Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Checking In From The Indian Order Convention

By lokeshvara on Tue, 14 Oct, 2014 - 17:45

Checking In From The Indian Order Convention

By lokeshvara on Tue, 14 Oct, 2014 - 17:45Greetings from Bordoran retreat centre near Nagpur in India. The Indian convention is underway and going very well with 200 order members from all over India. There is a programme of meditation, talks and discussion, with pujas every evening.

Yesterday thunder and rain brought some cooler air. The grasses and flowers are full of butterflies and the air is filled with bird song. In the evening the full moon bathed the convention in yellow light as we sat in...
Order Dharma
Order Dharma

The Context for Insight in Triratna

By Kamalashila on Mon, 7 Jul, 2014 - 19:10

The Context for Insight in Triratna

By Kamalashila on Mon, 7 Jul, 2014 - 19:10My talk by given on the Order UK and Ireland Men’s Order Weekend at Padmaloka on 3 May 2014.

The theme of the weekend was ‘Insight and the Order’.
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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Life As An Order Member

By Rijupatha on Mon, 5 May, 2014 - 17:49
In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, we hear Aryabandhu speaking about “Life As An Order Member.” One year after ordination, Aryabandhu talks about his experience of life as an order member. The third in a series of four talks given to men training for ordination on the ‘What Is the Order’ retreat.

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Dharmabyte: Aspiration and Joining the Order

By Rijupatha on Thu, 1 May, 2014 - 14:23
In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Aspiration and Joining the Order”, Saddhanandi takes us through a set of very thought-provoking reflections. She is forthright indeed about the difficulties and joys of cultivating faith in the Dharma and makes very plain the consequences we can expect in our life as and when that faith arises. The full talk, entitled, “Enlightenment as Heart, Life as Whole” is peppered with examples from her own practice...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Ensuring a High Degree of Commonality of Practices and Teachings: Continuity and Creativity in a United Order - by Subhuti (Download Versions)

By Candradasa on Wed, 30 Apr, 2014 - 19:08
Here are some download versions of Subhuti’s new paper for specific devices, to go with the online reading version.

How does an international spiritual community, crossing cultures and language barriers, ensure a coherent, consistent set of practices is in place? What is it to experiment with new approaches? How does a community face both the death of its founder and its own future in a healthy way?

Subhuti’s new paper (written as reference material...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Ensuring a High Degree of Commonality of Practices and Teachings: Continuity and Creativity in a United Order - by Subhuti

Ensuring a High Degree of Commonality of Practices and Teachings: Continuity and Creativity in a United Order - by Subhuti

By Candradasa on Wed, 30 Apr, 2014 - 18:53How does an international spiritual community, crossing cultures and language barriers, ensure a coherent, consistent set of practices is in place? What is it to experiment with new approaches? How does a community face both the death of its founder and its own future in a healthy way?

Subhuti’s new paper (written as reference material for a discussion group) lays out some key principles in considering such questions within the Triratna Buddhist Community, and suggests some procedures...

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