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Journey to the North West: A Modern Pilgrimage

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Thu, 6 Sep, 2018 - 12:00

Journey to the North West: A Modern Pilgrimage

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Thu, 6 Sep, 2018 - 12:00

In late July, a GFR Mitra completed a 5 day ‘modern pilgrimage’, walking over 120 miles from Adhisthana to the Liverpool Buddhist Centre, in central Liverpool.  Along the way, David Tyfield carried four heavy texts from the newly published Complete Works of Sangharakshita, and signed by Bhante himself at Adhisthana the day before setting off.  Inspired by the great fabled pilgrimage of the 7th Century Chinese monk Xuanzang, mythologized in the Monkey Tales of...

Ipswich Buddhist Centre
Ipswich Buddhist Centre

India Night with Nick & Irene

Posted by RCheesley to Ipswich Buddhist Centre on Thu, 26 Apr, 2018 - 09:51

India Night with Nick & Irene

Posted by RCheesley to Ipswich Buddhist Centre on Thu, 26 Apr, 2018 - 09:51

Join us for a curry and presentation evening about our recent pilgrimage to India and to raise funds for the Sangha room refurbishment.

Saturday, 9th June from 6.30-10pm at Ipswich Buddhist Centre.

Suggested donation £8

Vegetarian curry provided, please let us know you are coming for catering purposes; either by putting your name on the list in the Sangha kitchen, directly to Nick or Irene, or via email to nickggreen [at] yahoo.co.uk - we look forward to seeing you....

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...

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...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Walking the Sangharakshita Way

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Thu, 2 Apr, 2015 - 14:16

Walking the Sangharakshita Way

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Thu, 2 Apr, 2015 - 14:16

Kate Grant is on a pilgrimage, and you’re welcome to come along too. A mitra at the London Buddhist Centre, her plan is to walk from Tooting in south London, where Sangharakshita spent his boyhood, to Adhisthana, where he lives now. She’s doing this over the course of 17 days, roughly 2 days a month, arriving at Adhisthana on 6th September.

She says, “Each walk will take 3-6 hours. Companions welcome! Four walks down, I’ll be leaving London behind this Saturday, with a little flock...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Suriyavamsa's Dharma Walk Through Scotland

Posted by Candradasa to Community Highlights on Tue, 8 Jul, 2014 - 14:08

Suriyavamsa's Dharma Walk Through Scotland

Posted by Candradasa to Community Highlights on Tue, 8 Jul, 2014 - 14:08Over on our Features channel (encompassing the stories that make our home page each week, plus original new Dharma content) we’ve a remarkable ongoing series of posts from Suriyavamsa, the newly installed President of Triratna Highlands in Scotland. He is marking the start of his time in that position by making a ‘Dharma Walk’ (a pilgrimage of sorts) from Inverness to Glasgow (that’s 165 miles or so!). And he’s blogging it for us from his trusty...