The spread of coronavirus represents the global health crisis of our time and, like you, I find myself having to manage an unprecedented and constantly changing situation.
Job insecurity, cancelled plans and, most importantly, concern about our loved ones and those with underlying health conditions means that we are all struggling. I sincerely hope that you are able to access the support you need to stay well and to protect yourself and others during this time.
Our Appeals are nearly around the corner and we are looking for Volunteers.
Each year for the past 40 years Triratna Buddhists have engaged with the transformative dharma practice of fundraising on a Karuna Appeal. Where we live together in community, practicing right livelihood by fundraising for The Karuna Trust.
It’s within this urban retreat like experience that we meet ourselves and others more deeply and learn to see our habits with a deeper kindly awareness. There’s a magic that happens when...
The 2020 International Buddhist Youth Convention is taking place in Bodhgaya, India. This year’s theme is “Building a New Buddhist World: United in Diversity” and is a chance for young Buddhists across Triratna to come together and practice in the home of the Buddha.
During the Convention two of the international participants, Lucy and Dan, took the step of becoming mitras under the Bodhi tree! You can watch the ceremony online here.
A well read poem can help us deepen our understanding of Buddhist principles. Achala shares his practice of reflecting on impermanence through poetry. In this Dharmabyte we hear two poems. The first is entitled “Life” by Sangharakshita, the second entitled “Letter to a Nobleman in Kyoto” by Kukai, (774-835 CE), Japanese poet, scholar, painter, engineer, and great Buddhist teacher.
Translated into Marathi by Amitayush. Excerpted from the talk entitled Poems On...
Art retreat led Dh Guhyacitta from 11th to 13th Oct 19. In this retreat try explore Art as Views, Experience And Consciousness. We also got chance to hear Golap poetry, which was uplifting experience. हलत्या प्रतिमेचा हलताच अर्थ होईल असे होत नाही…. यथार्थाताचा अर्थ शोधतांना, अर्थाचे कवच गळून पडले… परिधानतेचा परिप्रेक्ष शेषाकडून नामशेषाकडे वळून नम्र झाला…. डोळ्यांच्या आकारापेक्षा दृश्याचा व्यास...
Post Ordination retreat led by Dhammacharini Shubhajaya from 7th to 10th Oct 19. Attended by Dhni. Shilshraddha, Shantishraddha, Vidyavardhini and Mokshasara. During this retreat was also Dhammachakra Pravartan Day.
The India Dhamma Trust helps support Dharmacharinis, including Abhayadana, who devote themselves to helping the Dhamma transform the lives of people in India. She is over in the UK at the moment: she attended the International Council meeting and is now on retreat at Tiratanaloka. Hear about her work with women in India.
A great conversation with the quietly brilliant Abhayadana about her Buddhist work and practice in India. Her name means ‘Giver of Fearlessness’ - and this is something she has dedicated her life to, helping support and free women in her community from the stigma of social caste and the violence that often goes with it.
We hear about her personal approach via meditation and reflection on the Buddhist figure of Kshitigarbha (Jizo) who descends into hell realms to liberate suffering beings. And...