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Earth Day Meditation: Three Jewels, One World

By Maitridevi on Wed, 7 Apr, 2021 - 17:10

Earth Day Meditation: Three Jewels, One World

By Maitridevi on Wed, 7 Apr, 2021 - 17:10

Earth Day Meditation, Thursday 22nd April 

This event marks the start of a coming together of all those in Triratna for whom concern for the environment is an intrinsic part of their Dharma practice. We will be gathering online on Earth Day (April 22nd) for a period of meditation, sitting in solidarity with this beautiful fleeting world. So wherever you are in the world please join us.

First meditation led by Paramananda

UK & ...

Triratna Women
Triratna Women

International Women's Day 2021: Parami

By parami on Wed, 10 Mar, 2021 - 11:27

International Women's Day 2021: Parami

By parami on Wed, 10 Mar, 2021 - 11:27

Hi, I’m Parami and, in 1980, I was ordained on a weekend retreat by Sangharakshita. I live in Glasgow, Scotland on my own in a flat in a high rise block in a very working class area (back to my roots). I’m lucky that 3 other Dharmacharinis (Order Members) live in the same high rise block and, before lockdown, we meditated together a couple of mornings a week. A friend called it a vertical community. My days are varied with different...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Sub30 Symposium: Four Gifts to the World

By Prajnaketu on Fri, 12 Jun, 2020 - 09:39

Sub30 Symposium: Four Gifts to the World

By Prajnaketu on Fri, 12 Jun, 2020 - 09:39

Fri 3 Jul | UK & IE 7pm | Europe 8pm CET | Mexico 1pm

Sat 4 Jul | UK & IE 10am | Europe 11am CET | Aus 7pm AEST

thebuddhistcentre.com/live

What can Buddhism offer the world today? What does it mean to live a Buddhist life? Gather with young people from around the world for four intergenerational conversations and a chance to meet others aged 30 and under through discussion groups.

On Friday 3rd July...

Ipswich Buddhist Centre
Ipswich Buddhist Centre

A Women's Day with Parami

By RCheesley on Fri, 13 Apr, 2018 - 14:10

A Women's Day with Parami

By RCheesley on Fri, 13 Apr, 2018 - 14:10

Open to all women of the Triratna Buddhist Community sangha.

A fantastic opportunity to spend the day with Parami, public preceptor and a very experienced order member.

Join us at Ipswich Buddhist Centre from 10am-4pm on Sunday, 22nd April.

Places are limited so early booking advised - you can book online via Eventbrite here.

Please bring a veggie lunch to share if you are able.

If the cost of the ticket is a difficulty please contact us before booking your space by emailing enquiries [at] ipswichbuddhistcentre.org.uk (subject: Parami%20Day%20Enquiry)

Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now
Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now

SEEING WITH NEW EYES with Parami

By mokshini on Sat, 5 Aug, 2017 - 10:47

SEEING WITH NEW EYES with Parami

By mokshini on Sat, 5 Aug, 2017 - 10:47

Parami is well known to many of us …. currently she is one the international order conveners, but is also known throughout the Spanish-speaking world as one of the early order members setting up the Valencia Buddhist Centre. Closer to home, and beyond that, she is much-loved for her open-hearted and straightforward commitment to bringing about the arising of bodhicitta, the intention for our community to benefit all being’.

On the International gathering she is offering this workshop -  

SEEING WITH NEW...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Las Venezolanas

By Charlotte Lawes on Mon, 20 Feb, 2017 - 11:34

Las Venezolanas

By Charlotte Lawes on Mon, 20 Feb, 2017 - 11:34

Today we report on a group of women practising the Dharma in a really challenging environment: Venezuela.

You might have missed it, but Venezuela is in the middle of a severe political and economic crisis. According to Bloomberg, the annual inflation rate is about 1200%. With Brexit going on, here in the UK the rate is around 1.8%, and that’s considered high. Food and medicine shortages and a currency nosedive are just some of the problems Venezuelans are facing.

In the midst of...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordinations at Adhisthana, UK

By Munisha on Tue, 22 Dec, 2015 - 10:34

Ordinations at Adhisthana, UK

By Munisha on Tue, 22 Dec, 2015 - 10:34

We are delighted to report the public ordinations of six more women at Adhisthana, UK, on Saturday 19th December 2015.

Public preceptor Parami
Sue Bower becomes Karunabala: a Sanskrit name meaning “One whose strength is from compassion”. (Dot under the ’n’, long second ‘a’.) Westernised spelling Karunabala.
Private preceptor Padmavajri

Sioned Wynn becomes Prabhakari: a Sanskrit name meaning “She who illumines”. (Long second ‘a’, long ‘i’). Westernised spelling Prabhakari.
Private preceptor Dhammadinna

Nicki Cowburn becomes Varasakhi: a Sanskrit name meaning “Noble friend or companion”. (Long  ‘i’)...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Parami - Live Web Talk June 6th!

By Centre Team on Sat, 6 Jun, 2015 - 04:33

Parami - Live Web Talk June 6th!

By Centre Team on Sat, 6 Jun, 2015 - 04:33

On Saturday as part of BAM and the Young Buddhists weekend Parami will offer a live web talk and conversation. One of the most experienced and pioneering member of the Order, Parami has helped build the Triratna Buddhist Community over the past 30+ years and has never lost touch with its radical edge! We hope as many of you can tune in at home or with your own sanghas wherever you are!

The live streaming event we’ll be happening at 5pm UK...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Live Web Talk - Getting Radical, Then And Now

By Rijupatha on Sun, 31 May, 2015 - 17:10

Live Web Talk - Getting Radical, Then And Now

By Rijupatha on Sun, 31 May, 2015 - 17:10

Our new North American Young Buddhists sangha will be taking part with all our sisters and brothers around the world in the International Young Buddhists Weekend from June 5-7th. We’ll be running our first ever event over the Saturday and Sunday and we wanted to share something with everyone who has inspired us to come together in this way.

So we’ve arranged for Parami (who is visiting the U.S. at present) to offer a live web talk and conversation. One of the most experienced...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Parami - Six Emphases In Triratna's Approach To Buddhism

By Candradasa on Mon, 25 May, 2015 - 14:57

Parami - Six Emphases In Triratna's Approach To Buddhism

By Candradasa on Mon, 25 May, 2015 - 14:57

Join us for a special evening with Parami, one of the seniormost Order members in the Triratna Buddhist Community. She’ll be talking about the six distinctive ways our community approaches the ancient teaching of the Buddha as we work together to translate it for anyone living in today’s world. 

Parami is a wise and humorous teacher, devoted and irreverent, extrovert and thoughtful - a unique and inspiring guide with a lovely Scottish accent! Parami has a...