Tiratanaloka
Tiratanaloka

Contemplating the Refuge Tree

By vajratara on Wed, 11 May, 2022 - 23:53

We recently ran a retreat with Buddhafield exploring the symbolism of the ‘Going for Refuge and Prostration Practice’.  I say we… it was meant to be Vajratara and Karunadhi from Tiratanaloka, but Karunadhi couldn’t come so it ended up being just Vajratara from Tiratanaloka, with Darsavini, Amaragita, Dayajoti and Viryanaya.  Everyday we had a short presentation on different aspects of the practice followed by questions and answers.  The talks were recorded and although the sound quality isn’t great, people thought...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Chairs' Letter – November 2021

By ratnadharini on Tue, 30 Nov, 2021 - 21:54

Chairs' Letter – November 2021

By ratnadharini on Tue, 30 Nov, 2021 - 21:54

Dear Order members and friends,

This month the annual international College meeting was a complex hybrid affair, taking place partly in person at Adhisthana, and partly online. Akasajoti came up with a schedule that not only took into account the different time zones, but also maximised crossover by shuffling us into different configurations; she even set up interactive zoom screen in the shrine room that meant we could all see and hear each other.

We began...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Our latest free eBook and how to support us through lockdown

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 10 Nov, 2020 - 16:15

Our latest free eBook and how to support us through lockdown

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 10 Nov, 2020 - 16:15

With new lockdown measures coming into effect in the UK, we’ve been thinking about how we might support you through the lockdown, and also how you might support us. 

How we’re supporting you

This week we’re offering another free eBook. We’ve chosen Teachers of Enlightenment by Kulananda. 

The defining act of being a Buddhist is ‘going for refuge’ to the three jewels of the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. If we’re to do that effectively, we need to relate to the three jewels – the highest ideals of...

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Dharma Teaching - Gurus of the Past from the Triratna Refuge Tree - A Six-Week Course (Achala)

By Centre Team on Sun, 17 Jul, 2016 - 21:14

Here you can download Achala’s notes for a six-week course on exemplary practitioners and teachers of the Dharma-selected teachers from the Triratna Refuge Tree.

This is what Achala said about his intentions when designing this course:

I tried to construct a course such that it:

  • covers what an average human being needs to effectively practice Buddhism.
     
  • doesn’t not have a scholastic bent (so a few Pali/Sanskrit terms seemed reasonable but not so many as to give the impression that the courses are oriented towards bookish
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Stockholms buddhistcenter
Stockholms buddhistcenter

Hur många symboler ryms i en symbol?

By Viryabodhi on Mon, 3 Jun, 2013 - 11:33

Hur många symboler ryms i en symbol?

By Viryabodhi on Mon, 3 Jun, 2013 - 11:33Under en Sanghakväll för inte alltför länge sedan, 20 maj, talade tre män i sanghan om Tillflyktsträdet inom Triratna. Här finner du en länk till deras föredrag: http://www.freebuddhistaudio.com/audio/details?num=LOC1688
Tyvärr kunde man inte mata in alla tre namnen på de som gav föredragen, men de finsn i titlarna.

Lyssna och njut.

metta, Viryabodhi
Sheffield Buddhist Centre
Sheffield Buddhist Centre

Sangharakshita and the Founding of the Triratna Buddhist Community

By bodhinaga on Thu, 20 Sep, 2012 - 09:42

Sangharakshita and the Founding of the Triratna Buddhist Community

By bodhinaga on Thu, 20 Sep, 2012 - 09:42Satyajyoti talks about Sangharakshita’s life, how he came to found the Triratna Buddhist Order and the principles upon which it is founded. Given at Sheffield Buddhist Centre on 21st August 2012 as part of a series of talks on the Refuge Tree of the Triratna Buddhist Order.
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

NEW: Refuge Tree Series

By Rijupatha on Wed, 8 Aug, 2012 - 17:08

NEW: Refuge Tree Series

By Rijupatha on Wed, 8 Aug, 2012 - 17:08Just added to Free Buddhist Audio, this excellent series of talks from Sheffield takes a look at the Refuge Tree of the Triratna Buddhist Order, and some of the important figures in that spiritual lineage that we draw inspiration from.

“Ksitigarbha” by Vajratara: http://freebuddhistaudio.com/audio/details?num=LOC1248

“Kukai” by Vadanya: http://freebuddhistaudio.com/audio/details?num=LOC1249

“Hui Neng” by Vajratara: http://freebuddhistaudio.com/audio/details?num=LOC1250

“Shin Ran” by Vadanya: http://freebuddhistaudio.com/audio/details?num=LOC1251

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Sheffield Buddhist Centre
Sheffield Buddhist Centre

Introducing the 5 Buddha Mandala

By bodhinaga on Sat, 4 Aug, 2012 - 11:08

Introducing the 5 Buddha Mandala

By bodhinaga on Sat, 4 Aug, 2012 - 11:08Vadanya speaking at Sangha Night on 19th July 2012, giving an introduction to the Mandala of the 5 Buddhas who feature on the Refuge Tree of the Triratna Buddhist Order.