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Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Letters from Prison – Free Dharma for Inmates

Posted by Giulietta - Win... to Windhorse Publications on Tue, 26 Sep, 2017 - 13:38

Letters from Prison – Free Dharma for Inmates

Posted by Giulietta - Win... to Windhorse Publications on Tue, 26 Sep, 2017 - 13:38

We’d like to share some moving words from a group of readers we have had for years now. On request, our Publishing Controller Michelle sends free Windhorse Publications books and written replies to prisoners. The gratitude with which they receive them is touching. These books and letters enhance their lives, and in a place where there is a lot of time for reflection, they can find greater self awareness and understanding through the Dharma.

Individuals send letters of...

Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now
Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What...

‘Everything of worth is defenceless’ - Arthakusalin

Posted by sanghadhara to Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What... on Thu, 31 Aug, 2017 - 10:27

‘Everything of worth is defenceless’ - Arthakusalin

Posted by sanghadhara to Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What... on Thu, 31 Aug, 2017 - 10:27

A poetic and uncompromising talk on the value of the Dharma jewel given on the Triratna International Gathering at Adhisthana, 26 August 2017

Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now
Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What...

Everything of Worth Is Defenceless by Arthakusalin

Posted by upekshapriya to Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What... on Sat, 26 Aug, 2017 - 15:37

Arthakusalin gave a poetic and uncompromising talk on the value of the Dharma jewel on the Triratna International Gathering at Adhisthana.

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

NNBY National Convention

Posted by JoCross80 to Triratna Young Buddhists on Tue, 15 Aug, 2017 - 16:58

NNBY National Convention

Posted by JoCross80 to Triratna Young Buddhists on Tue, 15 Aug, 2017 - 16:58

Hi All,


I am fundraising for the NNBY (NATIONAL NETWORK OF BUDDHIST YOUTH) for their 11th National Convention.
(A note from Uttam: This year 2017, NNBY is celebrating its 11th National Convention first time in Siyana, Uttar Pradesh, since its first convention which was held on 25th Dec 2007. In this 11th National Convention, we are expecting about 500 of NNBY youths and leaders from different parts of India. So, to make...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Ratnaprabha's re-rendering of the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta

Posted by Charlotte Lawes to Community Highlights on Tue, 11 Jul, 2017 - 14:32

Ratnaprabha's re-rendering of the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta

Posted by Charlotte Lawes to Community Highlights on Tue, 11 Jul, 2017 - 14:32

Marking Dharma Day, the anniversary of the Buddha’s first teaching - the Turning of the Wheel of the Dharma - Ratnaprabha has re-rendered this very previous sutta. 

Ratnaprabha has an excellent blog and and this latest English addition of the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta, posted a few days ago, has already attracted positive comments on social media:

“Thanks Ratnaprabha, marvellous how you render such meaningful yet everyday English from the bare bones.” Vajrapriya

“Thank you. This translation is direct and down to earth and avoids any hint of...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

Chester Buddhist Action Month - June 2017

Posted by prashrabdhi to Buddhist Action on Wed, 24 May, 2017 - 13:25

Chester Buddhist Action Month - June 2017

Posted by prashrabdhi to Buddhist Action on Wed, 24 May, 2017 - 13:25

We will be holding discussions around topics that are close to the heart of our Sangha, including - anti-fracking, food bank, the Metta Bhavana for those who hate …..

Our discussions will lead to action.  Powered by metta.

All Buddhists are welcome to join us (and non-Buddhists too!)

Our main meditation practice for the month will be the Metta Bhavana.

All welcome.   www.triratna-at-chester.org...

Chester
Chester

Weekly meetings Wednesday 6.30-8.30

Posted by prashrabdhi to Chester on Wed, 24 May, 2017 - 13:08

Weekly meetings Wednesday 6.30-8.30

Posted by prashrabdhi to Chester on Wed, 24 May, 2017 - 13:08

We are continuing to hold our weekly meetings at the Chester Quaker Meeting House.  The evenings include some discussion, meditation with tea and a chat.  Everyone is welcome.  We’re very friendly so feel free to drop in.

www.triratna-at-chester.org

triratna.chester [at] gmail.com...

Triratna@50
Triratna@50

Triratna@50 This Weekend...

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna@50 on Thu, 6 Apr, 2017 - 14:15

Triratna@50 This Weekend...

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna@50 on Thu, 6 Apr, 2017 - 14:15

Today, the 6th April 2017, marks the 50th birthday of Triratna! This weekend we kick off our year of celebration and gratitude for all that’s been achieved around the world since Sangharakshita and a small group of women and men first gathered to meditate together in a small room in London all those years ago…

+follow above for regular updates this weekend and throughout the year from Triratna@50 

We’ll be bringing you a flavour of just some of the international gatherings this weekend as our anniversary year...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Welcome to the 2016 Women's International Order Convention

Posted by akasajoti to Buddhist Centre Features on Sun, 21 Aug, 2016 - 23:55

Welcome to the 2016 Women's International Order Convention

Posted by akasajoti to Buddhist Centre Features on Sun, 21 Aug, 2016 - 23:55

Over the next week we’ll be offering as much live coverage as the Adhisthana bandwidth allows from the 2016 Women’s International Order Convention. Talks, mantras, podcasts, pictures, and videos, here on The Buddhist Centre Online.

Around 170 dharmacharinis from around the world have gathered here this evening for the convention, which opened with an introduction from Parami and a dedication ceremony in the shrine marquee. Over the week we will be dwelling with some of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas that Bhante Sangharakshita has introduced to the Order, through a programme of...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Dhammarati on Sikkha - a new project to review and develop training in the system of practice

Posted by dhammamegha to Triratna International Council on Mon, 30 May, 2016 - 18:24

I recently interviewed Dhammarati about an emerging project about the system of training in Triratna. It goes by the name of Sikkha (with a long a), which is a Pali word meaning ‘spiritual training’. It is about deepening our understanding of what and how we practice and teach within the Triratna community, and developing an explicit shared framework to talk about it. 

Here, Dhammarati reflects on what is essential in Buddhist practice: a growth of awareness which leads to positive and rich emotion and a move away...

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