“Suppose a man wandering in a forest wilderness found an ancient path, an ancient trail, travelled by men of old, and he followed it up, and by doing so he discovered an ancient city, an ancient royal capital, where men of old had lived, with parks and groves and lakes, walled round and beautiful to see. So I too found the ancient path, the ancient trail, travelled by the Fully Enlightened Ones of old” (...
Here’s an interview with Dharmakirti, based in Valencia, about the recent Order Day celebration in Spain. He gives us a bit of the history of Triratna in Spain, as well as the challenges and hopes for the future.
When did Triratna Spain first come into being? Here’s a timeline of Spanish activities over the years:
1986: Guhyaloka land was bought by Subhuti, and the same year Bhante gave his first talk in Valencia.
It is now almost a year since the Ulex Project - an education centre which offers capacity building and training for social movements across Europe - was launched by Ecodharma. Located about 40 kilometres from Ecodharma Retreat Centre, at the edge of a Catalonian village in Spain, Ulex is more physically accessible than the wilder, more mountainous Ecodharma. The building, a renovated farmhouse, can accommodate about 15 to 16 people as well as 2 to 4 facilitators.
Suryavana is the new retreat Centre for the Valencia Buddhist Centre. One possible translation of Suryavana is rather apt description ‘the sun’s dwelling place’. The Valencia Buddhist Centre bought a retreat centre of their own to cater for their gradually expanding retreat programme: increasing from three to four retreats a year to approximately twenty to twenty five retreats annually.
This Newsbyte explores the importance of going on retreat as a means of coming in touch with yourself, the earth and nature - with...
Sudaka, the Mitra Convenor in the Valencia Buddhist Centre, talks about his experience of Buddhist practice as a parent and discusses how he fits in his meditation practice, the importance of having a supportive partner and how his practice informs his parenting.
En esta conversación entre Elena y Eduardo nos comparten un poco de su experiencia en la Convención Europea de Jóvenes Budistas. Esta ocurriendo en Suryavana el Centro de Retiros Triratna de Valencia, en medio de campos de lavanda y de romero, y de un bosque de cipreses, jóvenes de Holanda, Alemania, España, Reino Unido, Francia, Bruselas, México están aqui meditando juntos y compartiendo su inspiración para llevar a sus Sanghas locales.