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ICin5: Highlights From The Heart of Triratna

By Centre Team on Mon, 7 Sep, 2020 - 22:20

ICin5: Highlights From The Heart of Triratna

By Centre Team on Mon, 7 Sep, 2020 - 22:20

If you are any way way connected to Triratna, the International Council is kind of a big deal. Even if you don’t know it! 

Last week – as every year – Order members all around the world gathered for a series of intensive discussions to explore Dharma practice in our community. What’s live and bubbling up in their own areas: Australia and New Zealand, Canada & the USA, Europe, India, Ireland & the UK. What’s passing...

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ICin5 No.8 - Summing Up, Saying Goodbye

By Centre Team on Fri, 4 Sep, 2020 - 22:47

ICin5 No.8 - Summing Up, Saying Goodbye

By Centre Team on Fri, 4 Sep, 2020 - 22:47

At the end of a beautifully intense International Council Online, the Steering Group (AKA. the people who make it all happen at the IC) are here to take us home.

The spirit of community, infused with gratitude and a deep sense of kinship through all challenge, pervades. What comes next will be grounded in the local as well as the global, and call forth a renewal of all the work that’s still unfolding from a long...

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ICin5 No.7 - Day Five, Do the Strand!

By Centre Team on Thu, 3 Sep, 2020 - 19:50

ICin5 No.7 - Day Five, Do the Strand!

By Centre Team on Thu, 3 Sep, 2020 - 19:50

We’re in Europe – in the Nordic region, as it happens – for day five of the International Council Online.

What is a Strand?, we hear you ask. Watch on for a perfect definition + a window into the delights and challenges of joining in with a global context from a remote town in Sweden and from Helsinki, capital of Finland. 

- Language issues for non-English speakers in Triratna.
- Highlights of the week.
- Forming strong connections based in good work.

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ICin5 No.6 - Day Four, Commonality, Conflict & The Past

By Centre Team on Thu, 3 Sep, 2020 - 00:21

ICin5 No.6 - Day Four, Commonality, Conflict & The Past

By Centre Team on Thu, 3 Sep, 2020 - 00:21

A packed day four at IC2020 Online! Nothing is ever black and white really, and today’s topics prove the point.  

Issues that could be contentious any time - past or future - present themselves directly. We hear from Jnanadhara and Subhadramati how that all went from the perspective of the UK & Ireland.

- Commonality, innovation and creative tension.
- Buddhist takes on conflict resolution.
- Facing the shadows of the past.

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ICin5 No.5 - Day Three, Social Engagement and Harmony

By Centre Team on Tue, 1 Sep, 2020 - 22:09

ICin5 No.5 - Day Three, Social Engagement and Harmony

By Centre Team on Tue, 1 Sep, 2020 - 22:09

We’re in Australia and New Zealand for Day 3 of the International Council online! And today we hear about conversations around social engagement as Buddhists: the passion and the potential pitfalls, especially when we prize harmony as a deep value in community.

- Revisiting some working principles from last year from which to engage with issues: 
exemplification, renunciation, awareness, right effort, the precepts, right livelihood, spiritual friendship, ethical speech, conditionality, karma, active compassion.
- Discussing ways we can cultivate non-polarisation in...

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ICin5 No.4 - Day Two, Welcoming All in the Dharma (Dar la bienvenida a todos en el Dharma)

By Centre Team on Mon, 31 Aug, 2020 - 21:57

ICin5 No.4 - Day Two, Welcoming All in the Dharma (Dar la bienvenida a todos en el Dharma)

By Centre Team on Mon, 31 Aug, 2020 - 21:57

A full extra 90 seconds today to bring you the best of the day in Spanish as well as English!

¡Un total de 90 segundos extra hoy para ofrecerte lo mejor del día en español y en inglés!

The second full day of the 2020 online International Council and we’re joined by Viryakirti and Parami from Latin America.

Framed by the deep, altruistic practice of empathy, today we were listening to stories and voices about the sometimes painful gap...

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ICin5 No.3 - Day One, The Blue Sky and Priorities After Covid

By Centre Team on Mon, 31 Aug, 2020 - 02:40

ICin5 No.3 - Day One, The Blue Sky and Priorities After Covid

By Centre Team on Mon, 31 Aug, 2020 - 02:40

The first full day of the online International Council. The blue sky is behind us and all around, and we’re with Aryadrishti and Sravaniya from Canada and the USA. In some ways a sobering, if hopeful, take on what a Dharma community has to offer when faced with deep, systemic suffering.

- The Bodhichitta practice as the backdrop to sorrow.
- What Triratna can do to respond in hard times.
- IC priorities in the wake of Covid-19.

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ICin5 No.2 - Day Zero, Getting Started

By Centre Team on Sat, 29 Aug, 2020 - 22:35

ICin5 No.2 - Day Zero, Getting Started

By Centre Team on Sat, 29 Aug, 2020 - 22:35

It’s day zero! Akasajoti is joined by Amrutasiddhi and Karmavajra from India to hear about how the IC got going around the world.

- What’s the significance of the International Council and Area Council in India? 
- How was the opening session now the whole thing is virtual?
- What lies ahead in the meeting? Race, caste, social issues…

Join us daily for ICin5 - all you need to know to stay in touch with global inspiration and the heart...

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ICin5 No.1 - What is the International Council?

By Centre Team on Sat, 29 Aug, 2020 - 11:09

ICin5 No.1 - What is the International Council?

By Centre Team on Sat, 29 Aug, 2020 - 11:09

Akasajoti and Dhammarati introduce us to the 2020 Triratna International Council – online, of course! 

- What is the International Council?
- How’s it going to work online?
- What will we be up to?

Join us daily for ICin5 - all you need to know to stay in touch with inspiration around the world from the heart of practice.

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