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Maitripala - Buddhas In My Pocket

Posted by Candradasa to Buddhist Centre Features on Fri, 15 Dec, 2017 - 21:46

A gem of a conversation with Maitripala, from Melbourne (via Emerald City) in Australia, describing her beautiful practice of Metta Walks across the continent and the Buddhas In My Pocket project that has grown up around it. Her evocation of a modern day pilgrimage, engaging with strangers and sharing moments of deep connection and mutual kindness, is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. A shining example of living out the image of Indra’s Net, where every...

India Dhamma Trust:
India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a...

Indian Pilgrimage February 2018 - From the Bodhi Tree to Triratna

Posted by Dhammavijaya to India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a... on Fri, 28 Apr, 2017 - 20:14

Indian Pilgrimage February 2018 - From the Bodhi Tree to Triratna

Posted by Dhammavijaya to India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a... on Fri, 28 Apr, 2017 - 20:14

To coincide with the International Conventions, the India Dhamma Trust is arranging a special pilgrimage for Order members and Mitras who wish to gain a living experience of the unity of Triratna.

From the heartlands of Ancient Buddhism, order members and mitras will follow itineraries that attend the Order or Mitra conventions at Bodh Gaya, and take in the traditional pilgrimage sites of Shravasti, Kusinara, Lumbini, Vaishali and Sarnath, before combining to travel to Nagpur to explore Triratna...

Triratna News
Triratna News

“Buddhas in my Pocket”: An Australian Buddhist pilgrimage

Posted by Charlotte Lawes to Triratna News on Tue, 31 Jan, 2017 - 16:03

“Buddhas in my Pocket”: An Australian Buddhist pilgrimage

Posted by Charlotte Lawes to Triratna News on Tue, 31 Jan, 2017 - 16:03

Maitripala is an Order member in Australia. When I met her a couple of years ago, she told me of her plans to embark on a pilgrimage along the east coast of Australia to volunteer for different Triratna Buddhist Groups and Centres. Wearing her kesa every day for a year, she would also hand out small Buddha figures to strangers she met along the way. Here she describes how this incredibly moving adventure has been unfolding.

Maitripala writes: “I have been given...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

International Buddhist Youth Convention 2016

Posted by Prajnaketu to Triratna Young Buddhists on Thu, 11 Aug, 2016 - 11:26

International Buddhist Youth Convention 2016

Posted by Prajnaketu to Triratna Young Buddhists on Thu, 11 Aug, 2016 - 11:26

There’s still time to book onto this amazing adventure! (see below for an alteration to the facebook presence)

On 6-11th October, young Buddhists from around the world will be gathering for an international retreat led by Subhuti and Maitriveer to celebrate 60 years of the Buddhist revival in India.

It’s an amazing opportunity to travel to the home of the Buddha and build friendships across our beautiful international sangha.

The retreat will coincide with Dhikshiboomi, where 1 million Indians will come together to celebrate Dr Ambedkar...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Vajra Bell - Summer 2016

Vajra Bell - Summer 2016

Posted by Candradasa to Buddhist Centre Features on Mon, 11 Jul, 2016 - 22:46

A beautiful new edition of the Triratna Dharma magazine from North America! Featuring great articles on love and wisdom from Amala and Kamalashila, tales from a pilgrimage to Kyoto, and notes on community connections from all across the region.

Read more Vajra Bell editions on Issuu

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Rainer's Pilgrimage

Posted by Prajnaketu to Triratna Young Buddhists on Mon, 21 Mar, 2016 - 18:22

Rainer Pretz from Essen, Germany joins Prajnaketu to talk about his pilgrimage to the UK and visiting Bhante Sangharakshita.

Triratna News
Triratna News

Saddhanandi's Adhisthana Newsletter

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Thu, 26 Nov, 2015 - 23:18

Saddhanandi's Adhisthana Newsletter

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Thu, 26 Nov, 2015 - 23:18

Saddhanandi became Chair of Adhisthana earlier this year after 14 years as Chair of Taraloka, Triratna’s retreat centre for women.

In her first Adhisthana Newsletter, earlier this month, she wrote: “This is the first time I’m writing to you after taking on the position of Chair at Adhisthana from Vajragupta. He is now touring various centres doing what he loves - teaching the Dharma. 

I’m at my desk listening to the sounds of a very rowdy game of volleyball...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Kate's British pilgrimage

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Wed, 25 Nov, 2015 - 23:01

Kate's British pilgrimage

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Wed, 25 Nov, 2015 - 23:01

As we reported in April, London Buddhist Centre mitra Kate Grant has spent much of this year on pilgrimage – in Britain. She writes:

“In September I completed my pilgrimage: an outer journey to reflect life’s inner journeys. I set off in February, from Tooting in south London (where Sangharakshita began life), on a walk to Bhante’s home, Adhisthana, lasting 17 separate days and covering 200 miles.

Inspired by a pilgrim’s sense of higher purpose, Bhante’s childhood memoirs...

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Buddhist Voices - Abhayagita From Mexico On Pilgrimage And Native Ground For The Dharma

Posted by Candradasa to Buddhist Centre Features on Tue, 27 Oct, 2015 - 05:30

As part of our Buddhist Voices series, Abhayagita - whose name means ‘Song of Fearlessness’ - tells us (in English y en español) about her project to take women on pilgrimage from Mexico to India in the footsteps of the Buddha. En route we hear about her home country’s engagement with the Dharma, and end up in a fascinating space around Aztec and Mayan culture as fertile native soil for the Dharma to take root…

Con la traducción española.

Abhayagita -...

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Parami's Perspectives No. 6 - Maitripala on Women's Ordination and Her Australian Pilgrimage

Posted by parami to Buddhist Centre Features on Fri, 23 Oct, 2015 - 15:53

Parami again from “Oceania”! She’s in conversation here with her friend Maitripala who has been living in Europe for a year but is now back home and engaging with women seeking ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order. Great to hear the inspiration - old and new - come through as a new generation of women grapples with the challenges and joys of Buddhist practice and of community.

And as a bonus we hear a preview of her ‘Buddhas in My Pocket Pilgrimage’,...

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