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International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'
International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning...

Triratna International Practice Week 2018 - Guided Tonglen Practice

Posted by Centre Team to International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning... on Fri, 21 Sep, 2018 - 21:42

Yashobodhi is our guide for this year’s Dharma immersion online and at Triratna Centres around the world as part of the 2018 International Practice Week. 

Here is a short guided tonglen meditation you can use all week to support going deeper with the seven-point mind training work Yashobodhi is exploring. A great, practical way to ground yourself and get an experience of why this kind of practice matters and how it works. 

This meditation is particularly referenced in point 2 when looking at the...

International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'
International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning...

Guide to Taking Part in the International Practice Week

Guide to Taking Part in the International Practice Week

Posted by Sadayasihi to International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning... on Mon, 17 Sep, 2018 - 22:23

The International Practice Week - an Urban Retreat taking place across the Triratna world - kicks off on Saturday 22nd September. The International Practice Week is a great opportunity for Triratna centres and groups throughout the world to concurrently explore Dharmic themes in their local contexts.  But if your local Triratna Centre or group  is not taking part, you can still join in online!

The theme for the week is ‘turning arrows into flowers’ - exploring how to...

International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'
International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning...

Yashobodhi - Turning Arrows Into Flowers: Seven-point Mind Training (Audio Edition)

Posted by Centre Team to International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning... on Fri, 14 Sep, 2018 - 09:05

Join the Triratna International Practice Week 2018, our Urban Retreat you can take part in on your own time with others around the world!

The dates are 22-29 September 2018 - check out our dedicated web space for details of how to get involved at your local Centre or online – and to watch the series of talks given by Yashobodhi.

Download a Guide to Joining the International Practice Week Online

The image to sum up...

International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'
International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning...

Resources for International Practice Week: 22-29 September

Posted by aparajita to International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning... on Wed, 12 Sep, 2018 - 12:02

Turning Arrows Into Flowers

This world-wide international practice week is based on the image of the Buddha on the cusp of his Enlightenment, at the point when Mara attacks him with all he’s got - but the Buddha does not react with anger, hatred, defensiveness but instead sits in complete peace and openness: the arrows, abuse & weapons hurled at him drift down around him as harmless flower petals.

In essence, the message to be communicated is: this is what we need to...

International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'
International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning...

More information on the International Practice Week 22-29 Sept 2018

Posted by mokshini to International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning... on Thu, 12 Jul, 2018 - 09:59

International Urban Retreat   22-29 September 2018   “Turning Arrows Into Flowers”

The proposal for this international practice week is to make this a world-wide practice week, including all  Centres and Triratna Practice Groups wherever they are – the theme was inspired by Subhuti’s teaching on the 2017 order retreat at Bodhgaya.

The image to sum up and symbolize the theme of this urban retreat: the Buddha on the cusp of his Enlightenment, at the point when Mara attacks him with all he’s got …… but...

International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning Arrows Into Flowers'
International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning...

Eight Verses for Training the Mind

Posted by mokshini to International Practice Week 2018: 'Turning... on Wed, 4 Jul, 2018 - 14:45

The short talks given that Yashobodhi is preparing for the International Practice Week are based on an exploration of the Seven Point Mind Training. However, over the course of 2018 there have been several occasions where the EIGHT Mind Training verses have been studied (at the International Council at Bodh Gaya for example, and at the July European chairs assembly) - so here are two sheets: 

One with the Eight Mind Training Verses by Geshe Langri Thankpa, and the other sheet...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

50 Years, 50 Voices: Vessantara

Posted by Satyalila to Fifty Years, Fifty Voices on Thu, 31 May, 2018 - 15:00

…there was something which came through Bhante which really was full of Dharma qualities, and that’s what started Triratna…

 Vessantara’s Annals
In 1968 I’m 18, and spend eight months working in clerical jobs, earning money before going to Cambridge University to study English. I’ve adopted a hippie view of the world and spend hours in my friend Les Doyle’s attic bedroom, which is painted black and decorated with silver foil, listening to early Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix. I’m reading about eastern religions,...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Spiritual Receptivity Retreat With Vessantara (Adhisthana 2017) - Complete Retreat Recordings

Posted by akasajoti to Buddhist Centre Features on Mon, 30 Oct, 2017 - 14:21

In August 2017 at Adhisthana, Vessantara continued his exploration of our mandala of spiritual practice with a second, deeper look at Spiritual Receptivity. This retreat focused on Just Sitting, a practice in which we’re open to the whole of our experience which forms a vital balance to structured practice, and is also the centre of the meditative mandala, where everything culminates in an experience which Sangharakshita describes as ‘existential relaxation’.

In this series of sessions, Vessantara weaves input around guided...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

International Men's Order Convention 2016 - Sadhanas and Study with Vishvapani and Lokabandhu

Posted by sanghadhara to Buddhist Centre Features on Tue, 16 Aug, 2016 - 22:47

At Adhisthana, Vishvapani and Lokabandhu share some of the highlights of this years Order Convention in interview with Sanghadhara. Touching on the sadhana practices lead, study groups and their general experience of this large gathering.

See all posts from the 2016 Men’s Convention​

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Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Training In A System of Buddhist Practice

Posted by Candradasa to Community Highlights on Wed, 1 Jun, 2016 - 18:34

Dhammamegha recently interviewed Dhammarati for the Triratna International Council about an emerging project around the system of training in Triratna. It goes by the name of Sikkha (with a long a), which is a Pali word meaning ‘spiritual training’. It is about deepening our understanding of what and how we practice and teach within the Triratna community, and developing an explicit shared framework to talk about it. 

Here, Dhammarati reflects on what is essential in Buddhist practice: a growth of awareness which leads to positive and rich emotion...

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