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5 Years of the Buddhist Centre Online: #11 Young Buddhist Project

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 23 Nov, 2018 - 16:39

5 Years of the Buddhist Centre Online: #11 Young Buddhist Project

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 23 Nov, 2018 - 16:39

“For me, just being with other young people… actually this is really important… there’s an energy, there’s a natural friendship, there’s a speaking the Dharma in our own language, in our own time, with our own metaphors, about the life decisions we are currently trying to make” - Singhamati, 2015.
 
In 2008 the European Chairs’ Assembly Development Team - which supports Triratna-wide initiatives around the world - ran a weekend retreat exploring how to inspire...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

The first knock

By Prajnaketu on Mon, 30 Jul, 2018 - 15:31

The first knock

By Prajnaketu on Mon, 30 Jul, 2018 - 15:31

I was already late. And it was hot. Very hot. Indian hot. The adrenaline had taken me so far but now my legs were palpably wobbling as I approached the last bend before my destination. The hasty bowl of muesli rumbled restlesslessly in my stomach, rising and falling as the urge to vomit repeatedly came and subsided… Hold it together man… 

I’ve been here before - exams, big talks, lesson observations when I was a trainee teacher - and deep down I know...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

A doorstep into the unknown...

By Prajnaketu on Wed, 25 Jul, 2018 - 14:28

A doorstep into the unknown...

By Prajnaketu on Wed, 25 Jul, 2018 - 14:28

Sooo… I’ve just started a six-week fundraising appeal in London with these wonderful people (Mike, Declan, Chris, Ramesh Babar, Vajragupta, and Kusaladevi Spence)! We’re going to be raising money for an amazing charity called Karuna which helps to transform the lives of individuals and communities affected by the tyrannical caste system in India and Nepal. 

We’ve all now arrived and are settling into community we’ll be living in together. For most of us, this is the first time we’ve done anything like this...

Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now
Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now

Friday at the International Gathering

By Munisha on Fri, 25 Aug, 2017 - 22:08

Friday at the International Gathering

By Munisha on Fri, 25 Aug, 2017 - 22:08

It’s been a lively, warm and sunny day here in Herefordshire, UK. Our numbers swelled to around 330 by the end of a well-spent day.

The shrine tent was impressively full for 7am meditation, well rewarded by the efforts of the Sheffield Porridge Team, who cooked porridge for 200. Later in the morning the Polish sangha introduced themselves, after which Prajnaketu, Young Buddhist Co-ordinator, gave the morning’s excellent talk (without notes), entitled “The Return of the Bodhisattva”. You can listen to it...

Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now
Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now

Return of the Bodhisattva

By mokshini on Wed, 5 Jul, 2017 - 08:09

Return of the Bodhisattva

By mokshini on Wed, 5 Jul, 2017 - 08:09

The world needs us to think big. The Bodhisattva Ideal is the biggest myth possible - Awakening for the sake of all sentient beings - and for that reason it’s perhaps easy to lose sight of it. But humanity is increasingly reaching out for a myth of this kind, and modern Buddhism is better able to articulate its significance than ever, so what needs to happen next?

Prajnaketu will share more of his thoughts on the above topic at the International Gathering...

Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now
Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now

Three main talks ....

By mokshini on Sat, 24 Jun, 2017 - 17:34

Three main talks ....

By mokshini on Sat, 24 Jun, 2017 - 17:34

Every morning on the Friday, Saturday and the Sunday of the International Gathering we will come together in the main shrine marquee and be invited to listen, explore, and be inspired by talks from on the theme of 

Our Future Dharma: What The World Needs Now

What have we got to offer the world for the next 50 years?!

Over 50 years  our Triratna Buddhist Community has developed into an international spiritual community with a distinctive vision and a wealth of experience of Dharma practice. At...

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Triratna News

The young Buddhists: Triratna's secret

By Munisha on Thu, 17 Dec, 2015 - 18:55

The young Buddhists: Triratna's secret

By Munisha on Thu, 17 Dec, 2015 - 18:55

Presenting Triratna to the European Buddhist Union meeting in Berlin in September, I mentioned Triratna’s recent success in attracting more young people. With most sanghas ageing, people wanted to know our secret.

One answer is that we appointed a Young Buddhist co-ordinator to encourage young Buddhist activities and help other young Buddhists develop the confidence to lead.

Prajnaketu is the new, full-time Young Buddhist Co-ordinator appointed to the Development Team who work for Triratna’s European Chairs’ Assembly. He...