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5 Years of The Buddhist Centre Online: #1 New Online Spaces and Physical Places

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 29 Jan, 2018 - 17:56

5 Years of The Buddhist Centre Online: #1 New Online Spaces and Physical Places

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 29 Jan, 2018 - 17:56

“Civic spaces are an extension of the community. When they work well, they serve as a stage for our public lives. If they function in their true civic role, they can be the settings where celebrations are held, where exchanges both social and economic take place, where friends run into each other, and where cultures mix.” [1]

Since The Buddhist Centre officially launched 5 years ago many web spaces have sprung into being which allow greater community building across Triratna as...

Orden i Sverige
Orden i Sverige

An invitation to give Order dana

By Munisha on Tue, 15 Aug, 2017 - 09:21

An invitation to give Order dana

By Munisha on Tue, 15 Aug, 2017 - 09:21

Could you help? As you may know, the Order Office (including Shabda) is funded by all of us in the Order.

This means people like Parami, Lokeshvara, Vimalamati and several others rely on the generosity of every Order member worldwide for their financial support.

They work incredibly hard. But unfortunately they do not get enough money for their needs because not all Order members contribute.

They ask for KR 100 a month from each Order member...

Orden i Sverige
Orden i Sverige

Sveriges Ordensdag 3 September

By Munisha on Mon, 14 Aug, 2017 - 15:17

Sveriges Ordensdag 3 September

By Munisha on Mon, 14 Aug, 2017 - 15:17

The next Swedish Order day is Sunday 3rd September at the Stockholm Buddhist Centre. Ratnadharini, president of Stockholm, will be with us and every Order member in Sweden is very welcome.

It will be a lovely opportunity for us to welcome our new Order-brother, Śraddhamanas. Here is the programme:

9.30-11.30 Meditation (normal Sunday meditation open to Friends and mitras) If you don’t want to come at 9.30, we can open the door at 10.30 too. Please don’t ring the doorbell

11.45-12.45 Bring-and-share Order lunch 
13.00-17.00...

Triratna News
Triratna News

A second Triratna centre for Sweden: Malmö

By Munisha on Thu, 29 Dec, 2016 - 11:18

A second Triratna centre for Sweden: Malmö

By Munisha on Thu, 29 Dec, 2016 - 11:18

On 10th December, Sweden’s second Triratna Centre opened, in Malmö, Sweden’s third largest city, situated in the south, very close to Copenhagen, capital of Denmark. See Malmö on a map. (This was just a week after Stockholm’s sangha moved to new premises - and a few days before another two Malmö mitra ceremonies.) 

The Malmö Centre team writes: “The Malmö sangha began in June 2013, when three of us (Anna, Caroline and ex-Kajsa) began to meet to practise...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Stockholm: the sleeping giant awakes

By Munisha on Thu, 22 Dec, 2016 - 15:27

Stockholm: the sleeping giant awakes

By Munisha on Thu, 22 Dec, 2016 - 15:27

After 24 years in a basement under the yard behind a block of flats, the Stockholm sangha has risen up! Thanks to the force that is Vajradarshini, our Chair, the first weekend in December saw us move into former shop premises on a busy main street at 89 Hornsgatan.

Although very slightly smaller than the old centre, our new centre is a dream, with five windows and a warm and welcoming kitchen which has instantly become our sangha’s home, especially in mid-winter...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Rainbow highlights from The Buddhist Centre Online

By Munisha on Mon, 29 Jun, 2015 - 16:20

Rainbow highlights from The Buddhist Centre Online

By Munisha on Mon, 29 Jun, 2015 - 16:20

To mark Pride week(end) around the world, and Friday’s landmark announcement that the US Supreme Court has declared conservative states’ opposition to same-sex marriage unconstitutional, you may have noticed that The Buddhist Centre Online’s logo has spontaneously developed a joyful rainbow background!

America’s historic news came just before the weekend on which many cities traditionally celebrate LGBTQ Pride, around the anniversary of New York’s Stonewall Riots of 28th June 1969; often seen as the birth of the modern gay...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Form and emptiness: Triratna Stockholm holds first LGBTQ retreat

By Munisha on Sat, 13 Jun, 2015 - 19:02

Form and emptiness: Triratna Stockholm holds first LGBTQ retreat

By Munisha on Sat, 13 Jun, 2015 - 19:02

Vajradarshini is the new Chair of Triratna’s Stockholm Buddhist Centre. 

She writes: “Last month the Stockholm sangha held its first LGBTQ (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer/questioning; known in Swedish as HBTQ) retreat, hoisting a rainbow flag at Dharmagiri, our retreat centre north of Stockholm. (Domestic flagpoles are standard in Sweden, flying a penant in the national colours of blue and yellow.) Fifteen Order members, mitras and friends gathered from Sweden, Finland and Norway to explore the way gender...

Triratna News
Triratna News

New Triratna books in Swedish

By Munisha on Fri, 27 Feb, 2015 - 19:07

New Triratna books in Swedish

By Munisha on Fri, 27 Feb, 2015 - 19:07Imagine reading your mitra study material in a foreign language. Well, actually this is quite normal for a lot of Triratna Buddhists, in countries such as Sweden - where many people’s English is so good they can even read A Survey of Buddhism in English.

However, it makes a big difference to read the Dharma in your own language, as Viryabodhi explains, writing from Stockholm, about his latest publication in Swedish: a well-known book by Sangharakshita entitled Buddhas lära....
Triratna News
Triratna News

Where was this picture taken and is it Buddhist?

By Munisha on Thu, 15 Jan, 2015 - 00:31

Where was this picture taken and is it Buddhist?

By Munisha on Thu, 15 Jan, 2015 - 00:31Think our new header image is just too northern hemisphere? Send us some from the southern hemisphere!

It’s a snowy New Year landscape familiar to Triratna’s Swedish sangha, close by their beautiful retreat centre, Dharmagiri, a converted village school.

I took it on my iPhone during their New Year retreat with Tejananda. (At minus 14 degrees Celsius/6.8 degrees Fahrenheit, keep your iPhone in your inner pocket, or the screen will go black, displaying the mystifying message...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Midwinter music: The Starriness of Things

By Munisha on Thu, 25 Dec, 2014 - 00:24

Midwinter music: The Starriness of Things

By Munisha on Thu, 25 Dec, 2014 - 00:24In this festive season, whatever you are celebrating (or not), let’s hear from Triratna musicians in the northern hemisphere making “a joyful noise unto the Lord”. (Not that Lord.)
Listen to all the music mentioned below.

Joe Richardson is a mitra living in the Scottish Borders. His resonant voice is already known to some of us in his version of the Karaniya Metta Sutta; now he’s set 10 of Sangharakshita’s poems to music and he’d love to...

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