By lokabandhu on Mon, 22 Aug, 2011 - 05:44Yesterday we carried a short general report on this year’s Triratna Order Conventions.
The full talks will be available soon on Free Buddhist Audio and Videosangha, today however we’re sharing with you a little gem from the end of the Men’s Convention: Manjunatha, an Order Member from Venezuela singing ‘Gracias a la Vida’ (‘Gratitude to Life’) to the final gathering just before the clear-up!
By lokabandhu on Sun, 21 Aug, 2011 - 05:39Triratna’s biannual Order Conventions have been in full swing these past ten days, with over 500 Order Members – the largest number ever – currently gathered at Wymondham College in Norfolk, UK to explore the theme of ‘Meeting the Buddha’.
In the first of a series of three talks, Vishvapani spoke on ‘Seeking the Buddha through History’ – a fascinating inquiry into the nature of the man ‘behind’ the scriptures. Subsequent talks have included Dhammadinna on ‘Seeking the...
By lokabandhu on Wed, 10 Aug, 2011 - 06:24Karmavajra writes from Triratna’s Indian Order Office to say -
“Dear Order Members and others,
“Jaibhim! I feel sad to inform you that Dhammachari Achalamitra, Mumbai, passed away on morning of 8th August around 1.00 a.m. He was suffering from Old Age. He was 72 years Old. He was ordained in May 2006 by Dhammachari Adityabodhi (private preceptor). His funeral was done today from his residence in the presence of Dhammachari Bodhisen and Mumbai’s Order.
By lokabandhu on Wed, 3 Aug, 2011 - 06:34July 6th saw Triratna’s Bristol sangha celebrating the funeral of Manjusvara, who died leading a retreat at Dhanakosa. Kamalamani has sent us an account of the day, and we’ve discovered three poems by Manjusvara in the latest edition of the Bristol Buddhist Centre’s on-line newsletter, which we reproduce below. Bristol’s Newsletter contains a moving ‘Rejoicing In Manjusvara’ by Ananda, his friend and colleague for many many years, during which he describes his friend as “the most generous person I ever...