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The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28
The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28

Sanghas wave hello from around the world

By Rijupatha on Mon, 16 Nov, 2015 - 19:05

Sanghas wave hello from around the world

By Rijupatha on Mon, 16 Nov, 2015 - 19:05

So many Triratna sanghas from every corner of the world are participating in this year’s Urban Retreat! You can see a gallery of everyone waving hello from their corner here…

Download the posters to print!

Please help keep...

The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28
The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28

Metta Wave Poster

By mokshini on Fri, 13 Nov, 2015 - 14:43

Here are the photo posters of nearly all of the Triratna Sanghas around the world which are taking part in the Urban Retreat 2015. Many thanks to Rijupatha from the team at Dharmachakra (who are behind The Buddhist Centre Online and Free Buddhist Audio) for creating it! 

There are two versions as you will see - version one is a multi-sheet A4 PDF that can be printed out on a home printer, and then stuck on some card to create...

The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28
The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28

Welcome to the Metta Wave!

By mokshini on Sun, 25 Oct, 2015 - 14:57

Welcome to the Metta Wave!

By mokshini on Sun, 25 Oct, 2015 - 14:57

On Saturday November 21st many of the Triratna Centres and practice groups participating in the Urban Retreat will stop what they are doing around 4pm and take part in a metta wave - a wave of Metta Bhavana (Development of Loving Kindness meditation rolling around the planet. It will start in Australia and will spread across the globe over the course of the day: crossing Europe, reaching the East Coast of the USA, and finally ending...

The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28
The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28

A Meditation For The Metta Wave

By mokshini on Sun, 25 Oct, 2015 - 14:56

A Meditation For The Metta Wave

By mokshini on Sun, 25 Oct, 2015 - 14:56

At 4pm on Saturday November 21 all participants of the International Urban retreat 2015 are invited to take part in a practice of the Metta Bhavana - the Development of Loving Kindness meditation.  

We suggest you practice this traditional meditation practice a little differently to how it is normally done.

Stage 1: Start by getting in contact with a heartfelt wish for well being and happiness for yourself

Stage 2: Then extend your metta, your goodwill and wish for their happiness, to  a good friend

Stage 3: In...

The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28
The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28

List of Triratna Buddhist Centres and practice groups taking part in the Urban Retreat

By mokshini on Sat, 24 Oct, 2015 - 16:40

Dublin/Eire; 

Lllangollen/Wales; 

Glasgow, Fife, Highlands /Scotland; 

Ghent/Belgium

Amsterdam, Arnhem/Holland; 

Krakow/Poland; 

Stockholm/Sweden; 

Valencia /Spain; 

Berlin, Essen, Minden/Germany; 

Helsinki/Finland; 

Oslo/ Norway; 

Adhisthana, Birmingham, Bridport, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Colchester, Croydon, Eastbourne, Exeter, Great Yarmouth, Ipswich, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, North London, Reading, Sheffield, Shrewsbury, West London/UK

Istanbul/Turkey; 

Paris/France; 

Moscow/Russia; 

Adelaide, Kempsey Macleay Valley, Port Fairy, Sydney/Australia;  

San Francisco, Aryaloka, Portsmouth, Seattle /USA.  

Mexico City/Mexico

Please help keep the Urban Retreat free...

Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun

Worldwide Urban Retreat Map takes shape

By lokabandhu on Mon, 21 Oct, 2013 - 00:00

Worldwide Urban Retreat Map takes shape

By lokabandhu on Mon, 21 Oct, 2013 - 00:00*update*: some readers have reported a bug in Google/Picasa, so if you’re not getting the map below, click here to enjoy the photos in Google+.

With less than three weeks to go until Triratna’s 2013 International Urban Retreat starts, the interactive map of who’s participating around the world is taking shape - the latest additions coming from Beijing, Hong Kong, Barcelona and Portsmouth, NH! You can ...
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An invitation from Denmark - Saturday December 3rd

By lokabandhu on Sat, 26 Nov, 2011 - 11:15

An invitation from Denmark - Saturday December 3rd

By lokabandhu on Sat, 26 Nov, 2011 - 11:15Advayasiddhi writes with an invitation from Denmark, where she has initiated Triratna groups in both Copenhagen and Koge, a local town. She says - “On Saturday the 3rd December the Danish Triratna Sangha will be celebrating Sangha Day. And because we all loved the metta wave on October’s urban retreat, we want to invite you all to join in another one on this day. Let’s send another wave of loving-kindness arond the world!

The idea is, that...