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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.

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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

Day 7 Summary - Imagining A Vision Into Being

Posted by Dassini to Triratna International Council on Tue, 9 Aug, 2016 - 16:05

Dassini asks Viveka and Maitrisara, our amazing facilitators, what kinds of growth they see emerging from the 2016 International Council. And Viveka touches on how the spirit of friendship and imagination play a part in enriching our vision and the effectiveness of what we can offer the Triratna community around the world.

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Day 6 Summary - In Our Time Machine

Posted by Candradasa to Triratna International Council on Tue, 9 Aug, 2016 - 11:55

Summing up the last full day of the 2016 International Council, Parami travels with us in our time machine forward 30 years into the future to consider how the priorities this great international gathering takes forward might affect Triratna and the wide world. Internationality and possibility are our themes, so fire up the flux capacitor and let’s go back to the future…

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Buddhist Voices - Ratnashri and Vijaya From India

Posted by Dassini to Triratna International Council on Mon, 8 Aug, 2016 - 08:41

Ratnashri from Mumbai and Vijaya from Nagpur talk to Dassini about their perspectives on the IC; being outside of India for the first time, and being inspired by the example of Dr Ambedkar to see learning and developing skills as having no age limit.

Vijaya shares her top 3 highlights from the meeting, the first being an approach to conflict resolution that builds confidence and supports individuals to see their own shortcomings in the light of the Buddha’s kindness.

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Triratna International Council

The International Council 2016 Line-up

Posted by dhammarati to Triratna International Council on Sun, 7 Aug, 2016 - 22:46

The International Council 2016 Line-up

Posted by dhammarati to Triratna International Council on Sun, 7 Aug, 2016 - 22:46

From all continents, meeting in harmony, imagining the future, helping build an international spiritual community…

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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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Triratna International Council

Jnanadakini, Vajranatha y Viryakirti y en el Consejo Internacional 2016

Posted by jnanadakini to Triratna International Council on Sat, 6 Aug, 2016 - 23:23

Jnanadakini, Vajranatha y Viryakirti comparten sus experiencias come delegados en el Consejo Internacional por parte de Espana y America Latina.

Consejo Internacional 2016

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Triratna International Council

Day five at the International Council 2016

Posted by Munisha to Triratna International Council on Sat, 6 Aug, 2016 - 23:10

Day five at the International Council 2016

Posted by Munisha to Triratna International Council on Sat, 6 Aug, 2016 - 23:10

International Council members woke today to the best kind of lush, golden Herefordshire summer morning: pigeons cooing; deep green oak trees in full leaf.

The day was devoted to the theme of conflict resolution and related matters. Dhammarati presented the document “What is a Triratna Buddhist Centre?” As the result of the Council’s first-ever worldwide consultation, this is a landmark.

Saddhaloka introduced new draft model ethical guidelines for the Order and Munisha introduced the latest version of the model ‘Safeguarding’ documents regarding the protection...

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Triratna International Council

Manjusri Mantra

Posted by Dassini to Triratna International Council on Sat, 6 Aug, 2016 - 13:06

We finished off the fourth day with a ritual that included readings in many languages and this rather beautiful, atmospheric harmonized chanting of the mantra of the Bodhisattva Manjusri, whose great sword of kindly wisdom cuts through the heart of all ignorance and confusion.

Om A Ra Pa Ca Na Dhih

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