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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,...

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...

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 &...

Centro Budista de la Ciudad de México
Centro Budista de la Ciudad de México

Curso Intensivo: Un Cielo Azul más allá de las adicciones

By Viryakirti on Sat, 12 Aug, 2017 - 03:29

Curso Intensivo: Un Cielo Azul más allá de las adicciones

By Viryakirti on Sat, 12 Aug, 2017 - 03:29

Curso Intensivo: Un Cielo Azul más allá de las adicciones

Curso intensivo basado en mindfulness (atención consciente) para superar las adicciones

Todos estamos en contacto con las adicciones ya sea por un amigo, un familiar o un compañero que abusa del alcohol, de fumar o píldoras bajo receta. Todos conocemos a alguna persona que padece esto –incluso nosotros mismos-. Aparentemente una de cada cuatro personas son adictas a algo.

No sólo drogas y sustancias son el objeto de adicción sino también el trabajo, las relaciones con...

Centro Budista de la Ciudad de México
Centro Budista de la Ciudad de México

Retiro de Profundización de Meditación para Mitras

By Viryakirti on Sun, 23 Jul, 2017 - 22:25

Retiro de Profundización de Meditación para Mitras

By Viryakirti on Sun, 23 Jul, 2017 - 22:25

Centro de Retiros “El Zopilote” de Xochitepec, Morelos
del Jueves 14 al Domingo 17 de septiembre, 2017

La meditación es la herramienta principal de transformación que ha desarrollado el Budismo, existen varios sistemas que agrupan los métodos para generar paso a paso de forma efectiva esta transformación. Uno de los sistemas principales que la Comunidad Budista Triratna practica es el que consiste en 4 estadíos: de integración, de emoción positiva, de muerte espiritual y de renacimiento espiritual.

En este retiro veremos éste sistema...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Looking back on Buddhist Action Month 2017

By Charlotte Lawes on Tue, 4 Jul, 2017 - 13:20

Looking back on Buddhist Action Month 2017

By Charlotte Lawes on Tue, 4 Jul, 2017 - 13:20

This June saw another successful Buddhist Action Month (BAM) unfold. We take a look at what it was all about and how the Triratna Buddhist Community around the world took part.

So what is BAM?

Mokshini writes

“At the heart of Triratna is the Bodhisattva Ideal – the aspiration and heartfelt wish to benefit others and the commitment to act in ways that help all beings to thrive. Buddhist Action Month is an opportunity to reach out and engage with friends or local communities in ways that...

Triratna News
Triratna News

South America's first Going for Refuge retreat

By Munisha on Wed, 3 May, 2017 - 11:23

South America's first Going for Refuge retreat

By Munisha on Wed, 3 May, 2017 - 11:23

This Easter, South America saw its first ever Going for Refuge retreat (for those training to be ordained in Triratna), in the Venezuelan Andes, outside the city of Mérida.

Triratna activities in Venezuela began in the early 1990s although the Centre has received very limited support and input from the wider sangha until quite recently.  The Centre currently boasts more than 20 mitras, 13 of whom have asked for ordination.

While six men Mitras were on their first Going for Refuge retreat on home...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordinations in Mexico City

By Munisha on Mon, 24 Apr, 2017 - 09:34

Ordinations in Mexico City

By Munisha on Mon, 24 Apr, 2017 - 09:34

We are delighted to announce that the following women received their public ordination yesterday at the Mexico City Buddhist Centre.

Ayer, en El Centro Budista de la Cuidad de México, las siguentes mujeres recibieron su ordenación pública:

Public preceptor / Preceptora pública Parami

Gisela Peters becomes Moksasi (dot under the first ‘s’, long ‘a’ and long ‘i’), a Sanskrit name meaning ‘She who holds the sword of freedom’ / un nombre Sánscrito que quiere decir ‘La que sostiene la espada de la...

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