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Looking back on Buddhist Action Month 2017

By Charlotte Lawes on Tue, 4 Jul, 2017 - 13:20

Looking back on Buddhist Action Month 2017

By Charlotte Lawes on Tue, 4 Jul, 2017 - 13:20

This June saw another successful Buddhist Action Month (BAM) unfold. We take a look at what it was all about and how the Triratna Buddhist Community around the world took part.

So what is BAM?

Mokshini writes

“At the heart of Triratna is the Bodhisattva Ideal – the aspiration and heartfelt wish to benefit others and the commitment to act in ways that help all beings to thrive. Buddhist Action Month is an opportunity to reach out and engage with friends or local communities in ways that...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

Street Meditation in Oxford, UK

By Prajnaketu on Wed, 28 Jun, 2017 - 11:21

Street Meditation in Oxford, UK

By Prajnaketu on Wed, 28 Jun, 2017 - 11:21

This week as part of BAM! our drop-in meditation took place at the foot of Carfax Tower in the heart of central Oxford. Though the weather was inclement, even by English summer standards, our spirits were not dampened (unlike our meditation gear…!) and there was quite a lot of interest - and photography - from the local population. Personally, I found it exhilarating to be...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Dharma, Brexit, and the Future

By Prajnaketu on Sun, 31 Jul, 2016 - 19:42

Dharma, Brexit, and the Future

By Prajnaketu on Sun, 31 Jul, 2016 - 19:42

Prajnaketu explores the EU referendum through the lens of the Four Noble Truths. Talk given in Oxford on Dharma Day 2016

Triratna News
Triratna News

The young Buddhists: Triratna's secret

By Munisha on Thu, 17 Dec, 2015 - 18:55

The young Buddhists: Triratna's secret

By Munisha on Thu, 17 Dec, 2015 - 18:55

Presenting Triratna to the European Buddhist Union meeting in Berlin in September, I mentioned Triratna’s recent success in attracting more young people. With most sanghas ageing, people wanted to know our secret.

One answer is that we appointed a Young Buddhist co-ordinator to encourage young Buddhist activities and help other young Buddhists develop the confidence to lead.

Prajnaketu is the new, full-time Young Buddhist Co-ordinator appointed to the Development Team who work for Triratna’s European Chairs’ Assembly. He...

Oxford Buddhist Centre - Buddhism and Meditation in Oxford
Oxford Buddhist Centre - Buddhism and Meditation in Oxford

22nd July Details

By Padmakumara on Thu, 17 Jul, 2014 - 12:05

22nd July Details

By Padmakumara on Thu, 17 Jul, 2014 - 12:05After the Dharma Festival and Ben’s Mitra Ceremony we resume ‘normal’ activities this coming week.

Drop-in Meditation 6.30-7.30pm (suggested donation £2-£5).
Sangha Night 7.30-9.15pm
Beauty and the Dharma Life - Padmakumara will explore what has been referred to as a hidden teaching in Buddhism: Beauty. How does living Buddhist teachings help us perceive more Beauty? What is it about the experience of Beauty that makes it so valuable? Join us for this, meditation, and much more (suggested donation £4-£10).
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Oxford Buddhist Centre - Buddhism and Meditation in Oxford
Oxford Buddhist Centre - Buddhism and Meditation in Oxford

Dharma Day Celebration with Mitra Ceremony

By Padmakumara on Sat, 12 Jul, 2014 - 10:17

Dharma Day Celebration with Mitra Ceremony

By Padmakumara on Sat, 12 Jul, 2014 - 10:17Dharma Day Celebrations - Tuesday 15th July

Please join us for an auspicious celebration of the Buddha’s first discourse. Occuring two full moons after his Complete Awakening the Buddha spoke to five disciples from his time as an ascetic. One, Kondanna, woke up himself and at that moment the Buddha realised that others could understand for themselves how things really are. The rest, as they say, is history, over 2,500 years of it right up to us, here and...
Triratna News
Triratna News

New Triratna sangha in Oxford, UK

By lokabandhu on Fri, 22 Jun, 2012 - 05:49

New Triratna sangha in Oxford, UK

By lokabandhu on Fri, 22 Jun, 2012 - 05:49Tim writes from Oxford UK with news of a new Triratna sangha in that venerable city, saying - “Yes, the rumours are true: there is now a Triratna group in Oxford!

We had a meeting in late January in which a number of us agreed that we wanted a regular sangha meeting in Oxford. Since March we’ve been meeting every Tuesday evening for meditation and discussions as well as monthly day events led by Order Members.

We’re...