of the Earth Goddess. These symbols of tree, snake and goddess tell us something on the level of myth...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Appearance and Emptiness Are Inseparable

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 6 Jun, 2020 - 14:00

Karunagita explores emptiness through Padmasambhava’s advice to Queen Ngang Chung:

During the time of insight which is surrounded by a calm, gentle aura, openness and appearance are inseparable. The six senses come forth, though appearance and voidness are inseparable;
this is the real foundation, without which no means exists.

Talk given at Dhanakosa Retreat Center, 2017.

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Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna Responds to the Coronavirus

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 27 Mar, 2020 - 09:57

Triratna Responds to the Coronavirus

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 27 Mar, 2020 - 09:57

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to spread across the world, how have Triratna Buddhist Centres and team-based right livelihood businesses been responding?

By now most Triratna Buddhist Centres and groups have closed their doors - but many have opened up on the digital universe and invited their sanghas to join them online. Various Triratna Centres across the world are now offering courses classes, pujas, urban retreats and other events online. Now is a great time to try out joining in some of the...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Recent Ordinations

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 4 Mar, 2019 - 14:54

Recent Ordinations

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 4 Mar, 2019 - 14:54

We are pleased to announce the recent ordination celebrated at Adhisthana on Thursday 28th February 2019. Helen Rey from the Seattle Sangha becomes Prasadadhi (long second ‘a’ and long ‘i’), a Sanskrit name meaning ‘She whose Wisdom is clear, bright, pure.’ Punyamala was both Private and Public Preceptor. 🎉

Other recent ordinations from around the Triratna world include Joy Fratelle from Port Fairy who was publicly ordained at Melbourne Buddhist Centre on Saturday 23rd February 2019. Joy becomes Maitrībodhinī (sixth and last letter both long ī). Her name...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Cooking as Spiritual Practice

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 16 Jan, 2019 - 17:02

Cooking as Spiritual Practice

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 16 Jan, 2019 - 17:02

Danabhadri talks about her experience of preparing food in the kitchen of the Dhanakosa retreat centre - including practising mindfulness while chopping vegetables, approaching cooking as a puja, and wisdom reflections on the interconnectedness of our food chain. 

Video created by Shantiketu.

Listen to a talk by Danabhadri, ‘Dogen’s Advice For the Kitchen’

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Live and work @ Dhanakosa!

By Prajnaketu on Tue, 17 Jul, 2018 - 11:58

Live and work @ Dhanakosa!

By Prajnaketu on Tue, 17 Jul, 2018 - 11:58

Live and Work @ Dhanakosa

Would you like to live and work as part of a right livelihood team, engage in daily practice with our brothers and sisters in the Dharma, giving the conditions for retreats to over a 1000 people a year, and all in the beautiful environment of rural Scotland?

The Dhanakosa community are looking for order members and committed GFR...

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