The College of Public Preceptors is delighted to announce the appointment of Akasasuri as a Public Preceptor. I am especially glad to welcome another Public Preceptor from mainland Europe, into the the College.
You can read more about Akasasuri’s life and contribution over many years to the Order and Movement, in her own words below.
With metta, Ratnadharini
I was born in 1954 in a loving family in the Netherlands. Dad ran the village Post office from our house and...
Here are some photos from the 2020 Winter European Chairs Assembly meeting which took place at Adhisthana. The ECA meeting is a chance for those chairing Triratna Buddhist Centres across Europe to come together, practice the Dharma, develop friendships and discuss issues of relevance to their sanghas and the Triratna movement, as a whole.
Metta Vihara, the retreat centre for Belgium and the Netherlands, opened in 2012. To help fund that project they asked a bulb grower to create a tulip, which was named Urgyen, after Sangharakshita, the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order and community.
Now the grower has stopped producing it but a Triratna friend, Kees van den Berg, son of a Dutch bulb grower himself, has collected some 18 remaining bulbs and over the coming years is going to restart...
From the 10th to the 13th May 2018 the Dutch and the Belgian Sanghas are holding an Order-Mitra Convention at the Dutch retreat centre Metta Vihara, to which they have invited some Mitras from the Hungarian gypsy community. The Convention will be held in English and any Mitra or Order Member are welcome to attend. Future Dharma have provided funding to enable these Mitras, as well as Maitriveer Nagarjuna - who will be giving a key talk on Dr Ambedkar - to attend...
On a sunny, cloudy and windy Easter weekend in April, 27 young buddhists from five different countries came together in retreat centre Metta Vihara in the Netherlands to explore the idea of ‘total action, free mind’.
If we long to free our minds, it may be most obvious to turn to practices working directly with the mind, such as meditation and reflection, which will help us to become wiser, more aware and, as a result, more skilful...
This September, the Tiratanaloka team from Wales, UK, will join Order members from continental Europe to run an international ‘Going For Refuge’ retreat for women on mainland Europe for the first time.
office [at] tiratanaloka.org.uk (Contact Tiratanaloka) for more details or to book.
The ‘What Is The Order?’ retreat is for women training for ordination and will take place at Triratna’s purpose-built Metta Vihara retreat centre in the Netherlands, 11-25th September.