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Radical Dharma in Triratna - Looking Back and Ahead in Principle and Practice / Dharma radical en Triratna: mirando hacia atrás y hacia adelante en principio y práctica (con traducción al espanol)

By Free Buddhist Audio on Sun, 27 Oct, 2019 - 04:21

From the 2019 Triratna Buddhist Order Pan-American Convention in Mexico, an excellent triad of short talks looking at what it means to be radical in the context of our history as a community - and what it might mean in future.

Upekshamati, founder of much of the Triratna community’s presence in Mexico, starts us off with a précis and his personal response to Sangharakshita’s talk from 1999 - ‘Looking Ahead A Little Way’

Aryajaya picks up the theme by giving her...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Las Sietas Magníficas (en español) - Podcast de la Convención Panamericana

By Candradasa on Sun, 27 Oct, 2019 - 03:26

Ya transcurrieron un par de días desde que inició la Convención Panamericana. En el comedor se pueden oír conversaciones en inglés y en español, incluso hay quien sirve de traductor para aquel que lo necesita. En este espacio, donde flores y el canto de los pájaros enmarcan las actividades de la convención, tuvieron la oportunidad de reunirse una vez mas. 

Hace poco mas de dos años tomaba lugar su retiro de ordenación en este mismo sitio; alguien tuvo...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Sugar Skull Shrines and Sugar Cane Fields: Transformation in Mexico at the Pan-American Convention

By Candradasa on Fri, 25 Oct, 2019 - 05:20

Sugar Skull Shrines and Sugar Cane Fields: Transformation in Mexico at the Pan-American Convention

By Candradasa on Fri, 25 Oct, 2019 - 05:20

Chintamani Retreat Centre is a strikingly beautiful venue for Dharma practice in any season. And as we move towards November celebrations around the Day of the Dead here in México, the 2019 Pan-American Order Convention is underway, calling us to dwell on the impermanence of things, the impermanence of us.

Fittingly for a place built from scratch 15 years ago on old sugar cane fields and surrounded by sugar cane hills, our beautiful shrine is adorned...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Pan-American Convention 2019 - Online Dharma Coverage!

By Candradasa on Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 - 13:44

Pan-American Convention 2019 - Online Dharma Coverage!

By Candradasa on Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 - 13:44

It’s a busy time in Triratna around the world, and here on The Buddhist Centre. Last week the livestream of ordinations from Mexico City and the corresponding great ordination of 31 Dharma farers from India.

This weekend we’ll have coverage of The Big One, Young Buddhists gathering from Adhisthana. And tomorrow we’ll also be beginning a week’s worth of online Dharma coverage from the Triratna Pan-American Convention 2019, live from the beautiful Chintamani Retreat Centre in...

Triratna News
Triratna News

From A Vision to A Reality: The Sangha in the US and Canada

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 10 Sep, 2019 - 18:04

From A Vision to A Reality: The Sangha in the US and Canada

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 10 Sep, 2019 - 18:04

An ever-widening circle, the Sangha grows…

From its beginnings in 1980, when Manjuvajra first brought Triratna Dharma to Boston, the Sangha in Canada and the United States has been ever-growing. The current year has seen a number of significant steps forward for the Triratna Buddhist Community’s ordination process in North America. 

In May the first ever post-ordination retreat for US/Canadian Dharmacharinis (female Order members) took place with seven of the twelve Dharmacharinis ordained in the last two years attending the...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

2016 International Council Meeting - summary

By dhammamegha on Wed, 5 Oct, 2016 - 10:34

The International Council met at Adhisthana from the 1st to the 8th of August 2016.

Here is a presentation of who was there, the areas of interest to different Area Councils, and the programme.

It also includes the priorities going forward for the International Council over the next year or two: what each of the strands is taking forward, and what the Council as a whole has set as priorities. These include a response to diversity and access, a review of the system of...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Tacoma: new centre in the northwest USA

By Munisha on Wed, 23 Mar, 2016 - 15:14

Tacoma: new centre in the northwest USA

By Munisha on Wed, 23 Mar, 2016 - 15:14

In Tacoma, Washington, Triratna has a new centre in the northwest of the USA. The Tacoma Buddhist Center was officially born on 8th March this year, a sister to the nearby Seattle Buddhist Center and the Portland Buddhist Center in Oregon - and, indeed, Vancouver Buddhist Center over the border in Canada.

See Tacoma on a map.

Tacoma’s centre has been Manidha’s vision for many years. She writes: “I always imagined building a community with...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna voices in Buddhist Canada

By Munisha on Wed, 9 Dec, 2015 - 23:17

Triratna voices in Buddhist Canada

By Munisha on Wed, 9 Dec, 2015 - 23:17

Two Triratna Order members are among to the contributors to Lotus Petals in the Snow, the first anthology of writings by Canadian Buddhist women: scholars, practitioners, Dharma students, teachers, nuns and laywomen, launched last week.

Aryadhrishti is Canadian and runs the Triratna centre in Portland, USA. She writes about Karma as a spiritual practice of evolution and escape. 

Vimalasara, born Black British, recently became an African Canadian and is Chair of Vancouver’s thriving Triratna centre.  She writes about...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Vajra Bell: Voices from Triratna North America

By lokabandhu on Fri, 5 Jul, 2013 - 05:49

Vajra Bell: Voices from Triratna North America

By lokabandhu on Fri, 5 Jul, 2013 - 05:49The Vajra Bell happily joins The Buddhist Centre Online this month in celebrating the Triratna sanghas of the U.S.- and the rest of the North American continent as well! They say - “We’d like to begin by welcoming you to our new home on The Buddhist Centre, and tell you a little bit about ourselves.

What started as a small black and white quarterly newsletter at Aryaloka Buddhist Center many moons ago has grown and...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Triratna America - Relaunching Vajra Bell Online

Triratna America - Relaunching Vajra Bell Online

By Rijupatha on Thu, 20 Jun, 2013 - 13:05The Vajra Bell happily joins The Buddhist Centre Online this month in celebrating the Triratna sanghas of the U.S. - and the rest of the North American continent as well! We’d like to begin by welcoming you to our new home on The Buddhist Centre, and tell you a little bit about ourselves.

What started as a small black and white quarterly newsletter at Aryaloka Buddhist Center many moons ago has grown and evolved over the...

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