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Newsbyte: The International Council Meeting 2018

Posted by Sadayasihi to Community Highlights on Wed, 9 May, 2018 - 12:00

Newsbyte: The International Council Meeting 2018

Posted by Sadayasihi to Community Highlights 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...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

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

Posted by Sadayasihi to Buddhist Centre Features on Wed, 28 Feb, 2018 - 16:37

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

Posted by Sadayasihi to Buddhist Centre Features 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...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

What is a Triratna Centre? document

Posted by dhammamegha to Triratna International Council on Sun, 18 Dec, 2016 - 21:25

The 2014 International Council meeting raised the question of what makes a bona fide Triratna Centre.

Principles and practices for Triratna centres were collated into a draft document. After widespread consultation through chairs and Area councils across the world, the International Council meeting in 2016 unanimously gave its full blessing to this final version.

This is the first time we have agreed on the principles of our lineage of responsibility. It is the fullest and most successful consultation the movement has conducted.

This is the document that has been agreed for use across...

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Triratna News

Triratna’s International Council: what they did in the summer holidays

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Tue, 25 Oct, 2016 - 15:43

Triratna’s International Council: what they did in the summer holidays

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Tue, 25 Oct, 2016 - 15:43

As we reported at the time, Triratna’s International Council met at Adhisthana in the first week of August. 

Representatives of the Order, College and Movement from all over the world gathered to practise together – through shrine room activities and business. Their three themes were 

  • World needs
  • Triratna’s System of Practice and 
  • Unity and working with conflict

Over on the International Council space on The Buddhist Centre Online you’ll find Dhammarati’s very beautiful visual summary of the meeting.

+Follow the International Council on The Buddhist Centre...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

2016 International Council Meeting - summary

Posted by dhammamegha to Triratna International Council on Wed, 5 Oct, 2016 - 10:34

The International Council met at Adhisthana from the 1st to the 8th of August 2016.

Here is a presentation of who was there, the areas of interest to different Area Councils, and the programme.

It also includes the priorities going forward for the International Council over the next year or two: what each of the strands is taking forward, and what the Council as a whole has set as priorities. These include a response to diversity and access, a review of the system of...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

A rich, full week at the European Chairs' Assembly

Posted by Munisha to Buddhist Centre Features on Sun, 4 Sep, 2016 - 17:42

A rich, full week at the European Chairs' Assembly

Posted by Munisha to Buddhist Centre Features on Sun, 4 Sep, 2016 - 17:42

Triratna’s European Chairs’ Assembly (ECA) and their guests have been meeting at Adhisthana since last Monday. They have spent the week creatively and very harmoniously, considering a number of matters to do with the future flourishing of Triratna.

Today we heard about the forthcoming publication of the first volume of Sangharakshita’s Complete Works – in English. Considering that just 5% of the world’s 70 million people are native English-speakers, we also heard of the work of the new,...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Dhammamegha and Mokshini in Conversation - The Sikkha Project

Posted by mokshini to Buddhist Centre Features on Thu, 1 Sep, 2016 - 11:49

Dhammamegha explains what the Triratna International Council is and does, and tell us a bit about an exciting new project. The ‘Sikkha’ Project is about starting a conversation within Triratna around how we teach meditation and Dharma at all levels, and aims to provide resources and teaching materials for both individuals and Buddhist Centres world-wide. 

See all posts from the ECA 2016

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Triratna International Council

Final day of the International Council 2016

Posted by Munisha to Triratna International Council on Tue, 9 Aug, 2016 - 22:56

Final day of the International Council 2016

Posted by Munisha to Triratna International Council on Tue, 9 Aug, 2016 - 22:56

The International Council’s 4th meeting closed yesterday with much appreciation for the great hard work and skill of everyone involved in running the event, from the facilitators to the cooks. Many of us were already looking ahead to the next meeting, in early 2018, in India.

Even before we had all left, Adhisthana was welcoming early arrivals for the next event, much bigger than ours: the international Order convention for men, including a group of Dharmacharis from India.

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Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Day Six at the International Council 2016 - Setting Priorities

Posted by Munisha to Triratna International Council on Sun, 7 Aug, 2016 - 21:48

Day Six at the International Council 2016 - Setting Priorities

Posted by Munisha to Triratna International Council on Sun, 7 Aug, 2016 - 21:48

Today the International Council looked to the future, starting with a time machine journey in which we were all transported forward 30 years. Apparently British intelligence services were particularly wanting their prototype time machine tested by a group of Buddhists with a courtyard. And they found us!

Chanting the maitri mantra we circled three times clockwise around the courtyard, then broke into small groups to look back at today’s Triratna from an imagined future, which yielded many imaginative ideas. Coming back to the...

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