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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...

Buddhist Centre Features
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...

Buddhist Centre Features
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...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Vajrasattva Mantra

Posted by candradasa to Buddhist Centre Features on Tue, 27 Oct, 2015 - 15:18

The 100-syllable mantra of Vajrasattva, the Buddhist bodhisattva figure associated with purification of the heart and mind as we cultivate wisdom and compassion.

Recorded at the 2015 Pan-American Triratna Buddhist Order Convention in Mexico.

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The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28
The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28

How To Take Part In An Urban Retreat - Read This First...

Posted by Mokshini to The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28 on Sat, 17 Oct, 2015 - 22:24

How To Take Part In An Urban Retreat - Read This First...

Posted by Mokshini to The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28 on Sat, 17 Oct, 2015 - 22:24

There are about 45 Triratna Buddhist Centres around the world – from Adelaide in Australia to Moscow in Russia, Seattle in the USA to Glasgow in Scotland – running the Urban Retreat this year. They will all start with a day retreat that sets the scene on Saturday 21st November and end on Saturday 28th November. The day retreats give the participants the opportunity to clarify what they want to get out of the week and set their aims. Buddhist Centres might...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: The Buddha as Transcendental Guest

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 3 Sep, 2015 - 11:00

Our FBA Dharmabyte today is called “The Buddha as Transcendental Guest” from the talk “The Symbolism of Offerings and Self-Sacrifice” by Sangharakshita. In this lecture we are shown how the symbolism of ritual offerings originated in the Hinayana and Mahayana, and later flowered with the Tantric offerings, particularly the offering of the Mandala.

Part of the series “Creative Symbols of the Tantric Path to Enlightenment”, given in 1971.

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Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Magic Rites

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 20 Aug, 2015 - 11:00

Our FBA Dharmabyte today is called “Magic Rites”. From the talk, “The Symbolism of Colours and Mantric Sound”, where Sangharakshita explores the rich symbolic significance of colour and sound, highlighting their role as crucial agents of transformation. The lecture concludes with a brief introduction to the figure of Manjughosha, the Bodhisattva of Wisdom.

Talk given in 1971. This talk is part of the series “Creative Symbols of the Tantric Path...

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