Triratna Parents Mandala
Triratna Parents Mandala

Suggestions on Starting Family Events at your Local Centre

By Centre Team on Thu, 27 Jul, 2017 - 14:43

Suggestions on Starting Family Events at your Local Centre

By Centre Team on Thu, 27 Jul, 2017 - 14:43

Many centres in the Triratna Community around the world have been successful in initiating family events and programs, but there are still many opportunities to expand on this - especially in those areas where these initiatives haven’t yet taken off. Here are a couple of great ways to get started:

1) Create a Local Network of Families

In your local sangha it’s helpful to first identify and connect with other parents. This can take the form of informal gatherings, play dates, swapping babysitting, or...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Buddhist Voices From Mexico - Aurea, Pablo & Alejandra

By Candradasa on Fri, 10 Mar, 2017 - 18:33

First in a series of occasional episodes featuring Triratna voices from Mexico. Here we meet the wonderful Aurea and her family in Mexico City and hear their story of what it’s like to be a Buddhist (or have a Buddhist in your life) in a country where that’s still fairly unusual.  

An inspiring, warm conversation that shows the tremendous difference love and support from friends and family can make to anyone practising Buddhism. 

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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Buddhist Voices: Karunadevi - From Heartland to Heart-Mind

By Candradasa on Wed, 28 Dec, 2016 - 20:35

Karunadevi has been a practicing Buddhist since the 1980s after finding her way to California from the heartland of Iowa. The first American to be ordained in the U.S. into the Triratna Buddhist Order she is now a member of the College of Public Preceptors, helping maintain the spiritual wellbeing of the community worldwide. 

We hear about Karunadevi’s journey to the Dharma via family, friends, and brushes with mystic religion (via Christianity, Joan Baez and Lama Govinda). And how it was...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Seeing Both Sides

By Rijupatha on Thu, 12 Nov, 2015 - 11:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is entitled “Seeing Both Sides”, an excerpt from the talk “Lightening the Load” by Karunagita.

A great talk from Karunagita, author of “A Path For Parents”, with some key practical insights for anyone trying to figure out how to go deeper with their practice while raising children. We get a moving evocation of parenting as a distinct context for working with our conditioning, our views, and for learning to break...

Family Friendly Village Retreat - all welcome
Buddhafield Family Friendly Village

Full Village 2013 > what else is available?

By libbydavy on Tue, 6 Aug, 2013 - 11:40

Full Village 2013 > what else is available?

By libbydavy on Tue, 6 Aug, 2013 - 11:40We are a full village now for 2013! Bookings Closed.

Infact we seem to book out every year, just by word of mouth, and have had to start limiting numbers. Please book early next year to make sure you can come.

Part of creating this online space is to help us germinate other family friendly events within the Triratna movement. Anyone that has any energy at all to help make that happen, can find a way to get...
Family Friendly Village Retreat - all welcome
Buddhafield Family Friendly Village

Entering the Sangha - Sangharakshita

By libbydavy on Tue, 23 Jul, 2013 - 15:11
See track 5 especially.

Sangharakshita talks with humour and wisdom about feeling free; the hot tubs of Buddhafield; a place where children can be safe and free outdoors.

Reposted from FBA

“In ‘Entering the Sangha’, Sangharakshita goes to Buddhafield! A first for him, and a first for the fabulous Buddhafield Festival that takes place each year at the height of the English summer. This talk was given in a tent in Devon - and the sounds...
Family Friendly Village Retreat - all welcome
Buddhafield Family Friendly Village

Staying at Home, Dancing with the Universe - Amaragita

By libbydavy on Tue, 23 Jul, 2013 - 15:03

“This talk from Amaragita takes a look at Buddhist practice in the light of parenting, and was given at the Buddhafield Festival in 2006. Look out for some lovely singing thoughout!” Reposted from FBA.

Family Friendly Village Retreat - all welcome
Buddhafield Family Friendly Village

Buddhist Parenting with Karunagita (Sara Burns)

By libbydavy on Tue, 23 Jul, 2013 - 15:00
“This is another great talk from the ‘Dharma Warriors’ series given at the Buddhafield Festival. Karunagita is the author of ‘Growing as a Parent - What Buddhism Has to Offer’, and here she presents some of that material to an audience of summer loving practitioners under the blue skies of Devon.

Settle back and enjoy the sound of drums, kids’ voices, and Karunagita’s perspectives on the challenges and opportunities of raising a child as part of your practice of...
Family Friendly Village Retreat - all welcome
Buddhafield Family Friendly Village

Sara Burns (Karunagita) on 'A Path for Parents'

By Candradasa on Tue, 23 Jul, 2013 - 13:14

Sara Burns (Karunagita) on 'A Path for Parents'

By Candradasa on Tue, 23 Jul, 2013 - 13:14How do we lead rich and meaningful spiritual lives in the context of parenting? In this short video, Sara Burns (Karunagita) talks about the opportunities and challenges of being a parent from a Buddhist perspective.

Sara will be at the Buddhafields Family Friendly Retreat again this year. She will be giving a talk on parenting and sharing her most recent experiences as the parent of two older teenagers, reflecting back on the road she has travelled this...

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