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Buddhist Centre Features

5 Years of the Buddhist Centre Online: #12 Our Big Year

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 21 Dec, 2018 - 18:18

5 Years of the Buddhist Centre Online: #12 Our Big Year

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 21 Dec, 2018 - 18:18

Wow, it’s amazing what you have achieved in 5 years! So many gems have come my way through Buddhist Centre Online. My life and practice has been enhanced by many talks, recommendations for books, reading stories of people’s lives and visuals of places and events. From Australia I feel more fully connected to this world wide movement largely via [The Buddhist Centre Online]. Sadhu sadhu sadhu and happy birthday!” - Maitripala

2018 has been such a big year...

Triratna International Council
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...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

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...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

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...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

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...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

The International Council 2018 - Line-up!

By Centre Team on Tue, 20 Feb, 2018 - 09:22

The International Council 2018 - Line-up!

By Centre Team on Tue, 20 Feb, 2018 - 09:22

Our 2018 Council, assembled on the last day of the meeting…

See all posts from the 2018 International Council

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Triratna International Council

Meditating In The Caves At Bhaja

By Centre Team on Mon, 19 Feb, 2018 - 17:24

Meditating In The Caves At Bhaja

By Centre Team on Mon, 19 Feb, 2018 - 17:24

We got up early today to meditate in the early Buddhist caves at Bhaja, which are over 2000 years old! 

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Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Triratna International Council - Day 4: Resolving Conflict, Restoring Harmony

By Centre Team on Mon, 19 Feb, 2018 - 16:46

Triratna International Council - Day 4: Resolving Conflict, Restoring Harmony

By Centre Team on Mon, 19 Feb, 2018 - 16:46

At the midway point of the 2018 Triratna International Council, a beautiful day looking at practical and effective ways to resolve conflict and restore harmony in any community, based on sound Dharma principles.

Dhiramani from Australia, Tarahridaya from India and Viradhamma from the USA join our host Dassini to reflect on harmony and friendship on an international scale. And we also get to hear about a chance encounter with a snake as well as a very special Bodhi tree…

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Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Triratna International Council - Day 3: On Self and Other and the Structures that Allow Friendship to Flow

By Centre Team on Sun, 18 Feb, 2018 - 16:06

Triratna International Council - Day 3: On Self and Other and the Structures that Allow Friendship to Flow

By Centre Team on Sun, 18 Feb, 2018 - 16:06

On Day 3 of the 2018 International Council our guests review some great Dharma study and work that dives deeper into the whole area of transformative models of love and friendship. How do we practice to undermine our inherent tendencies to selfishness? And what can we set up so all our institutions serve the needs of the community and allow a genuine and enduring culture of friendship to flourish? 

Join Dassini to talk it all through with Khemadhamma and Ratnajyoti from Australia, and...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Triratna International Council - Day 2: Mind Training and What a Community Needs to Grow Around the World

By Centre Team on Sat, 17 Feb, 2018 - 02:43

Triratna International Council - Day 2: Mind Training and What a Community Needs to Grow Around the World

By Centre Team on Sat, 17 Feb, 2018 - 02:43

Dassini introduces today’s video stars from the 2018 International Council: Aryajaya from Australia and the UK, Candradasa from the UK and US, and Karmavajra and Ratnashree from India. A day of Dharma study looking at Eight Verses for Training the Mind from the Lojong tradition, as well as discussion of how to support community growth in India and around the world. 

All wrapped up with a lovely song by Ratnashree on how to step forward in the...

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