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New right livelihood and community project, Germany

By Munisha on Sat, 23 Apr, 2016 - 17:39

New right livelihood and community project, Germany

By Munisha on Sat, 23 Apr, 2016 - 17:39

Simone Deiringer is a Mitra in Triratna’s Berlin sangha, Germany, training for ordination and exploring possibilities for a project enabling sangha to live and work together near Berlin.

She writes: “I am looking for somewhere close to Berlin where we can establish a collective project, living and working together. Right now I am investigating a small agriculture and gardening business for sale in the Uckermark (an hour and a half drive from the city): 10 hectares of land with buildings and a working horse!

My...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Buddhism and Grassroots Revolution (Discussion)

By Prajnaketu on Mon, 21 Mar, 2016 - 11:46

Questions and answers with the Essen Young Buddhists on what’s happening in the Oxford Sangha now; simplicity vs activity; being a Buddhist in the world… and German engineering. With a German translation from Rainer Pretz.

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Buddhism and Grassroots Revolution (Talk)

By Prajnaketu on Mon, 21 Mar, 2016 - 11:44

Prajnaketu talks about his experiences of starting a Sangha in Oxford and links it to the principles of generosity, kindly speech, beneficial activity and exemplification: Buddhist qualities that can literally change the world. Given at the Essen Young Buddhists Night and with a German translation by Rainer Pretz.

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Berlin Young Buddhists - Neue Workshopreihe / New Workshop Series

By Prajnaketu on Tue, 2 Feb, 2016 - 14:31

Berlin Young Buddhists - Neue Workshopreihe / New Workshop Series

By Prajnaketu on Tue, 2 Feb, 2016 - 14:31

NEUE WORKSHOPREIHE: MITGEFÜHLWEISHEITENERGIE

In dieser Workshopreihe wollen wir das Ziel des Buddhismus – Erleuchtung – näher untersuchen. Erleuchtung hat viele Namen, darunter Erwachen, Erkennen, Sehen wie die Dinge sind, Nirwana, etc.

In unseren Treffen wollen wir die drei Kernqualitäten der Erleuchtungserfahrung untersuchen, Mitgefühl, Weisheit und Energie. Wir werden im gemeinsamen Austausch und in Workshops untersuchen, was Erleuchtung, bzw. Mitgefühl, Weisheit und Energie für uns bedeutet, wo wir in unserer Erfahrung...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna's first mainland European Order convention

By Munisha on Wed, 5 Aug, 2015 - 17:38

Triratna's first mainland European Order convention

By Munisha on Wed, 5 Aug, 2015 - 17:38

I’ve recently returned from the first convention of Triratna Buddhist Order members in mainland Europe, held in northern Germany from 19th to 25th July. Around 80 women and men gathered at a vegetarian retreat centre by a large lake north of Berlin.

Order members from all over Europe, including the UK and Ireland, have regularly met at “European” Conventions held in Britain. However, the Order in mainland Europe is now large enough to hold its own: there are now over...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Parami's Perspectives - Mainland Europe Convention #1: The Brothers Karuna

By parami on Mon, 20 Jul, 2015 - 20:33

Parami with Karunajala and Karunabandhu in Lychen, Genrmany, from the Triratna mainland European Order Convention. 

Some lovely description of the site and an exploration of why it’s important to meet as Europeans…

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Parami's Perspectives - Berlin #1

By parami on Sat, 18 Jul, 2015 - 16:56

Parami reporting from Berlin in the run up to the start of the mainland European Convention of the Triratna Buddhist Order. Beginning with a conversation with Jnanadakini from Mexico who is visiting the Convention to connect with the European Spanish language community. 

Some reflections on the recent history of Berlin and personal lessons to be learned from history…

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Triratna News
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Ordination in Berlin, Germany

By Munisha on Tue, 3 Feb, 2015 - 10:59

Ordination in Berlin, Germany

By Munisha on Tue, 3 Feb, 2015 - 10:59At a public ordination ceremony held at 2pm on Sunday 25th January at Buddhistisches Tor Berlin, Claus-Wilhelm Klinker became Achalabandhu: “Steadfast, unshakable friend”.

(The ‘a’s and the ‘u’ are short; the emphasis is on the fourth syllable.)

His private preceptor was Amogharatna and his public preceptor Padmavajra.

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!
Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna at the European Buddhist Union annual meeting 2014

By Munisha on Thu, 20 Nov, 2014 - 16:18

Triratna at the European Buddhist Union annual meeting 2014

By Munisha on Thu, 20 Nov, 2014 - 16:18Representatives of Buddhist traditions and national Buddhist unions in Europe attended the annual 3-day meeting of the European Buddhist Union (EBU) at the end of September in Hamburg, Germany.

Munisha attended for Triratna, along with nearly 40 others from all over Europe, including members of Hungary’s Jai Bhim Network, new gypsy Buddhists inspired by Dr Ambedkar and his Indian followers. The EBU membership is currently largely Mahayana or Vajrayana.

We heard about the ...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Small grants for Triratna projects and Centres: the Growth Fund 2014

By Munisha on Fri, 17 Oct, 2014 - 00:27

Small grants for Triratna projects and Centres: the Growth Fund 2014

By Munisha on Fri, 17 Oct, 2014 - 00:27Every year, Triratna’s European Chairs’ Assembly (ECA) awards a number of small grants from its Growth Fund. This year five grants were made, to a total of GBP 3,575. Your Centre, group or project may like to consider applying next year.

Growth Fund grants are made to projects leading to an increase in numbers of people attending Triratna classes in basic meditation and Dharma:

a. existing Centres giving birth to new groups and Centres in their...

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