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Podcast - A Very Special Letter

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 29 Jan, 2019 - 15:19

I want to spend the rest of my life… supporting the Triratna Buddhist Order. I can’t imagine living in another way.

Ricardo Rico became a Mitra and asked for ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order in Venezuela over 20 years ago. He recently has moved to Cuernavaca, Mexico.

In this podcast we hear a little bit about Ricardo’s life as a university lecturer and father of three children. He also speaks about life in Venezuela and the current political and...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

50 Years, 50 Voices - Aryavacin y Manjugita

By sanghadhara on Mon, 15 Oct, 2018 - 20:46

I’m men’s Mitra Convenor in Nottingham, very actively involved with the Venezuelan Sangha and exploring William Blake’s legacy…

Aryavacin

…and I fell in love with the Order.
Manjugita

Track titles in English
01 Manjugita reading one of her poems ‘The Mirror’ (El Espejo) - the metaphors she delights in
02 Our ordinations – the impact on Sangha in Mexico and on Venezuelans
03 Our Order names – the meaning given at ordination, how we responded at the time, how...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

50 Years, 50 Voices: Jnanadakini

By Candradasa on Tue, 4 Sep, 2018 - 17:39

Immediately I said yes, and then I thought, ‘Oh, wow, it’s Venezuela… it’s almost like war!’ I didn’t know what kind of adventure it was going to be…

Jnanadakini’s Annals

In 1968 I was trying to understand the tragic political events in my country, Mexico, during the killing of many many students; and at the same time being moved by the Beatles song ‘All You Need Is Love’ and the Olympic games in Mexico.

In 1978 I was studying Sociology at the University, finding my individuality with leftists and...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Conversación de la Convención Europea de Jóvenes Budistas

By Sadayasihi on Sun, 8 Jul, 2018 - 15:24

En esta conversación entre Elena y Eduardo nos comparten un poco de su experiencia en la Convención Europea de Jóvenes Budistas. Esta ocurriendo en Suryavana el Centro de Retiros Triratna de Valencia, en medio de campos de lavanda y de romero, y de un bosque de cipreses, jóvenes de Holanda, Alemania, España, Reino Unido, Francia, Bruselas, México están aqui meditando juntos y compartiendo su inspiración para llevar a sus Sanghas locales. 

Grabado en Valencia, Julio 2018...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Story-Telling Project for Mexican Children

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 4 Jul, 2018 - 18:29

Story-Telling Project for Mexican Children

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 4 Jul, 2018 - 18:29

Olga Rosenberg and Blanca García are two Mitras from Cuernavaca who have been running a project for underprivileged Mexican children and telling them stories as well as introducing meditation.

Earthquake in Cuernavaca
In September 2017 an earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter Scale struck in Mexico, with its epicentre in Cuernavaca. This devastated the local community, with houses being damaged and schools destroyed. It had a particularly destructive impact on lower income families.

Olga and Blanca,...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

50 Years, 50 Voices: Amarapushpa and Chandrasiddhi

By Satyalila on Thu, 10 May, 2018 - 15:00

I had been looking for so long.  And then I saw my first woman Order Member. And that was like the ‘fourth sight’… that inspired me to go for refuge.
Amarapushpa

It’s not something that has to do with ideas and concepts… It’s about more practical wholeness, with your heart.
Chandrasiddhi

N.B. En español e inglés / in English and Spanish

Amarapushpa’s Annals

In 1968 I was 15 and living in a very turbulent USA just...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

5 Years of The Buddhist Centre Online: #1 New Online Spaces and Physical Places

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 29 Jan, 2018 - 17:56

5 Years of The Buddhist Centre Online: #1 New Online Spaces and Physical Places

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 29 Jan, 2018 - 17:56

“Civic spaces are an extension of the community. When they work well, they serve as a stage for our public lives. If they function in their true civic role, they can be the settings where celebrations are held, where exchanges both social and economic take place, where friends run into each other, and where cultures mix.” [1]

Since The Buddhist Centre officially launched 5 years ago many web spaces have sprung into being which allow greater community building across Triratna as...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Dharma library opens in Mexico

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 24 Jan, 2018 - 13:11

Dharma library opens in Mexico

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 24 Jan, 2018 - 13:11

The Cuernavaca Sangha in Mexico have worked together to create a library full of Dharma books and electronic resources, thanks to help from Future Dharma Fund.

The political situation in Mexico has led to much social inequality and many young people have never had the opportunity to use a library.  In response the Sangha have created the library as a place of inspiration and hope and a place where people can learn and exchange ideas. And the library isn’t just for the...

metta for merida
metta for merida

Metta for Mérida (and México) this week & news from Venezuela

By Vajranatha on Mon, 25 Sep, 2017 - 20:54

Metta for Mérida (and México) this week & news from Venezuela

By Vajranatha on Mon, 25 Sep, 2017 - 20:54

This Wednesday is the last Wednesday of the month, so it will be the 3rd session of metta for merida. Here are details of the time etc.

Last month: I had just arrived back in Venezuela & I was in Caracas staying with our only mitra who lives there, Maria Elena. We did a short session of metta together before I travelled back here to Mérida. In Mérida itself there was a session of meditation too &...

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