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Sugar Skull Shrines and Sugar Cane Fields: Transformation in Mexico at the Pan-American Convention

By Candradasa on Fri, 25 Oct, 2019 - 05:20

Sugar Skull Shrines and Sugar Cane Fields: Transformation in Mexico at the Pan-American Convention

By Candradasa on Fri, 25 Oct, 2019 - 05:20

Chintamani Retreat Centre is a strikingly beautiful venue for Dharma practice in any season. And as we move towards November celebrations around the Day of the Dead here in México, the 2019 Pan-American Order Convention is underway, calling us to dwell on the impermanence of things, the impermanence of us.

Fittingly for a place built from scratch 15 years ago on old sugar cane fields and surrounded by sugar cane hills, our beautiful shrine is adorned...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Pan-American Convention 2019 - Online Dharma Coverage!

By Candradasa on Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 - 13:44

Pan-American Convention 2019 - Online Dharma Coverage!

By Candradasa on Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 - 13:44

It’s a busy time in Triratna around the world, and here on The Buddhist Centre. Last week the livestream of ordinations from Mexico City and the corresponding great ordination of 31 Dharma farers from India.

This weekend we’ll have coverage of The Big One, Young Buddhists gathering from Adhisthana. And tomorrow we’ll also be beginning a week’s worth of online Dharma coverage from the Triratna Pan-American Convention 2019, live from the beautiful Chintamani Retreat Centre in...

Triratna News
Triratna News

South America's first Going for Refuge retreat

By Munisha on Wed, 3 May, 2017 - 11:23

South America's first Going for Refuge retreat

By Munisha on Wed, 3 May, 2017 - 11:23

This Easter, South America saw its first ever Going for Refuge retreat (for those training to be ordained in Triratna), in the Venezuelan Andes, outside the city of Mérida.

Triratna activities in Venezuela began in the early 1990s although the Centre has received very limited support and input from the wider sangha until quite recently.  The Centre currently boasts more than 20 mitras, 13 of whom have asked for ordination.

While six men Mitras were on their first Going for Refuge retreat on home...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordinations in Mexico City

By Munisha on Mon, 24 Apr, 2017 - 09:34

Ordinations in Mexico City

By Munisha on Mon, 24 Apr, 2017 - 09:34

We are delighted to announce that the following women received their public ordination yesterday at the Mexico City Buddhist Centre.

Ayer, en El Centro Budista de la Cuidad de México, las siguentes mujeres recibieron su ordenación pública:

Public preceptor / Preceptora pública Parami

Gisela Peters becomes Moksasi (dot under the first ‘s’, long ‘a’ and long ‘i’), a Sanskrit name meaning ‘She who holds the sword of freedom’ / un nombre Sánscrito que quiere decir ‘La que sostiene la espada de la...

Triratna News
Triratna News

News from Triratna's Spanish Translations Board

By Munisha on Wed, 29 Mar, 2017 - 13:05

News from Triratna's Spanish Translations Board

By Munisha on Wed, 29 Mar, 2017 - 13:05

Nagapriya writes from Mexico about the work of Triratna’s Spanish Translations Board.

“The translation into Spanish of Urgyen Sangharakshita’s work and that of other Triratna writers, began in the early 1990s with the prodigious efforts of a Mexican (ex-) Order member then known as Shuddhavajra. Shuddhavajra did much pioneering work, including founding the publishing house Tres Joyas (Three Jewels) and beginning the difficult task of creating a Dharmic vocabulary in Spanish. Unfortunately Tres Joyas no longer continues but in recent years, the ...