We want to be free from suffering and to become free we need to transform ourselves. How do that? Singhamati describes three paths for transformation: self development, self discovery and self surrender. Each path helping us to turn towards and transform different parts of ourselves.
“It’s more than the talks and the meditation and the puja - amazing as I’m sure they’ll all be - it’s also the gathering of hearts and minds, the chatting over cups of tea, the workshops…and just being together in that space.”
The 2019 Triratna International Gathering is fast approaching - it’s a wonderful opportunity for those in our community to come together to share their practice and inspiration and to develop friendships. But what’s it like to...
“For me, just being with other young people… actually this is really important… there’s an energy, there’s a natural friendship, there’s a speaking the Dharma in our own language, in our own time, with our own metaphors, about the life decisions we are currently trying to make” - Singhamati, 2015.
Birmingham Buddhist Centre, UK, has a new Chair. Maitrisara writes:
“At the Birmingham Buddhist Centre, we have been welcoming our new Chair, Singhamati, and saying goodbye and thank you to Samacitta, our Chair for the last eight years. Samacitta is returning to Australia to care for her elderly mother.
The handover took place on on Triratna Day, 10th April, within the context of a sevenfold puja led by Paramartha, our Centre President and attended by nearly one hundred people.
Clear Vision reports from Triratna’s 8th Young Buddhist retreat in October at Adhisthana,UK. Young Order members, Friends and Mitras explain the importance of these events and rejoice in their friendships. They also say goodbye to Singhamati, stepping down as the European Chairs’ Assembly’s (ECA) part-time Young People’s Co-ordinator.
As she explains, it all began with the first weekend for young people, in 2008, at which some old people were also present, “trying to be young people”. (Yeah, thanks, Singhamati!) What...
In October 2015 the 8th International Young Buddhist retreat took place in Adhisthana where Singhamati handed on her responsibilities as Young Buddhists coordinator. This project has grown substantially and is consolidating its place in Triratna
By Munisha on Sat, 10 May, 2014 - 00:08On the first weekend in April this year Adhisthana welcomed a gathering of 35 “Young Facilitators”.
The Young Facilitators are young Mitras and Order members engaged with inspiring young people to meet and practise the Dharma through running activities and groups for young people at their local centres. They gather together every year to share ideas, inspire each other and build friendships which, they hope, are the basis of the next generation of the Triratna Buddhist Community.