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Triratna@50
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50 year celebrations of the Central European region!

Posted by mokshini to Triratna@50 on Fri, 1 Sep, 2017 - 08:48

50 year celebrations of the Central European region!

Posted by mokshini to Triratna@50 on Fri, 1 Sep, 2017 - 08:48

A lovely short film of Triratna’s 50 year celebrations of the Central European region. About 180 - 200 people from four countries were present (France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, plus some guests from UK). On Saturday we had a whole range of workshops, outings, practice and a cultural night at the Essen Buddhist Centre. On Sunday, we moved into the former miners’ washing rooms of world heritage site ‘Zollverein’, where we meditated, celebrated puja, heard reflections on 50 years of...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Mainland Europe Young Buddhist Convention 2-4th June 2017

Posted by Prajnaketu to Triratna Young Buddhists on Tue, 7 Feb, 2017 - 15:30

Mainland Europe Young Buddhist Convention 2-4th June 2017

Posted by Prajnaketu to Triratna Young Buddhists on Tue, 7 Feb, 2017 - 15:30

We are happy to announce that we have officially opened the booking for the:

MAINLAND EUROPE YOUNG BUDDHIST CONVENTION
JUNE 2ND4TH 2017 BERLIN
JUNE 5TH EXPLORE THE CITY (OPTIONAL)

Come to an inspiring weekend to the heart of Europe! This is a unique opportunity for all people in their 20s and 30s who practise within the Triratna Buddhist Community all over Mainland Europe to...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

2016 International Council Meeting - summary

Posted by dhammamegha to Triratna International Council on Wed, 5 Oct, 2016 - 10:34

The International Council met at Adhisthana from the 1st to the 8th of August 2016.

Here is a presentation of who was there, the areas of interest to different Area Councils, and the programme.

It also includes the priorities going forward for the International Council over the next year or two: what each of the strands is taking forward, and what the Council as a whole has set as priorities. These include a response to diversity and access, a review of the system of...

Mainland European Order Convention 2015
Mainland European Order Convention 2015

At last, the video!

Posted by Munisha to Mainland European Order Convention 2015 on Thu, 22 Sep, 2016 - 14:47

At last, the video!

Posted by Munisha to Mainland European Order Convention 2015 on Thu, 22 Sep, 2016 - 14:47

Here is the video of the Mainland European Order Convention 2015! Sorry a few things prevented its appearance a bit earlier - partly my fault.

IJust enjoy 5 minutes of sunny summer lakeside happiness.

Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna's first mainland European Order convention

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Wed, 5 Aug, 2015 - 17:38

Triratna's first mainland European Order convention

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Wed, 5 Aug, 2015 - 17:38

I’ve recently returned from the first convention of Triratna Buddhist Order members in mainland Europe, held in northern Germany from 19th to 25th July. Around 80 women and men gathered at a vegetarian retreat centre by a large lake north of Berlin.

Order members from all over Europe, including the UK and Ireland, have regularly met at “European” Conventions held in Britain. However, the Order in mainland Europe is now large enough to hold its own: there are now over...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

A European Gathering - Gallery

Posted by Viryabodhi to Community Highlights on Mon, 3 Aug, 2015 - 15:50

A European Gathering - Gallery

Posted by Viryabodhi to Community Highlights on Mon, 3 Aug, 2015 - 15:50

A beautiful gallery from Viryabodhi in Stockholm - photographs of the Triratna Buddhist Order’s Mainland Europe convention in Germany, featuring inspiring Buddhists from all over the continent and the Nordic countries.

Listen to our podcasts from the convention

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Mainland European Order Convention 2015
Mainland European Order Convention 2015

Mainland European Convention #4 - An Historic Event

Posted by parami to Mainland European Order Convention 2015 on Sat, 1 Aug, 2015 - 20:58

The last post from Parami as she wraps up her coverage of the Triratna convention from Germany with inspiring Buddhists from all over mainland Europe and the Nordic countries.

Here we meet Sridevi and Maitriprabha from Helsinki and Viryabodhi from Stockholm, and hear their reflections on an historic event within the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community.

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Mainland European Order Convention 2015
Mainland European Order Convention 2015

Mainland European Convention #2 - German/Nordic Sisters

Posted by parami to Mainland European Order Convention 2015 on Sat, 1 Aug, 2015 - 20:39

A fascinating, extended interview with Munisha and Utpalachitta preceded by some very lovely chanting of an excerpt from the Ratnaguna Samcayagatha. Some reflections on place, language, autonomy, and - of course - Dharma practice…  

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Mainland European Order Convention 2015
Mainland European Order Convention 2015

Mainland European Convention #1: The Brothers Karuna

Posted by parami to Mainland European Order Convention 2015 on Sat, 1 Aug, 2015 - 20:19

Parami with Karunajala and Karunabandhu in Lychen, Germany, from the Triratna mainland European Order Convention. 

Some lovely description of the site and an exploration of why it’s important to meet as Europeans…

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