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An Offering From the Goddess Of The Spring

Posted by dh sthanashraddha to Community Highlights on Sat, 2 Jun, 2018 - 08:16

An Offering From the Goddess Of The Spring

Posted by dh sthanashraddha to Community Highlights on Sat, 2 Jun, 2018 - 08:16

2.30am alarm is ringing! Why is my alarm going off at this time of the night!! Ah yes I remember. So I crawl out of bed stagger around and remember to pack matches and jam jar candles. Along with jars of popping corn, oats and soya milk. Some white flowers from the garden and a swan feather and a white peacock feather. I remember to pack the incense but later recall I didn’t pack any charcoal discs…

After...

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Buddhist Centre Features

Buddha Day Offerings From The Goddess of the Spring

Posted by Candradasa to Buddhist Centre Features on Sat, 2 Jun, 2018 - 08:10

To mark the great festival of Buddha Day (Wesak), when we celebrate the Enlightenment and its opening up of the path that leads to the end of suffering, here’s a wonderful mythologically minded conversation with Sthanashraddha, self-confessed ritualist and all-round lover of beauty and of the Dharma as an aesthetic choice in itself.

Sthanashraddha’s considerable elegance of being and of mind comes through beautifully as we hear his magical tale of a dawn adventure to meet the goddess of the Malvern springs...

Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now
Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What...

Transference Of Merits In All The Languages Of The Gathering…

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What... on Mon, 28 Aug, 2017 - 20:39

Transference Of Merits In All The Languages Of The Gathering…

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What... on Mon, 28 Aug, 2017 - 20:39

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Vassika leads the Transference of Merits in all the languages represented by the great gathering…

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Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now
Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What...

Outdoor Ritual at the International Gathering

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What... on Sat, 26 Aug, 2017 - 14:25

Outdoor Ritual at the International Gathering

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What... on Sat, 26 Aug, 2017 - 14:25

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Saluting the Three Jewels out in the field…

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Triratna News
Triratna News

Coming-of-age ritual in Essen, Germany

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Fri, 16 Jun, 2017 - 17:05

Coming-of-age ritual in Essen, Germany

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Fri, 16 Jun, 2017 - 17:05

Jnanacandra is Chair of Triratna’s Essen Buddhist Centre, in Germany. She writes about their recent Jugendfeier – a rite of passage for adolescents – held on 5th June for four teenage boys. Open the pictures fully to see the very evident love and appreciation of the boys and their parents!

“This beautifully designed ceremony ritually marked the end of the boys’ childhood and their embarking on the path toward adulthood. About 60 people were present, mostly from the boys’ families,...

Mitra Support
Mitra Support

First Ever Online Mitra Ceremony

Posted by Candradasa to Mitra Support on Wed, 27 Jul, 2016 - 20:47

First Ever Online Mitra Ceremony

Posted by Candradasa to Mitra Support on Wed, 27 Jul, 2016 - 20:47

*UPDATE* You can now watch a great short film about the event on Triratna News.

To watch again as-live, please view via Facebook Videos. You will need a Facebook account to watch this.

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Finding a video of a Mitra ceremony from the past this week seemed a good prompt to let you know about a further step into a digitally connected future with our first ever online Mitra Ceremony

Our...

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Buddhist Centre Features

Preparing For A Buddhist Ritual - Follow Live Online!

Posted by Candradasa to Buddhist Centre Features on Tue, 12 Jan, 2016 - 16:39

This is an invitation from Stanashraddha and Satyalila at Adhisthana to join them in spirit for a special ritual that will take place there this evening, Tuesday January 12th at 7pm GMT/2pm EST

You can watch a live stream on Periscope of proceedings! On site participating in the ritual will be members of the Adhisthana communities and a small group who are on a Complete Works working retreat. It will be led by Saddhanandi, Chair of Adhisthana.

To...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Dedication of the Manjusri Rupa at Adhisthana

Posted by Saddhanandi to Triratna News on Mon, 11 Jan, 2016 - 21:18

Dedication of the Manjusri Rupa at Adhisthana

Posted by Saddhanandi to Triratna News on Mon, 11 Jan, 2016 - 21:18

*UPDATE: Watch live online!*
You can watch a live stream on Periscope of proceedings! To join the live stream, simply visit The Buddhist Centre’s Twitter page. When the event is about to begin, we’ll post the link there. Just click the link and you’ll have a choice to watch live in your browser, in your Twitter app or on Periscope. If you’re a Periscope user you’ll also be able to make comments on the stream as the event progresses!

Please keep in...

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Buddhist Centre Features

Bodhichitta Mantra

Posted by Candradasa to Buddhist Centre Features on Fri, 30 Oct, 2015 - 19:14

Members of the Triratna Buddhist Order on their Pan-American Convention join with women training for ordination to chant the Bodhichitta mantra for the benefit of all beings. 

The ‘Bodhichitta’ is sometimes rendered as the ‘will to Enlightenment’ or the ‘heart-mind of Enlightenment’ - signifying the complete dedication of our efforts to cultivate wisdom and compassion, in line with the Buddha’s teachings, making no distinction between our own well-being and that of others. In that sense the development of Bodhichitta is...

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