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Triratna@50
Triratna@50

50 year celebrations of the Central European region!

By mokshini on Fri, 1 Sep, 2017 - 08:48

50 year celebrations of the Central European region!

By mokshini on Fri, 1 Sep, 2017 - 08:48

A lovely short film of Triratna’s 50 year celebrations of the Central European region. About 180 - 200 people from four countries were present (France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, plus some guests from UK). On Saturday we had a whole range of workshops, outings, practice and a cultural night at the Essen Buddhist Centre. On Sunday, we moved into the former miners’ washing rooms of world heritage site ‘Zollverein’, where we meditated, celebrated puja, heard reflections on 50 years of...

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

I hope the Dharma will spread out into the world

By Charlotte Lawes on Wed, 30 Aug, 2017 - 09:27

I hope the Dharma will spread out into the world

By Charlotte Lawes on Wed, 30 Aug, 2017 - 09:27

Micha joins us from Essen, Germany for the International Gathering. Hear about her Sangha’s qualities, what she has been appreciating about the Gathering and her hopes for the future of Triratna.

Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna 50th anniversary celebrations

By Munisha on Fri, 16 Jun, 2017 - 23:44

Triratna 50th anniversary celebrations

By Munisha on Fri, 16 Jun, 2017 - 23:44

Clear Vision’s latest NewsByte video reports on some of the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the founding of Triratna (as the FWBO) on 8th April 1967. 

We visit the joint northern English centres’ celebration at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, the events at Adhisthana and Dhanakosa (UK) and the mainland European celebrations held at Essen (Germany). We hear about the culture and zeitgeist of Britain in the late 1960s, in which the FWBO and WBO were created. And we hear from Ratnaguna...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Coming-of-age ritual in Essen, Germany

By Munisha on Fri, 16 Jun, 2017 - 17:05

Coming-of-age ritual in Essen, Germany

By Munisha on Fri, 16 Jun, 2017 - 17:05

Jnanacandra is Chair of Triratna’s Essen Buddhist Centre, in Germany. She writes about their recent Jugendfeier – a rite of passage for adolescents – held on 5th June for four teenage boys. Open the pictures fully to see the very evident love and appreciation of the boys and their parents!

“This beautifully designed ceremony ritually marked the end of the boys’ childhood and their embarking on the path toward adulthood. About 60 people were present, mostly from the boys’ families,...

Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

Triratna 50th Anniversary Celebrations

By Amaradaya@Clear... on Mon, 12 Jun, 2017 - 12:10

Triratna 50th Anniversary Celebrations

By Amaradaya@Clear... on Mon, 12 Jun, 2017 - 12:10

On April 8th 2017 Triratna Day was celebrated around the world as the 50th anniversary of its founding in 1967. We visit Sheffield for the Northern English celebration, Adhisthana, Dhanakosa in Scotland and Essen for the Western European events in Germany.

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Buddhistischer Aktions Monat auch in Essen DE

By mokshini on Sun, 12 Jun, 2016 - 14:38

Buddhistischer Aktions Monat auch in Essen DE

By mokshini on Sun, 12 Jun, 2016 - 14:38

Buddhist Action Month is also happening in Essen, Germany. They’ve got a range of actions, ranging from cycling, themes at Sangha Nights the rationale of BAM, Compassion and Deep Ecology; the ethics of re-cycling; looking at our true values and priorities  and ending with a shared vegan brunch feast! 

BAM – Buddhistischer Aktions-Monat

Folgende Veranstaltungen zum Buddhistischen Aktions-Monat sind geplant:

21.5.-10.6. Wir machen mit einem eigenen Team mit beim „Stadtradeln“ („Buddhisten in Essen“). Einstieg auch verspätet möglich, mehr Infos: www.buddhistisches-zentrum-essen.de/community/engagierter-buddhismus/akt…

31.Mai       Dharma-Abend: Auftakt zu BAM:...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Rainer's Pilgrimage

By Prajnaketu on Mon, 21 Mar, 2016 - 18:22

Rainer Pretz from Essen, Germany joins Prajnaketu to talk about his pilgrimage to the UK and visiting Bhante Sangharakshita.

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Buddhism and Grassroots Revolution (Discussion)

By Prajnaketu on Mon, 21 Mar, 2016 - 11:46

Questions and answers with the Essen Young Buddhists on what’s happening in the Oxford Sangha now; simplicity vs activity; being a Buddhist in the world… and German engineering. With a German translation from Rainer Pretz.

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Buddhism and Grassroots Revolution (Talk)

By Prajnaketu on Mon, 21 Mar, 2016 - 11:44

Prajnaketu talks about his experiences of starting a Sangha in Oxford and links it to the principles of generosity, kindly speech, beneficial activity and exemplification: Buddhist qualities that can literally change the world. Given at the Essen Young Buddhists Night and with a German translation by Rainer Pretz.

Triratna News
Triratna News

Seeking Triratna sangha in Indonesia

By Munisha on Fri, 3 Oct, 2014 - 13:33

Seeking Triratna sangha in Indonesia

By Munisha on Fri, 3 Oct, 2014 - 13:33What if there’s no Triratna sangha where you are? Today and tomorrow, Triratna News hears from two people far from Triratna sangha, starting with Anne-Cathrin. A German mitra training for ordination, she lives in Bogor, Indonesia.

She writes: “I asked for ordination August 2013. At the same time, I decided to embark on the adventure of Going Forth. Though I understood that the ordination process involved practice in daily life with Buddhist friends, I also longed to use my...

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