Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Buddhist Voices: Karunadevi - From Heartland to Heart-Mind

By Candradasa on Wed, 28 Dec, 2016 - 20:35

Karunadevi has been a practicing Buddhist since the 1980s after finding her way to California from the heartland of Iowa. The first American to be ordained in the U.S. into the Triratna Buddhist Order she is now a member of the College of Public Preceptors, helping maintain the spiritual wellbeing of the community worldwide. 

We hear about Karunadevi’s journey to the Dharma via family, friends, and brushes with mystic religion (via Christianity, Joan Baez and Lama Govinda). And how it was...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Buddhist Voices - Subhuti On Doctor Ambedkar, 60 Years On

By sanghadhara on Fri, 14 Oct, 2016 - 15:11

A special edition of Buddhist Voices, from India at the height of celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of the mass conversion  to Buddhism in 1956 of hundreds of thousands of Dalit (ex-Untouchable caste) Indians, inspired by their great leader Doctor Bhimrao Ambedkar to escape the horrors of the Hindu caste system and work towards a more just society in India.

Subhuti, a longstanding champion of Doctor Ambedkar as an exemplar of democratic principles for the whole world, gives us a...

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Triratna International Council

Buddhist Voices - Vidyatara

By Candradasa on Sat, 6 Aug, 2016 - 00:49

Vidyatara was one of the forces behind the development of the Triratna International Council after its foundation in 2011. We get a chance to catch up with her on her first return visit to the UK after moving back to Melbourne, Australia. She still carries a fierce passion for the vision of a genuinely international Buddhist movement and that comes through as we hear about aspects of her life and practice at home, back in national political work, carrying...

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Triratna International Council

Why Is There An International Council?

By Dassini on Tue, 2 Aug, 2016 - 21:43

Dharmananda, Munisha and Bodhivamsa discuss the reasons for having an International Council and its evolving function within a global spiritual community.

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The Three Strands and an Opening Ritual

By Dassini on Tue, 2 Aug, 2016 - 21:37

Yashosagar from India and Sucimani from England  talk about the College and Order strands of the International Council, and share their impressions of out opening ritual.

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What's Coming Up At The 2016 Triratna International Council

By Dassini on Mon, 1 Aug, 2016 - 17:55

A quick introductory chat and précis with Viveka from San Francisco, U.S.A., about the themes of the event as people start to arrive from around the world…

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Training In A System of Buddhist Practice

By Candradasa on Wed, 1 Jun, 2016 - 18:34

Dhammamegha recently interviewed Dhammarati for the Triratna International Council about an emerging project around the system of training in Triratna. It goes by the name of Sikkha (with a long a), which is a Pali word meaning ‘spiritual training’. It is about deepening our understanding of what and how we practice and teach within the Triratna community, and developing an explicit shared framework to talk about it. 

Here, Dhammarati reflects on what is essential in Buddhist practice: a growth of awareness which leads to positive and rich emotion...

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Buddhist Centre Features

Buddhist Voices - Saddhajoti On Co-Creating Chintamani Retreat Centre in Mexico

By viriyalila on Fri, 30 Oct, 2015 - 00:25

Viriyalila in conversation with the wonderful Saddhajoti, whose vision of a Buddhist retreat centre rising out of barren sugar cane plantation land has been fully realized here at Chintamani, near Cuernavaca in Mexico. 

It’s a truly extraordinary achievement, and the great beauty and elegance of the place has been hugely enjoyed by all lucky enough to be attending the Triratna Buddhist Order’s 2015 Pan-American Convention. 

We hear how Chintamani - named after the mythical wish-fulfilling jewel which is a symbol for the Dharma offered...

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Buddhist Centre Features

Buddhist Voices - Danadasa & Prasadachitta on San Francisco, Consciousness, and Friendship

By Candradasa on Wed, 28 Oct, 2015 - 22:53

We continue to celebrate the diversity of those attending the 2015 Triratna Buddhist Order Pan-American Convention in Mexico with two close friends from San Francisco. The theme of the Convention is friendship itself as a whole path of practice, and this is a pleasing ramble with two Californians taking in topics as diverse as the tech boom in San Francisco, the nature of interpretative understanding, and how beautiful it is to sit in a garden as part of a Buddhist...

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

By Candradasa 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…

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