Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Calling the Earth to Witness: A Buddhist Perspective on Ecology

By Centre Team on Fri, 20 Aug, 2021 - 14:56

Calling the Earth to Witness: A Buddhist Perspective on Ecology

By Centre Team on Fri, 20 Aug, 2021 - 14:56

A Conversation with Shantigarbha and Dhivan

Saturday 25th September

11.30 US PST | 13.30 Mexico | 14.30 US EST | 19.30 UK & IE | 20.30 Europe CET | 04.30 Australia EDT | 07.30 New Zealand

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The first ethical precept in Buddhism outlines the central importance of non-harm in all our behaviour. Of course, in the Buddha’s day over 2,500 years ago, there was no climate emergency, or...

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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

Launch of Western Buddhist Review Volume 7

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 22 Sep, 2020 - 11:55

Launch of Western Buddhist Review Volume 7

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 22 Sep, 2020 - 11:55

The Western Buddhist Review is the scholarly journal of the Triratna Buddhist Order and community. Volume 1 was published in 1994, and it has appeared periodically since then. Now, under the editorship of Dhivan, Silavadin and Matt Drage, the team are ready to launch volume 7, with a new website which will provide an exciting point of reference for scholarly and philosophical activities in the Triratna community.

You are invited to the launch party via Zoom on Monday 28th September 7.30-8.30pm...

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Rooted in this very earth

By Dhivan Thomas Jones on Wed, 6 May, 2020 - 11:39

Rooted in this very earth

By Dhivan Thomas Jones on Wed, 6 May, 2020 - 11:39

An unintended consequence of the viral pandemic is that, rather than walking to my office at the university, I walk for exercise each day in the local woods. And I am not alone: lots of us seem to be taking the unexpected opportunity to find pleasure in springtime woodland. As I’ve been walking in the woods, I’ve been thinking more about Buddhist environmental ethics (see also Mettā for Plants). It’s often thought that Buddhism is eco-friendly because of its...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Exploring Buddhist Modernism - New Podcast

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 6 Feb, 2020 - 18:45

“I see philosophy as not only part of the great modernist, or western project of understanding, but feeding into the Buddhist project of bringing awakened values into the world” - Dhivan

Sanghadhara chats to Dhivan, Silavadin and Dr Matt Drage who recently led a philosophy symposium at Adhisthana called ‘Exploring Buddhist Modernism’. 

The premise of this symposium being that western Buddhism has been deeply conditioned and informed by assumptions of the modern age: in particular, by affective scientific...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

New Look for a Classic Teaching

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 12 Jul, 2016 - 12:57

New Look for a Classic Teaching

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 12 Jul, 2016 - 12:57

We are pleased to announce the release of one of our steady sellers – first published in 2010 – with a beautiful new cover.

This Being, That Becomes: The Buddha’s Teaching on Conditionality by Dhivan Thomas Jones (with the collaboration of Sagaraghosa) is now available. We have also reduced the price of the paperback from £12.99 to £10.99 to make this important book more accessible. It is also available as an eBook.

In this...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Wise men disagree on site of nativity

By Munisha on Mon, 6 Jan, 2014 - 00:35

Wise men disagree on site of nativity

By Munisha on Mon, 6 Jan, 2014 - 00:35At the end of November, a team of British and Nepali archaeologists announced that they had uncovered remains of the “earliest ever Buddhist shrine”, establishing the site of the Buddha’s birthplace in present-day Nepal. Though the story gained a lot of publicity, some found it unconvincing.

The team reported in the UK online archaeological journal Antiquity that they had unearthed a 6th century BC timber structure buried within the Maya Devi Temple in the town...