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Triratna celebrates first joint Polish-Ukrainian-Russian retreat

By lokabandhu on Tue, 17 Sep, 2013 - 10:05

Triratna celebrates first joint Polish-Ukrainian-Russian retreat

By lokabandhu on Tue, 17 Sep, 2013 - 10:05Suvannavira, an Order Member living in Moscow, writes with the news of an important step forwards in Triratna’s establishment in ‘his’ part of the world. He says -

“Late July saw us celebrate something new here: our very first joint Polish-Ukrainian-Russian retreat, held in the beautiful green countryside of Kominkowy Spichlerz near Krakow in Poland. It was conceived by Saddhaloka, who fulfilled a long standing ambition to bring together practitioners from the Triratna Buddhist Sanghas of Krakow in Poland,...
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Helping the first Polish-Ukrainian-Russian retreat

By Munisha on Mon, 10 Jun, 2013 - 09:58

Helping the first Polish-Ukrainian-Russian retreat

By Munisha on Mon, 10 Jun, 2013 - 09:58Suvannavira teaches the Dharma in Moscow. He writes:

In an exciting new development for Central/Eastern Europe, Saddhaloka (UK) and Nityabandhu (Poland) are leading the first Triratna retreat for our sanghas in Russia, Poland and the Ukraine. The retreat will take place at the end of July, in Poland.

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Russian Dharma Translation Project bears fruit

By lokabandhu on Sat, 6 Oct, 2012 - 15:39

Russian Dharma Translation Project bears fruit

By lokabandhu on Sat, 6 Oct, 2012 - 15:39Suvannavira writes from Moscow, where a small Triratna Buddhist group is steadily taking shape under his guidance - and where their Russian Buddhist web presence far outweighs their physical numbers, thanks to his web skills and their Russian Dharma Translation Project. He’s sent us an update on their latest initiatives, written by Saddhaloka -

“The Russian Translation Project got underway in the late 1990s when, during a visit to St Petersburg, a Russian translation of Sangharakshita’s “Guide...
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Guided video meditations in Russian, Turkish, French and English - and an appeal for Translators...

By lokabandhu on Mon, 13 Aug, 2012 - 12:54

Guided video meditations in Russian, Turkish, French and English - and an appeal for Translators...

By lokabandhu on Mon, 13 Aug, 2012 - 12:54Triratna has a growing number of non-English introductions to Buddhism and meditation available online, and today we have news of three new offerings: guided meditation videos in French, Russian and Turkish, courtesy of Order members Suvannavira in Moscow and Vajracaksu in Istanbul.

Suvannavira writes saying “The idea was to have full-length video guided meditations on the body that people could meditate along with, and use to receive basic instruction on posture for meditation. They can also serve as resources...
Triratna Translations
Triratna Translations

Russian translations

By lokabandhu on Mon, 25 Jun, 2012 - 12:55

Russian translations

By lokabandhu on Mon, 25 Jun, 2012 - 12:55Welcome to the Russian page of thebuddhistcentre’s Translation Project. We’re collecting basic Buddhist texts and ceremonies as used in the Triratna Buddhist Community, including of course Russian, in as many of the world’s languages as possible. You’ll find an excellent Russian-language introduction to both Buddhism and Triratna already online at www.buddhayana.ru. Here’s some links to specific texts:

Buddhism
Basic Buddhist texts
The Dedication Ceremony Церемония посвящения
The Refuges and Precepts Прибежище и...
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Triratna in Russia: a report from Suvannavira

By lokabandhu on Sun, 29 Apr, 2012 - 05:44

Triratna in Russia: a report from Suvannavira

By lokabandhu on Sun, 29 Apr, 2012 - 05:44Slowly but steadily, Suvannavira, a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order, is establishing a sangha and Dharma classes in Moscow. It’s been quite a journey, still in process, and he sends us this report:

“I was born in Dubna, a small town near Moscow, in 1967, but left what was then the Soviet Union at the age of four, with my mother and her new American husband, to start a new life in England. I paid my...