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Sakyadhita Conference: Gender Equity for Monastic and Lay Buddhist Women

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 19 Aug, 2019 - 17:33

Sakyadhita Conference: Gender Equity for Monastic and Lay Buddhist Women

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 19 Aug, 2019 - 17:33

Sakyadhita is a Buddhist women’s organisation founded in 1987. The 16th Sakyadhita conference took place near Sydney, Australia in June, with a number of women from the Triratna Buddhist Order in attendance: Kusalacitta from Sydney, Dharmamodini from Adelaide as well as Tarahridaya and Karunadeepa from Pune in India.

Sakyadhita means ‘daughters of the Buddha’, and it aims to promote gender equity for monastic and lay women with a focus on education, health, spiritual practice and equal status and ordination. Its...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Young Buddhist Coordinator in Australia and New Zealand

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 15 Feb, 2019 - 10:49

Young Buddhist Coordinator in Australia and New Zealand

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 15 Feb, 2019 - 10:49

In order to build on the already vibrant Young Buddhist activities in Australia and New Zealand, Future Dharma are now supporting a Triratna Young Buddhist Coordinator for the entire Area for 2 days per week. Dhammakumāra, currently Triratna’s youngest Order member, moved from the UK to take up this role in August 2018.

Dhammakumāra is currently based in Sydney but travels to other centres in Australia and New Zealand quite often. Here he explains a bit about the role...

Triratna News
Triratna News

The Oceania 3 Chairs Meeting

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 24 Jan, 2019 - 15:40

The Oceania 3 Chairs Meeting

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 24 Jan, 2019 - 15:40

On Friday 30th November 2018, the Chairs of three of the four main Triratna Buddhist Centres in the South Pacific met in Sydney. European Chairs have long been very well networked via the European Chairs’ Assembly, but such gatherings are still under development in other parts of the world. In Australia/New Zealand, there has never been a Movement Strand (Order members running Triratna Centres) gathering and it is believed that this was the first ever meeting of Chairs across the whole of Oceania.

Dantacitta from Melbourne, Saradarshini from...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Looking back on Buddhist Action Month 2017

By Charlotte Lawes on Tue, 4 Jul, 2017 - 13:20

Looking back on Buddhist Action Month 2017

By Charlotte Lawes on Tue, 4 Jul, 2017 - 13:20

This June saw another successful Buddhist Action Month (BAM) unfold. We take a look at what it was all about and how the Triratna Buddhist Community around the world took part.

So what is BAM?

Mokshini writes

“At the heart of Triratna is the Bodhisattva Ideal – the aspiration and heartfelt wish to benefit others and the commitment to act in ways that help all beings to thrive. Buddhist Action Month is an opportunity to reach out and engage with friends or local communities in ways that...

Young Triratna Sydney
Young Triratna Sydney

Under 35's Retreat - Mind Creative - Feb 26-28

By jbirdjbirdjbird on Mon, 22 Feb, 2016 - 03:15

Under 35's Retreat - Mind Creative - Feb 26-28

By jbirdjbirdjbird on Mon, 22 Feb, 2016 - 03:15

“In fact we may say that the creative mind at its highest level is freedom itself…” Sangharakshita

On this retreat we will begin to get a sense of what the creative mind truly is. Creative mind is not about being an artist or having any special ‘talent’. It’s about finding freedom from the mechanical and habitual nature of the reactive mind, about questioning and moving beyond the usual. The process begins with the simple application of awareness.

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Young Triratna Sydney
Young Triratna Sydney

23-25 October Meditation Retreat (18-35 yrs) - "The Wilderness Between Our Ears"

By jbirdjbirdjbird on Thu, 1 Oct, 2015 - 01:24

23-25 October Meditation Retreat (18-35 yrs) - "The Wilderness Between Our Ears"

By jbirdjbirdjbird on Thu, 1 Oct, 2015 - 01:24

This October we will be exploring the “wilderness between our ears” . The retreat will have plenty of instruction and time for practice over this spacious weekend.

Come and spend time in the natural surrounds of the Georges River valley in south west Sydney, with like-minded young people who want to affect change in themselves and the world around them.

What’s on offer?
A weekend retreat at the Sydney Buddhist Centre’s retreat centre in Minto Heights. All accommodation and meals are inclusive. There will...

European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

An Australian perspective on the European Chairs' Assembly

By Munisha on Wed, 19 Aug, 2015 - 22:32

Shubhavyuha and Sudaya, from Triratna’s Sydney and Melbourne Buddhist Centres, talk to Munisha about why they’ve travelled all the way to Adhisthana for a gathering of Triratna’s European Chairs, and what they’ve got from it.

Young Triratna Sydney
Young Triratna Sydney

New Classes on Weds Nights

By jbirdjbirdjbird on Fri, 6 Feb, 2015 - 03:20

New Classes on Weds Nights

By jbirdjbirdjbird on Fri, 6 Feb, 2015 - 03:20New Classes on Weds Nights

The young persons group in Sydney are currently running classes around the area of ethics and how we can use it to affect change in our lives. The group is using the book - “Not About Being Good” as a reference. Classes go from 7:00pm - 9:30pm every Weds night. Open to anyone under 35
Sydney Buddhist Centre
Sydney Buddhist Centre

A Season of Illumination

By Bodhidasa on Thu, 8 Jan, 2015 - 06:58

A Season of Illumination

By Bodhidasa on Thu, 8 Jan, 2015 - 06:58
What’s on in January?

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