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Triratna Buddhist Families
Triratna Buddhist Families

International Family Retreat : Retiro Internacional De Familias

Posted by Vidyadasa to Triratna Buddhist Families on Thu, 17 May, 2018 - 14:47

International Family Retreat : Retiro Internacional De Familias

Posted by Vidyadasa to Triratna Buddhist Families on Thu, 17 May, 2018 - 14:47

We offer a retreat for fathers, mothers, sons and daughters. In 2017 we ran a very successful family retreat in Suryavana and we want to continue offering this space for people interested in Buddhist practice especially as a parent. The retreat is open to anyone. The intention of gathering people from various countries with their children. This will create an atmosphere of internationality with all the wealth of a retreat with people from various cultures and ways of seeing life and raising their children living and practicing...

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Some Thoughts on Motherhood: the Path of Loving and Letting Go by Punyamala

Posted by punyamala to Community Highlights on Tue, 23 Jan, 2018 - 10:00

Some Thoughts on Motherhood: the Path of Loving and Letting Go by Punyamala

Posted by punyamala to Community Highlights on Tue, 23 Jan, 2018 - 10:00

In this article, I want to explore my experience of being a Dharmacharini and a mother. The lifestyle that we live is significant as it creates the conditions in which we shall be practicing the Dharma and not all life styles are equally supportive of spiritual practice. The conditions in which we live will unquestionably have an effect on our Dharma life. Being a Buddhist in a secular, material society is hard. Being a mother is demanding so anyone who...

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Saddhaloka and Moksananda in Conversation about Families

Posted by saddhaloka to Community Highlights on Mon, 22 Jan, 2018 - 10:00

Saddhaloka and Moksananda in Conversation about Families

Posted by saddhaloka to Community Highlights on Mon, 22 Jan, 2018 - 10:00

Another lovely conversation between old friends and Public Preceptors, Moksananda and Saddhaloka, reflecting on a life being both a parent and a practicing Buddhist within the FWBO and Triratna. 

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Me and Babies by Dhammadinna

Posted by Dhammadinna to Community Highlights on Sun, 21 Jan, 2018 - 10:00

Me and Babies by Dhammadinna

Posted by Dhammadinna to Community Highlights on Sun, 21 Jan, 2018 - 10:00

This is my personal story of my decision, as a Dharmacharini, as to whether or not to have a baby. It is explored within the mores (conventions) of the time in Triratna.

I was 20 years old, and in my last year at University, when I became accidentally pregnant. I knew that I did not want a child at that point in my life. I had thought, however, since I was a child playing with my dollies, that I would have children...

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Maitreyi Interviews Punyamala About Families

Posted by Maitreyi to Community Highlights on Sat, 20 Jan, 2018 - 15:00

Maitreyi Interviews Punyamala About Families

Posted by Maitreyi to Community Highlights on Sat, 20 Jan, 2018 - 15:00

A great conversation between two friends who are also members of the College of Public Preceptors, exploring Punyamala’s experiences around having children in the context of her Buddhist life within the FWBO and Triratna.

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Dharma Life - Family Life

Posted by saddhaloka to Community Highlights on Fri, 19 Jan, 2018 - 17:31

Dharma Life - Family Life

Posted by saddhaloka to Community Highlights on Fri, 19 Jan, 2018 - 17:31

One of the tasks the Adhisthana Kula set itself was to encourage people within Triratna to take a fresh look at some of those areas of practice and lifestyle that have been of real value and importance, and which sometimes have been put forward in an unhelpful way.

We look to build an Order and movement in which anyone who sincerely wishes to commit themselves to the Three Jewels can find a place and have something to give, whatever their...

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

A special post for the children's area!

Posted by mokshini to Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What... on Wed, 30 Aug, 2017 - 11:15

A special post for the children's area!

Posted by mokshini to Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What... on Wed, 30 Aug, 2017 - 11:15

The kids area at the International Gathering!

We had about 22 children coming to play with the kids area helpers every day, and we had a lot of fun. As the weather was so superb we spent a couple of mornings at the children’s fireplace  - one morning we toasted sausages and gread, and the next we made twizzlers on a stick! Thanks to Meg for a superior recipe, and they were really yummy and...

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London Buddhist Centre Autumn Magazine

London Buddhist Centre Autumn Magazine

Posted by Charlotte Lawes to Community Highlights on Mon, 7 Aug, 2017 - 16:38

Each season the London Buddhist Centre publishes a wonderful magazine and programme packed full of great articles, poems, images and more.

In this edition we are treated to a celebration of the children and families in the Sangha, paintings by Kusalasara, a poem by Vishvantara, a cartoon strip on hindrances to meditation, banker-turned-Buddhist fundraiser Amalavajra, from FutureDharma Fund, on love and money, and music maker Tim Exile features in the latest instalment of Diary of a London Buddhist.

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Triratna Parents Mandala
Triratna Parents Mandala

Books for Buddhist Kids & Parents

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna Parents Mandala on Thu, 3 Aug, 2017 - 21:59

Books for Buddhist Kids & Parents

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna Parents Mandala on Thu, 3 Aug, 2017 - 21:59

Though sometimes you have to search a bit, there are lots of books out there on Buddhist themes for young children, teens, and parents. We’ll post here a running list of Fantastic Books and Where to Find them.

If you have a favorite of your own, please share in the comments section and we’ll add it!

Young Readers:

The Buddha at Bedtime - Nagaraja

The Buddha’s Apprentice at Bedtime - Nagaraja

The Calm Buddha at Bedtime - Nagaraja

The Lion and the...

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