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The Tara Sanctuary and Natural Burial Ground

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 26 Sep, 2018 - 12:33

“Nature is, in itself, a healing environment”. 

During the 2018 Combined Order Weekend in Adhisthana, Dayajoti talks about a newly forming project - the Tara Sanctuary and Natural Burial Ground which has a vision of creating a beautiful ecological burial ground and retreat site. Here she speaks about the what the natural burial movement is about, the links between nature, death and the land, how it connects with Buddhist practice and where the project is currently at.

Find out more about the Tara...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

50 Years, 50 Voices: Purna

By Satyalila on Tue, 14 Aug, 2018 - 16:02

I couldn’t have done it any other way, as hard as it was…

Purna’s Annals 

In 1968 I turned 20 and was in the second year of a Maths and Physics degree. Joined my brother for a yacht trip around the South Pacific for two months, sailing to Samoa, Tonga and Fiji. Hove to for three days surviving a tropical cyclone. Finished my degree and started travelling in South-East Asia and India to find a Buddhist meditation teacher.

In 1978, having been ordained by Bhante on...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Newsbyte: Suryavana Retreat Centre

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 16 Jul, 2018 - 14:15

Newsbyte: Suryavana Retreat Centre

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 16 Jul, 2018 - 14:15

Suryavana is the new retreat Centre for the Valencia Buddhist Centre.  One possible translation of Suryavana is rather apt description ‘the sun’s dwelling place’.  The Valencia Buddhist Centre bought a retreat centre of their own to cater for their gradually expanding retreat programme: increasing from three to four retreats a year to approximately twenty to twenty five retreats annually. 

This Newsbyte explores the importance of going on retreat as a means of coming in touch with yourself, the earth and nature - with...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

50 Years, 50 Voices: Vessantara

By Satyalila on Thu, 31 May, 2018 - 15:00

…there was something which came through Bhante which really was full of Dharma qualities, and that’s what started Triratna…

 Vessantara’s Annals
In 1968 I’m 18, and spend eight months working in clerical jobs, earning money before going to Cambridge University to study English. I’ve adopted a hippie view of the world and spend hours in my friend Les Doyle’s attic bedroom, which is painted black and decorated with silver foil, listening to early Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix. I’m reading about eastern religions,...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Metta as Dependent Arising

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 28 May, 2018 - 16:56

In this Dharmabyte podcast Dayajoti speaks on Metta As Dependent Arising. From a talk of the same title, given on a Metta as a Path to Insight Retreat in 2015.

Subscribe to the Dharmabytes podcast

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Working at Your Own Pace

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 9 May, 2018 - 15:45

This FBA Dharmabyte, ’Working at Your Own Pace’ brings to life Viveka’s fresh and vibrant take on the traditional practice of anapanasati - mindfulness with breathing.

Using the breath as a stabilizing presence, this series of meditations (including two fully-guided practices) is designed to help us discover the nature of reality itself by encouraging us to notice what is actually happening each moment in a direct and open way. Anapanasati is a complete path to awakening...

Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities
Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities

New community member wanted at Guhyaloka Retreat Centre, Spain

By Nandavajra on Mon, 30 Apr, 2018 - 10:40

New community member wanted at Guhyaloka Retreat Centre, Spain

By Nandavajra on Mon, 30 Apr, 2018 - 10:40

New community member wanted at Guhyaloka Retreat Centre, Spain

Guhyaloka is the Triratna men’s ordination centre situated in the peaceful and picturesque Sierra Aitana mountains in Alicante province, eastern Spain.

We are looking for one or possibly two Dharmacharis or male GFR mitras who would like to join our band of brothers working to support the creation of the order here in our beautiful mountain valley. Guhyaloka is an inspiring, mythical place with challenges and rewards in equal number - it is a...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

50 Years, 50 Voices: Danayutta

By Satyalila on Thu, 26 Apr, 2018 - 15:00

The moment she opened the door and I saw the Buddha… I felt fine.

Danayutta’s Annals
In 1968… not alive.

In 1978… not alive.

In 1988… I was 6 years old, just about to start primary school in a convent in Malaysia. I lived in a big house that my grandfather built, with my father’s extended family (there were his 7 siblings, plus grandmother and great grandmother, my two older brothers). There was a big mango tree in the garden with a fishpond underneath it that...

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

How to Run a Retreat

By mokshini on Tue, 29 Nov, 2016 - 16:02

How to Run a Retreat

If you’re new to the business of organising a weekend retreat these notes may be useful.

Venue checklist
some things to look for when planning a weekend retreat or visiting a possible venue
see the document attached: weekend_retreats_venue_checklist

Finding a venue
There’s various (UK-based) websites that can help you find a venue –
www.groupaccommodation.com – excellent site with many large venues in UK and Europe
www.exclusive-hire.yha.org.uk – UK Youth Hostels available for group...

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