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Talks from the Men's Convention now available online; 'The Empty Throne' by Subhuti

By lokabandhu on Tue, 6 Sep, 2011 - 06:26

Talks from the Men's Convention now available online; 'The Empty Throne' by Subhuti

By lokabandhu on Tue, 6 Sep, 2011 - 06:26The talks from Triratna’s recent Men’s Order Convention are now available on VideoSangha. This is the first in a series of posts offering readers of Triratna News around the world the opportunity to watch and listen to them. The talks were given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre in Norfolk, UK. The theme of the Convention was ‘Buddha-Dhamma-Sangha’, and the first in the series, entitled ‘The Empty Throne’, exploring our relationship with the Buddha, was given by Subhuti.

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'Seeking The Buddha' - a talk by Subhuti

By lokabandhu on Mon, 29 Aug, 2011 - 02:38

'Seeking The Buddha' - a talk by Subhuti

By lokabandhu on Mon, 29 Aug, 2011 - 02:38‘Seeking The Buddha’ is the fourth and final talk from the recent Combined Convention at Wymondham College, and was given by Subhuti.

The theme of the Convention was ‘Seeking The Buddha’, and the other talks are available from VideoSangha at www.videosangha.net/playlist/Combined-Convention-2011 for the Combined Convention. Soon we’ll be posting links to the talks from the Men’s Convention - unfortunately there were technical problems that meant that none of the talks on the Women’s Convention were video-recorded.

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'Seeking The Buddha Through Reality' - a talk given by Jnanavaca

By lokabandhu on Mon, 29 Aug, 2011 - 02:29

'Seeking The Buddha Through Reality' - a talk given by Jnanavaca

By lokabandhu on Mon, 29 Aug, 2011 - 02:29‘Seeking The Buddha Through Reality’ is the third in a series of talks given at Triratna’s recent International Convention at Wymondham College. It was given by Jnanavaca, chairman of the London Buddhist Centre.

The theme was ‘Seeking The Buddha’, and other talks from the Convention are available from VideoSangha at www.videosangha.net/playlist/Combined-Convention-2011 for the Combined Convention and www.videosangha.net/playlist/Mens-Convention-2011 for the Men’s Convention. Unfortunately there were technical problems that meant that none of the talks on the...
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A Gem From The Men's Convention...

By lokabandhu on Mon, 22 Aug, 2011 - 05:44

A Gem From The Men's Convention...

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!

Enjoy…

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Triratna's Order Conventions 2011

By lokabandhu on Sun, 21 Aug, 2011 - 05:39

Triratna's Order Conventions 2011

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...
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A Death in the Order - Acalamitra

By lokabandhu on Wed, 10 Aug, 2011 - 06:24

A Death in the Order - Acalamitra

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.

“Yours in...
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Manjusvara - Three Poems And A Funeral

By lokabandhu on Wed, 3 Aug, 2011 - 06:34

Manjusvara - Three Poems And A Funeral

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...

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