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Karuna Looking for Volunteers for Phone Appeal

Posted by Sadayasihi to Community Highlights on Mon, 9 Apr, 2018 - 15:52

Karuna Looking for Volunteers for Phone Appeal

Posted by Sadayasihi to Community Highlights on Mon, 9 Apr, 2018 - 15:52

Karuna are looking for volunteers to join them for their telephone appeal, based in the Karuna office in North London as part of this year’s Buddhist Action Month.

Karuna works to end caste-based discrimination, poverty and inequality in India and Nepal. By providing tools, skills and support to grassroots organisations, Karuna can create community champions and build local networks. These networks then spread, benefiting even more people and sustaining the cycle of transformation. You can watch the short...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordinations Under the Bodhi Tree

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Wed, 28 Mar, 2018 - 14:52

Ordinations Under the Bodhi Tree

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Wed, 28 Mar, 2018 - 14:52

On February 23rd 2018, just before the start of the International Order Convention in India two Mitras - one man and one woman - were ordained in Bodhgaya.  This Newsbyte from Clear Vision gives us a flavour of that occasion and, amidst the busyness and noise around the Mahabodhi Temple, we get a sense of following in the footsteps of the Buddha as Mokshasara and Shramanveer join the Triratna Buddhist Order.

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Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

Ordinations under The Bodhi Tree - NewsByte

Posted by sanghadhara to Clear Vision Trust on Mon, 26 Mar, 2018 - 16:41

Ordinations under The Bodhi Tree - NewsByte

Posted by sanghadhara to Clear Vision Trust on Mon, 26 Mar, 2018 - 16:41

On Saturday 3rd of February 2018. Two ordinations took place in the Mahabodhi Temple, under the Bodhi Tree in Bodh Gaya, India.

Triratna News
Triratna News

The Urygen Sangharakshita International School in India

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Mon, 12 Mar, 2018 - 12:46

The Urygen Sangharakshita International School in India

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Mon, 12 Mar, 2018 - 12:46

There are many different Buddhist projects happening around the Triratna world.  One interesting project is a school run by Buddhists in Amravati in Maharashtra, in India.

The Urygen Sangharakshita International School was officially opened by Subhuti in 2016.  It was the brainchild of Mitra Sandeep Janardan Rakshit (a teacher in a Marathi state school) who felt that setting up a Buddhist school would be a worthwhile endeavour - and ‘Urygen Sangharaskhita’ seemed like a fitting name as a mark of...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Sangharakshita's diary

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Fri, 2 Mar, 2018 - 10:14

Sangharakshita's diary

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Fri, 2 Mar, 2018 - 10:14

Sthanashraddha is Bhante’s secretary. He writes from AdhisthanaUK:

“Coming to the end of February here at Adhisthana and the UK is gripped in a cold snap, which the media are calling the ‘Beast from the East’, while the ponds are frozen over and the garden is dusted in snow, Sanghadeva gets to take it easy, Yashodeva on the other hand is installing a new kitchen in the Dharma life course community, and a new tea...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Triratna International Council - Day 2: Mind Training and What a Community Needs to Grow Around the World

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna International Council on Sat, 17 Feb, 2018 - 02:43

Triratna International Council - Day 2: Mind Training and What a Community Needs to Grow Around the World

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna International Council on Sat, 17 Feb, 2018 - 02:43

Dassini introduces today’s video stars from the 2018 International Council: Aryajaya from Australia and the UK, Candradasa from the UK and US, and Karmavajra and Ratnashree from India. A day of Dharma study looking at Eight Verses for Training the Mind from the Lojong tradition, as well as discussion of how to support community growth in India and around the world. 

All wrapped up with a lovely song by Ratnashree on how to step forward in the...

Triratna News
Triratna News

The 50th Anniversary Order Convention in Bodhgaya, India

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Fri, 9 Feb, 2018 - 14:34

The 50th Anniversary Order Convention in Bodhgaya, India

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Fri, 9 Feb, 2018 - 14:34

The 50th Anniversary Order Convention is currently underway in Bodhgaya, India.  The theme is ‘Sinhananda - The Lion’s Roar’.  Most of the Convention will be public, and content – talks, mantras, podcasts, pictures, videos, livestreams (including an Indian Classical Concert!) will be available on the dedicated space on The Buddhist Centre Online and other social media spaces.

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Community Highlights

The Lion's Roar: Talks from the International Order Convention

Posted by Sadayasihi to Community Highlights on Thu, 8 Feb, 2018 - 15:03

Here is a selection of talks from the 2018 International Order Convention in Bodhgaya, India on the theme of ‘Sinhanada, the Lion’s Roar’.  

Firstly, we have a rousing, uncompromisingly radical talk from Maitriveer-Nagarjuna evoking the fire that drove Doctor Bimrao Ambedkar to work tirelessly on behalf of the so-called Dalit “Untouchable” people in order to free them from the evils of the Hindu caste system. He reframes Doctor Ambedkar as a radical for the ages, of greater and broader...

Triratna News
Triratna News

ordinations at bodh gaya

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Thu, 8 Feb, 2018 - 11:21

ordinations at bodh gaya

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Thu, 8 Feb, 2018 - 11:21

We are delighted to inform you of the public ordinations which took place in Bodh Gaya on Saturday 3rd of February. The ordinations took place in the Mahabodhi Temple Complex, under the Bodhi Tree. 

Dhammamitra Bharati Shetty became
Dhammacharini Mokshasara
Sanskrit name meaning: Essence of Liberation
Private preceptor: Subbhajaya
Public preceptor: Jnanasuri 

Dhammamitra Dhangaj Singh became
Dhammachari Shramanveer
Sanskrit name meaning: Hero of Shraman
Private preceptor: Amoghasiddhi
Public preceptor: Saddhaloka 

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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Welcome to the Order Convention! Bodhgaya 2018

Posted by Candradasa to Buddhist Centre Features on Mon, 5 Feb, 2018 - 02:47

Welcome to the 2018 Triratna Buddhist Order Convention, marking the 50th anniversary of our Order’s founding. It’s fitting that such an auspicious occasion is taking place at the traditional spot where the Buddha is said to have attained liberation, Bodhgaya in Bihar, India.

Join us for a walk around the Convention site meeting wonderful beings from all around the world who are converging here to celebrate community and practice the Dharma together - for the benefit of all beings!

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