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...
International Sangha Day 2021: “May Our Communication Be Sangha”
Sangha, spiritual community, can be described as a network of friendships based on what’s of most value. In the company of those committed to the Buddha’s teachings – past and present – we can express and deepen metta, loving-kindness, in our deeds, words and thoughts.
This year’s International Sangha Day celebration focused on communication because communication is a crucial part of the practice and development of Sangha. At its worst, communication can cause conflict...
As a special treat for you as we countdown to #buddhaday we are releasing a series of dharma reflections and evocations of the Buddha over the week…⠀
For our Triratna international Buddha Day celebration, on the occasion of the full Moon day itself, Padmavajra introduces us to the story of the Buddha and the Naga King, Mucalinda. With characteristic resonant depth, Padmavajra evokes the meaning and significance of the Buddha’s Enlightenment, and his subsequent encounter with Mucalinda.
By Candradasa on Tue, 21 May, 2013 - 17:44Does ritual have a place in 21st Century Buddhism? Akasati explores tradition and innovation in Buddhist ritual and looks into the area of creating our own rituals.
By Candradasa on Tue, 21 May, 2013 - 17:32“What does it mean to be generous? Is there enough of everything to go around? Why should we share anyway? Maybe the golden Buddha Ratnasambhava has the answers…”
By Candradasa on Mon, 20 May, 2013 - 17:54A short documentary by the excellent Clear Vision team on the Buddhafield Festival 2012, held at the Blackdown Hills near Taunton, UK. A festival of music and dance, meditation and Buddhist teachings, workshops, veggie food, friendship and mud. (And sometimes sun.)
“Dancing Buddhas is a 30 minute film about the team of people who help to build one of the UK’s most eco-friendly and inspiring Buddhist led festivals. We go behind the scenes of this drink and drug-free festival, see the wide variety of music, dance, yoga and creative workshops on offer and we try to understand why Buddhism is...
By Candradasa on Mon, 20 May, 2013 - 17:15This week we’re also going to be bringing you some of the sights and teachings from Buddhafield on video! The Buddhafield Festival and other events attract a lot of folk. And these days, what with mobile phones, tablets and laptops, we have quite a collective record of the events. There are many little jewels on YouTube illuminating the years. This video is one of the earliest, from 1996.