Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Tonglen: personal connection, history and overview

By yashobodhi on Sat, 22 Mar, 2014 - 14:48
In her first presentation on the Tonglen retreat, Saddhanandi tells us about her personal connection to the practice. She also goes into some history of the practice, places it in the context of the seven point mind training and gives an overview.

You can also download this talk on Free Buddhist Audio: http://www.freebuddhistaudio.com/audio/details?num=LOC1947
Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Introduction to Tonglen retreat

By yashobodhi on Sat, 22 Mar, 2014 - 14:35
Yesterday evening Saddhanandi introduced her vision for the retreat that will be held here at Taraloka over the next week. The topic is a meditation practice called tonglen, which is a Tibetan word for receiving and sending. In this practice the breath is used to connect to one’s heart wish for the happiness of all beings.

Some highlights: Saddhanandi tells us what happened after she had been reading Doris Lessing’s novel ‘The Marriages between zones three, four and five’...
Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Tonglen Retreat: Saturday

By saddhanandi on Sat, 22 Mar, 2014 - 06:54

Tonglen Retreat: Saturday

By saddhanandi on Sat, 22 Mar, 2014 - 06:54After more than a week of unseasonably warm weather, the temperature in the western region of the UK is beginning to drop again, with rain and wind, and even flakes of snow falling right now! Meanwhile, the landscape is showing the full signs of spring, with bright yellow daffodils and dark blue hyacinths scattering their colour – fabulous! It’s like a yearly miracle!

Today is the first day of the retreat and this is often a more complex...
Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Announcement of the Tonglen Retreat

By saddhanandi on Fri, 21 Mar, 2014 - 14:44

Announcement of the Tonglen Retreat

By saddhanandi on Fri, 21 Mar, 2014 - 14:44*Updated*: Click here for the latest from the retreat. Click + follow above to get notifications of new posts.

Today 24 Dharmacharinis will gather at Taraloka for a retreat on Tonglen.

Led by Saddhanandi, and supported by Ratnavandana, Yashobodhi and Vajramudita.

It will be a week of intensive meditation practice, taking place mainly in silence, and dedicated as an offering to the world and to alleviating suffering.

The retreat will be based around Tonglen...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Audio tracks from Brighton's Rainy Season Retreat

By Rijupatha on Fri, 21 Mar, 2014 - 13:43

As Brighton’s 2014 Rainy Season Retreat continues, they’re posting some great audio talks and snippets on SoundCloud. Check out the playlist below to have a listen!

You can discover more about each day of the retreat here and follow along as events transpire by clicking + Follow on Brighton Buddhist Centre’s space on The Buddhist Centre Online.

Akashavana
Akashavana

new year and new plans

By acalavajri on Tue, 4 Feb, 2014 - 20:50

new year and new plans

By acalavajri on Tue, 4 Feb, 2014 - 20:50Hello from Manigarbha and I, back in community after a winter break.
We started the holiday with a trip to the Netherlands for a week of friendship and culture … it was the annual ‘International Documentary Festival’ and having been starved of culture for a while, it was just the treat we needed. That together with seeing good friends was very nourishing.

From there we went to UK, firstly to Tiratanaloka to meet with the ‘envisioners’ and do...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Adhisthana launches intensive women's and men’s Dharma Training Courses

By lokabandhu on Thu, 23 Jan, 2014 - 10:59

Adhisthana launches intensive women's and men’s Dharma Training Courses

By lokabandhu on Thu, 23 Jan, 2014 - 10:59Vidyaruchi writes with news of two full-time intensive Dharma Training Courses being launched at Adhisthana, Triratna’s new retreat centre near Malvern, UK. The first, a five-month course for women, begins in February. It will be followed by a similar course for men, running from September 2014 to January 2015. He says -

“Adhisthana is dedicated to teaching Sangharakshita’s presentation of the Dharma, faithful to the Buddha’s own teachings and honouring the best in all Buddhist schools...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Two weeks to go until International Urban Retreat starts

By lokabandhu on Sat, 26 Oct, 2013 - 05:56

Two weeks to go until International Urban Retreat starts

By lokabandhu on Sat, 26 Oct, 2013 - 05:56There’s only two weeks to go now till the start of Triratna’s third International Urban Retreat, which will start on Saturday November 9th. Many Triratna Buddhist Centres and groups across the world will be taking part, running meditations and events to encourage people to “go on retreat” for a week, but whilst staying at home and living their usual lives of work or family. The idea is to help create conditions to support people wanting to intensify their...
Vajra Bell
Vajra Bell

Vajra Bell - Autumn 2013

Vajra Bell - Autumn 2013

By Rijupatha on Mon, 7 Oct, 2013 - 21:58In this issue of the Vajra Bell Newsletter:

“What Does Going for Refuge Mean to You?” – Vajra Bell asks sangha members to discuss their relationship with the Three Jewels

“Sadhana Practice in the Triratna Order” – by Kavyadrishti

Updates from North American Triratna Buddhist Centers

Upcoming Retreats and Classes at Aryaloka and beyond

“The Light of the Buddha Behind Bars” – Report from the Concord Prison Sangha by...
Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Young Buddhists Retreat. METTA: Blazing like the Sun POSTER

By sanghadhara on Tue, 27 Aug, 2013 - 21:16
This years “Big One” will be held at Adhisthana 8-10 November. It is a unique opportunity to come together in large numbers with other young Buddhists at our new spirtual home for Triratna, Adhisthana. We will be exploring the theme of Metta and how that can Blaze like the sun! There will be programme of meditation, talks, discussion groups and puja. I look forward to see you there. Singhamati

Book NOW through the adhisthana website:
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