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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 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 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…

Con la traducción española.

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Parami's Perspectives No. 3 - South Pacific Retreat

By parami on Mon, 5 Oct, 2015 - 23:19

Parami chats with Kate and Cynthia at the end of the ordination training retreat at Vijayaloka Retreat Centre in Australia. Great to hear inspiring tales from the outback as women deepen their friendships and Buddhist practice together… 

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Buddhist Voices - Kalyanaprabha On Editing Sangharakshita

By Candradasa on Thu, 3 Sep, 2015 - 11:14

An excellent conversation with Kalyanaprabha on what it’s like to work with and edit Sangharakshita, as his latest book, ‘A Moseley Miscellany’ hits the bookshops and the project to publish his Complete Works gets underway. Words and their meanings, the transformative effect of literature in a life, writing as a gateway to spiritual insight - these are just some of the topics covered as we hear from someone whose passion for literary work is both inspiring...

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Parami's Perspectives No. 3 - Surrendering to the Beautiful

By Candradasa on Wed, 26 Aug, 2015 - 12:17

Parami with Lokeshvara drawing to a close a great weekend’s coverage of the Buddhist Arts event “Conscious Surrender to the Beautiful”. Some reflections on the event, a lot of laughter, and looking ahead to what comes next…

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Parami's Perspectives - Mainland Europe Convention #1: The Brothers Karuna

By parami on Mon, 20 Jul, 2015 - 20:33

Parami with Karunajala and Karunabandhu in Lychen, Genrmany, from the Triratna mainland European Order Convention. 

Some lovely description of the site and an exploration of why it’s important to meet as Europeans…

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Parami's Perspectives - Berlin #1

By parami on Sat, 18 Jul, 2015 - 16:56

Parami reporting from Berlin in the run up to the start of the mainland European Convention of the Triratna Buddhist Order. Beginning with a conversation with Jnanadakini from Mexico who is visiting the Convention to connect with the European Spanish language community. 

Some reflections on the recent history of Berlin and personal lessons to be learned from history…

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