Aryaloka Buddhist Center
Aryaloka Buddhist Center

Vajra Bell - Spring 2013

Vajra Bell - Spring 2013

By Rijupatha on Sat, 30 Mar, 2013 - 00:42In this issue of the Vajra Bell newsletter:

• What Does “Engaged Buddhism” Mean to You?
• Sangha updates from the U.S. and Canada
• Meditation Marathon fundraising event kicks off in June
• Upcoming retreats at Aryaloka
• Reflections on Nonviolent Communication
• Men’s Retreat Planned
• “Being Prepared for Teaching” by Narottama
• Starting Out as a Vegetarian
• Arts events & sangha poetry
• Movie Review: “The U.S. vs. John Lennon
• Going...
European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

On retreat in Spain for a year...

By Candradasa on Mon, 14 Jan, 2013 - 14:47
Lokabandhu in delightful conversation with Maniraja, Chair of Guhyaloka Retreat Centre in Spain about the year-long retreat that begins this week…
Triratna News
Triratna News

Year-long retreat starts at Guhyaloka

By lokabandhu on Mon, 14 Jan, 2013 - 10:38

Year-long retreat starts at Guhyaloka

By lokabandhu on Mon, 14 Jan, 2013 - 10:38Sunday January 13th 2013 will be a day to remember for five men up at Guhyaloka, Triratna’s mountain retreat centre in Spain. Following an open day for interested locals on the Saturday, on Sunday they started a one-year retreat with a ceremony to ‘close’ El Collao, their new community, built over the past three years on land a few miles away from the main retreat facilities - and fittingly renamed Uttaraloka, ‘the highest place’ or ‘the...
New Ventures
New Ventures

Bodhiyoga

By lokabandhu on Thu, 6 Dec, 2012 - 10:44

Bodhiyoga

By lokabandhu on Thu, 6 Dec, 2012 - 10:44Bodhiyoga (www.bodhiyoga.es) is a new Triratna venture based in Spain. It offers yoga teacher training based upon Buddhist mindfulness principles, and has been created by Sudaka and Sadhita, two Order Members who’ve been living there for some years now. They’ve just completed their first year and have ambitious plans to branch out to the UK, even to develop a Triratna-wide Yoga Training initiative.

For a full report on Bodhiyoga’s first year and their plans, click ...
Earth Metta Sangha
Earth Metta Sangha

The Work that Reconnects. Weekend retreat 23 and 24th February 2013.

By Khemasuri on Mon, 26 Nov, 2012 - 17:13

The Work that Reconnects. Weekend retreat 23 and 24th February 2013.

By Khemasuri on Mon, 26 Nov, 2012 - 17:13Kuladitya and Khemasuri will be leading this retreat at the Sheffield Buddhist Centre.

Drawing on the teachings of the Dharma, the “Work that Reconnects” comprises tools and practices which offer insights into how we can work together to support a shift in our hearts and minds, our lives and our society that is life-sustaining.

Using individual and group exercises, meditation, discussion and reflection we will be engaging the body, heart, imagination and intellect to explore our relationship with the...
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,...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Suriyavamsa Boo!

By Candradasa on Fri, 24 Aug, 2012 - 18:08
A great wee discussion on religious art in the community with Suriyavamsa, artist and Dharma farer extraordinaire. He’s just back from four months on retreat as part of the team on the men’s ordination retreat for the Triratna Buddhist Order at Guhyaloka Retreat Centre in Spain near Alicante. Lovely to hear his thoughts on beautifully intricate models he made for a sand mandala - including his evocation of the making of pleated palm crosses in ...
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...
Imagining the Buddha...
Imagine the Buddha

Arthamitra introduces Metta Vihara

By lokabandhu on Sun, 3 Jun, 2012 - 16:27
Live on the 2012 Triratna International Retreat, Arthamitra introduces Metta Vihara - Triratna’s new purpose-built Retreat Centre in the Netherlands. Find it at http://www.mettavihara.nl/

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