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Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

IC Dharma: The Refuge by Maitripala

By Centre Team on Mon, 31 Aug, 2020 - 18:44

IC Dharma: The Refuge by Maitripala

By Centre Team on Mon, 31 Aug, 2020 - 18:44

Maitripala talking about the Refuge aspect of the Bodhicitta practice, for the International Council 2020 Online.

As well as meeting together and addressing live topics and priorities across Triratna, the International Council meetings also are a context for members to meet together and build community, this year, taking as our Dharma theme the arising of the Bodhicitta, through study and meditation.

The series of talks explore different aspects of the Bodhicitta Practice: the Blue Sky as the context for the practice; Connection with the...

Padmaloka Retreat Centre
Padmaloka Retreat Centre

The Next Phase at Padmaloka: Opening a Hybrid Retreat Centre

By Satyakirti on Wed, 5 Aug, 2020 - 12:54

The Next Phase at Padmaloka: Opening a Hybrid Retreat Centre

By Satyakirti on Wed, 5 Aug, 2020 - 12:54

We’re on the cusp of another new phase beginning here at Padmaloka, that is the opening of a Hybrid Retreat Centre.

Having looked at the UK Government’s advice for places of worship and the advice for accommodation providers, we will be able to run some events that have a small number of people physically on retreat here. The new programme will be made up of events that are either residential only, a hybrid of residential and online, or online only. In...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Going for Refuge, Coronavirus and the Environmental Crisis

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 21 May, 2020 - 22:49

Going for Refuge, Coronavirus and the Environmental Crisis

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 21 May, 2020 - 22:49

NLBC Sangha Night Buddhism, Mondays, 19:00

25 May: Going for Refuge, Coronavirus and the Environmental Crisis.
How are they connected?  With Santva, Katja Behrendt and Friends.

Zoom login details here, Meeting ID: 884 7432 3614, Password: 003288.

All welcome, intended for those with a genuine interest in following the Buddhist path. Please donate here.

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Sangha Night Buddhism, Mondays, 19:00

By Ratnaprabha on Sat, 9 May, 2020 - 20:47

Sangha Night Buddhism, Mondays, 19:00

By Ratnaprabha on Sat, 9 May, 2020 - 20:47

11 May: Celebrating the Buddha’s Enlightenment
With Manjumitra, Khemananda, Lalitaraja, Santva and Friends. The evening will include meditation, a talk by Khemananda - ‘Reflections on the Buddha’s Enlightenment’, and ritual.
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Meeting ID: 878 7847 7026, Password: 019357

18 May: Going for Refuge in Meditation 2 – Meditate like it matters!

A follow-on evening with Lalitaraja looking at Going for Refuge in meditation and meditation as a ground for deepening Going for Refuge.
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North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Sangha Night Buddhism

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 12:15

Sangha Night Buddhism

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 12:15

Mondays, 19:00

4 May: Deepening my Going for Refuge - what does this mean?
The Particular (me) and the Universal (the bigger picture). With Santva and Friends.  
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11 May: Celebrating the Buddha’s Enlightenment
With Manjumitra, Khemananda, Lalitaraja, Santva and Friends. The evening will include meditation, a talk by Khemananda - ‘Reflections on the Buddha’s Enlightenment’, and ritual.
Join Zoom Meeting

All welcome, intended for those with a genuine interest in following the...

Padmaloka Retreat Centre
Padmaloka Retreat Centre

Going For Refuge: The basis of Everything

By Satyakirti on Sun, 19 Apr, 2020 - 15:53

Going For Refuge: The basis of Everything

By Satyakirti on Sun, 19 Apr, 2020 - 15:53

This talk by Padmavajra is offered especially to men who have asked for ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order. It was given in the shrine room on Monday April 13th 2020.

In this talk Padmavajra addresses how men can continue their ordination training during this time of lockdown, when it is not possible to attend retreats at Padmaloka. He draws particular attention to the Buddha’s vision of existence and his longing for escape. He also explores the existential act of Going for...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Sangha Night Buddhism, Mondays, 19:00

By Ratnaprabha on Fri, 17 Apr, 2020 - 10:08

Sangha Night Buddhism, Mondays, 19:00

By Ratnaprabha on Fri, 17 Apr, 2020 - 10:08

20 April Santva on Going for Refuge to the Three Jewels - What is this and what might it look like?  Santva reflects on her spiritual journey - change, courage, true and false refuges, family, joining the Triratna Buddhist Order. The evening will include meditation and ritual.
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27 April  Going for Refuge in Meditation
Lalitaraja takes up the theme of going for refuge and explores its ramifications for meditation practice.
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North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Sangha Night tonight, online with the North London Centre

By Ratnaprabha on Mon, 6 Apr, 2020 - 16:01

Sangha Night tonight, online with the North London Centre

By Ratnaprabha on Mon, 6 Apr, 2020 - 16:01

Meeting the Unknown with Courage, Kindness, and Connection

Monday 6 April, 7.00pm

Santva reflects on a Buddhist approach to change and how to be with our worry and anxiety.  The evening will also include meditation and ritual.  Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/334434901 Meeting ID: 334 434 901

13 April Lalitaraja (login to follow).

20 April Santva on Going for Refuge to the Three Jewels - What is this and what might it look like?  Santva reflects on...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Going for Refuge in a Time of Fear

By akasajoti on Thu, 19 Mar, 2020 - 13:33

Going for Refuge in a Time of Fear

By akasajoti on Thu, 19 Mar, 2020 - 13:33

Padmavajra, one of the Public Preceptors on the ordination team at Padmaloka, gives a talk on how to go for refuge in times of adversity, even in a time of fear.

Given the situation in the world today, with threat of sickness and great uncertainty, how do we practise as Buddhists? How do we continue to deepen our practice of loving kindness, of awareness? What is the real response to the situation we find ourselves in today?

Recorded on the 18th March 2020 in the Padmaloka...

Community Highlights
Triratna International Council

Themes from the Dharma Life of Urgyen Sangharakshita (Triratna International Council 2019)

By Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 19 Sep, 2019 - 15:07

A series of talks from the 2019 Triratna International Council, with the whole event set in the context of the Council considering deeply and studying the Dharma together. 

This year’s theme was major elements from the Dharma biography of Sangharakshita, Triratna’s founder, which are of wider relevance to anyone endeavouring to lead a Buddhist life. The four areas explored are:

1. Going Forth and Going for Refuge by Saddhaloka

2. Sangharakshita’s First Connection with His Teachers and Receiving Practices by Aryajaya

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