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Triratna International Council

Triratna International Council - Day 7: Our Last Day! Reporting Out...

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna International Council on Sat, 23 Jun, 2018 - 17:09

Triratna International Council - Day 7: Our Last Day! Reporting Out...

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna International Council 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!)

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna International Council on Sat, 23 Jun, 2018 - 16:50

Triratna International Council - Day 6: Internationality (and Visiting the Local Caves!)

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna International Council 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

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna International Council on Sat, 23 Jun, 2018 - 16:21

Triratna International Council - Day 5: Conversations Around Gender Diversity

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna International Council 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...

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Community Highlights

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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Community Highlights

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…

See all posts from the 2018 International Council

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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

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

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

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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Community Highlights

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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