Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

New Podcast: Safeguarding In The Triratna Buddhist Community

By Candradasa on Sat, 18 Feb, 2017 - 14:52

Welcome to a new year of podcasts from The Buddhist Centre Online!

We’re delighted to welcome our first guest via Skype, Munisha, Triratna’s European Safeguarding Officer, to discuss some strong work in an ever-changing field of care. A fascinating look at what’s involved in contemporary safeguarding, how it relates to controversies of the past, and the challenges posed by the need to have an international approach in an online age. 

What comes across most clearly is Munisha’s deep sense of integrity and compassion. We...

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Giving Avalokitesvara a Hand by Dhammaloka

By mokshini on Mon, 21 Nov, 2016 - 17:33

“Giving Avalokitesvara a Hand”  by Dhammaloka 

An exploration in imagination and Sangha-building. Taking images of the 42 ‘major’ hands or emblems of Avalokitesvara/Kuan Yin participants explore both the great variety of Bodhisattva activity and how they might themselves contribute to it.

Possible objectives:

  • Exploring the variety of enlightened activities
  • Introducing GuanYin / Avalokitesvara
  • Sangha-building, getting to know each others’ personal interests and strengths
  • Playful exploration and gaining of commitment to contribute to the mandala
  • Contextualize Avalokitesvara / GuanYin in the White Lotus Sutra
  • Introduce Avalokitesvara as a symbol of the WBO

The material :

  • Images of the 42 emblems/hands.
  • Instruction and explanation
  • ...
Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Ambedkar@60: Social Engagement & Liberation

By Centre Team on Wed, 19 Oct, 2016 - 21:11

Ambedkar@60: Social Engagement & Liberation

By Centre Team on Wed, 19 Oct, 2016 - 21:11

Our second short film from India marking the celebrations around the 60th anniversary of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar’s organisation of mass conversion to Buddhism for members of the Dalit community in order to escape the scourge of the Hindu caste system, which treats them as “untouchable.” 

As part of their ongoing work with the new Buddhists of India, the Nagaloka Institute (with the International Network of Engaged Buddhists) hosted a special conference dedicated to exploring social engagement and liberation...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Dr Ambedkar and Sangharakshita: Bringing Buddhism back to India

By Munisha on Fri, 14 Oct, 2016 - 13:32

Dr Ambedkar and Sangharakshita: Bringing Buddhism back to India

By Munisha on Fri, 14 Oct, 2016 - 13:32

On this day 60 years ago – 14th October 1956 - the great Indian social reformer Dr BR Ambedkar converted to Buddhism. 

Sangharakshita worked with Dr Ambedkar’s followers for many years. So to mark this very significant anniversary, The Buddhist Centre Online launches today a new multimedia space “Dr Ambedkar and Sangharakshita: Bringing Buddhism back to India”. 

The ceremony, in Nagpur, central India, was attended by hundreds of thousands of his fellow people, escaping life at the bottom of...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

International Buddhist Youth Convention, India 2016

By sanghadhara on Wed, 12 Oct, 2016 - 17:52

Sanghadhara in conversation with Max, Stephanie and Erika share their experience of this year’s international Triratna Youth Convention in India.

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Watch the video from the Convention

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Journey to the Diksha Bhumi - International Buddhist Youth Convention, India 2016

By Centre Team on Tue, 11 Oct, 2016 - 22:41

Journey to the Diksha Bhumi - International Buddhist Youth Convention, India 2016

By Centre Team on Tue, 11 Oct, 2016 - 22:41

In October 2016, young Triratna Buddhists from around the world gathered in India to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first mass conversions of Dalits (ex-Untouchable Indians) to Buddhism to escape the horrors of the Hindu caste system, inspired by their great leader Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar.

Come with us to the place of that great historical event - the Diksha Bhumi! Rise Up! Reach Out!

Watch our second video from the celebrations: Ambedkar@60: Social Engagement & Liberation

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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Welcome to the 2016 Women's International Order Convention

By akasajoti on Sun, 21 Aug, 2016 - 23:55

Welcome to the 2016 Women's International Order Convention

By akasajoti on Sun, 21 Aug, 2016 - 23:55

Over the next week we’ll be offering as much live coverage as the Adhisthana bandwidth allows from the 2016 Women’s International Order Convention. Talks, mantras, podcasts, pictures, and videos, here on The Buddhist Centre Online.

Around 170 dharmacharinis from around the world have gathered here this evening for the convention, which opened with an introduction from Parami and a dedication ceremony in the shrine marquee. Over the week we will be dwelling with some of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas that Bhante Sangharakshita has introduced to the Order, through a programme of...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Day 7 Summary - Imagining A Vision Into Being

By Dassini on Tue, 9 Aug, 2016 - 16:05

Dassini asks Viveka and Maitrisara, our amazing facilitators, what kinds of growth they see emerging from the 2016 International Council. And Viveka touches on how the spirit of friendship and imagination play a part in enriching our vision and the effectiveness of what we can offer the Triratna community around the world.

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Glasgow Buddhist Centre
Glasgow Buddhist Centre

Summertime at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre

By Billy on Wed, 27 Jul, 2016 - 20:06

Summertime at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre

By Billy on Wed, 27 Jul, 2016 - 20:06

Summertime Specials (all events Wednesdays in August 7.30 - 9.30pm)

The Summer Time Specials this year will be exploring the Sangrahavastus which are the means of unification of the spiritual community. 

 Please join us on the 3rd August** for a celebratory kick off with a puja to Mamaki, led by Pasadini, as part of our unfolding of a culture of generosity/dana. 

Mamaki, the golden yellow wisdom Buddha of the South, shines her abundant light on all beings, giving with no distinction and without bounds. Come and celebrate this righteous earth mama of abundance.

**Bring an object...

Glasgow Buddhist Centre
Glasgow Buddhist Centre

Dharma Day - July 24th at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre

By Billy on Fri, 1 Jul, 2016 - 21:23

Dharma Day - July 24th at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre

By Billy on Fri, 1 Jul, 2016 - 21:23

Please join us for Dharma Day - A day of meditation, readings and celebration of the Buddhas teachings.

Also includes a section on making our classes free by implementing the Culture of Giving (dana economy) at the GBC.

10am - 5pm

Bring veggie food to share for lunch.

Hope to see you there!

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