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Triratna Buddhist Community International Council - A High Degree of Commonality

By dhammarati on Tue, 1 Oct, 2019 - 15:57

Triratna Buddhist Community International Council - A High Degree of Commonality

By dhammarati on Tue, 1 Oct, 2019 - 15:57

“A community needs a high degree of commonality of practice to make progress together on the path.” Urgyen Sangharakshita

Since 2013 our Dharma community has put a lot of effort into exploring the basis for unity in a growing, international Buddhist movement that crosses language, cultural and geographical boundaries. Here’s a beautifully laid-out articulation of the story so far around this ongoing work.

Presented at the 2019 Triratna International Council.

Watch the companion presentation on the Sikkha project 

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Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Part Time Vacancy - Team Co-ordinator: International Order Office

By vimalamati on Thu, 26 Sep, 2019 - 16:03

Part Time Vacancy - Team Co-ordinator: International Order Office

By vimalamati on Thu, 26 Sep, 2019 - 16:03

Connecting and deepening the Order is what the Order Office is all about. We are a small team working with the International Order convenors to make that happen. We love the Order and want to help it thrive through our friendships, collaborations and gatherings.

The Team Co-ordinator oversees the team making sure that Shabda, the Order database and the Order information service run well and serve the needs of the Order. It also involves liaising with Dharmachakra to support our information systems and the...

Triratna News
Triratna News

The Lotus Blooming: Creating the Story of Triratna in Spain

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 30 Apr, 2019 - 15:34

The Lotus Blooming: Creating the Story of Triratna in Spain

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 30 Apr, 2019 - 15:34

Here’s an interview with Dharmakirti, based in Valencia, about the recent Order Day celebration in Spain. He gives us a bit of the history of Triratna in Spain, as well as the challenges and hopes for the future.


When did Triratna Spain first come into being?
Here’s a timeline of Spanish activities over the years:

1986: Guhyaloka land was bought by Subhuti, and the same year Bhante gave his first talk in Valencia.

1988: Moksananda...

Triratna Bauddha Mahasangha, Nagpur (North)
Triratna Bauddha Mahasangha, Nagpur (North)

Hindi talk by Pragyasakhi in order day at Nagpur

By tejadhamma on Mon, 8 Oct, 2018 - 12:07

Hindi talk by Pragyasakhi in order day at Nagpur

By tejadhamma on Mon, 8 Oct, 2018 - 12:07

Each  First Sunday of the month, all Order Members of Nagpur get together in Order Day. In chapter convener’s meeting at Nagpur, the series of talks have been organised by various local order members which are started by Dhammacharini Pragyasakhi , on - Practise of Awareness and transformation of our conscious. 

All the praticipated Order Members enjoyed the talk. Sugatadharini was the master of ceremony, Puja led by Aryaketu and Tejadhamma led Hridayasutta and Padmasambhava chanting....

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices Website now live!

By Satyalila on Sun, 26 Aug, 2018 - 19:18

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices Website now live!

By Satyalila on Sun, 26 Aug, 2018 - 19:18

Just a quick note to announce that the Fifty Years, Fifty Voices website is now live!  It was always our intention to present the voices through a website, not just this, more ’linear’, blog.  Rijupatha has made a great start with the website, presenting all the voices currently available (20/50 so far) in an ‘at a glance’ way, side by side, but also sort-able by the topic areas each person touches on.  It’s a beginning of the vision for the website and...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Introduction, Invitation & Kit

By Satyalila on Mon, 23 Jul, 2018 - 11:35

Although we now have the first ‘Fifty Voices’ in the can and they’ll be appearing here in due course, they’re just a start in terms of the bigger vision of the project.  The editorial board (Lokeshvara, Nagabodhi and Vidyamala), Candradasa and I are all keen that as many voices of Order Members as possible are recorded while we still can.  One original suggestion for the project included recording the ‘first 50’ OMs - but on balance we decided to go...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Celebrating Dhivati - whose legacy part-funded Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

By Satyalila on Mon, 18 Jun, 2018 - 14:56

Here, Sucimani talks with me about Dhivati, whose legacy part-funded The Fifty Years, Fifty Voices Project..  Although we don’t have any recordings of Dhivati herself (a reminder to us to record while we can!), we do have a celebration of her life written by Vijayasri and her family have helped us to put together her ‘Annals’. 

Dhivati’s Annals

In 1968 Dhivati was Joyce Mumford, living in Chessington, married to Ian and mother of Bill, Liz and Julia, taking them to Quaker Meeting each...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Lokeshvara - Around the World in 80 Days

By Candradasa on Thu, 15 Mar, 2018 - 14:14

The first in an occasional series this year of unreleased archive episodes from Buddhist Voices. Here’s Lokeshvara, one of our two International Order Conveners in Triratna, talking in 2015 at the end of his voyage around the world achieved in exactly 80 days. No hot-air balloons or steam trains or packet ships, alas, just lots of economy flights and time zone surfing! 

What we do hear coming through is why it’s worth such an effort. Lokeshvara gives a great impressionistic sense of...

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