Continuing our series of in-depth conversations with Buddhists in Mexico, here is the irrepressible Upeksamati: Dharma pioneer in his homeland and founder of the Mexico City Buddhist Center.
We hear of his own Buddhist training in England in the 1980s and ’90s and how that influenced his approach to bringing what he learned back home again. We get, in effect, a crash course in the essentials of starting a new Buddhist Center - at scale, and with ambition!
First in a series of occasional episodes featuring Triratna voices from Mexico. Here we meet the wonderful Aurea and her family in Mexico City and hear their story of what it’s like to be a Buddhist (or have a Buddhist in your life) in a country where that’s still fairly unusual.
An inspiring, warm conversation that shows the tremendous difference love and support from friends and family can make to anyone practising Buddhism.
Before becoming a public preceptor I had the feeling that one of the most joyful aspects would be putting the kesa around someone’s neck, seeing the joy in their faces, ritually pouring water on the crown of their heads, an action so ancient and so beyond the mundane that you can’t help but connect with something much larger than ordinary life.
And so it is: A beautiful day in June in the heart of England, in the mythical atmosphere created in Adhisthana,...
The Centro Budista de Cuernavaca is about an hour south of Mexico City. Founded in the historic centre of the city in 2013 by Akashavajri, Saddhajoti, and Nagapriya, to accommodate its growing sangha it recently moved to a comfortable house with a large garden and several rooms for a small residential community; not to mention a swimming pool too!
Nagapriya is a British Order member, and the Centre’s first Chair. He writes: “There is a high level of interest in Buddhism...
The latest NewsByte from Triratna video project Clear Vision offers a snapshot of a thriving Triratna sangha in Central America, capable of organising five back-to-back/simultaneous retreats over Christmas. (10 minutes)