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Young Buddhist Coordinator in Australia and New Zealand

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 15 Feb, 2019 - 10:49

Young Buddhist Coordinator in Australia and New Zealand

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 15 Feb, 2019 - 10:49

In order to build on the already vibrant Young Buddhist activities in Australia and New Zealand, Future Dharma are now supporting a Triratna Young Buddhist Coordinator for the entire Area for 2 days per week. Dhammakumāra, currently Triratna’s youngest Order member, moved from the UK to take up this role in August 2018.

Dhammakumāra is currently based in Sydney but travels to other centres in Australia and New Zealand quite often. Here he explains a bit about the role...

Triratna News
Triratna News

The Oceania 3 Chairs Meeting

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 24 Jan, 2019 - 15:40

The Oceania 3 Chairs Meeting

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 24 Jan, 2019 - 15:40

On Friday 30th November 2018, the Chairs of three of the four main Triratna Buddhist Centres in the South Pacific met in Sydney. European Chairs have long been very well networked via the European Chairs’ Assembly, but such gatherings are still under development in other parts of the world. In Australia/New Zealand, there has never been a Movement Strand (Order members running Triratna Centres) gathering and it is believed that this was the first ever meeting of Chairs across the whole of Oceania.

Dantacitta from Melbourne, Saradarshini from...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Maitripala - Buddhas In My Pocket

By Candradasa on Fri, 15 Dec, 2017 - 21:46

A gem of a conversation with Maitripala, from Melbourne (via Emerald City) in Australia, describing her beautiful practice of Metta Walks across the continent and the Buddhas In My Pocket project that has grown up around it. Her evocation of a modern day pilgrimage, engaging with strangers and sharing moments of deep connection and mutual kindness, is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. A shining example of living out the image of Indra’s Net, where every...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Buddhist Voices - Vidyatara

By Candradasa on Sat, 6 Aug, 2016 - 00:49

Vidyatara was one of the forces behind the development of the Triratna International Council after its foundation in 2011. We get a chance to catch up with her on her first return visit to the UK after moving back to Melbourne, Australia. She still carries a fierce passion for the vision of a genuinely international Buddhist movement and that comes through as we hear about aspects of her life and practice at home, back in national political work, carrying...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Buddhists march for climate action

By Munisha on Mon, 30 Nov, 2015 - 16:53

Buddhists march for climate action

By Munisha on Mon, 30 Nov, 2015 - 16:53

As the COP21 climate change talks begin in Paris, Buddhists of many traditions have been taking part in climate change marches all over the world.

Meanwhile, the Global Buddhist Climate Change Collective’s statement to world leaders is being signed online by ever-increasing numbers of Buddhist leaders worldwide, including Sangharakshita and a number of other senior members of the Triratna Buddhist Order. The Network of Buddhist Organisations UK has also issued a statement, signed by the members of...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Tejopala - Nature and the Greater Mandala

By Candradasa on Mon, 23 Nov, 2015 - 21:50

Tejopala - Nature and the Greater Mandala

By Candradasa on Mon, 23 Nov, 2015 - 21:50

If you want to know wheat you’re missing on our Urban Retreat… There’s still time to sign up (it’s free)!

www.thebuddhistcentre.com/urbanretreat

As part of the Triratna’s International Urban Retreat for 2015, Tejopala from Melbourne, Australia, gives a beautiful talk about the relationship between a Dharma perspective on life and the urgency of the need to care for nature. Some great questions asked here, all amidst an urban natural space…...

European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

An Australian perspective on the European Chairs' Assembly

By Munisha on Wed, 19 Aug, 2015 - 22:32

Shubhavyuha and Sudaya, from Triratna’s Sydney and Melbourne Buddhist Centres, talk to Munisha about why they’ve travelled all the way to Adhisthana for a gathering of Triratna’s European Chairs, and what they’ve got from it.

Triratna News
Triratna News

Pedalling for the Dharma

By Munisha on Wed, 16 Jul, 2014 - 13:33

Pedalling for the Dharma

By Munisha on Wed, 16 Jul, 2014 - 13:33Australian order member Saddhavijaya recently completed an epic 3000-kilometre (1,864-mile) Australian bike ride, fundraising for Melbourne Buddhist Centre’s building fund.

In this 15-minute video, he reflects upon his experience.

Jodie Dempster reports for Triratna News:

“The Melbourne sangha’s current, rented, centre is becoming run down and the rent is due to increase 31% in 2014. We want our own home and have been fundraising for several years to make it happen.

As part of...
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Triratna News

Epic bike ride to raise money for new Melbourne Buddhist Centre

By lokabandhu on Thu, 27 Mar, 2014 - 05:42

Epic bike ride to raise money for new Melbourne Buddhist Centre

By lokabandhu on Thu, 27 Mar, 2014 - 05:42Jodie Dempster writes from Triratna’s Melbourne Buddhist Centre with news of their fund-raising appeal for a new Centre - and a 3000-kilometre bike ride across Australia. She says -

“The Brunswick-based Melbourne Buddhist Centre has to find a new building. And Saddhavijaya, one of our Order Members, has come up with a novel way of raising funds – a 3000 kilometre bike ride across three states (and the capital for good measure.)

In its nineteen-year life the Centre...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Melbourne Med-Mob meditation

By lokabandhu on Wed, 20 Nov, 2013 - 20:14

Melbourne Med-Mob meditation

By lokabandhu on Wed, 20 Nov, 2013 - 20:14Jodie writes from Triratna’s Melbourne Buddhist Centre where they’ve just celebrated their first meditation flash mob. She says - “The bad jokes came rolling in while we were organising our latest Melbourne event, a meditation “flash mob”. With first prize going to Harvey’s “We could be arrested for disturbing the unease.” Seriously, as part of this year’s Urban Retreat we decided to spend a Friday evening meditating outside and chose Federation Square for the event, in...

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