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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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...

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...

Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Dhanakosa New Team Member

By Nandavajra on Wed, 4 Oct, 2017 - 16:04

Dhanakosa New Team Member

By Nandavajra on Wed, 4 Oct, 2017 - 16:04

Dhanakosa New Team Member

Dhanakosa is looking for someone to join the centre team this winter or early next year. Ideally, this person will work principally as part of the house and grounds team mostly in general maintenance but also supporting the general work of the retreat centre across a range of required tasks, possibly including some office based tasks depending on skills and experience. As such, practical aptitude and physical fitness are our priorities. However we will, in the end, appoint...

Glasgow Buddhist Centre
Glasgow Buddhist Centre

Scottish Sangha week at Dhanakosa

By Billy on Tue, 23 Aug, 2016 - 22:54

Scottish Sangha week at Dhanakosa

By Billy on Tue, 23 Aug, 2016 - 22:54

26 August - 2 September

The retreat will focus on the 4 Sangrahavastus (means of unification of the sangha) - giving, loving speech, beneficial action and exemplification and is open to anyone who regularly attends classes at a Triratana group or centre in Scotland.

 with Amoghavira, Dhiraka, Satyapada„ Abhayavaca and Shraddhadharani

There are still places available.  Book through Dhanakosa

Glasgow Buddhist Centre
Glasgow Buddhist Centre

Summertime at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre

By Billy on Wed, 27 Jul, 2016 - 20:06

Summertime at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre

By Billy on Wed, 27 Jul, 2016 - 20:06

Summertime Specials (all events Wednesdays in August 7.30 - 9.30pm)

The Summer Time Specials this year will be exploring the Sangrahavastus which are the means of unification of the spiritual community. 

 Please join us on the 3rd August** for a celebratory kick off with a puja to Mamaki, led by Pasadini, as part of our unfolding of a culture of generosity/dana. 

Mamaki, the golden yellow wisdom Buddha of the South, shines her abundant light on all beings, giving with no distinction and without bounds. Come and celebrate this righteous earth mama of abundance.

**Bring an object...

Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Opportunities in right livelihood: live and work at Dhanakosa

By Nandavajra on Wed, 1 Jun, 2016 - 10:33

Opportunities in right livelihood: live and work at Dhanakosa

By Nandavajra on Wed, 1 Jun, 2016 - 10:33

Opportunities in right livelihood: live and work at Dhanakosa

We are looking for a new team member to join our community of GFR Mitras and Order Members living, working and practicing together in a busy rural retreat centre. This is a full-time, residential and fully supported position.

You will need good teamwork and communication skills, to be generally physically fit and able to undertake light practical work. There is the opportunity to specialise in either office based work or maintenance work. The ideal candidate...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Kilimanjaro helps Dhanakosa

By Munisha on Thu, 10 Sep, 2015 - 15:24

Kilimanjaro helps Dhanakosa

By Munisha on Thu, 10 Sep, 2015 - 15:24

This morning Steve Hornby, a mitra at Manchester Buddhist Centre, UK, started his ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, the highest free-standing mountain in the world. 

He’s raising money for Dhanakosa Retreat Centre’s Development Fund. The money will enable the redecoration of the retreat centre this winter, a new office and meeting space and a new (second hand) Land Rover. It will also help them continue to provide retreats by donation rather than charging....

Triratna News
Triratna News

Where are Scotland's Buddhists?

By Munisha on Thu, 18 Jun, 2015 - 11:56

Where are Scotland's Buddhists?

By Munisha on Thu, 18 Jun, 2015 - 11:56

Following the previous Triratna News post on Buddhist demographics in England and Wales, we’ve located the 2011 census figures for Scotland too, with help from reader Maureen Carroll. They show a much larger increase in Buddhist numbers than in England and Wales.

Between 2001 and 2011, the number of people in Scotland declaring Buddhism to be their current religion increased from 6,830 to 12,795.

Unfortunately the published geographical data is not as detailed as it is for England and Wales, Buddhism being lumped together with “All...

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