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Buddhism and Inequality: An Opportunity to Respond to Need in India

By kusaladevi on Wed, 8 Apr, 2020 - 11:30

For the home retreat, we have been reflecting on material from Vajragupta around Sailing the Worldly Winds. As Vajragupta said in one of his introductory talks, the worldly winds can blow both individually, within us, but also within society and the world. 

We have an opportunity when ‘Sailing the Worldly Winds’ to remember that they are not personal - they don’t only blow through us, but they blow all over the world and in some places and some cases they...

Karuna Fundraisers
Karuna Fundraisers

Coronavirus Crisis Appeal Update: Thank You for Your Incredible Response!

By Padmadaka on Mon, 6 Apr, 2020 - 11:05

Coronavirus Crisis Appeal Update: Thank You for Your Incredible Response!

By Padmadaka on Mon, 6 Apr, 2020 - 11:05

One week ago today, we asked for your support in our largest appeal ever. Your answer was extraordinary.

In that short time, you have already raised nearly £30,000 to support those most affected by the coronavirus crisis in India and Nepal.

Thank you so much for the donations and for spreading the word.

These donations are already making a difference. In the photo is Varsha, who has participated in one of our women’s leadership and livelihood projects.

She...

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Covid Emergency in India: A Home Retreat Appeal (The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 10)

By Candradasa on Sat, 4 Apr, 2020 - 00:12

I confess, when I sat down to record this podcast yesterday I somehow didn’t expect it to have the impact it did. I’d seen all the news stories, shaken my head, wondered at how human beings can meet such complex, painful realities as what’s unfolding in India right now. But here they were - my friends - talking about what I can do about it. What you can do too. 

We’re spending a week - in whatever ways we can manage...

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Coronavirus: An Urgent Karuna Appeal

By Padmadaka on Fri, 27 Mar, 2020 - 16:35

Coronavirus: An Urgent Karuna Appeal

By Padmadaka on Fri, 27 Mar, 2020 - 16:35

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. 

As I write, India and Nepal have gone...

Karuna Fundraisers
Karuna Fundraisers

Respond to the cries of the world - with love, dharma and action - join a Karuna appeal.

By Sanghamani on Wed, 4 Mar, 2020 - 15:00

Respond to the cries of the world - with love, dharma and action - join a Karuna appeal.

By Sanghamani on Wed, 4 Mar, 2020 - 15:00

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...

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Mitra Ceremony at the 2020 International Buddhist Youth Convention

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 21 Feb, 2020 - 11:51

Mitra Ceremony at the 2020 International Buddhist Youth Convention

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 21 Feb, 2020 - 11:51

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.

Keep an eye on the Young...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Poems On Impermanence

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 27 Jan, 2020 - 14:00

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...

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Triratna News

Public ordinations at Hsuan Tsang Retreat Centre, Bordharan, India

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 21 Oct, 2019 - 22:04

Public ordinations at Hsuan Tsang Retreat Centre, Bordharan, India

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 21 Oct, 2019 - 22:04

Update: You can now watch the ordinations from India here thanks to Triratna India Media.

We are delighted to announce that the following men have been publicly ordained yesterday (20th October 2019) at Hsuan Tsang Retreat Centre, Bordharan, India.

Public Preceptor: Adityabodhi                                                                        ...

Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center
Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center

Dhammacharini Retreat - Oct 19 - Milerapa

By Saddhammapradip on Sat, 19 Oct, 2019 - 16:32

Dhammacharini Retreat - Oct 19 - Milerapa

By Saddhammapradip on Sat, 19 Oct, 2019 - 16:32

Dhammacharini retreat led by Dhni. Karunamaya from 15th to 20th Oct 19. On Subject Milerapa. Attended by 28 Dhammacharini. Thanks for Ranjit for good photo.

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Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Center

Art Retreat - Oct 19

By Saddhammapradip on Mon, 14 Oct, 2019 - 07:27

Art Retreat - Oct 19

By Saddhammapradip on Mon, 14 Oct, 2019 - 07:27

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...

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