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Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Manchester shrine

By Mahabodhi on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 14:34

Manchester shrine

By Mahabodhi on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 14:34

Hello from Manchester. Here is our shrine to Bhante.

Ratnaguna and Dayanandi have been leading in memorial sessions for the Sangha since Tuesday.

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Hear the Call to Give

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 23 Jul, 2018 - 11:47

In this Dharmabyte podcast, ‘Hear the Call to Give’, Vidyamala reminds us of the Buddha’s words that at the very least we can give. Our Bodhisattva journey, giving is the first paramita, the first training, because it is the complete opposite of grasping. Anyone can have a moment of open-handedness!

Excerpt from the talk ‘From Pinball Machine to River’, a talk given on the Manchester Buddhist Centre Sangha Retreat at Adhisthana on 21 May 2016.

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The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Ordinations in Manchester and Dublin on 7th October 2017

By Saccanama on Thu, 12 Oct, 2017 - 09:59

Ordinations in Manchester and Dublin on 7th October 2017

By Saccanama on Thu, 12 Oct, 2017 - 09:59

Saturday October 7th 2017 was a special day with 2 public ordinations staking place. First, at the Manchester Buddhist Centre, Claire Walsh became Nischalasri, having been privately ordained by Amritamati at Tiratanaloka and then publicly ordained by Dayanandi in her home town Buddhist Centre. Then, a few hours later, Keith Hogan had his public ordination in Dublin (the first to take place on Irish soil)...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Looking back on Buddhist Action Month 2017

By Charlotte Lawes on Tue, 4 Jul, 2017 - 13:20

Looking back on Buddhist Action Month 2017

By Charlotte Lawes on Tue, 4 Jul, 2017 - 13:20

This June saw another successful Buddhist Action Month (BAM) unfold. We take a look at what it was all about and how the Triratna Buddhist Community around the world took part.

So what is BAM?

Mokshini writes

“At the heart of Triratna is the Bodhisattva Ideal – the aspiration and heartfelt wish to benefit others and the commitment to act in ways that help all beings to thrive. Buddhist Action Month is an opportunity to reach out and engage with friends or local communities in ways that...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Manchester Buddhist Centre: 20 years in Turner Street

By Munisha on Wed, 17 Aug, 2016 - 15:27

Manchester Buddhist Centre: 20 years in Turner Street

By Munisha on Wed, 17 Aug, 2016 - 15:27

Manchester Buddhist Centre (UK) recently marked 20 years in its current home, formerly a Victorian cotton warehouse. Clear Vision’s latest NewsByte video covers the celebrations, some history and the plans for remodelling the ground floor of this wonderful building, including better disabled access. (7.5 minutes)

Opened by Sangharakshita on 13th July 1996 after two years of very hard building work by the sangha, it has been home to Clear Vision, Breathworks, Earth Café and Bodywise Natural Health Centre.

Among the many who...

Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

Manchester Buddhist Centre celebrates 20 years

By Amaradaya@Clear... on Thu, 11 Aug, 2016 - 13:06

Manchester Buddhist Centre celebrates 20 years

By Amaradaya@Clear... on Thu, 11 Aug, 2016 - 13:06

Triratna’s Manchester sangha celebrates 20 years of in its Victorian warehouse building in the city’s formerly derelict Northern Quarter. We look back at the centre’s history.

Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities
Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities

A new potential Buddhist Community is looking for members!

By Nandavajra on Fri, 22 Jul, 2016 - 21:31

A new potential Buddhist Community is looking for members!

An attractive 3 bed flat in a popular, quiet, green, friendly area. Well - kept, shared gardens with beautiful trees and birdsong.

Woodlawn Court, Whalley Range M16: an oasis, yet only 2 miles from Manchester city centre.

Frequent buses and metrolink nearby. Bike storage. Secure parking. Available from Autumn 2016.

Rent: £950 pcm (including water & council tax)

Owned by Triratana Buddhist. Please contact Debbie Jones if interested.

Email: djtwistedpalm [at] gmail.com or telephone: 077 140 10 125

Please see...

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Triratna News
Triratna News

Kilimanjaro helps Dhanakosa

By Munisha on Thu, 10 Sep, 2015 - 15:24

Kilimanjaro helps Dhanakosa

By Munisha on Thu, 10 Sep, 2015 - 15:24

This morning Steve Hornby, a mitra at Manchester Buddhist Centre, UK, started his ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, the highest free-standing mountain in the world. 

He’s raising money for Dhanakosa Retreat Centre’s Development Fund. The money will enable the redecoration of the retreat centre this winter, a new office and meeting space and a new (second hand) Land Rover. It will also help them continue to provide retreats by donation rather than charging....

Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

Taravandana - Bringing Out the Best in Us - Friendship in the Spiritual Life

By Amaradaya@Clear... on Mon, 3 Aug, 2015 - 12:16

Taravandana - Bringing Out the Best in Us - Friendship in the Spiritual Life

By Amaradaya@Clear... on Mon, 3 Aug, 2015 - 12:16

Taravandana gives a workshop (a talk with pauses for discusssion) for International Women’s Day 2015 at the Manchester Buddhist Centre.

Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

Singhashri - Misogyny and the Potential of Women in Buddhism

By Amaradaya@Clear... on Mon, 3 Aug, 2015 - 12:13

Singhashri - Misogyny and the Potential of Women in Buddhism

By Amaradaya@Clear... on Mon, 3 Aug, 2015 - 12:13

Singhashri gives a talk on the potential of women in Buddhism, and how our practice can help us move from anger to clarity in response to misogyny and sexism. Talk given for International Women’s Day, Manchester Buddhist Centre, 7th March 2015.

Please watch also the introductory talk Munisha gave first in the same series of talks, What is a Woman?

Although Singhashri says that Sangharakshita has suggested that women “are less likely to develop spiritually than men”, she acknowledges that he has never said precisely...

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