The Buddhist Centre:
buddhism for today

Tag: International Council

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

International Council Newsletter - Autumn 2019

By akasajoti on Sun, 17 Nov, 2019 - 21:15

International Council Newsletter - Autumn 2019

By akasajoti on Sun, 17 Nov, 2019 - 21:15

Follow this link to the latest International Council Newsletter. It includes an introduction to the International Council, it’s history and purpose; a report of the 2019 meeting; the emerging priorities for the three strands - the College, the Order, and the Movement; an update on the International Council and Sikkha Project teams; and a personal perspective on the International Council from one of it’s members....

Triratna News
Triratna News

The Sikkha Project

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 4 Apr, 2019 - 10:36

The Sikkha Project

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 4 Apr, 2019 - 10:36

Sikkha is the name of a project overseen by Triratna’s International Council. Its aims are to support the development of training within Triratna for every level of experience, to discover and share how the different elements of our system are taught and practiced most effectively, and to create resources and training to fill any gaps. 

The Sikkha website is now open to all. Here you will find some recommended introductory courses - including a newly published course from Sheffield...

Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Assistant to the International Council

By Nandavajra on Mon, 14 Jan, 2019 - 15:55

Assistant to the International Council

By Nandavajra on Mon, 14 Jan, 2019 - 15:55

Assistant to the International Council


We’re looking for an Order member to work full time for the International Council. It’s a job where you’re really at the centre of things, supporting the work of the International Council, and working closely with the Steering Group and the International Council Convenor. You’d be involved in the preparation of these international meetings, and the implementation of the projects of the International Council, which currently involves a vision and strategy consultation for Triratna internationally;...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

5 Years of The Buddhist Centre Online: #2 Gathering Together in Large Numbers

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 28 Feb, 2018 - 16:37

5 Years of The Buddhist Centre Online: #2 Gathering Together in Large Numbers

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 28 Feb, 2018 - 16:37

The growth of the bhikkhus is to be expected, not their decline, bhikkhus, so long as they assemble frequently and in large numbers; meet and disperse peacefully and attend to the affairs of the Sangha in concord..

From the Maha-parinibbana Sutta

The Buddha elaborated on the conditions for the Sangha to prosper, one of which, as we see above, was for his disciples to gather in large numbers. Sangharakshita, the founder of the Triratna...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna’s International Council: what they did in the summer holidays

By Munisha on Tue, 25 Oct, 2016 - 15:43

Triratna’s International Council: what they did in the summer holidays

By Munisha 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.

+Follow the International Council on The Buddhist Centre...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

A rich, full week at the European Chairs' Assembly

By Munisha on Sun, 4 Sep, 2016 - 17:42

A rich, full week at the European Chairs' Assembly

By Munisha on Sun, 4 Sep, 2016 - 17:42

Triratna’s European Chairs’ Assembly (ECA) and their guests have been meeting at Adhisthana since last Monday. They have spent the week creatively and very harmoniously, considering a number of matters to do with the future flourishing of Triratna.

Today we heard about the forthcoming publication of the first volume of Sangharakshita’s Complete Works – in English. Considering that just 5% of the world’s 70 million people are native English-speakers, we also heard of the work of the new,...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Final day of the International Council 2016

By Munisha on Tue, 9 Aug, 2016 - 22:56

Final day of the International Council 2016

By Munisha 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.

See all posts from...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Day Six at the International Council 2016 - Setting Priorities

By Munisha on Sun, 7 Aug, 2016 - 21:48

Day Six at the International Council 2016 - Setting Priorities

By Munisha 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...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Day five at the International Council 2016

By Munisha on Sat, 6 Aug, 2016 - 23:10

Day five at the International Council 2016

By Munisha 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...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Dhammamegha and Dhammarati - The Sikkha Project: The History and Story So Far...

By dhammamegha on Sat, 6 Aug, 2016 - 12:33

Dhammamegha and Dhammarati - The Sikkha Project: The History and Story So Far...

By dhammamegha on Sat, 6 Aug, 2016 - 12:33

Dhammamegha’s detailed exposition of the early stages of an ambitious, exciting new project to renew and re-imagine the Triratna system of practice as a genuinely collective international endeavour…

Her full account of where the project is at after its early stage research is preceded by Dhammarati’s helpful account of the Sikkha Project in relation to the Triratna International Council - the hows and whys of the project got started.

Watch the accompanying presentation

Listen to a recent 15 minute interview with Dhammarati...

Pages