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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...

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The International Council 2018 - Line-up!

Posted by Centre Team to Community Highlights on Tue, 20 Feb, 2018 - 09:22

The International Council 2018 - Line-up!

Posted by Centre Team to Community Highlights on Tue, 20 Feb, 2018 - 09:22

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

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Meditating In The Caves At Bhaja

Posted by Centre Team to Community Highlights on Mon, 19 Feb, 2018 - 17:24

Meditating In The Caves At Bhaja

Posted by Centre Team to Community Highlights 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 - Day 4: Resolving Conflict, Restoring Harmony

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna International Council on Mon, 19 Feb, 2018 - 16:46

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

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

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna International Council on Sun, 18 Feb, 2018 - 16:06

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

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna International Council 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...

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

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna International Council on Sat, 17 Feb, 2018 - 02:43

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

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna International Council 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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Eight Verses for Training the Mind - A Series from the International Council 2018

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio to Community Highlights on Fri, 16 Feb, 2018 - 19:11

As part of the 2018 International Council we’re studying the mind training verses. We’ll be adding more each day (as the rural internet allows!).

First up we have Dhammarati’s excellent overview of the text, followed by Saddhaloka’s look at the first two verses. We then have Ratnadharini’s inspiring, down-to-earth consideration at verses 4-6. Parami explores the final 2 verses for us in the light of Bodhicitta practice and tonglen. And the series is rounded off by Viveka looking at the final verse as a...

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Triratna International Council

Triratna International Council 2018 - Day 1: The Flow of the Meeting and What Dharma Unites Us

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna International Council on Thu, 15 Feb, 2018 - 03:10

Triratna International Council 2018 - Day 1: The Flow of the Meeting and What Dharma Unites Us

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna International Council on Thu, 15 Feb, 2018 - 03:10

Day 1 of the International Council at the Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Centre here at Bhaja in Maharashtra, India. Introducing Vajrajyoti from New Zealand, Nagapriya from Mexico (via England), and Vajrashura from Dublin, Ireland. Dassini is your host for this informal look back at people’s personal impressions of a full first day, with a sense of why the International Council really matters…

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Dedicating The 2018 International Council

Posted by Centre Team to Community Highlights on Tue, 13 Feb, 2018 - 17:59

Welcome to the 2018 Triratna International Council! Follow in the dedicated International Council space all week for more recordings, podcasts, videos and pictures. Or connect daily on Instagram or Twitter or Facebook

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An evening at the Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Centre in Bhaja, India, to greet people from all around the world, gathering to look at how to take forward in unity an international, multi-lingual, cross-cultural spiritual community...