San Francisco Buddhist Center
San Francisco Buddhist Center

New California Retreat Center

By rodashruti on Fri, 16 Nov, 2012 - 03:18

New California Retreat Center

By rodashruti on Fri, 16 Nov, 2012 - 03:18“The meditator, having gone to the forest, to the shade of a tree, or to an empty building, sits down with legs folded crosswise, body held erect, and sets mindfulness to the fore.”
— the Anapanasati Sutta

Dear Friends:

There is a new Triratna Retreat Center emerging in the mountains of Northern California. Our vision is to create a simple place for people to continue to go forth into the forest, and to go for refuge to Buddha,...
Triratna News
Triratna News

'Exploring ‘Dynamic Reality' in Scotland

By lokabandhu on Mon, 23 Jul, 2012 - 19:56

'Exploring ‘Dynamic Reality' in Scotland

By lokabandhu on Mon, 23 Jul, 2012 - 19:56Khemasuri writes with news of ‘Exploring ‘Dynamic Reality’; an unusual retreat being offered at Triratna’s Dhanakosa retreat centre in the Highlands of Scotland. She says “Dhanakosa is offering an unusual retreat in September for Triratna Order Members and Mitras who have asked for ordination. The retreat is about how we can transform ourselves - into Bodhisattvas - so that we are strong enough to fully contribute to a new way of living on and with the earth. And...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Loving Awareness, Open Heart ~ Day Retreat

By viriyalila on Mon, 4 Jun, 2012 - 17:33

Loving Awareness, Open Heart ~ Day Retreat

By viriyalila on Mon, 4 Jun, 2012 - 17:33On June 23rd from 9:30 - 3:30 pm we will be offering a day retreat focusing on the practice of Metta to develop our natural capacity for love, community and spiritual friendship. Come explore the fusion of wisdom and compassion in Buddhist practice.

Led by Amala, a meditation and Dharma teacher with over thirty years experience. She has been practicing with the Triratna Community since 1991 and was ordained in 2000. For over a decade she has led...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Guhyaloka retreat centre plans first One Year Retreat

By lokabandhu on Wed, 9 May, 2012 - 11:01

Guhyaloka retreat centre plans first One Year Retreat

By lokabandhu on Wed, 9 May, 2012 - 11:01Bodhidaka writes from Guhyaloka, Triratna’s men’s retreat centre in the Spanish mountains, with news of their plans for Triratna’s first ‘One Year Retreat’ - and an invitation to contribute to it. He says -

“Since its founding in 1986 Guhyaloka retreat centre has hosted Triratna’s annual 4 month Ordination retreats for men. There has been a resident community here almost continuously since then, and many changes in how the community here has organised itself. Besides the regular...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna International Retreat coming up soon: five reasons not to miss it!

By lokabandhu on Fri, 4 May, 2012 - 05:59

Triratna International Retreat coming up soon: five reasons not to miss it!

By lokabandhu on Fri, 4 May, 2012 - 05:59Vajragupta writes from Triratna’s Development Team to remind everyone of the upcoming Triratna International Retreat - starting four weeks today - and to give us five reasons not to miss it! They are…

1) It is the only big event for both the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community in the UK. It is a unique gathering, open to everyone, from those newest to our community right through to some of our most experienced Order members teaching...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Padmasambhava celebrated at Stonehenge

By lokabandhu on Sun, 22 Apr, 2012 - 19:28

Padmasambhava celebrated at Stonehenge

By lokabandhu on Sun, 22 Apr, 2012 - 19:28April’s full moon saw the Buddhafield 2012 Yatra ending with a dawn celebration of Padmasambhava in the midst of the ancient stones of Stonehenge - after a week-long 70-mile walk along Britain’s Ridgeway track. Buddhafield have been running Yatras (a Sanskrit word simply meaning ‘walk’) for some years now and they have grown and grown - this one had some 35 people including the team of 6. They are a retreat, but a retreat with a difference, being...
Triratna News
Triratna News

International Retreat - some memories and endorsements

By lokabandhu on Mon, 16 Apr, 2012 - 05:35

International Retreat - some memories and endorsements

By lokabandhu on Mon, 16 Apr, 2012 - 05:35Coming up in June is Triratna’s 3rd International Retreat at Taraloka, which will see 500 people gathering to explore the theme of ‘Imagining the Buddha’. The last one was in 2010, and we’ve been asking people for some of their memories - here’s three of them, delightful in their honesty and appreciation of what is a remarkable event…

The main thing I’ll be taking with me is my new perception of the Sangha: the vibrancy and generosity...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Metta Vihara (new Netherlands Retreat Centre) now nearly ready!

By lokabandhu on Tue, 7 Feb, 2012 - 15:18

Metta Vihara (new Netherlands Retreat Centre) now nearly ready!

By lokabandhu on Tue, 7 Feb, 2012 - 15:18Jan Deckers writes from Ghent, in Belgium, with the excellent news their new retreat centre Metta Vihara is nearly ready. Triratna’s Dutch and Belgian Sanghas have for many years been fundraising, property-searching, planning and seeking official permissions for a new Buddhist Retreat Centre in the South of the Netherlands - and it’s nearly here! He says -

“We can hardly believe it ourselves: the building is nearly finished. If the gods allow it we will take possession...
Triratna News
Triratna News

News following a three-year retreat...

By lokabandhu on Mon, 23 Jan, 2012 - 11:02

News following a three-year retreat...

By lokabandhu on Mon, 23 Jan, 2012 - 11:02Vessantara, ordained in 1974 and recently returned from a three-year retreat, writes with news of his return, a brief glimpse of what it was like to be on retreat for three years - and what he plans to do next… He says -“In the summer of 2008 FWBO News (as it was then) reported that Vijayamala and I were going to France to do a 3-year retreat in a couple of old wooden circus wagons in the...

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