As part of our Buddhist Voices series, Abhayagita - whose name means ‘Song of Fearlessness’ - tells us (in English y en español) about her project to take women on pilgrimage from Mexico to India in the footsteps of the Buddha. En route we hear about her home country’s engagement with the Dharma, and end up in a fascinating space around Aztec and Mayan culture as fertile native soil for the Dharma to take root…
All this week we’ll be bringing you coverage of the best bits (talks, podcast interviews, images, the odd wee video) from the Pan-American Convention, just getting underway here in the astonishingly beautiful sugar cane country near Cuernavaca, Mexico. We’ve got a 3G connection and we’re going to go for it to keep you in touch as Order members gather from across the American continent to share their Dharma inspiration.
Jnanadakini from Mexico joins us as our last Buddhist voice from the 2014 Triratna International Council. As the great assembly draws to a close she reflects with us on a strong week and the challenges in taking its inspiration back to a more isolated part of our community. Having moved from some scepticism about the value of the meeting to out and out enthusiasm, Jnanadakini is a great advocate of the spiritual practice involved in international gatherings!
By lokabandhu on Mon, 15 Jul, 2013 - 05:23Upekshamati writes from Triratna’s Mexico Sangha with some of the news of the many new developments there, saying - “After the opening of two new Buddhist centres in Mexico last year (the Coyoacan Buddhist Centre right at the south of Mexico City and the Comunidad Budista Triratna Queretaro three hours from the capital) we have had a period of new projects developing.
A small group of women have started a shop - our Sangha’s first...
By lokabandhu on Wed, 26 Jun, 2013 - 21:05The Dharma revolution continues to gather pace in Mexico: New Triratna Centre to open in Cuernavaca
Nagapriya writes with news of a new Triratna Buddhist Centre in Mexico - their third in the past twelve months! He says - “Are Triratna centres like buses? None come along for ages and then three arrive at once. After the recent openings of centres in Queretaro and Coyoacan (Mexico City), comes a third urban centre, this time in...
By lokabandhu on Sat, 27 Apr, 2013 - 06:28Triratna’s Buddhist Centre in Mexico City is a large, handsome and busy place, with up to 1,000 visitors/week passing through its doors. Visitors are welcome - but if you don’t happen to be in Mexico anytime soon, you can now take a virtual tour, courtesy of Ivan. He also introduces us to Triratna’s new Centre in Coyocan, in the south of the city, which opened in November last year. .
By lokabandhu on Sun, 23 Dec, 2012 - 06:39We’re delighted to announce that on Friday 14th December Noé Santos had his Public Ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order at Chintamani Retreat Centre, in Mexico.
He became Dhirabodhi, meaning ‘He whose Awakening is firm and resolute’. In Spanish it is ‘Aquel cuyo Despertar es firme y decidido’.