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Kiranada - A Year of Silence (with Q & A): Highlighted Talk

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 12 Jun, 2019 - 18:48

Kiranada is an ordained Buddhist, a traveler, a renowned artist in (cruelty-free) silk, a teacher, an author and a Mom. Here she is at the Portsmouth Public Library in June 2019, reading from her book ‘A Year Of Silence’, an account of her year-long silent, solitary retreat in the New Zealand bush.

As one of her last engagements before heading off to Kentucky and Missouri to begin a further 3-year solitary, silent retreat, this is a wonderful opportunity to hear what it...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Podcast: Kiranada - Readings from 'A Year of Silence'

By Candradasa on Thu, 6 Jun, 2019 - 21:30

Kiranada is an ordained Buddhist, a traveler, a renowned artist in (cruelty-free) silk, a teacher, an author and a Mom. Here she is at the Portsmouth Public Library in June 2019, reading from her book ‘A Year Of Silence’, an account of her year-long silent, solitary retreat in the New Zealand bush. 

As one of her last engagements before heading off to Kentucky and Missouri to begin a further 3-year solitary, silent retreat, this is a wonderful opportunity to hear what it...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: A Jumbo Indian Retreat

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 8 Apr, 2019 - 14:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte gives us a glimpse into a Triratna retreat in India. Entitled A Jumbo Indian Retreat this excerpt is from the talk My Life and Dr Ambedkar by Chandrabodhi.

Given at Sangha night, North London Buddhist Centre.

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Wellington Buddhist Centre
Wellington Buddhist Centre

On Retreat with Vimalasara

By akashagarbha on Mon, 18 Feb, 2019 - 05:01

On Retreat with Vimalasara

By akashagarbha on Mon, 18 Feb, 2019 - 05:01

Last November while she visited Wellington Vimalasara lead a weekend retreat at Strathean Retreat Centre north of Wellington. Strathean was full to capacity and we had a great mix of Sangha, young and older, those who’d been around for ages and those quite new.

The retreat coincided with Bhante’s funeral. Strathean kindly provided a wifi password and a number of retreatants were up in the...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: The Myth of Ordination

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 28 Jan, 2019 - 11:00

In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, we hear an excerpt called The Myth of Ordination. Akasaruci gives a personal talk about her experiences of being on the 2018 Akashavana ordination retreat, on which she was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order.

From the talk Akashavana: Heart, Wisdom and Beauty given at her welcome back during Dharma Day on Sunday 29th July 2018 at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre.

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Reflections on an Ordination Retreat

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 24 Jan, 2019 - 11:00

In today’s FBA Dharmabyte we hear from Bodhipakshini in Reflections On An Ordination Retreat. As part of a welcome back evening for new Order members, Bodhipakshini reflects on her experience of the recent 3-month retreat in Spain during which she was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order.

Excerpted from the talk Reflections On An Ordination Retreat, part of the series Ordination: A collection of personal talks.

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Padmaloka Retreat Centre
Padmaloka Retreat Centre

An Invitation to our February Men's Great Gathering weekend.

By TomCono on Sun, 23 Dec, 2018 - 10:12

An Invitation to our February Men's Great Gathering weekend.

By TomCono on Sun, 23 Dec, 2018 - 10:12

In this video, co-leaders Akuppa and Padmasagara invite you to our first Men’s Great Gathering weekend of 2019 from 15th-17th February.

The weekend is open to those familiar with the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana meditation practices and open to Buddhist ritual as practised within Triratna.

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

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.

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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...

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