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.
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...
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.
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 -
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.
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’)...
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...
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...
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...