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Triratna International Council

Day Three at the International Council 2016

By Munisha on Thu, 4 Aug, 2016 - 20:05

Day Three at the International Council 2016

By Munisha on Thu, 4 Aug, 2016 - 20:05

Today the Council looked at Triratna’s System of Practice.

The day began with collective practice of the Manjughosha stuti sadhana in front of Sangharakshita’s Manjughosha rupa which watches over the atrium of the Sangharakshita Library. (This is a visualisation meditation practice given to Sangharakshita by his teacher Jamyang Khyentse in October 1957.)

In the morning session, Dhammamegha presented the Sikkha Project, intended to deepen our understanding of what and how we practise and teach within the Triratna community, and develop an explicit shared framework to talk about it. 

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Triratna's International Council meeting at Adhisthana this week

By Munisha on Thu, 4 Aug, 2016 - 12:41

Triratna's International Council meeting at Adhisthana this week

By Munisha on Thu, 4 Aug, 2016 - 12:41

Triratna’s International Council is meeting for at Adhisthana all this week. This is the fourth meeting of the Council, which held its first meeting in 2011.

What is the International Council?

Thirty three delegates from across Triratna’s six Areas are using their time to consider matters of common interest brought to them by Order members all over the world, including ethics, how and what we teach and responding to the needs of the world.

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Triratna International Council

Ritual - The Bodhisattva's Reply

By Candradasa on Thu, 4 Aug, 2016 - 00:18

An experimental “cloud” reading, led by Parami, of Sangharakshita’s poem “The Bodhisattva’s Reply” to mark the end of a strong morning at the 2016 International Council on the theme of “Meeting the Needs Of The World.” 

THE BODHISATTVA’S REPLY
What will you say to those
Whose lives spring up between
Custom and circumstance
As weeds between wet stones,
Whose lives corruptly flower
Warped from the beautiful,
Refuse and sediment

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Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Meeting The Needs Of The World

By Candradasa on Wed, 3 Aug, 2016 - 23:39

Meeting The Needs Of The World

By Candradasa on Wed, 3 Aug, 2016 - 23:39

A strong set of short talks as befits the title to start us off on day two of the 2016 Triratna International Council. 

Parami introduces Akuppa challenging us to examine our responses to the possible realities of climate change; Viveka, asking us with great feeling to be curious about the possibilities for diversity amid the realities of deep-seated conditioning around racial bias; and Yashosagar inviting us to embrace the Buddha’s vision of the Dhamma as an adequate response to...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Day Two at the International Council 2016

By Munisha on Wed, 3 Aug, 2016 - 22:44

Day Two at the International Council 2016

By Munisha on Wed, 3 Aug, 2016 - 22:44

Today was devoted to looking at our relationship with a suffering world and how we might meet its needs as a community.

The morning saw short but heartfelt talks from 
•    Akuppa (UK), on climate change and the effect it is already having, including its relationship to refugee crises;
•    Viveka (North America), on moving towards greater ethnic diversity in Triratna;
•    Yashosagar (India), on combatting poverty and discrimination, looking at the teachings of Dr Ambedkar.

All three...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Chanting The Karaniya Metta Sutta

By Centre Team on Wed, 3 Aug, 2016 - 20:21

Rounding off the opening day of the 2016 Triratna International Council, a treat from the team of members of the Order representing India. The Karaniya Metta Sutta - source of the loving kindness practice central to Triratna’s approach to Buddhism and meditation - chanted beautifully in the gathering dark at Adhisthana.

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Triratna International Council

Scenes From An Evening (And A Day)

By Candradasa on Tue, 2 Aug, 2016 - 23:01

Scenes From An Evening (And A Day)

By Candradasa on Tue, 2 Aug, 2016 - 23:01

This evening we heard inspiring tales from the Three Strands (Order, Movement, College) in India courtesy of some of the local representatives: Karmavajra, Ratnashri, Vijaya, and Yashosagar. We heard about the challenges, the changing roles and profiles of women, the astonishing numbers of people...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Day One at the International Council 2016

By Munisha on Tue, 2 Aug, 2016 - 22:20

Day One at the International Council 2016

By Munisha on Tue, 2 Aug, 2016 - 22:20

The International Council’s first full day started with meditation, ritual, lively breakfast conversation and introductions from around the world.

The Council’s membership spans six Areas: Spain & Latin America, India, North America, Mainland Europe, the UK & Ireland and Australia & New Zealand. These in turn are subdivided into Regions, to enable consultation across the Order.

There are about 40 of us here this week, including some guests. The 33 delegates present, roughly 50:50 women and men, introduced themselves in groups from these Areas and...

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Triratna International Council

Why Is There An International Council?

By Dassini on Tue, 2 Aug, 2016 - 21:43

Dharmananda, Munisha and Bodhivamsa discuss the reasons for having an International Council and its evolving function within a global spiritual community.

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The Three Strands and an Opening Ritual

By Dassini on Tue, 2 Aug, 2016 - 21:37

Yashosagar from India and Sucimani from England  talk about the College and Order strands of the International Council, and share their impressions of out opening ritual.

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