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Chester
Chester

Mitra Study - New Group

By prashrabdhi on Sun, 17 Mar, 2019 - 06:57

Mitra Study - New Group

By prashrabdhi on Sun, 17 Mar, 2019 - 06:57

There are now 6 Mitras who attend the Triratna Chester Sangha.  We’re really pleased to be starting our own face to face Mitra Study group on Monday 18 March 2019.

Triratna News
Triratna News

Supporting the Venezuelan Sangha

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 6 Apr, 2018 - 11:15

Supporting the Venezuelan Sangha

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 6 Apr, 2018 - 11:15

With the help of Future Dharma Fund, three Order Members from the UK and Spain visited Merida in Venezuela to help the Sangha there, who are growing despite being in challenging conditions. Aryavachin (living in Nottingham but from Venezuela), Manjusiha (from Padmaloka, UK) and Padmashalin (from Valencia, Spain) have been kept busy in Venezuala!

Aryavachin has been keeping a record of the visit, which started with an afternoon on William Blake and the integration of...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Helping the Dharma to Thrive in Merida, Venezuela

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 28 Mar, 2018 - 15:46

Helping the Dharma to Thrive in Merida, Venezuela

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 28 Mar, 2018 - 15:46

Thanks to the strength of Kalyana Mitrata (spiritual friendship) and gifts to FutureDharma Fund, Mitras in Venezuela are benefitting from a rich programme of retreats, including studying the System of Practice and Mitra study on ‘What is the Sangha?’, as well as talks on William Blake.

Aryavacin (Nottingham, UK), Manjusiha (Padmaloka, UK), and Padmashalin (Valencia, Spain), have flown to Merida, Venezuela to lead retreats for the Sangha there who are not able to afford to travel to go on retreat.

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Mitra Support
Mitra Support

The Dharma Training Course - Now For Mobile, All Flavours!

By Centre Team on Thu, 19 Jan, 2017 - 02:43

The Dharma Training Course - Now For Mobile, All Flavours!

By Centre Team on Thu, 19 Jan, 2017 - 02:43

Our first major update to the Dharma Training Course has arrived!

You will find corrected versions of all the course files on the site, as well as download versions designed for eBook use on all major platforms. As well as PDF, we now provide ePub, Kindle Reader, and Kindle app versions, which means they can be easily used on whichever device you prefer to do your reading on. We hope you’ll enjoy this next step in making the...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Adhisthana Dharma-Life Training Course

By Prajnaketu on Fri, 8 Jul, 2016 - 10:10

Adhisthana Dharma-Life Training Course

By Prajnaketu on Fri, 8 Jul, 2016 - 10:10

Adhisthana Dharma-Life Training Course

for Young Men

12/02/2017 to 02/07/2017

The course aims to give you a thorough grounding in the principles and practice of Triratna Buddhism and you will have the opportunity to live an intense and full-time Dharma life for 20 weeks. It will be fully residential, and you will be living in a designated community space at Adhisthana. Community living is an important part of the course and you will be sharing a room whilst you are here. As well as a series...

Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Wednesday Online Study: The Six Emphases of Triratna

By Rijupatha on Tue, 15 Sep, 2015 - 15:00

Wednesday Online Study: The Six Emphases of Triratna

By Rijupatha on Tue, 15 Sep, 2015 - 15:00

This special two-month online study, led by Khemavassika, will explore the Six Emphases of the Triratna Buddhist Community, as described by its founder Sangharakshita.  The Six Emphases detail central principles of the Triratna Community, marking what connects us and also what makes us different from other Buddhist traditions. A superb study for anyone who would like to better understand our tradition.

Registration is required and space is limited to eight participants.
Study sessions begin this Wednesday, September 16th
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Earth Metta Sangha
Earth Metta Sangha

Exploring the Karaniya Metta Sutta - March 15, 2015

By Christine on Mon, 9 Feb, 2015 - 19:54

Exploring the Karaniya Metta Sutta - March 15, 2015

By Christine on Mon, 9 Feb, 2015 - 19:54May all beings be happy in their heart of hearts!

This day of study, reflection and ritual will explore the richness of the Karaniya Metta Sutta, the Buddha’s discourse on universal loving kindness. In particular, we’ll examine how can we make this teaching more relevant to our everyday lives and to our engagement in the world. Open to all.

Led by Khemasuri and Suddhacandika with support from Karaniya Metta Kula. Please bring a veggie lunch to share.
Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre
Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre

This Being, That Becomes

By yashobodhi on Sat, 5 Apr, 2014 - 10:32

This Being, That Becomes

By yashobodhi on Sat, 5 Apr, 2014 - 10:32*Updated* Click here for the archive of posts from this retreat, which has now ended.

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Yesterday evening a study retreat started here at Dhanakosa based on Dhivan’s book This Being That Becomes.

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The team members are Dhivan, Nayaka and myself. Khemaka is organising and there are 14 retreatants. It’s a perfectly sized group...
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Triratna: Dharma, Friendships, Work

By viriyalila on Thu, 6 Feb, 2014 - 16:13

Triratna: Dharma, Friendships, Work

By viriyalila on Thu, 6 Feb, 2014 - 16:13This past month we’ve been reflecting on some distinctive Triratna traits with our weekly FBA Podcasts and twice-weekly Dharmabytes. With talks from practitioners speaking about their work in Buddhist Centers, team-based right livelihood businesses, and as communicators of the Dharma through facilitating study, leading retreats and just being friends to one another!

The friendship aspect in our community is crucial in that we aspire to engage with each other in ways that...