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Some Thoughts on Motherhood: the Path of Loving and Letting Go by Punyamala

By punyamala on Tue, 23 Jan, 2018 - 10:00

Some Thoughts on Motherhood: the Path of Loving and Letting Go by Punyamala

By punyamala on Tue, 23 Jan, 2018 - 10:00

In this article, I want to explore my experience of being a Dharmacharini and a mother. The lifestyle that we live is significant as it creates the conditions in which we shall be practicing the Dharma and not all life styles are equally supportive of spiritual practice. The conditions in which we live will unquestionably have an effect on our Dharma life. Being a Buddhist in a secular, material society is hard. Being a mother is demanding so anyone who...

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Saddhaloka and Moksananda in Conversation about Families

By saddhaloka on Mon, 22 Jan, 2018 - 10:00

Saddhaloka and Moksananda in Conversation about Families

By saddhaloka on Mon, 22 Jan, 2018 - 10:00

Another lovely conversation between old friends and Public Preceptors, Moksananda and Saddhaloka, reflecting on a life being both a parent and a practicing Buddhist within the FWBO and Triratna. 

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Me and Babies by Dhammadinna

By Dhammadinna on Sun, 21 Jan, 2018 - 10:00

Me and Babies by Dhammadinna

By Dhammadinna on Sun, 21 Jan, 2018 - 10:00

This is my personal story of my decision, as a Dharmacharini, as to whether or not to have a baby. It is explored within the mores (conventions) of the time in Triratna.

I was 20 years old, and in my last year at University, when I became accidentally pregnant. I knew that I did not want a child at that point in my life. I had thought, however, since I was a child playing with my dollies, that I would have children...

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Maitreyi Interviews Punyamala About Families

By Maitreyi on Sat, 20 Jan, 2018 - 15:00

Maitreyi Interviews Punyamala About Families

By Maitreyi on Sat, 20 Jan, 2018 - 15:00

A great conversation between two friends who are also members of the College of Public Preceptors, exploring Punyamala’s experiences around having children in the context of her Buddhist life within the FWBO and Triratna.

+ follow the Adhisthana Kula space all week to see more from this series

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See more posts on practice in a family context

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Dharma Life - Family Life

By saddhaloka on Fri, 19 Jan, 2018 - 17:31

Dharma Life - Family Life

By saddhaloka on Fri, 19 Jan, 2018 - 17:31

One of the tasks the Adhisthana Kula set itself was to encourage people within Triratna to take a fresh look at some of those areas of practice and lifestyle that have been of real value and importance, and which sometimes have been put forward in an unhelpful way.

We look to build an Order and movement in which anyone who sincerely wishes to commit themselves to the Three Jewels can find a place and have something to give, whatever their...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Launch of new online space for Triratna Buddhist Families

By Aryanisha on Tue, 8 Aug, 2017 - 13:36

Launch of new online space for Triratna Buddhist Families

By Aryanisha on Tue, 8 Aug, 2017 - 13:36

We recently launched a new space for Triratna Buddhist Families. 

The Triratna Buddhist Parents Network Facebook page has been providing invaluable support for many parents practising in Triratna. In response to recent discussions on that group, our own Rijupatha on the The Buddhist Centre Online team (and dad of two), has set up a project space on our website to:

  • Provide further opportunities for children, parents (and grandparents!) to connect and network to discuss their Dharma lives within Triratna.
  • Provide helpful resources for family Dharma
  • ...
Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Triratna Parents (2012)

By Centre Team on Sat, 16 Jul, 2016 - 00:27

This post contains resources for Triratna Parents, especially those seeking to form ‘parent sanghas’ to support one another in the work and practice of parenting.

Best place to start is probably the new Facebook ‘Triratna Buddhist Parents Network‘ page, created by Kamalanandi from Sheffield. There’s a printable A4 poster attached to this post (you can share a link to it here - it comes in two versions spread over two pages – choose your favourite!)

FreeBuddhistAudio have a small but useful ...

Buddhist Centre Features
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Kamalamani - Other Than Mother, Choosing Childlessness With Life In Mind

By Satyalila on Thu, 16 Jun, 2016 - 17:18

Satyalila interviews Kamalamani about a strong decision in her life  as a Buddhist - to forego having children - and her subsequent decision to write a book about it. A great conversation between two good friends about a long, challenging, ultimately affirming personal process and choice.

Get more  information on Kamalamani’s book and where to buy it 

Watch Kamalamani’s short talk on the book for Buddhist Action Month 2016

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Gratefully Stopping - Going on the Retreat for Mothers

By ElkeWeiss on Mon, 5 Oct, 2015 - 15:33

Gratefully Stopping - Going on the Retreat for Mothers

By ElkeWeiss on Mon, 5 Oct, 2015 - 15:33

On Friday last week I was running around. It was just a normal day at work: my new office is still not entirely sorted, and I don’t have a phone. This isn’t ideal when you are trying to chase up things for students. It’s even worse when you lose your own mobile phone on the way to work. Thank God for colleagues with mobiles with unlimited minutes. Oh, and here’s the head of department, wanting to organise what needs organising...

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Meditation Workshop - Five Breaths

By Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 1 Oct, 2015 - 23:28

Meditation Workshop - Five Breaths

By Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 1 Oct, 2015 - 23:28

As a companion to her talk, The Possibility of Practice and her guided Meditation on the Three Bodies (physical, emotional, and mental) this workshop is indispensable. Amaragita explodes and expands notions around the practice of paying attention via awareness of the breath, using the deceptively simple exercise of taking just five breaths through the day. 

We hear how the practice relates to the theory of Buddhist meditation and are encouraged to choose and learn from our direct experience...

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