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Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Manchester Buddhist Centre is recruiting!

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 10 Oct, 2018 - 11:27

An exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and harmonious team based right livelihood at Manchester Buddhist Centre. The Centre is a vibrant part of the City Centre’s bohemian Northern Quarter, offering a range of courses, events and talks to the public, schools and the Sangha.  

The role involves managing and maintaining a range of administrative functions, including responding to enquiries, managing course bookings and overseeing the maintenance and development of IT systems across the team. It is an important role...

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Team Based Right Livelihood - Part 1: Resources

By mokshini on Mon, 21 Nov, 2016 - 18:46

Right Livelihood Resources 

This page contains a wealth of material on Right Livelihood as practiced in Triratna.

It contains both canonical and contemporary material, much of it coming from Windhorse:Evolution. Many thanks to Saddharaja of Windhorse and Paul Powell of Karuna (and others) for collecting it making it available.

Please also see part 2 and part 3.


File NameSize
Quoes on Right Livelihood: Extracts from Bhante’s aphorisms, lectures, seminars and written material108.88 KB
Bhante in Seminar with Windhorse Authority and the Individual288.54 KB
Bhante in Seminar 153 Q&A at Windhorse Trading1.23 MB
Bhante seminar excerpts on Sigalovada Sutta 143.65 KB
Bhante talk 051 Noble Eightfold Path Right Livelihood 158.49 KB
Bhante talk 138 authority and the individual in the new society 119.98 KB
Bhante talk Sigalovada Sutta 76.12 KB
Dhammaloka - ethical virtues in business 37.38 KB
Dhammaloka - introduction to right livelihood 43.09 KB
Jnanavaca Introd to Right Livelihood. Including an exploration of Subhuti’s five categories for Right Livelihood72.06 KB
Ratnaprabha: A compilation of traditional material on Right Livelihood Ratnaprabha, 2007 (12 pages)100.44 KB
Ratnaprabha: The five aspects of R L – Non-harming; Appropriate happiness; Growth and Awareness; Simplicity; and Service28.75 KB
Ratnaprabha notes on Communication and Kindly Speech 46.44 KB
Ratnaprabha - themes for RLH meetings:Very useful set of suggestions for themes to explore in Right Livelihood meetings 39.02 KB
Ratnaprabha: Five aspects of R L – Non-harming; Appropriate happiness; Growth and Awareness; Simplicity; and Service49.44 KB
Saddharaja and Ratnaprabha, draft version, Sept 2006 Ethos & R L course outline34.45 KB
Saddharaja work as spir practice: A major (though still draft) study of the principles of R L as practiced within W:E209.78 KB
TBRL 12-page mind-map created by Paul Powell of the Karuna Trust. Print it out, stick it together, and pin it on your wall!238.58 KB
Vajradarshini notes for 8 short talks on Dogen’s ‘Tenzo Kyokun’,(13 pages)90.52 KB
W:E ethos statement: based on 5 principles or values – generosity, ethics, personal development, collectivity and communality,34.5 KB
Ratnaghosha July 2008 spir practice, productivity and efficiency 69.3 KB
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: The History of and Value in Team-Based Right Livelihood

By Rijupatha on Sat, 10 Oct, 2015 - 11:00

In this week’s FBA Podcast, Subhuti gives a very comprehensive introduction to one of the Six Emphases of the Triratna Buddhist Community with “The History of and Value in Team-Based Right Livelihood”.

Subhuti gives a rousing talk on some of the history behind team-based Right Livelihood within the Triratna Buddhist Movement. He then goes on to explain why it is so important; because it represents an opportunity to live a ‘full’ Buddhist life for...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Lama’s Pyjamas: A Story of Right Livelihood

By Rijupatha on Thu, 8 Oct, 2015 - 11:00

Claudine Edwards tells us her story of Team-Based Right Livelihood in today’s FBA Dharmabyte entitled “Lama’s Pyjamas: A Story of Right Livelihood”. From the longer talk “New Society Weekend 2011″, this short excerpted talk presents a great example of the benefits and creativity of this way of working, as we continue our exploration of the Six Emphases of Triratna.

Talk given at Birmingham Buddhist Centre, 2011

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Dharmabyte: Team-Based Right Livelihood

By Rijupatha on Mon, 5 Oct, 2015 - 11:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte continues our series on the Six Emphases of Triratna in a talk entitled “Team-Based Right Livelihood”, from the talk “The Six Distinctive Emphases of the FWBO. Here Sangharakshita draws out the central importance of Right Livelihood in the spiritual life, in particular the Triratna model of team-based Right Livelihood businesses, and what the features of these endeavors should look like.

Talk given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2002.

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Dharmabyte: The Spirit of Cooperative Work

By Rijupatha on Wed, 21 Jan, 2015 - 15:41
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, entitled “The Spirit of Cooperative Work”, Parami looks at Sangharakshita’s encouragement of cooperative work and Team-Based Right Livelihood businesses, examining the history of these types of businesses in the Triratna Buddhist Community as well as how we can keep the energy and momentum behind them alive...
Vajra Bell
Vajra Bell

Vajra Bell - Autumn 2014

Vajra Bell - Autumn 2014

By Rijupatha on Tue, 7 Oct, 2014 - 00:52In this issue of the Vajra Bell Newsletter:

Cultivating Right Livelihood: Vajra Bell asks sangha members to weigh in on how they practice skillful work

“Working for Indian Buddhism” – by Viradhamma

“How Music Can Inform Buddhist Spirituality” – by Sravaniya

Upcoming Retreats and Classes at Aryaloka

Introducing Vajra Bell’s New Co-Editors – Mary Schaefer & David Watt

Updates from the new Spiritual Vitality Council and Board of Directors

Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Right Livelihood opportunity in Croydon

By lokabandhu on Thu, 25 Apr, 2013 - 16:37
See attached Word file for the poster of an exciting new Right Livelihood opportunity at Triratna’s Croydon Buddhist Centre. They say -

“There’s an exciting possibility to be part of a Buddhist Team in Croydon, running a Charity Shop business along the lines of the highly successful Lamas Pyjamas near the LBC. The Business Plan and Financial projections have been written and we are now recruiting for another full or part time team member to join us.
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Metta Engine Boo

By Candradasa on Thu, 18 Apr, 2013 - 23:03
A quick visit to Wales in the UK to check in with Will & Graham of Metta Engine, a new web development Right Livelihood business in Newport. An inspiring interview from right at the start of an exciting new Triratna venture…!