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Dharmabyte: The Lineage of Responsibility

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 31 Oct, 2019 - 13:00

Vidyatara was one of the forces behind the development of the Triratna International Council after its foundation in 2011. Here she talks about the structure of the International Council as a bottom-up organization upholding an aspect of the Lineage of Responsibility.

Exerted from the talk Co-Creating Structures That Serve the Arising of the Bodhicitta given at the Triratna Buddhist Order Womens UK and Ireland Area Order Weekend at Adhisthana on February 28, 2014. The...

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Dhammarati - A Brief History of the Triratna International Council

By dhammarati on Tue, 1 Oct, 2019 - 22:48

Dhammarati - A Brief History of the Triratna International Council

By dhammarati on Tue, 1 Oct, 2019 - 22:48

Here’s Dhammarati with another beautifully made presentation giving the history and Dharma context for the formation of the Triratna International Council. 

This includes an audio recording (towards the end of the presentation) of Urgyen Sangharakshita, Triratna’s founder, giving his thoughts on the essential work of the Council as part of a healthy succession plan for our community, in line with his intentions to pass on well his own duties, responsibilities and inspiration.

See all posts from the 2019 International Council...

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Triratna News

The Sikkha Project

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 4 Apr, 2019 - 10:36

The Sikkha Project

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 4 Apr, 2019 - 10:36

Sikkha is the name of a project overseen by Triratna’s International Council. Its aims are to support the development of training within Triratna for every level of experience, to discover and share how the different elements of our system are taught and practiced most effectively, and to create resources and training to fill any gaps. 

The Sikkha website is now open to all. Here you will find some recommended introductory courses - including a newly published course from Sheffield...

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Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities

Assistant to the International Council

By Nandavajra on Mon, 14 Jan, 2019 - 15:55

Assistant to the International Council

By Nandavajra on Mon, 14 Jan, 2019 - 15:55

Assistant to the International Council


We’re looking for an Order member to work full time for the International Council. It’s a job where you’re really at the centre of things, supporting the work of the International Council, and working closely with the Steering Group and the International Council Convenor. You’d be involved in the preparation of these international meetings, and the implementation of the projects of the International Council, which currently involves a vision and strategy consultation for Triratna internationally;...

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Pride 2018 - Towards Diversity in Triratna

By Candradasa on Tue, 26 Jun, 2018 - 15:48

Pride 2018 - Towards Diversity in Triratna

By Candradasa on Tue, 26 Jun, 2018 - 15:48

Check out our fabulous Instagram / Facebook story about why diversity matters to Triratna. There’s a lot of work to do in our community. We want everyone to feel welcomed at our Buddhist Centres around the world. It’s a priority of Triratna’s International Council -...

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Triratna International Council

Triratna International Council - Day 7: Our Last Day! Reporting Out...

By Centre Team on Sat, 23 Jun, 2018 - 17:09

Triratna International Council - Day 7: Our Last Day! Reporting Out...

By Centre Team on Sat, 23 Jun, 2018 - 17:09

For her final conversation of the week Dassini welcomes Jnanadhara from the Republic of Ireland (via New Zealand), Parami from Scotland and Lokeshvara from England. The great gathering is winding down, a chance to reflect on the week and what we’re taking from it.

Parami and Lokeshvara are our two international Order Convenors and they share their thoughts on the work of the International Council from that perspective. And Jnanadhara evokes the great harmony of the meeting and the sense of building...

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Triratna International Council - Day 6: Internationality (and Visiting the Local Caves!)

By Centre Team on Sat, 23 Jun, 2018 - 16:50

Triratna International Council - Day 6: Internationality (and Visiting the Local Caves!)

By Centre Team on Sat, 23 Jun, 2018 - 16:50

Dassini welcomes Amritasiddhi and Nagaketu from India and Dharmashuri from the United States of America, with a focus on the Movement Strand (ie. Buddhist Centres) and working to make sure teaching and practice in our Buddhist community is supported and “joined up” internationally. 

We started the day early with a morning visit and meditation at the very ancient caves of Bhaja, a Buddhist practice space for well over 2,000 years. The shrine room at Bhaja retreat Centre is aligned with...

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Triratna International Council - Day 5: Conversations Around Gender Diversity

By Centre Team on Sat, 23 Jun, 2018 - 16:21

Triratna International Council - Day 5: Conversations Around Gender Diversity

By Centre Team on Sat, 23 Jun, 2018 - 16:21

Day 5 saw us exploring the topic of gender diversity - who walks past our doors and how can we open up our Buddhist Centres to everyone? Dassini from Scotland is joined by Prajnasahaya from Germany and Prajnaketu from England to recap the day for us.

It’s worth noting up front that the Indian and Spanish Order members scheduled to appear in this video were unexpectedly unable to take part, so the very small panel isn’t itself diverse in terms of inclusion...

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Newsbyte: The International Council Meeting 2018

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 9 May, 2018 - 12:00

Newsbyte: The International Council Meeting 2018

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 9 May, 2018 - 12:00

In February 2018, members of the Triratna Buddhist Order from around the world gathered at Bhaja in India for the 5th Triratna International Council. What took place, in the context of an inspiring retreat, was a deeply harmonious and creative meeting of minds, bringing ideas and live issues from local situations on 5 continents and exploring them together as a united community. This short film from Clear Vision captures a sense of the spirit of the International Council...

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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...

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