Urgyen Sangharakshita once called Going for Refuge, “The central act of the Buddhist life”. Paramabandhu leads an international event exploring how this understanding relates to the community we all take part in, and finds its place at the very heart of our practice in Triratna.
UPDATE: Thank you for your responses. The group filled very quickly! Sorry not to be able to take everyone interested, but it seems like there is interest! Perhaps you could start one yourself? Metta, Caroline
Would you like to join us?
We are three women in our 20s and 30s training for ordination - Alexandra (Worcester), Cara (Croydon) and Caroline (Adhisthana) and meet weekly online in Sundays at 5pm for an hour or so.
The Triratna Father’s Group is a wonderful opportunity for fathers to connect with other fathers within the Sangha and explore the Three Jewels within the context of fatherhood.Below you’ll find some of the groups upcoming events.
To join the mailing list and find out more about the group, please email triratnafathers [at] gmail.com
‘Kindling the Flame’
An ‘in person’ Triratna Fathers event @ The London Buddhist Centre Sunday...
Since opening the centre in the converted premises of the old Plume of Feathers pub in the St Mary’s district four years ago, The Southampton Buddhist Center has been through a period of what feels like an incubation of new sangha lives. During the Covid pandemic, 20 people have had their mitra ceremonies. There have been two local ordinations and numerous ordination requests.
Now that the lockdowns have eased, these lives are interacting together in a range of endeavors that...
By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 15 Nov, 2021 - 11:55
As you may know, Sunday 21st November is International Sangha Day. To celebrate, we’re offering 25% off five paperbacks on the themes of friendship, communication and the spiritual community. The discounts will end on 6th December.
In Buddhism, the sangha is the free association of developing individuals choosing to help each other along the path. In What is the Sangha? Sangharakshita suggests that to explore the nature of spiritual community is also to examine...
Sunday November 21 Sangha, spiritual community, can be described as a network of friendships based on what’s of most value. In the company of those committed to the Buddha’s teachings – past and present – we can express and deepen metta, loving-kindness, in our deeds, words and thoughts.
This year’s International Sangha Day celebration focuses on communication because communication is a crucial part of the practice and development of Sangha. At its worst, communication can cause conflict and confusion, polarisation and the...
By Helen - Windhor... on Wed, 27 Jan, 2021 - 12:08
Sangharakshita’s Three Jewels trilogy (Who is the Buddha?, What is the Dharma? and What is the Sangha?) is essential reading for anyone with an interest in Buddhism. It provides an elucidation of the three central principles on which Buddhism is based: the Buddha, who represents the principle of ‘awakening’; the Dharma, the teachings and practices that cultivate awakening; and the Sangha, the principle of spiritual friendship. For quite some time, both Who is the Buddha? and What is the Sangha? have been out of print. We’re pleased...