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Monasteries and the Rainy Season Retreat

By Candradasa on Wed, 11 Mar, 2015 - 20:24
Take part in a Rainy Season Retreat with us and Bristol Buddhist Centre from March 13th-20th!

A track from the classic 1971 Dharma talk on ‘The Individual, the Group and the Community’ by Urgyen Sangharakshita, exploring how the Buddha and his early disciples practiced together.

Listen to the rest here | Login and join the Rainy Season Retreat Online

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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Living In The Mandala - Rainy Season Retreat Online!

By Centre Team on Wed, 11 Mar, 2015 - 19:30

Living In The Mandala - Rainy Season Retreat Online!

By Centre Team on Wed, 11 Mar, 2015 - 19:30To mark the arrival of Spring in the northern hemisphere we enjoyed a great, unexpected opportunity to go a bit deeper with our practice together. Bristol Buddhist Centre in the UK took part in a ‘Rainy Season Retreat’ together on the subject of Living In The Mandala - looking at the Brahma Viharas. And they invited everyone to join in online!

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Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

The original rainy season...

By jvalamalini on Wed, 11 Mar, 2015 - 17:04
In track 2 of this talk Sangharakshita describes the rainy season in the Buddha’s life.
Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Why is it called a 'Rainy Season Retreat'?

By jvalamalini on Wed, 11 Mar, 2015 - 16:59

Why is it called a 'Rainy Season Retreat'?

By jvalamalini on Wed, 11 Mar, 2015 - 16:59It’s pretty damp in Bristol today, and last year our rainy season retreat happened in a very wet month with flooding over much of the UK. But that isn’t why it’s called a rainy season retreat (though people did joke about us invoking rain gods last year)

We’re actually referring to the times when the Buddha and his followers shetered from the monsoon.

As you know, the Buddha and his followers had a wandering lifestyle. But every...
Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Living in the Mandala - Rainy Season Retreat

By jvalamalini on Wed, 11 Mar, 2015 - 15:29

Living in the Mandala - Rainy Season Retreat

By jvalamalini on Wed, 11 Mar, 2015 - 15:29From 13th - 21st March Bristol Buddhist Centre will host our second Rainy Season Retreat for Order Members and Mitras. This means suspending all regular Centre activities and classes and dedicating the building to providing as close as we can to retreat conditions for the week.

Last year this had a really positive effect on our Sangha, and was clearly part of us Building a Buddhaland together.

This year we’re fortunate to have Ratnavandana leading the retreat. She...
Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

Triratna International Retreat 2014

By Amaradaya on Thu, 6 Nov, 2014 - 16:19

Triratna International Retreat 2014

By Amaradaya on Thu, 6 Nov, 2014 - 16:19Here is a short clip from NewsByte 2, which is available to watch now at buddhistcentre.com and videosangha.net
Sydney Buddhist Centre
Sydney Buddhist Centre

The Still Life - images from Vijayaloka Retreat Centre, Sydney

By Bodhidasa on Wed, 20 Aug, 2014 - 11:53

The Still Life - images from Vijayaloka Retreat Centre, Sydney

By Bodhidasa on Wed, 20 Aug, 2014 - 11:53
These are a selection of images taken at the Vijayaloka Retreat Centre in January 2014 during the Men’s Training for Ordination Retreat.
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

End of the 2014 Triratna International Retreat - Some Highlights

By Candradasa on Tue, 27 May, 2014 - 20:13

End of the 2014 Triratna International Retreat - Some Highlights

By Candradasa on Tue, 27 May, 2014 - 20:13Well, that was a full old 5 days! The International Retreat is now at an end - and we were there in spirit through the rain, mud and eventual glorious sunshine, sampling the evident joy of the event and the delighful experience of sangha that is apparent in all the (many!) photographs we were able to feature.

Our great thanks to Dassini, Ivan, Munisha, Singhamanas, Suvajra, Suvannamani, Vajrashura, Vidyatara, and to anyone else who contributed...
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Solitude and Meditation

By Rijupatha on Mon, 26 May, 2014 - 15:42
In our Dharmabyte today, “Solitude and Meditation” Paramananda introduces the challenges and rewards of solitude, meditation as a form of solitude, and how being alone can enhance the experience of connection.

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International Retreat 2014
International Retreat 2014

What Is A Retreat?

By Dhammadassin on Tue, 6 May, 2014 - 13:32

What Is A Retreat?

By Dhammadassin on Tue, 6 May, 2014 - 13:32A retreat begins with a choice: to take time out from your usual routine, and instead take up the chance to meditate, study and reflect on the Buddha”s teachings with like-minded people, often in beautiful, peaceful countryside. Triratna has different retreat centres running different “styles” of retreat, such as emphasising meditation and silence, or study, or retreats for families.

The International Retreat offers a special opportunity: to gather with people from all over the Triratna...

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