Triratna News
Triratna News

The Rote Burg – A new retreat centre for the Berlin Sangha and beyond

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 9 Feb, 2021 - 09:58

The Rote Burg – A new retreat centre for the Berlin Sangha and beyond

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 9 Feb, 2021 - 09:58

In the middle of a nature park surrounded by meadows and lakes, only 60 kilometres north of Berlin, lies the so-called “Rote Burg“ (Red Castle): two old Ziegler buildings with about 850 square metres of floor space and surrounded by 37,000 square metres of meadows and oak forest.

In July 2020, Aryabandhu, Chairman of the Berlin Buddhist Centre, signed the purchase contract for the Rote Burg. This step was preceded by more than two years of intensive...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Celebrating 35 Years of Taraloka Retreat Centre - Interview with the Founders

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 15 Dec, 2020 - 17:39

Celebrating 35 Years of Taraloka Retreat Centre - Interview with the Founders

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 15 Dec, 2020 - 17:39

“One November morning in 1985, four women - Sanghadevi, Ratnasuri, Karunasri, Kulanandi - and a cat called Tansy, drove from London to the Welsh borders, to start what was probably the first Buddhist retreat centre for women in the world.”

In 1985, Cornhill Farm was bought - a run-down farmhouse and derelict outbuildings, together with seven acres of land. The first retreats were held in the white farmhouse - a living room converted into a shrine room, and...

Triratna News
Triratna News

The Boeddhawierde: A New Retreat Centre in the Netherlands

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 12 Dec, 2019 - 15:51

The Boeddhawierde: A New Retreat Centre in the Netherlands

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 12 Dec, 2019 - 15:51

Last week the new retreat centre in the north of the Netherlands was informally opened: the Boeddhawierde. A mosaic made by a friend of the local sangha, Lucia Keidel, was unveiled during a ceremony - which marks a significant step in the further development of Triratna in the Netherlands.

‘Wierde’ refers to a mound that the local ancestors built in the muddy fields, to keep their feet dry and bury their dead. Later when the dykes were build, they became sacred spots and churches were typically built on...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Urgyen Tulip Revival

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 15 Jul, 2019 - 15:18

Urgyen Tulip Revival

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 15 Jul, 2019 - 15:18

Metta Vihara, the retreat centre for Belgium and the Netherlands, opened in 2012. To help fund that project they asked a bulb grower to create a tulip, which was named Urgyen, after Sangharakshita, the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order and community.

Now the grower has stopped producing it but a Triratna friend, Kees van den Berg, son of a Dutch bulb grower himself, has collected some 18 remaining bulbs and over the coming years is going to restart...

Suryavana Retreat Centre
Suryavana Retreat Centre

Suryavana Retreat Centre

By Sudaka on Wed, 17 Apr, 2019 - 17:45

Suryavana Retreat Centre

By Sudaka on Wed, 17 Apr, 2019 - 17:45

Suryavana is the new retreat centre of the Valencia Buddhist Centre, Spain. Hadayasiri and Dharmakirti share their experience of going on retreat and their enthusiasm for this new adventure for the Sangha in Valencia and for Triratna in Mainland Europe.

Suryavana Retreat Centre for hire! One hour in the beautiful back country from Valencia, Spain.  10 en-suite bedrooms. Very reasonable rates. We have a Meditation and Yoga studio good for 18 yoga practitioners, more as a meditation only space. Swimming pool & support team included. 5-15th August. Contact...

Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Right livelihood opportunities at Dhanakosa

By Dhanakosa on Thu, 11 Jan, 2018 - 15:08

Right livelihood opportunities at Dhanakosa

By Dhanakosa on Thu, 11 Jan, 2018 - 15:08

Live and work at Dhanakosa

Right livelihood opportunity in the beautiful environment of rural Scotland

As part of our right livelihood team, you will engage in daily practice with your brothers and sisters in the Dharma, giving the conditions for retreats to over 1000 people a year.

Upcoming opportunities for men and women:

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London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

The New Vajrasana Grand Opening Weekend

By Singhamanas on Mon, 9 May, 2016 - 14:19

The New Vajrasana Grand Opening Weekend

By Singhamanas on Mon, 9 May, 2016 - 14:19

Saturday the 28th & Sunday the 29th May
After five years of planning and two years of building work, the new retreat centre is finally opening with a weekend of special events. Both days feature tours of the building and a ritual dedication of the centre. The Public Opening on the 28th will include introductions to meditation and a talk by the architects, while the Sangha Opening on the 29th will focus around an opening ritual led by Subhuti. 
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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Letter from a Buddhist Retreat Centre

By vajratara on Fri, 17 Apr, 2015 - 16:33

Letter from a Buddhist Retreat Centre

By vajratara on Fri, 17 Apr, 2015 - 16:33

Vajratara lives at Tiratanaloka, a retreat centre in Wales that specialises in running retreats for women who are training for Ordination. She gives us a flavour of a remote — but busy — life

The wind has finally died down and the sun is shining. This morning, when I went for my run, the waves on the reservoir were spraying over the dam, the wind howling and crashing down the valley. The new and tender crocuses and snow drops were...

Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Vajraloka retreat centre seeks two new team members

By lokabandhu on Wed, 20 Feb, 2013 - 09:50

Vajraloka retreat centre seeks two new team members

By lokabandhu on Wed, 20 Feb, 2013 - 09:50Vajraloka is Triratna’s meditation retreat centre in North Wales, UK. It has been established for over 30 years and been central to the deepening of the Triuratna community’s understanding and practice of meditation. For the last 4 – 6 years there has been a very steady team of around 6 men at Vajraloka who between them are responsible for all aspects of the project. This has been an excellent working ground for their individual and collective practice...

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