Sikkha is the name of a project overseen by Triratna’s International Council. Its aims are to support the development of training within Triratna for every level of experience, to discover and share how the different elements of our system are taught and practiced most effectively, and to create resources and training to fill any gaps.
The Sikkha website is now open to all. Here you will find some recommended introductory courses - including a newly published course from Sheffield...
Focus: Aimed at regulars and above. Brief: Guided meditations on the Four Reminders (also known as the Preliminary Reflections): the precious opportunity of human life; death; karma; and the defects of samsara. This material contains: 1. A structure for teaching and reflection on the Four Reminders 2. Verses on the Four Reminders 3. A commentary Some of this material was previously published in Madhyamavani. written by Vishvapani, Cardiff
The Five Spiritual Faculties Here are three pdfs by Dhammaloka on the Five Spiritual Faculties.
One is on suggestions for how to translate the Five Indriyas (the spiritual faculties of faith, wisdom, mindfulness, vigour, and meditation) into precepts for daily life [the-five-spiritual-faculties-in-everyday-life.pdf]
Then there is an article exploring in detail how the faculties may be balanced with each other, and also introducing the ‘near enemies’ of each faculty [the-five-spiritual-faculties-and-near-enemies.pdf]
Lastly we’ve got a diagram used in workshops on ‘work as practice’ to help people check their balance...