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Sakyadhita Conference: Gender Equity for Monastic and Lay Buddhist Women

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 19 Aug, 2019 - 17:33

Sakyadhita Conference: Gender Equity for Monastic and Lay Buddhist Women

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 19 Aug, 2019 - 17:33

Sakyadhita is a Buddhist women’s organisation founded in 1987. The 16th Sakyadhita conference took place near Sydney, Australia in June, with a number of women from the Triratna Buddhist Order in attendance: Kusalacitta from Sydney, Dharmamodini from Adelaide as well as Tarahridaya and Karunadeepa from Pune in India.

Sakyadhita means ‘daughters of the Buddha’, and it aims to promote gender equity for monastic and lay women with a focus on education, health, spiritual practice and equal status and ordination. Its...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Large worldwide audience for live funeral video

By Munisha on Fri, 16 Nov, 2018 - 16:55

Large worldwide audience for live funeral video

By Munisha on Fri, 16 Nov, 2018 - 16:55

It’s become clear that the apparently large gathering of 1,200-1,400 people in the barn at Adhisthana on Saturday for Bhante’s funeral was, in fact, a small fraction of the international audience taking part by following the day live on Facebook and YouTube, and by participating in simultaneous events at Buddhist Centres around the world.

Watch the complete edited livestream.

For a start, it’s estimated that those watching at public screenings across India numbered at least 61,000 – not including all those who watched at home or in social projects...

Triratna Institute, India
Triratna Institute, India

Fundraising Concert Held in Pune

By Ramesh Babar on Wed, 6 Jun, 2018 - 10:38

Fundraising Concert Held in Pune

By Ramesh Babar on Wed, 6 Jun, 2018 - 10:38

Ramesh Babar, a Mitra who has asked for Ordination, has been helping the Triratna Institute in Pune, India, raise funds for Dhamma work. He writes:

“I’m very pleased to let you know that a Buddhist Musical Concert was organised on 27th May 2018, to raise funds for the Ordination Team in the Triratna Institute in Pune.

The concert was called ‘Sambuddha’ and it is a Global Peace Initiative conceptualized by Pawa. Pawa is an Ambedkarite Buddhist based in India.

The show comprised soulful compositions on Happiness, Faith,...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

The Resurrection of FWBO Newsreel 4

By Munisha on Wed, 16 Jul, 2014 - 15:15

The Resurrection of FWBO Newsreel 4

By Munisha on Wed, 16 Jul, 2014 - 15:15

Continuing the re-release of the old FWBO Newsreels from the 1990s, here is Newsreel 4, covering news from the FWBO and TBMSG from September 1992 to February 1993. (All the Newsreels are now on YouTube.) This video (55 mins) covers:

  • Glasgow Buddhist Centre, UK: Ink Print and Design, Windhorse Publications, a new women’s community, a fire and the gift of Dhanakosa Retreat Centre
  • FWBO Valencia, Spain
  • the Guhyaloka Vihara project, Spain
  • FWBO Helsinki’s new centre, Finland
  • a girls’ hostel and school in Ladakh, part-funded
  • ...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

A New Vihara Means A New Life by Venerable Sangharakshita (eBook)

A New Vihara Means A New Life by Venerable Sangharakshita (eBook)

By Candradasa on Thu, 6 Jun, 2013 - 17:47In 1982, Sangharakshita travelled to Chikhalwadi in Pune, to open a new vihara as part of the Triratna Buddhist Community in India. To mark the occasion he gave a talk on the significance of the event and the new space itself as a place for Dhamma, a base for the Bodhisattva Ideal to take root.

Thanks to Dh. Amoghabhadra and Dh. Achala at Dhammaduta Publications this talk had now been transcribed for the...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Seventh ‘Excellence Retreat’ held in India

By lokabandhu on Thu, 3 Jan, 2013 - 16:28

Seventh ‘Excellence Retreat’ held in India

By lokabandhu on Thu, 3 Jan, 2013 - 16:28Jivak, an Order Member from Pune in India, writes with news of their latest and very successful ‘Excellence Retreat’ held at Triratna’s Bhaja Retreat Centre. He says - “The retreat was attended by more than 90 people and ran from 21st to 25th of December. These retreats are structured for professionals like doctors, engineers, IT professionals and high ranked government officials. There were many young Buddhists and non-Buddhists, who were very enthusiastic and lively throughout the retreat.

Each...