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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

Read more about the mantra 

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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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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...

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...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Day Four at the International Council

By Munisha on Fri, 5 Aug, 2016 - 21:50

Day Four at the International Council

By Munisha on Fri, 5 Aug, 2016 - 21:50

Today there’s a large marquee in Adhisthana’s green field, ready for the international Order convention next week. After days of cloud and rain the sun has been shining.

Meanwhile, through talks and questions, the Council heard about Triratna’s College of Public Preceptors, the body of senior Order members who ensure common standards of ordination worldwide.

We heard short personal talks on their experience of being in the College from Saddhaloka, Chair of the College, and Yashosagar from India. Saccanama, who provides the College...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Day 4 - History of the Preceptors' College

By Saccanama on Fri, 5 Aug, 2016 - 17:51

Day 4 - History of the Preceptors' College

By Saccanama on Fri, 5 Aug, 2016 - 17:51

The general history of the Preceptors’ College - the body responsible for ordinations into the Triratna Buddhist Order, produced by Saccanama for the 2016 Triratna International Council. 

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Triratna International Council

A Walk Around Adhisthana - Day 3 Summary

By Candradasa on Fri, 5 Aug, 2016 - 01:09

Day 3 of the 2016 Triratna International Council and we summarize for you by going for a walk with our friend Jnanadhara around the grounds of lovely Adhisthana. Where, amongst other beings, we meet a tiny toad…

We hear about meditating on Manjusri, the Bodhisattva of Wisdom in the Sangharakshita Library; and about the Sikkha Project, an ambitious and exciting look at renewing and re-envisioning the system of...

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