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Hyperavailability (The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 22)

By Centre Team on Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 23:58

Today’s episode looks at how to handle the cornucopia – the veritable smorgasbord! – of Buddhist teaching and resources now online.

How do we offer the depth experience of the Dharma as well as the breadth of it? Join our friends from Berlin, Germany, Glasgow and Oxford in the UK, for thoughts, tips, and wry reflections on navigating a sea of content in ways that might leave us feeling more free.

A great, encouraging primer on the possibilities and pitfalls of online Dharma....

Community Highlights
The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times

Emergent Community Online (The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 16)

By Centre Team on Wed, 15 Apr, 2020 - 23:49

We’re several weeks into lockdown and, as we continue to explore the experience of global intentional community, today’s star is the Internet itself.

Our guests discuss the new online contexts for Buddhist practice, evoking the uses of imagination within transitional, liminal spaces. We riff on new emergent forms of practice and modes of engagement that are bringing our community to life in unexpected ways.

We also look at how surprisingly well the early promise of the...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

5 Years of the Buddhist Centre Online: #7 Triratna and the Internet

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 27 Jul, 2018 - 10:59

5 Years of the Buddhist Centre Online: #7 Triratna and the Internet

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 27 Jul, 2018 - 10:59

“Media used to be one way. Everyone else in the world just had to listen. Now the internet is allowing what used to be a monologue to become a dialogue. I think that’s healthy”. - Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

“I have one major problem with the internet: it’s full of liars” - John Lydon.

As long as the world wide web has been in mainstream use, debates about the pros and cons of “The Internet” have bubbled - sometimes raged - away. On the one...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Using The Internet On Retreat - What's The Problem?

By mokshini on Fri, 2 Sep, 2016 - 22:32

Maitreyi raises the point that it seems that more and more retreatants don’t heed the request not not to use their mobile phones on retreat.  But what are we in danger of losing when we crave continual connection to friends and family or reach for our phone the moment boredom or aloneness sets in? She suggests that it is only when we allow ourselves to experience a sense of aloneness, and truly give ourselves a chance to be with our experience...

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Internet Strategy (2013)

By lokabandhu on Sat, 16 Jul, 2016 - 02:00

Triratna Links system
Pretty much every Triratna website will have a ‘links’ page to other Centres around Triratna. The details keep changing and need to be kept up to date – but that’s quite a job. So we’ve got a central ‘Triratna Links’ database which can be referenced directly by your website; this lives at http://thebuddhistcentre.heroku.com/. You can access the html links list directly here: http://thebuddhistcentre.heroku.com/links.text (there’s also a link to it in the menu...

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

DIARY OF A WEEK WITHOUT EVENING ACCESS TO THE INTERNET

By Momtaz on Sun, 19 Jun, 2016 - 17:09

DIARY OF A WEEK WITHOUT EVENING ACCESS TO THE INTERNET

By Momtaz on Sun, 19 Jun, 2016 - 17:09

BY TRISH SYKES AT TARALOKA

So, here we are, Wednesday June 8th 2016, and the first day of Taraloka’s ‘Week without Internet between 6pm and 8.30am’ which we are undertaking as part of our BAM activities.

I was asked to write a diary of my experiences as I seemed to be one of two or three community members who - erm - shall I say didn’t ‘relish’ the prospect of no evening internet - the other two...

The Coding Kula!
The Coding Kula!

Areas where we're looking for developers

By Centre Team on Fri, 25 May, 2012 - 17:00

Areas where we're looking for developers

By Centre Team on Fri, 25 May, 2012 - 17:00We’re a Drupal 7 platform and we’ll be developing within that context for at least another 18 months. If you see anything you like and might help with on this shopping list of ideas - or have any ideas of your own - let us know! We’ll start private Groups for each area of work as and when that seems helpful to those wanting to focus on them.

  • Mobile apps (iOS, Android, Facebook Apps, Windows 8)
  • eCommerce
  • Solr search
  • Events and event planning (Make Meeting)
  • Timelines
  • Community wikis
Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

What if...?

By Candradasa on Sat, 21 Apr, 2012 - 17:36

What if...?

By Candradasa on Sat, 21 Apr, 2012 - 17:36

As we start this next phase of the new Triratna site, we thought it would be good to remember where we’re going with it all… :)