We’re looking for an order member to work part-time supporting the growth, depth and harmony of our community as the Assistant to the International Council.
The International Council exists to facilitate communication and collaboration between the College, the Order and Movement. As Triratna has grown, its role has become more important in unifying our spiritual community and spreading the Dharma across the world.
The international nature of the International Council, and the online working environment, means the post is open to order members based anywhere but...
Sraddhagita shares her experience as part of Lama’s Pyjamas, a Team Based Right Livelihood that’s part of the London Buddhist Centre. This talk is full of passion and insight into a practice Sraddhagita has been involved in for over 16 years.
Buddhism stands for the creation of an ideal society as well as ideal individuals; a society based on spiritual and ethical principles. Sangharakshita considers the substantial effect our work has on us, and applies the Buddha’s teaching to work today.
Is work just a necessity or a source of fulfillment? Is a career a hindrance or a support to our happiness and unfoldment as individuals? Should we be aiming at getting the ‘right work/life balance’ or moving beyond such distinctions? Keturaja, calling on decades of experience working in Buddhist businesses, explores Buddhist teachings on right livelihood and reflects on their relevance for us today.
What does Buddhism have to say about death and dying? How can this be applied to life? Prasannavira shares how he has been influenced by the Root Verses of the Six Bardos from the Bardo Thodol, the Tibetan Book of the Dead. Talk given at Windhorse:Evolution, once a large Buddhist team-based ‘right livelihood’ business based in the UK, 2013.
Suddhaka highlights how the thing we spend the most time doing in our lives, our livelihood, impacts our mental states and is therefore an integral part of the path. How can we make our work an expression of our practice? How can our livelihood be the doorway to true happiness?
The Southampton Buddhist Centre is in a period great growth since opening our distinctive new premises nearly four years ago. Since then there have been approaching twenty new mitra ceremonies, lockdown growth, numerous ordination requests, and this year two ordinations.
Southampton itself is an interesting city with a fascinating history, and is this year applying for recognition as UK City of Culture 2025. It is also surrounded by beautiful Hampshire countryside including the New Forest, with attractive coastline and beaches within reach....
Parami offers an enthusiastic exploration of the earthy and ethereal details of everyday spiritual practice, especially within the framework of a sense of the ‘collective’. Some great and pretty funny stories from early, would-be-revolutionary experiments with co-operative working (“The opiate of the masses has arrived!”), and some wise words from her subsequent experience of trying to square the circle of dealing with one’s own individuality within a working sangha.
Right Livelihood is an important aspect of the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path. The Buddha encouraged his followers to engage in compassionate activity, and to make their living in a way that does not cause harm and that is ethically positive. But what does that look like in today’s world? How do we engage with work as Buddhists, and what are the options if you want to work with other Buddhists? The idea behind the “Building a Buddhist Business” workshop held recently at the London Buddhist Centre...