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A New Vihara Means A New Life by Venerable Sangharakshita (eBook)

A New Vihara Means A New Life by Venerable Sangharakshita (eBook)

By Candradasa on Thu, 6 Jun, 2013 - 17:47In 1982, Sangharakshita travelled to Chikhalwadi in Pune, to open a new vihara as part of the Triratna Buddhist Community in India. To mark the occasion he gave a talk on the significance of the event and the new space itself as a place for Dhamma, a base for the Bodhisattva Ideal to take root.

Thanks to Dh. Amoghabhadra and Dh. Achala at Dhammaduta Publications this talk had now been transcribed for the...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Eknath Awad - one of India's most respected Dalit leaders visits Karuna

By Andrea@Karuna on Thu, 30 May, 2013 - 09:54

Eknath Awad - one of India's most respected Dalit leaders visits Karuna

By Andrea@Karuna on Thu, 30 May, 2013 - 09:54Last week at Karuna we received an important visitor from India, Eknath Awad. In a moving talk held at the North London Buddhist Centre to an audience including the Karuna team, Karuna supporters and volunteer fundraisers, Eknath described his life.

Born an ‘untouchable’ in the mang caste, Eknath started his life as a bonded labourer. He described how because of their ‘low-caste’ status his family had to perform the most menial and degrading jobs such as removing...
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Triratna News

Full time vacancy for a Programmes Manager at Karuna

By Andrea@Karuna on Tue, 14 May, 2013 - 09:58

Full time vacancy for a Programmes Manager at Karuna

By Andrea@Karuna on Tue, 14 May, 2013 - 09:58Karuna is a dynamic Buddhist charity formed in 1980 as the Triratna Buddhist Community’s response to the suffering of India’s Dalit community. We work with some of India’s most disadvantaged and discriminated people, sending more than £1 million every year to India. Our partners enable Dalit and tribal communities to fulfill their potential through social and Dharma projects. Karuna is a vibrant and dynamic organisation and that offers an amazing opportunity to transform both self and the world!

We...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Why do a Karuna phone campaign?

By Andrea@Karuna on Thu, 9 May, 2013 - 09:23

Why do a Karuna phone campaign?

By Andrea@Karuna on Thu, 9 May, 2013 - 09:23Karuna are recruiting volunteer fundraisers for a phone campaign starting on 3rd June running for 6-weeks until 12th July. Full training in Karuna’s unique fundraising approach will be provided. Reasonable expenses will be covered as well as a retreat allowance.

Bryan Hamilton from the LBC shares his inspiration, motivation and experience of doing a Karuna phone campaign in conversation with Nisha (who’ll be leading the campaign).

Karuna is dynamic Buddhist charity formed in...
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Interviewing Lokamitra and Subhuti in India

By Candradasa on Thu, 11 Apr, 2013 - 20:24

Interviewing Lokamitra and Subhuti in India

By Candradasa on Thu, 11 Apr, 2013 - 20:24“Why do you want to interview them together?” a few people asked me in India. Something to do with wanting to hold up the best exemplars in our community. Not perfect people, not “famous” people, just Dharma farers who have given their lives to working for the benefit of others. Also, they were there! And I was there. And I might never get the chance again…

Hear the whole interview here

I hardly know...
Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

Lokamitra and Subhuti in Conversation

By Candradasa on Thu, 11 Apr, 2013 - 00:30
To continue our extended celebration of ‘Triratna Weekend’, here is an interview (in a rather noisy restaurant!) from the end of the 2013 Order Convention in India with two pivotal figures in the Triratna Buddhist Order who have helped shape it and the wider community, east and west, since the late ’60s and early ’70s.

Lokamitra and Subhuti are always worth listening to - and this is full of delights and insights about...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Aryaloka Computer Education opens third branch in India

By lokabandhu on Fri, 5 Apr, 2013 - 06:17

Aryaloka Computer Education opens third branch in India

By lokabandhu on Fri, 5 Apr, 2013 - 06:17Aryaketu writes from India with the news that Triratna’s Aryaloka Computer Education project, founded by him in India some twelve years ago, has just opened its third branch at Bhilgaon, outside Nagpur.

Aryaloka specialises in providing high-quality computer IT training for students from slum and village areas. He says - “In addition to opening our third branch, we have also established community facilities for 7 to 9 women students. In addition to the IT course...
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Triratna News

Buddha Festival 2013 celebrated in Nagpur

By lokabandhu on Tue, 26 Mar, 2013 - 05:39

Buddha Festival 2013 celebrated in Nagpur

By lokabandhu on Tue, 26 Mar, 2013 - 05:39Ritayush writes from Nagpur, heartland of the Buddhist revival in India, where Triratna’s Nagpur Buddhist Centre recently celebrated their very successful 2013 Buddha Festival. Due to the success of their past Festivals in 2011 and 2012 they were able to hold the Festival at the historic Deeksha Bhoomi, site of Ambedkar’s historic mass conversion to Buddhism in 1956. He writes -

“It is very important that these three Buddha Festivals were organized at the Deeksha Bhoomi, where the historic...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Indian TV features Sangharakshita

By lokabandhu on Thu, 7 Mar, 2013 - 09:56

Indian TV features Sangharakshita

By lokabandhu on Thu, 7 Mar, 2013 - 09:56Vidyaruchi writes with news of three interviews with Sangharakshita, made for India’s Lord Buddha TV station. He says - “Following the recent Order Convention at Bodh Gaya, we are pleased to present “United for the Dhamma”, a series of three interviews given by Urgyen Sangharakshita with Maitrivir-Nagarjuna, an Indian Dhammachari.

Made in the summer of 2011, their discussions touch on many of the issues, difficulties and opportunities facing those trying to practise and propagate...

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