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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,...

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 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...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Buddhistisches Zentrum Essen celebrates 25 Years

By lokabandhu on Tue, 9 Jul, 2013 - 06:52

Buddhistisches Zentrum Essen celebrates 25 Years

By lokabandhu on Tue, 9 Jul, 2013 - 06:52Jnanacandra writes from Germany with news of their 25th anniversary celebrations, saying - “Buddhistisches Zentrum Essen - Triratna’s Buddhist Centre in Essen, Germany - just celebrated its 25th anniversary. This coincides with the 30 year anniversary of Triratna activities in Germany which also started in Essen.

Several speakers related their memories of the past two and a half decades, from the very first beginnings when Dhammaloka and Dharmapriya started Buddhist activities in their private flat in...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Buddha Day At Essen Buddhist Centre

By Centre Team on Tue, 28 May, 2013 - 15:48

Buddha Day At Essen Buddhist Centre

By Centre Team on Tue, 28 May, 2013 - 15:48Nagadakini writes from Essen Buddhist Centre in Germany with some photographs of their lovely shrine:

“The theme of the day was making a personal connection to the Buddha’s awakening and his steps towards it.

There was a little talk which layed the ground, followed by a personal reflection on our personal “sufferings” and how we would frame the goal for us. After that we had 3 parallel workshops of 90 min each: one with...