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Dharmabyte: The Bodhisattva Vision

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 28 May, 2018 - 16:50

This Dharmabyte podcast is an excerpt from The Bodhisattva Vision.

Visuddhimati launches the Triratna Urban Retreat on the theme of the greater mandala of uselessness - a teaching Sangharakshita has given us in 1976 derived from the Ratnagunasamcayagatha Sutra of the Perfection of Wisdom Sutras. 

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The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28
The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28

Complete Urban Retreat Resources

By Centre Team on Mon, 30 Nov, 2015 - 18:19

Here is a complete* set of the main teaching materials from the 2015 Urban Retreat for everyone. If you took part you can still access the full space, all posts, and comments. You can now get resources in French and German too.

It’s no longer possible to sign up for this space to preserve the integrity of the retreat. You might want to re-enable your email notifications now! :)

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The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28
The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28

Thank you - And Help Us Do It Again!

By mokshini on Sat, 28 Nov, 2015 - 15:00

Thank you - And Help Us Do It Again!

By mokshini on Sat, 28 Nov, 2015 - 15:00

The Urban Retreat 2015 has now come to an end. Thank you for taking part and helping make it such an inspiring week! We really hope you have enjoyed the contributions and resources posted on this site - may they be of benefit for a long time to come…

If you have enjoyed the retreat and benefitted from the Dharma materials provided, please help us do it again! You can easlily do that by donating to the online dana bowl on our Just...

The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28
The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28

Day 8: Transference of Merit and Self-Surrender (Text)

By mokshini on Fri, 27 Nov, 2015 - 20:06

The verse “Transference of Merit and Self -Surrender” expresses the wish that the benefit that we have gained through the efforts of our practice may serve for the benefit of all beings, not just ourselves. It is the last verse of the Triratna Sevenfold Puja

Within Triratna, it is frequently recited at the end of a practice day, a meeting, or a retreat to conclude the event. You may wish to use it to dedicate you efforts for the wellbeing  of all every evening...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Munisha Introducing the Urban Retreat - Via Bach and Poetry...

By Candradasa on Mon, 23 Nov, 2015 - 17:47

If you haven’t joined in with the Urban Retreat online, there’s still time! Already a wonderful, inspiring event - some great retreat teaching (only the introductory posts are visible if you aren’t taking part), and the chance to witness moving practice going on around the world…

Here’s Munisha’s lovely introduction from the Stockholm sangha in Sweden.

The music is “Erbarme Dich”, from the St Matthew Passion by JS Bach, with mezzo soprano Janet Baker. The poem is ‘A High Blue Day...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Urban Retreat Starts Saturday!

By Candradasa on Sat, 21 Nov, 2015 - 01:20

Urban Retreat Starts Saturday!

By Candradasa on Sat, 21 Nov, 2015 - 01:20

The International Urban Retreat 2015 starts on Saturday for one week (it’s already underway in Australia and New Zealand)!

Online discussions, and the teaching materials, will only be available to those taking part - join now, it’s free! 

Listen to the introductory talk | Download the Urban Retreat program...

The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28
The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28

Introductory Talk: Parami - Living In The Greater Mandala

By parami on Fri, 20 Nov, 2015 - 12:15

Introductory Talk: Parami - Living In The Greater Mandala

By parami on Fri, 20 Nov, 2015 - 12:15

Parami gives the introductory talk for the 2015 Triratna International Urban Retreat live in Adelaide, Australia. Her theme - and the theme of the whole retreat - is ‘Living in the Greater Mandala’, and she brings this alive in the most human, poetic, and inspired of ways.

Her range is broad as she evokes the mandala itself, and the profound, playful path of the Bodhisattva. Calling forth Rumi and Hafiz, the great Buddhist Perfection of Wisdom texts, Keats, Yeats, Robert...

Triratna News
Triratna News

The International Urban Retreat 2015: less than a week away!

By Munisha on Mon, 16 Nov, 2015 - 16:14

The International Urban Retreat 2015: less than a week away!

By Munisha on Mon, 16 Nov, 2015 - 16:14

Next Saturday sees the start of Triratna’s International Urban Retreat 2015. The theme this year is the Greater Mandala - Sangharakshita’s teachings on the spiritual importance of learning to waste time (and how live a life more beautiful, rather than one that is merely useful and efficient.) Join the retreat online.

Want to go on retreat next week? No time or money? This is a retreat you can do in the midst of everyday life at home and work, with others or by...

The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28
The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28

The Urban Retreat Programme

By mokshini on Mon, 16 Nov, 2015 - 15:58

Here is a copy of the Full Retreat Programme for the  Fourth International Triratna Urban Retreat, 21- 28 Nov 2015

The theme is “Living in the Greater Mandala” - title taken from the book Wisdom beyond Words by Sangharakshita, a commentary on the Ratnaguna Samcayagatha sutra. 

The aim… is to bring an attitude of pure aesthetic appreciation to whatever circumstances that come our way

The Enlightenment of the Buddha was not a cold detached knowledge. He saw with warmth; he saw with feeling; what is more, he

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The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28
The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28

Resolve - Remind - Review

By mokshini on Mon, 16 Nov, 2015 - 15:57

“Resolve - Remind - Review” is a practical toolkit for keeping your practice on course day-to-day, in the midst of a busy life. It is about creating the conditions that support practice. The handout explains what to do. 

You will see that there are also ”resolve” and “remind” sections on each page of the Urban Retreat Practice Diary: it helps you be clear what you resolve to do and how you’ll remind yourself to do it each day! 

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