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'Courageous conversation about race' - Viveka

By upekshapriya on Sat, 20 Aug, 2016 - 21:04

'Courageous conversation about race' - Viveka

By upekshapriya on Sat, 20 Aug, 2016 - 21:04

Revisiting Sangharakshita’s classic talk ‘The Nucleus of a New Society’ from the 1970s, four members of the Triratna Buddhist Order offer bold, challenging, perspectives of what it could be to engage anew with his radical vision of a new kind of society. Through the twin lenses of diversity and climate change, we hear questioning voices and affirming notions of community-based and personal Dharma practice in a suffering world. The invitation to examine our own perspectives and biases is both essential...

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‘Reflecting on diversity in Bhante’s New Society’ - Vimalasara

By upekshapriya on Sat, 20 Aug, 2016 - 20:37

‘Reflecting on diversity in Bhante’s New Society’ - Vimalasara

By upekshapriya on Sat, 20 Aug, 2016 - 20:37

Revisiting Sangharakshita’s classic talk ‘The Nucleus of a New Society’ from the 1970s, four members of the Triratna Buddhist Order offer bold, challenging, perspectives of what it could be to engage anew with his radical vision of a new kind of society. Through the twin lenses of diversity and climate change, we hear questioning voices and affirming notions of community-based and personal Dharma practice in a suffering world. The invitation to examine our own perspectives and biases is both essential...

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Buddhist Centre Features

The Nucleus Of A New Society - Revisited

By Centre Team on Fri, 19 Aug, 2016 - 21:53

The Nucleus Of A New Society - Revisited

By Centre Team on Fri, 19 Aug, 2016 - 21:53

Revisiting Sangharakshita’s classic talk from the 1970s, four members of the Triratna Buddhist Order offer bold, challenging, perspectives of what it could be to engage anew with his radical vision of a new kind of society. Through the twin lenses of diversity and climate change, we hear questioning voices and affirming notions of community-based and personal Dharma practice in a suffering world. The invitation to examine our own perspectives and biases is both essential and potentially liberating, opening up...

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International Order Convention 2016 - Welcoming New Order Members

By Centre Team on Fri, 19 Aug, 2016 - 18:00

International Order Convention 2016 - Welcoming New Order Members

By Centre Team on Fri, 19 Aug, 2016 - 18:00

One of the loveliest bits of any Order Convention is the ritual to welcome new members of the Order from around the world, ordained since the last convention (conventions happen every three years). Here are the new beings introducing themselves, complete with beautiful photographs by Upekshapriya at Clear Vision.

See all posts from the International Order Convention 2016

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Bodhicitta Mantra

By Candradasa on Thu, 18 Aug, 2016 - 23:00

Beautiful harmonies, recorded at the 2016 Triratna International Council as part of a puja to welcome new members of the Order.

Our friend Dhivan, an excellent Pali and Sanskrit scholar, says (see comment below):

Oṃ Bodhicittam Utpādayāmi

This means ‘oṃ! I generate (utpādayāmi) the bodhicitta’.”

The ‘Bodhichitta’ is sometimes rendered as the ‘will to Enlightenment’ or the ‘heart-mind of Enlightenment’ - signifying the complete dedication of our efforts to cultivate wisdom and compassion, in line...

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