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Dharmabyte: A Network of Relationships

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 23 Jul, 2018 - 12:19

This FBA Dharmabyte podcast today is called ‘A Network of Relationships’ by Abhayanandi.

The Buddha famously said that fellowship is the whole of the spiritual life. Is that really true?! Abhayanandi has been following this teaching notably by living in a residential Buddhist community and working in a team-based right-livelihood business. Hear her inspirational and hard-won reflections on Living Sangha.

From the talk entitled “Living Sangha.

Subscribe to our Dharmabytes Podcast.

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Mitra Ceremonies for Chong & Sarah

By viriyalila on Tue, 27 Mar, 2018 - 15:53

Mitra Ceremonies for Chong & Sarah

By viriyalila on Tue, 27 Mar, 2018 - 15:53

On Saturday, March 24th, the Portsmouth Buddhist Center community came together to support and celebrate the mitra ceremonies of Sarah Flause and Chongson Scotts. Sangha members from Boston, Maine, New Hampshire and New York (well, New Jersey actually!) were among those gathered as well as family and friends of Sarah and Chong.

Thank you to Lona & Maryellen for bringing the flowers, and to Danakamala for creating the shrine. The colors all came together so beautifully! Thank you also to everyone...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Triratna International Council - Day 3: On Self and Other and the Structures that Allow Friendship to Flow

By Centre Team on Sun, 18 Feb, 2018 - 16:06

Triratna International Council - Day 3: On Self and Other and the Structures that Allow Friendship to Flow

By Centre Team on Sun, 18 Feb, 2018 - 16:06

On Day 3 of the 2018 International Council our guests review some great Dharma study and work that dives deeper into the whole area of transformative models of love and friendship. How do we practice to undermine our inherent tendencies to selfishness? And what can we set up so all our institutions serve the needs of the community and allow a genuine and enduring culture of friendship to flourish? 

Join Dassini to talk it all through with Khemadhamma and Ratnajyoti from Australia, and...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Ordination Training Centres Exploring Triratna @ 50 - Ordination Vows and the Great Gathering

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 29 Jan, 2018 - 17:13

2017 saw the celebrations of 50 years of the Triratna Buddhist Community and 2018 sees the 50th anniversary of the Triratna Buddhist Order.  In this context in the Padmaloka Retreat Centre - which runs ordination training retreats for men - members of the Ordination Team gave talks on each of the 4 acceptance vows, recited during one’s public ordination ceremony.  These vows essentialise what it means to be an order member practising within the Triratna Buddhist Order.  The...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Sustained by Spiritual Friends: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

By akasajoti on Mon, 12 Jun, 2017 - 22:35

Sustained by Spiritual Friends: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

By akasajoti on Mon, 12 Jun, 2017 - 22:35

Today, Parami presented Hri and Apatrapya, the two Lokapalas, unfolding a single line in the Karaniya Metta Sutta: “One should not pursue the slightest thing for which other wise men might censure them.” Both Hri and Apatrapya express a positive sense of remorse and regret, one in relation to our own inner ethical sensitivity, the other in relation to the ethical sensitivity we aspire to embodied by our spiritual friends and teachers. They are the guardians of our Dharma Life,...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Las Venezolanas

By Aryanisha on Mon, 20 Feb, 2017 - 11:34

Las Venezolanas

By Aryanisha on Mon, 20 Feb, 2017 - 11:34

Today we report on a group of women practising the Dharma in a really challenging environment: Venezuela.

You might have missed it, but Venezuela is in the middle of a severe political and economic crisis. According to Bloomberg, the annual inflation rate is about 1200%. With Brexit going on, here in the UK the rate is around 1.8%, and that’s considered high. Food and medicine shortages and a currency nosedive are just some of the problems Venezuelans are facing.

In the midst of...

FutureDharma
FutureDharma

Recognise any of these lovely people?

By Liz_Bassett on Mon, 14 Nov, 2016 - 08:00

Recognise any of these lovely people?

By Liz_Bassett on Mon, 14 Nov, 2016 - 08:00

Recognise any of these Order members, Mitras or Friends?

Do they seem special or ordinary to you? Anything stand out?

They are all giving to FutureDharma Fund. Some of them give a monthly donation, some have given a larger one-off gift, made us a loan or put FutureDharma Fund in their Will. In a way, quite ordinary things to do. But also special, because all of our donors have thought carefully about what effect they want their money to have in the world.  

Who can...

Triratna in the Buddhist world
Triratna in the Buddhist world

Video impressions of EBU conference 'Buddhism in Action'

By Munisha on Tue, 16 Aug, 2016 - 09:09

Video impressions of EBU conference 'Buddhism in Action'

By Munisha on Tue, 16 Aug, 2016 - 09:09

A 1.5-minute impression of the European Buddhist Union’s conference ‘Buddhism in Action’ held at Berlin’s Rigpa Centre, 1-3 April 2016 (where I gave a talk: ‘Friendship as the future of Buddhism’).

Read more about the conference.
See thank yous and pictures.
Read reflections on the conference.


Watch Munisha’s PowerPoint presentation for the talk ‘Friendship as the future of Buddhism’.

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