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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...

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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....
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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...
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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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Small grants for Triratna projects and Centres: the Growth Fund 2014

By Munisha on Fri, 17 Oct, 2014 - 00:27

Small grants for Triratna projects and Centres: the Growth Fund 2014

By Munisha on Fri, 17 Oct, 2014 - 00:27Every year, Triratna’s European Chairs’ Assembly (ECA) awards a number of small grants from its Growth Fund. This year five grants were made, to a total of GBP 3,575. Your Centre, group or project may like to consider applying next year.

Growth Fund grants are made to projects leading to an increase in numbers of people attending Triratna classes in basic meditation and Dharma:

a. existing Centres giving birth to new groups and Centres in their...
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Ordination in Sweden

By Munisha on Mon, 22 Sep, 2014 - 17:10

Ordination in Sweden

By Munisha on Mon, 22 Sep, 2014 - 17:10Fredrik Broman was publicly ordained at Dharmagiri Retreat Centre, north of Stockholm, Sweden on Saturday 20th September at 12.00 local time.

He becomes Viriyavasin, a Pali name meaning ‘He who has mastery of his energy’.

His private preceptor was Bodhiketu; his public preceptor was Satyaraja.

This is the first Triratna ordination retreat to be conducted in Sweden.

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!
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Dayanandi's Talk "The Symbolism of Tara" Digitized by Volunteers

By Rijupatha on Wed, 21 Aug, 2013 - 17:42
Happy news for the Dharmachackra Archive! An old cassette copy of Dayanandi’s talk “The Symbolism of Tara,” one of the many talks not yet digitized and online at Free Buddhist Audio, was discovered by a mitra at Dharmagiri Retreat Centre in Sweden. Realizing it was not yet online, he teamed up with Michael Meinild Nielsen to digitize the audio for the archive and sent it to us.

The audio includes a talk and a beautiful invocation given at Taraloka...

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