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Parami's Perspectives No. 3 - South Pacific Retreat

By parami on Mon, 5 Oct, 2015 - 23:19

Parami chats with Kate and Cynthia at the end of the ordination training retreat at Vijayaloka Retreat Centre in Australia. Great to hear inspiring tales from the outback as women deepen their friendships and Buddhist practice together… 

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Young Triratna Sydney
Young Triratna Sydney

23-25 October Meditation Retreat (18-35 yrs) - "The Wilderness Between Our Ears"

By jbirdjbirdjbird on Thu, 1 Oct, 2015 - 01:24

23-25 October Meditation Retreat (18-35 yrs) - "The Wilderness Between Our Ears"

By jbirdjbirdjbird on Thu, 1 Oct, 2015 - 01:24

This October we will be exploring the “wilderness between our ears” . The retreat will have plenty of instruction and time for practice over this spacious weekend.

Come and spend time in the natural surrounds of the Georges River valley in south west Sydney, with like-minded young people who want to affect change in themselves and the world around them.

What’s on offer?
A weekend retreat at the Sydney Buddhist Centre’s retreat centre in Minto Heights. All accommodation and meals are inclusive. There will...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

The Big One 2015: just weeks to go....

By Singhamati on Wed, 9 Sep, 2015 - 18:12

The Big One 2015: just weeks to go....

By Singhamati on Wed, 9 Sep, 2015 - 18:12

Our annual gathering of Triratna Young Buddhists’ is just weeks away: 16-18th October at Adhisthana.  “Timeless Wisdom, Modern World” is the theme of this years retreat, with talks from Kusalasara, Moksatara and Vidyavachin, as well as discussion, meditation, and puja!  Don’t miss this precious opportunity to practice together in large numbers with other young adults, meet with friends old and new and enjoy the gracewaves of Adhisthana.

Book now at adhisthana.org...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Five spaces for men have become available on our Spiritual Rebirth retreat with Vessantara in two weeks time...

By akasajoti on Mon, 7 Sep, 2015 - 16:46

Five spaces for men have become available on our Spiritual Rebirth retreat with Vessantara in two weeks time...

By akasajoti on Mon, 7 Sep, 2015 - 16:46

This is the third meditation retreat led by Vessantara at Adhisthana circling round the mandala of spiritual practice. This time we come to spiritual rebirth. How can we deepen and strengthen our connection with Enlightenment, with our potential for limitless compassionate awareness beyond greed, hatred, and delusion, so that it then pervades all aspects of our Dharma life? We shall explore this through presentations from Vessantara, guided meditations, optional meditation reviews, ritual and puja, and with the support of several...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Working Retreat for Men at Adhisthana: 12-16 October

By akasajoti on Mon, 13 Jul, 2015 - 15:25

Working Retreat for Men at Adhisthana: 12-16 October

By akasajoti on Mon, 13 Jul, 2015 - 15:25

Join us for the first men’s working retreat at Adhisthana led by Sanghadasa and Sanghadeva. Both are members of the Adhisthana community, and have many years experience of working for the Movement

The theme of the retreat will be Integration, and you will be joining the young men here on the Dharma Training Course. Together we will explore how doing simple, practical tasks, especially working with others, can be great way to integrate the energies of the body and...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

The Adhisthana community 'at home'

By akasajoti on Mon, 6 Jul, 2015 - 13:01

The Adhisthana community 'at home'

By akasajoti on Mon, 6 Jul, 2015 - 13:01

Last week the resident community at Adhisthana spent a few days ‘at home’ together. There was some study led by Parami on the Dasadhamma Sutta - the ten points to be reflected on by one who has ‘gone forth’; we had couple of inspiring and energising sessions facilitated by Saddhanandi, evoking the vision of Adhisthana and imagining what it will become in five years time; and a day spent exploring how we live together as a community to serve that...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Karuna's BAM appeals raise £1400 monthly for India

By lokabandhu on Tue, 30 Jun, 2015 - 15:06

Karuna's BAM appeals raise £1400 monthly for India

By lokabandhu on Tue, 30 Jun, 2015 - 15:06

Here’s a final update for BAM from Triratna’s two Karuna Appeal teams .  For the whole month of June the eight of us have been out on the streets of Glasgow and Edinburgh knocking on people’s doors inviting them to become regular contributors to Karuna’s work with Dalit communities in India. Between us we’ve recruited over 100 new supporters and an amazing £...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

BAM retreat in Ireland - Self and Other: the Alchemy of Transformation

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 5 Jun, 2015 - 15:30

BAM retreat in Ireland - Self and Other: the Alchemy of Transformation

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 5 Jun, 2015 - 15:30

Compassion is far more than emotion. It is something that springs

Up in the emptiness which is when you yourself are not there,

So that you do not know anything about it.

Nobody, in fact, knows anything about it (If they knew it, it would not be Compassion);

But they can only smell

The scent of the unseen flower

That blooms in the Heart of the Void

(‘The Unseen Flower’, by Bhante)

BAM in Ireland opened with a retreat over the June bank holiday weekend in the lovely surroundings of Sandville House, Co. Cavan.  Twenty...

Earth Metta Sangha
Earth Metta Sangha

Transforming World and Self - Tara and the Tears of Avalokitesvara

By Christine on Tue, 5 May, 2015 - 13:44

Transforming World and Self - Tara and the Tears of Avalokitesvara

By Christine on Tue, 5 May, 2015 - 13:44

Happy to say that Suddhacandika and Christine are booked on this retreat at Taraloka:

Transforming World and Self - Tara and the Tears of Avalokitesvara

Avalokitesvara weeps for the sufferings of the world and from his tears Tara is born.

This retreat will have the mythic theme of Green Tara, who has one hand extended in a gesture of infinite giving, and with one leg steps down into the world to go to the aid of living beings.

She is also much associated in our minds with...

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...

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