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Adhisthana International Course 2018

By Amaradaya@Clear... on Thu, 28 Feb, 2019 - 14:10

Adhisthana International Course 2018

By Amaradaya@Clear... on Thu, 28 Feb, 2019 - 14:10

In October 2018, Adhisthana offered its first International Retreat in order to form connections between those holding responsibility within Triratna all over the world, and to offer the participants further training and skills in their positions.

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

The International Course at Adhisthana

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 22 Jan, 2019 - 16:49

The International Course at Adhisthana

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 22 Jan, 2019 - 16:49

The International Course took place in October 2018 in Adhisthana with 14 Order Members who hold positions of responsibility in Triratna from the US, Germany, India, Australia, the Netherlands, Ireland, and Mexico. The course ran for four weeks and was an opportunity to develop the deep connections and shared vision that our founding generation forged in 1970s squats. 

Here is a short video from Future Dharma about the course.

Visit Future Dharma’s website or ...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #3 Buddhist Voices Around The World

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 28 Mar, 2018 - 15:48

5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #3 Buddhist Voices Around The World

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 28 Mar, 2018 - 15:48

In essence, a spiritual community is a free association of individuals. You can no more have a spiritual community without individuals than you can have an omelette without eggs.

Sangharakshita, What is the Sanghapage 55.

A Sangha, or spiritual community, needs committed individuals practicing the Dharma in the context of their own particular lives in order to exist. The central myth of the Triratna Buddhist Order is the figure of the 1,000 armed Avalokiteshvara: the idea being that each...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

5 Years of The Buddhist Centre Online: #2 Gathering Together in Large Numbers

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 28 Feb, 2018 - 16:37

5 Years of The Buddhist Centre Online: #2 Gathering Together in Large Numbers

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 28 Feb, 2018 - 16:37

The growth of the bhikkhus is to be expected, not their decline, bhikkhus, so long as they assemble frequently and in large numbers; meet and disperse peacefully and attend to the affairs of the Sangha in concord..

From the Maha-parinibbana Sutta

The Buddha elaborated on the conditions for the Sangha to prosper, one of which, as we see above, was for his disciples to gather in large numbers. Sangharakshita, the founder of the Triratna...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

5 Years of The Buddhist Centre Online: #1 New Online Spaces and Physical Places

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 29 Jan, 2018 - 17:56

5 Years of The Buddhist Centre Online: #1 New Online Spaces and Physical Places

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 29 Jan, 2018 - 17:56

“Civic spaces are an extension of the community. When they work well, they serve as a stage for our public lives. If they function in their true civic role, they can be the settings where celebrations are held, where exchanges both social and economic take place, where friends run into each other, and where cultures mix.” [1]

Since The Buddhist Centre officially launched 5 years ago many web spaces have sprung into being which allow greater community building across Triratna as...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Las Venezolanas

By Charlotte Lawes on Mon, 20 Feb, 2017 - 11:34

Las Venezolanas

By Charlotte Lawes on Mon, 20 Feb, 2017 - 11:34

Today we report on a group of women practising the Dharma in a really challenging environment: Venezuela.

You might have missed it, but Venezuela is in the middle of a severe political and economic crisis. According to Bloomberg, the annual inflation rate is about 1200%. With Brexit going on, here in the UK the rate is around 1.8%, and that’s considered high. Food and medicine shortages and a currency nosedive are just some of the problems Venezuelans are facing.

In the midst of...

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Clear Vision Trust

The International Buddhist Youth Convention 2016

By Amaradaya@Clear... on Thu, 12 Jan, 2017 - 16:27

The International Buddhist Youth Convention 2016

By Amaradaya@Clear... on Thu, 12 Jan, 2017 - 16:27

In October 2016, the National Network of Buddhist Youth held its 2nd International Buddhist Youth Convention in Bordharan in India, attended by Order members and GFR mitras from all around the world.

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Avalokitesvara and the Internationality of the Order

By akasajoti on Sun, 28 Aug, 2016 - 12:05

Parami chats to Saddhajoti from Mexico and Karunadakini from San Francisco about their time in the UK, and their experience of a day devoted to Avalokitesvara on the Women’s International Convention.

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Community Highlights

Concluding Thoughts At The End Of The ECA

By Centre Team on Mon, 11 Jan, 2016 - 18:02

A great summary of a very full week’s work and Dharma practice from Mokshini and Dassini as the great winter gathering of European Triratna Buddhists comes to an end.

As well as the overview we also hear about a special and moving ritual for one member of the assembly choosing to go deeper with the practice of simplicity and contentment in her life… A beautiful way to mark the close of a deepening kind of meeting! 
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European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

ECA Winter 2016 - Podcast No.4: Ratnaghosha On 'One Sangha'

By mokshini on Mon, 11 Jan, 2016 - 17:45

An exciting idea from the Triratna European Chairs meeting at Adhisthana. Mokshini talking to Ratnaghosha, the Chair of the Cambridge Buddhist Centre, on the theme of how best to celebrate our world-wide Triratna sangha. This would be both to promote unity across our sanghas as well help give those attending local Centres a sense of the internationality of our Movement which might not be obvious for those coming along. 

In fact, over the course of the next 18 months there...

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