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Three Ordinations in San Francisco

By lokabandhu on Fri, 26 Jul, 2013 - 05:54

Three Ordinations in San Francisco

By lokabandhu on Fri, 26 Jul, 2013 - 05:54Karunadevi writes with news of three ordinations in San Francisco, saying - “I am very happy to inform you that on Sunday July 21 2013, in a ceremony at the San Francisco Buddhist Center, Nancy Anding, Vicki Oyadamari, and Elaine Ward were publicly ordained.

Nancy is now Shunyamala (Sanskrit) meaning “Garlanded with Shunyata”.
Vicki is now Manidha (Sanskrit, first a is short, short i, and last a is long) meaning “Holder of the Jewel”.
Elaine is now...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Triratna America - Total Immersion in California

By Viveka on Mon, 17 Jun, 2013 - 16:02

Triratna America - Total Immersion in California

By Viveka on Mon, 17 Jun, 2013 - 16:02One week from today, I’ll be packing my car and driving with Tejananda 1.5 hours south to the Santa Cruz Mountains to lead a one-month Total Immersion silent meditation retreat. 35 Order members and Mitras are ‘going forth’ from their daily lives in the US, Mexico, UK, Spain, Japan. For one month we will live as a close-knit community of the Buddha’s disciples. Our abode will be among redwood trees, mountain ridges with glimpses...
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Community Highlights

Suvarnaprabha: The Book of Rejoicings - A Call for Contributions

By Candradasa on Fri, 29 Mar, 2013 - 14:42

Suvarnaprabha: The Book of Rejoicings - A Call for Contributions

By Candradasa on Fri, 29 Mar, 2013 - 14:42Our friend Suvarnaprabha from San Francisco has been writing the most amazing blog about living with cancer. We’re hoping to feature more from it – and from her – here on The Buddhist Centre Online this year - and we’ll keep you posted about the book she’s working on around her experiences since the diagnosis. Now Varada writes from Missoula, Montana, in the US to ask for submissions for a ‘Book of Rejoicings’ she and...
Triratna News
Triratna News

New Triratna Retreat Center in Northern California

By lokabandhu on Mon, 26 Nov, 2012 - 07:05

New Triratna Retreat Center in Northern California

By lokabandhu on Mon, 26 Nov, 2012 - 07:05Triratna’s San Francisco Buddhist Center Sangha have been in touch with news of their progress towards a new Triratna Retreat Centre, currently emerging in the mountains of Northern California. They write -

Dear Friends: Our vision is to create a simple place for people to continue to go forth into the forest, and to go for refuge to Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. As the Buddha says in the Anapanasati Sutta - “The meditator, having gone to the...
San Francisco Buddhist Center
San Francisco Buddhist Center

New California Retreat Center

By rodashruti on Fri, 16 Nov, 2012 - 03:18

New California Retreat Center

By rodashruti on Fri, 16 Nov, 2012 - 03:18“The meditator, having gone to the forest, to the shade of a tree, or to an empty building, sits down with legs folded crosswise, body held erect, and sets mindfulness to the fore.”
— the Anapanasati Sutta

Dear Friends:

There is a new Triratna Retreat Center emerging in the mountains of Northern California. Our vision is to create a simple place for people to continue to go forth into the forest, and to go for refuge to Buddha,...
San Francisco Buddhist Center
San Francisco Buddhist Center

VideoPoem

By rodashruti on Sat, 26 May, 2012 - 20:27

VideoPoem

By rodashruti on Sat, 26 May, 2012 - 20:27Poetry, collaboratively read, creates the soundtrack for imagery showing the transformation of retreat center land through collective effort. Archival footage of the community that came together to remodel the San Francisco Buddhist Center in the late 1990s, interwoven with excerpts from Sangharakshita’s talk on personal transformation, reminds us of what is possible.

Consider making a contribution to the San Francisco Buddhist Center to support efforts to improve conditions on the retreat center land shown in this video. Free Buddhist...

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