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...
Are you looking for a more meaningful work context? Do you want to set up a business with other Buddhists? Then join us to co-create a Buddhist Business in one day!
Buddhist businesses are an ideal context for people to work and deepen their practice together. They are an essential part of the Buddhist vision for a new society because they have a social or environmental goal, and are an effective way to spread the Dharma and Buddhist values.
Connecting and deepening the Order is what the Order Office is all about. We are a small team working with the International Order convenors to make that happen. We love the Order and want to help it thrive through our friendships, collaborations and gatherings.
The Team Co-ordinator oversees the team making sure that Shabda, the Order database and the Order information service run well and serve the needs of the Order. It also involves liaising with Dharmachakra to support our information systems and the...
Here’s an interview with Dharmakirti, based in Valencia, about the recent Order Day celebration in Spain. He gives us a bit of the history of Triratna in Spain, as well as the challenges and hopes for the future.
When did Triratna Spain first come into being? Here’s a timeline of Spanish activities over the years:
1986: Guhyaloka land was bought by Subhuti, and the same year Bhante gave his first talk in Valencia.
We are looking for an Order member or Mitra or Friend to work within the range 30-35 hours/week
The role involves being a welcoming presence at the Sydney Buddhist Centre and supporting the Chair and Management Committee in the work of spreading the Dharma in Sydney.
You would need to be computer literate and ideally have some familiarity with advertising through social media, MailChimp, etc. But the most important skill to bring to this role is your passion for the Dharma and your commitment...