Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Invitation to an online event commemorating Sangharakshita

By Caroline I P on Fri, 28 Oct, 2022 - 17:02

Invitation to an online event commemorating Sangharakshita

By Caroline I P on Fri, 28 Oct, 2022 - 17:02

We would like to invite you to join us online on 30 October in remembering and celebrating Sangharakshita’s life and teachings on the 4th anniversary of his death.

PROGRAMME

19.20 Welcome

19.30 Reflections on Bhante: Talk by Ratnavyuha

Followed by a ritual: Chanting and readings

For international timings, see here.

Zoom link

We look forward to having you join us!

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

New podcast episode: A Buddhist guide to digital life

By Helen - Windhor... on Wed, 19 Oct, 2022 - 11:15

New podcast episode: A Buddhist guide to digital life

By Helen - Windhor... on Wed, 19 Oct, 2022 - 11:15

A lot of life is spent online these days. It is the medium for news, entertainment, work, debate and perspective, music, keeping up with friends, dating, and, for some, pornography.

In our latest podcast episode, Dhammamegha speaks with new author Prajnaketu about his upcoming book Cyberloka: A Buddhist guide to digital life. Prajnaketu wants to open up ways of thinking and talking about our digital lives that draw on the teachings of the Buddha. 

We talk about hyper-availability and how to go mindfully into our...

Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Online Womens GFR group on Sundays at 5pm

By Caroline I P on Sun, 12 Jun, 2022 - 09:50

Online Womens GFR group on Sundays at 5pm

By Caroline I P on Sun, 12 Jun, 2022 - 09:50

UPDATE: Thank you for your responses. The group filled very quickly! Sorry not to be able to take everyone interested, but it seems like there is interest! Perhaps you could start one yourself? Metta, Caroline

Would you like to join us?

We are three women in our 20s and 30s training for ordination - Alexandra (Worcester), Cara (Croydon) and Caroline (Adhisthana) and meet weekly online in Sundays at 5pm for an hour or so. 

If you are looking for an online GFR group do...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

The Precepts of Atisha

By Caroline I P on Tue, 11 May, 2021 - 10:00

The Precepts of Atisha

By Caroline I P on Tue, 11 May, 2021 - 10:00

The precept of the Lama is more important than scriptures and commentaries.

- Atiśa

In the early days of the Order, Sangharakshita held a seminar on a book called The Door of Liberation, which consisted of seven Tibetan texts, translated under the auspices of Geshe Wangyal. The Kadamthorbu was one of those.

The text consists of dialogues between Atiśa and his closest disciples, especially with his principal disciple, the layman Dromtönpa, who later founded the Kadam school. It’s an informal exposition of how to live as...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Duty and Delight | Hidden Gems

By Caroline I P on Sat, 24 Apr, 2021 - 10:14

Duty and Delight | Hidden Gems

By Caroline I P on Sat, 24 Apr, 2021 - 10:14

What does it mean to really beleive that friendship is the whole of the spiritual life? How will that change how we act?

Being willing to help each other is part of the central enterprise of the spiritual life - to grow. By being with people who we are not hiding anything from, it can connect us to ourselves more, and point us toward the wonder and mystery of what it is to be a human being.

Dhammarati and Saddhaloka discuss some of the jewels to be found in this study material for the online...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Friendship: Duty, Delight and Freedom

By Caroline I P on Sat, 17 Apr, 2021 - 12:50

Friendship: Duty, Delight and Freedom

By Caroline I P on Sat, 17 Apr, 2021 - 12:50

What kind of friend are you? What kind of friend would you like to be?

Is there any limitation to the heights that faithful friendship can reach?

Explore the possibilities of friendship with brothers and sisters in the sangha, through looking at traditional understandings of friendship in society and the spiritual life.

We will draw primarily on The Duties of Brotherhood in Islam seminar, with supporting material from the seminar on the Sigalavada Sutta. Both texts were studied by Sangharakshita in 1983. With The Duties of Brotherhood in Islam, he took...

Triratna Highlights
Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre

Online Weekend: The Tree, the Snake and the Goddess

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 23 Mar, 2021 - 16:41

Online Weekend: The Tree, the Snake and the Goddess

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 23 Mar, 2021 - 16:41

April 16-18

Exploring the Buddha’s relationship with nature: a study practice weekend with Dhivan

The teaching of the Buddha is practical and concerned with the ending of dukkha or suffering. But the life-story of the Buddha shows him becoming Awakened at the foot of the Bodhi tree, encouraged and sheltered by the nāgas or mythical snakes, and having defeated Māra with the help of the Earth Goddess. These symbols of tree, snake and goddess tell us something on the level of myth...

Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Coming up next month: 'Freedom of the heart' - *online* Taraloka metta retreat for Triratna regulars!

By SophieAnn on Tue, 23 Feb, 2021 - 15:12

Coming up next month: 'Freedom of the heart' - *online* Taraloka metta retreat for Triratna regulars!

By SophieAnn on Tue, 23 Feb, 2021 - 15:12

With limited spaces left, avoid disappointment and book onto this online retreat, led by Saddhanandi, Shubhavyuha and team.

Using the words of the Buddha in the Karaniya Metta Sutta as our guide, we will focus on metta, grounding it in ethics, the practice of it in meditation, and the realisation of the fullness of metta in wisdom.

In cultivating metta, we are seeking to do something both ordinary, in developing qualities such as kindness, friendliness, patience, generosity - and something extraordinary, as metta moves...

Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Longing for the Dharma: The Power of Dharma Chanda

By SophieAnn on Sun, 31 Jan, 2021 - 09:48

Longing for the Dharma: The Power of Dharma Chanda

By SophieAnn on Sun, 31 Jan, 2021 - 09:48


All you need is faith!


Follow the YouTube link for a short talk by Maitrisiddhi, given to Order Members during Summer 2020, during which she shares her renowned passion for the Dharma.


For more, joinMaitrisiddhi
online for ‘True Entrusting: Shinran, the Buddha and Bhante’ in February, an online retreat suitable for GFR mitras and OMs.


For more information, or to book a limited space, please visit: https://taraloka.org.uk/retreats/online-true-entrusting-shinran-the-budd…

Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Young women's weekend retreat: The Cremation Ground & the Skull Cup of Wisdom (ONLINE)

By SophieAnn on Sun, 31 Jan, 2021 - 09:11

Young women's weekend retreat: The Cremation Ground & the Skull Cup of Wisdom (ONLINE)

By SophieAnn on Sun, 31 Jan, 2021 - 09:11

An exciting online opportunity for young women, aged 18 to 30.

Friday 30 April 30 to Sunday 2 May.

The ancient Indian cremation ground is a symbol for any crucial situation where we meet impermanence, death, aloneness and fear. It is also a symbol of transformation, a place where death meets life and life meets death. A place where great yogis and dakinis gather at night in darkenss and secrecy, meditating, dancing, embracing and drinking from the skull cup of wisdom. A place of liberated...

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