Community Highlights
Community Highlights

What the World Needs Now: Triratna’s Gift

By Centre Team on Thu, 20 Jan, 2022 - 17:19

What the World Needs Now: Triratna’s Gift

By Centre Team on Thu, 20 Jan, 2022 - 17:19

Saturday, April 9 2022

Triratna Day 2022 will focus on our contribution to the world: a vision of truth, communicated in a culture of kalyana mitrata (“beautiful friendship”), for the benefit of all. The day will be an experience of that, especially of being part of a global network of friendships for the good.

We’ll have four events—meditation, talk, a seminar and a puja—hosted from Adhisthana, Berlin, and the Americas. Translation will be available for some sessions. And our symbol will be Bhante Sangharakshita’s...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

The Guru's Advice: Sub35 Festival Retreat

By Caroline I P on Mon, 10 May, 2021 - 12:12

The Guru's Advice: Sub35 Festival Retreat

By Caroline I P on Mon, 10 May, 2021 - 12:12

THU 26 AUGMON 30 AUG

Lived out fully, Buddhist practice is revolutionary. Its purpose is a complete transformation of every element of our lives and of the world around us. 

The legendary Tibetan Guru Padmasambhava is the archetype of this transformation. His mythic life story presents a conflict between the forces of light and the forces of darkness – a conflict that takes place within our own hearts and minds. Following his example, we can learn to...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

An Online Festival Of Light: International Sangha Day, November 28th 2020

By Centre Team on Tue, 29 Sep, 2020 - 21:34

An Online Festival Of Light: International Sangha Day, November 28th 2020

By Centre Team on Tue, 29 Sep, 2020 - 21:34

What a year… Through dark days that have brought heartache for so many reasons, we’ve come together as a community time and time again. Resilient, reflective, remarkable. And now, as we head into winter in one hemisphere and summer in another, we invite everyone moved by the sangha in 2020 to gather again as one.

We’ll pass the torch around the world once more – starting at dawn in the south Pacific, ending with nightfall in the north – ringing Triratna with...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Lammas festival at NLBC Sangha Night

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 23 Jul, 2020 - 19:31

Lammas festival at NLBC Sangha Night

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 23 Jul, 2020 - 19:31

19:00, 3 August 

Marking the mid-point between the summer solstice and the autumnal equinox, Lammas is a time for gathering in and giving thanks for abundance. The word ‘Lammas’ is derived from ‘loaf mass’, and indicates how central and honoured is the first loaf from the first harvested grain.

Our puja, led by Lalitaraja, will celebrate the mythic Buddha Ratnasambhava, who is associated with generosity and abundance.  If you wish, bring props for our ritual: a broom, mint, green and/or gold ribbon, fresh baked bread.
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North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Dharma Day Festival, join North London

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 15:17

Dharma Day Festival, join North London

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 15:17

Through the day this Sunday, 12 July, online.
Marking the anniversary of the Buddha’s first ever teachings (Dharma) soon after his awakening. 
“The world is made of stories. Good stories are hard to come by, and a good story you can honestly call your own is an incredible gift. The stories are part of a bigger story that connects us all.” (Gary Snyder) Can you discover Buddhism through stories, or do you need facts?

10:30    Ratnaprabha hosts from the Buddhist Centre shrine...

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Dharma Day Live on Sunday from Padmaloka!

By Centre Team on Thu, 2 Jul, 2020 - 00:30

Dharma Day Live on Sunday from Padmaloka!

By Centre Team on Thu, 2 Jul, 2020 - 00:30

Listen: The Deathless Has Been Attained!
Dharma Day Live on Sunday

Come and celebrate Dharma Day from Padmaloka Retreat Centre – wherever you are in the world!

To celebrate Dharma Day this year, Padmaloka will be offering a full online festival programme including live streamed meditations and rituals from the Shrine Room, and a live talk and Q&A by Padmavajra. His talk will explore the story of the turning of the wheel of the Dharma and, in...

Triratna News
Triratna News

BBC Report on Buddhafield

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 3 Aug, 2018 - 12:42

BBC Report on Buddhafield

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 3 Aug, 2018 - 12:42

This year the BBC visited Triratna’s UK Buddhafield Festival to make an extremely positive five-minute report for their Sunday Morning Live programme, including an interview with Lokabandhu.

Watch the report on the BBC iPlayer
(Sorry this is only accessible to viewers in the UK)

The report starts at 34:27 minutes.

+ Follow Buddhafield on The Buddhist Centre Online

Padmaloka Retreat Centre
Padmaloka Retreat Centre

Surlingham Village Festival at Padmaloka

By Sanghanistha on Thu, 15 Sep, 2016 - 10:21

Surlingham Village Festival at Padmaloka

By Sanghanistha on Thu, 15 Sep, 2016 - 10:21

This year Padmaloka once again hosted the Surlingham village festival, as we do every other year. 

The day was a resounding success, despite the threat of rain which in the end never fully materialised (much gratitude to the nagas for their part in this).  There was live music throughout ranging from a one man 80’s cover act, to acoustic folk and the village choir. There were lots of activities, games and competition for all ages. Padmaloka managed to win 6 of the...

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Buddhist Festival Dates (2015-2025 C.E.)

By Shantavira on Sat, 16 Jul, 2016 - 01:29

Buddhist Festival Dates (2015-2025 C.E.)

By Shantavira on Sat, 16 Jul, 2016 - 01:29

Fixed date festivals (solar calendar)
Parinirvana Day 15 February
Triratna Sangha Day 6 April (the anniversary of the founding of the FWBO in 1967)
Triratna Order Day 7 April (the anniversary of the founding of the WBO in 1968)
The Buddha’s birthday 8 April
Sangharakshita’s birthday 26 August (b. 1925)

The lunar calendar festivals depicted in the picture (right-click to save it) are calculated according to the first full moon (in the UK) of May,...

Glasgow Buddhist Centre
Glasgow Buddhist Centre

Parinirvana Day - Sunday 14th February at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre

By Billy on Fri, 12 Feb, 2016 - 23:15

Parinirvana Day - Sunday 14th February at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre

By Billy on Fri, 12 Feb, 2016 - 23:15

Join us this Sunday for Parinirvana Day – a celebration of death, impermanence and the last days of the Buddha’s life.

We will start at 10.30am with a meditation and reflection, with a reading from the Mahaparinibbana Sutta.

1pm - Lunch. Please bring vegetarian food to share.

2pm - We will be looking at how impermanence touches our lives.

3.30pm -  Dhammapada Puja. Please bring photographs of any loved ones who have died over the last year. We will be remembering friends and relatives in the puja.

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