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Buddhist Youth Gather in India: BLAST EAST!

By lokabandhu on Thu, 16 Feb, 2012 - 05:28

Buddhist Youth Gather in India: BLAST EAST!

By lokabandhu on Thu, 16 Feb, 2012 - 05:28Ever wondered what a retreat in India might be like? Read on… or click ‘play’! Samuel Rawlings, Subhuti’s secretary, writes with news and a most delightful video (BLAST EAST!) shot on the 6th annual convention of India’s National Network of Buddhist Youth (NNBY).

He says: “The NNBY Convention saw some 400 young Buddhists gathered together for a week of celebration, study and play. Activities included Dhamma study, film screenings, Puja, work...
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Full Moon Purnima Pujas Celebrated in India

By lokabandhu on Wed, 15 Feb, 2012 - 06:22

Full Moon Purnima Pujas Celebrated in India

By lokabandhu on Wed, 15 Feb, 2012 - 06:22Nagamitra writes from India, where he works at Nagaloka, Triratna’s social and Dhamma training complex in Nagpur, Maharastra. Following ancient Buddhist tradition, they’ve recently started celebrating the full moons with night-time meditations, known as Purnima Pujas. He says -

“Dear Friends, full moon Purnima Puja meditations are now regular activities in Nagaloka. Since the opening of our Big Buddha statue last year we have run this activity on every full moon evening. Each month nearly 200 men and women...
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Karuna support ground-breaking legal case in India

By lokabandhu on Wed, 1 Feb, 2012 - 06:11

Karuna support ground-breaking legal case in India

By lokabandhu on Wed, 1 Feb, 2012 - 06:11Andrea writes from Triratna’s Karuna Trust with news of a ground-breaking legal victory won by one of Karuna’s Indian project partners, the Human Rights Law Network (HRLN). The case was the first time perpetrators of a caste atrocity - still common in India - have been brought to justice by receiving life imprisonment under the Prevention of Atrocities Act (1989). She says -

“The Mirchpur Dalit atrocity case concerns a Dalit father and daughter,...
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First Indian Buddhist Artists' Retreat

By lokabandhu on Mon, 30 Jan, 2012 - 10:38

First Indian Buddhist Artists' Retreat

By lokabandhu on Mon, 30 Jan, 2012 - 10:38Samuel Rawlings, Subhuti’s secretary, writes from India with news of an exciting new Triratna venture: the first-ever Indian Buddhist Artists’ Retreat. He says -

“The event was the first of its kind to take place in India, with artists coming from all corners of the sub-continent to explore the relationship between Art and the Buddha-Dhamma. Most of the participants were from a Dalit background, and it was very moving to hear how deeply they had all struggled to produce...
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News from Kerala and Jai Bhim International

By lokabandhu on Wed, 25 Jan, 2012 - 05:26

News from Kerala and Jai Bhim International

By lokabandhu on Wed, 25 Jan, 2012 - 05:26Dayamudra, an American Order Member with strong links to India, writes from Kerala, where she’s recently completed her third tour and retreat in south India with the growing Triratna team there, where they are known as ‘Jai Bhim Kerala’. She says -

“Dear Friends- Our team has just concluded our 6-day Communicative English and Basic Buddhism Retreat in Kollam, Kerala, in southwest India. It was our 3rd annual collaboration with the Jai Bhim Kerala team and we...
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News from India: Subhuti and the National Network of Buddhist Youth convention

By lokabandhu on Sun, 1 Jan, 2012 - 09:43

News from India: Subhuti and the National Network of Buddhist Youth convention

By lokabandhu on Sun, 1 Jan, 2012 - 09:43First Triratna News story for 2012 comes from India, where Sam Rawlings writes with news of Subhuti and NNBY - India’s ‘National Network of Buddhist Youth’. He says - “Subhuti is currently in the middle of 400 young Buddhists at our National Network of Buddhist Youth Convention 2012 here at Bordharan Retreat Centre in Maharashtra. They’re gathering for their 6th consecutive year to study, fraternize, and organise themselves facing global challenges of the new century under the...
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Giant Triratna retreat in South India draws to a close

By lokabandhu on Thu, 29 Dec, 2011 - 18:41

Giant Triratna retreat in South India draws to a close

By lokabandhu on Thu, 29 Dec, 2011 - 18:41One of Triratna’s largest retreats has recently drawn to a close, in Gulbarga, in the south India state of Karnataka. Manimaran, who was there, sends us this report, saying -

“Dear Brothers and Sisters in Dhamma, I just came back after attending the PRABUDDHABHARAT RETREAT in December 2011 at the wonderful Siddhartha Buddha Vihar, at Gulbarga in Karnataka State, South India. More than 600 men and women participated in the retreat from all different states in india,...
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Unique Triratna Retreat Starts in Kerala, South India

By lokabandhu on Sat, 24 Dec, 2011 - 05:41

Unique Triratna Retreat Starts in Kerala, South India

By lokabandhu on Sat, 24 Dec, 2011 - 05:41Today sees the start of a unique Triratna retreat held annually in Kerala, South India - a 6-day residential “communicative English retreat” for 60 Keralan students including around 30 girls. It’s a collaboration between Jai Bhim Kerala and the San Francisco-based Jai Bhim International, and brings together Indians and Westerners to study and practice simultaneously the Dharma and spoken English. Dayamudra, director of Jai Bhim International and newly-ordained, writes with more details. She says - “This year will...
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Turning the Wheel of the Dharma in Bodh Gaya

By lokabandhu on Fri, 23 Dec, 2011 - 05:36

Turning the Wheel of the Dharma in Bodh Gaya

By lokabandhu on Fri, 23 Dec, 2011 - 05:36As the Western world heads rapidly towards Christmas and the holiday period, life in India goes on much as normal. And on Triratna’s land in Bodh Gaya, place of the Buddha’s Enlightenment, Buddhavajra is just getting going. He’s a young Indian Order Member who moved there with his young family just over a year ago, with the strong intention to initiate Dhamma classes and retreats for local people - so often overlooked in the throng of pilgrims visiting the glittering...
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International Network of Engaged Buddhists meet in Bodh Gaya

By lokabandhu on Mon, 5 Dec, 2011 - 12:14

International Network of Engaged Buddhists meet in Bodh Gaya

By lokabandhu on Mon, 5 Dec, 2011 - 12:14Vajrapushpa is Chair of Triratna’s Karuna Trust, which raises over £1.5m/year for social and Dharma projects in India. She’s recently back from India, where she was in Bodh Gaya to attend the annual conference of INEB, the International Network of Engaged Buddhists. She reports -

“The theme of the conference was ‘The Future of Buddhism: From Personal Awakening to Global Transformation’. The gathering was rather like a microcosm of the Buddhist world:...

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