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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.

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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

Jnanadakini, Vajranatha y Viryakirti y en el Consejo Internacional 2016

By jnanadakini on Sat, 6 Aug, 2016 - 23:23

Jnanadakini, Vajranatha y Viryakirti comparten sus experiencias come delegados en el Consejo Internacional por parte de Espana y America Latina.

Consejo Internacional 2016

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

Manjusri Mantra

By Dassini on Sat, 6 Aug, 2016 - 13:06

We finished off the fourth day with a ritual that included readings in many languages and this rather beautiful, atmospheric harmonized chanting of the mantra of the Bodhisattva Manjusri, whose great sword of kindly wisdom cuts through the heart of all ignorance and confusion.

Om A Ra Pa Ca Na Dhih

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The Sikkha Project - The Story So Far...

By dhammamegha on Sat, 6 Aug, 2016 - 12:38

The Sikkha Project - The Story So Far...

By dhammamegha on Sat, 6 Aug, 2016 - 12:38

Here is the presentation accompanying Dhammamegha’s detailed talk on 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…

Listen to the accompanying talk with an introduction by Dhammarati

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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...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Dhammarati on The History of the International Council

By dhammarati on Sat, 6 Aug, 2016 - 01:12

Dhammarati’s meticulous history of the Triratna International Council since its inception in 2011. If you want to understand what makes a spiritual movement tick when it has global aspirations, this is the perfect primer…

During the talk, Dhammarati played audio of Sangharakshita’s blessing to the first International Council. Listen to a recording.

Best enjoyed accompanied by this impeccably designed slideshow

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Triratna International Council

The History of the International Council

The History of the International Council

By dhammarati on Sat, 6 Aug, 2016 - 01:04

Dhammarati’s impeccably designed guide to the evolution of a structure that might enable a genuinely international Buddhist movement to develop and thrive… Since its inception in 2011 Dhammarati has been at the helm of the International Council. This slideshow accompanies his talk here.

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Listen to Dhammarati’s accompanying talk on the history of the International Council

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Buddhist Voices - Vidyatara

By Candradasa on Sat, 6 Aug, 2016 - 00:49

Vidyatara was one of the forces behind the development of the Triratna International Council after its foundation in 2011. We get a chance to catch up with her on her first return visit to the UK after moving back to Melbourne, Australia. She still carries a fierce passion for the vision of a genuinely international Buddhist movement and that comes through as we hear about aspects of her life and practice at home, back in national political work, carrying...

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