Triratna News
Triratna News

Snowdon: First Ever Trackless Expedition!

By Amalavajra on Tue, 2 Jul, 2024 - 10:33

Snowdon: First Ever Trackless Expedition!

By Amalavajra on Tue, 2 Jul, 2024 - 10:33

Trackless is a new team-based right livelihood business running Buddhist expeditions for men under 35.

We launched last month with a three day hike in Snowdonia, culminating in a night alone in a bivvy bag on top of a mountain. 

We were completely offline, with periods of meditation, silent walking, and explorations of the Buddha’s life and teachings, as well as local myth.

Amalayodhin, one of the LBC’s Men’s Mitra Convenors, brought JZ (31) and Fred (28). Francis, our qualified Mountain Leader,...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

LA VUELTA AL MUNDO EN METTA | AROUND THE WORLD IN METTA

By Centre Team on Wed, 15 Nov, 2023 - 22:11

LA VUELTA AL MUNDO EN METTA | AROUND THE WORLD IN METTA

By Centre Team on Wed, 15 Nov, 2023 - 22:11

VER DE NUEVO Y MEDITAR | WATCH AGAIN AND MEDITATE

Una de las características únicas de nuestra Sangha Triratna es la naturaleza internacional de nuestra comunidad, una fuerza desde el principio. Este año, en el Día de la Sangha, se invitó a todo el mundo a unirse a Bodhikámala (de México) y Jnanadhara (de Irlanda/Nueva Zelanda) para un evento en línea para conocer a nuevos y viejos amigos de otros...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Celebrating friendship with discounted books

By Windhorse Publi... on Wed, 26 Jul, 2023 - 15:00

Celebrating friendship with discounted books

By Windhorse Publi... on Wed, 26 Jul, 2023 - 15:00

Our teacher, Sangharakshita, described the order he founded as ‘a network of friendships’, and I’ve come back from the retreat with a renewed sense of gratitude for the many and varied friendships in my life, particularly my friendships with other ‘Dharma farers’. A focus on this type of friendship, what Sangharakshita called ‘spiritual friendship’, is one of the six distinctive emphases that Sangharakshita gave the Triratna Buddhist Community. 

Sangharakshita didn’t emphasise the importance of friendship just because of his own personal inclination....

Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Place available in Abhirati Men's Community Nottingham

By Zac on Wed, 1 Feb, 2023 - 10:05

Place available in Abhirati Men's Community Nottingham

By Zac on Wed, 1 Feb, 2023 - 10:05

Hi!

The community occupies the top two floors of the Nottingham Buddhist Centre building, which lies in the heart of a vibrant Nottingham city center. There has been a mens community in the building for 25+ years now and currently there are 4 young men living together (pictured: Dayajava, Connor, Rio and Zac).

We’ve recently had someone move out last December and we are now looking to explore taking on a fifth person. As a community we aspire to...

Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Sublet Place Available in Women's Community Bristol

By Centre Team on Thu, 27 Oct, 2022 - 12:45

Sublet Place Available in Women's Community Bristol

By Centre Team on Thu, 27 Oct, 2022 - 12:45

Are you interested in trying out community living in Bristol? Kalyanaloka have a room free from February 12 to early May 2023 while a resident is away travelling. 

The community live and practice together, share food, eat together regularly and often meditate together, as well as a weekly community night.

They are looking for a Mitra or Order member to join them for this period. They are also have very reasonable costs for Bristol!

Please contact Jo on 07814575788 or Jo.wagland [at] gmail.com to express...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Peacock Plumes in Southampton - Introducing The Amitabha Project

By Centre Team on Tue, 1 Mar, 2022 - 12:00

Peacock Plumes in Southampton - Introducing The Amitabha Project

By Centre Team on Tue, 1 Mar, 2022 - 12:00

Since opening the centre in the converted premises of the old Plume of Feathers pub in the St Mary’s district four years ago, The Southampton Buddhist Center has been through a period of what feels like an incubation of new sangha lives. During the Covid pandemic, 20 people have had their mitra ceremonies. There have been two local ordinations and numerous ordination requests.

Now that the lockdowns have eased, these lives are interacting together in a range of endeavors that...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

25% off selected paperbacks for Sangha Day

By Windhorse Publi... on Mon, 15 Nov, 2021 - 11:55

25% off selected paperbacks for Sangha Day

By Windhorse Publi... on Mon, 15 Nov, 2021 - 11:55

As you may know, Sunday 21st November is International Sangha Day. To celebrate, we’re offering 25% off five paperbacks on the themes of friendship, communication and the spiritual community. The discounts will end on 6th December.

What is the Sangha? The Nature of Spiritual Community by Sangharakshita

Was £11.99, Now £8.99

In Buddhism, the sangha is the free association of developing individuals choosing to help each other along the path. In What is the Sangha? Sangharakshita suggests that to explore the nature of spiritual community is also to examine...

London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

Sangharakshita: A life of friendship

By Dayanatha on Fri, 27 Nov, 2020 - 12:22

Sangharakshita: A life of friendship

By Dayanatha on Fri, 27 Nov, 2020 - 12:22

At the London Buddhist Centre and in the Triratna Buddhist Community as a whole we place great emphasis on the value of friendship. In fact, it’s the glue that holds together everything that we do.

Join this evening’s celebration of friendship with one’s teacher. On this rare occasion we’ll be meeting some of the close friends of Bhante Sangharakshita to hear about their friendship with him and how this formed the basis of the culture that we can join today. With...

Bump elbows, say hello!
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Getting Real (Soulful Conversation and Meditation) With Viveka and Paramananda

By kusaladevi on Fri, 19 Jun, 2020 - 17:19

Getting Real (Soulful Conversation and Meditation) With Viveka and Paramananda

By kusaladevi on Fri, 19 Jun, 2020 - 17:19

Join Viveka and Paramananda for the second of their four live conversations, on Monday June 22nd

USA 9am PST | México 11am | USA 12pm EST | UK & IE 5pm | Europe 6pm CET

These conversations take place in Zoom and are approximately 60 minutes long. You can see their first conversation here on Facebook.

Visit our Events space to reserve a place and make a donation.

Viveka is the former Chair...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Buddhism and Islam - New Writing from Sangharakshita

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 10 Aug, 2018 - 14:43

Buddhism and Islam - New Writing from Sangharakshita

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 10 Aug, 2018 - 14:43

Starting in his teenage years by reading three translations of the Koran, Sangharakshita has long taken an interest in the cultural, philosophical and mystical sides of Islam, and in 1982 he led a seminar on Al-Ghazali’s The Duties of Brotherhood in Islam. In this article, written in July 2018, he reflects on this earlier interest, with further thoughts about contact today between Buddhists and Muslims, post ‘9/11’.

This piece is open to all and can be read on Sangharakshita’s website: ...

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