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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

New Summer Series! Meditating on the Earth, Sitting with the Elements

Posted by Candradasa to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Wed, 4 Jul, 2018 - 16:41

New Summer Series! Meditating on the Earth, Sitting with the Elements

Posted by Candradasa to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Wed, 4 Jul, 2018 - 16:41

Sundays, July 8-August 12, 9.30am-12pm.

Gather as usual at PPMTV, we’ll take cushions and chairs and make our way around 9.45am to Prescott Park to meditate by 10. Rain days, we’ll stay inside!

In Spring 2017 we lost our Buddhist Center to a fire. Thanks to the great generosity and hard work of lots of people, the community recovered, deepened and strengthened. And we’ve gone on together since, renewing the Portsmouth sangha in some beautiful ways here in town.

Practising Outside
One of the...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Triratna Dharma Teaching and Training

Posted by Sadayasihi to Community Highlights on Mon, 2 Jul, 2018 - 10:27

The Sikkha Project aims to develop an integrated, progressive spiritual training in Triratna at every level of experience from newcomers to the Order, to discover and share how the different elements of our system are taught and practiced most effectively – and to create resources and training to fill any gaps.

Here are a set of conversations from a small, first gathering in 2017 of Dharma teachers in the Triratna Buddhist Community to discuss the project, looking at Dharma training throughout Triratna.

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The Sikkha Project
The Sikkha Project

Sikkha - Teaching and Training in the Dharma

Posted by dhammamegha to The Sikkha Project on Thu, 28 Jun, 2018 - 18:11

A set of conversations from a small, first gathering in 2017 of Dharma teachers in the Triratna Buddhist Community to discuss the Sikkha Project, looking at Dharma training throughout Triratna.

Some intriguing conversations about first steps and next stages in helping resource Dharma practitioners internationally. Watch this space!

Tiratanaloka
Tiratanaloka

Talk on Spiritual Death

Posted by vajratara to Tiratanaloka on Wed, 20 Dec, 2017 - 17:30

Vajratara has been looking up some talks from Tiratanaloka to put online.  They come as part of a series. Though the others in the series were not necessarily recorded, the individual talks stand alone.  This one was given on a retreat at Tiratanaloka for women training for Ordination.  Vajratara gives an introduction to Spiritual death. Using poetry and drawing on her experience of the Sangha, she looks at what spiritual death is, what it isn’t and how to practice it.
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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Spiritual Receptivity Retreat With Vessantara (Adhisthana 2017) - Complete Retreat Recordings

Posted by akasajoti to Buddhist Centre Features on Mon, 30 Oct, 2017 - 14:21

In August 2017 at Adhisthana, Vessantara continued his exploration of our mandala of spiritual practice with a second, deeper look at Spiritual Receptivity. This retreat focused on Just Sitting, a practice in which we’re open to the whole of our experience which forms a vital balance to structured practice, and is also the centre of the meditative mandala, where everything culminates in an experience which Sangharakshita describes as ‘existential relaxation’.

In this series of sessions, Vessantara weaves input around guided...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

A Cloud of Worship: the Manjughosa Stuti Sadhana retreat at Adhisthana

Posted by akasajoti to Adhisthana on Thu, 14 Sep, 2017 - 18:20

A Cloud of Worship: the Manjughosa Stuti Sadhana retreat at Adhisthana

Posted by akasajoti to Adhisthana on Thu, 14 Sep, 2017 - 18:20

About 60 Order Members gathered at Adhisthana last week for a retreat on the Manjughosa Stuti Sadhana, spending each day moving through the system of practice and building up the Sadhana. Each afternoon in the Sangharakshita Library, before the image of Manjughosa that presides there, Subhuti gave a talk articulating six different aspects of the unfolding drama of the Sadhana, which correspond to the stages of the system of practice - Reverence, Solidarity, Wise Attention, The Illumined Image, Dwelling in Reality + Dedication.

It was...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

A Cloud of Worship: the Manjughosa Stuti Sadhana retreat at Adhisthana

Posted by akasajoti to Buddhist Centre Features on Thu, 14 Sep, 2017 - 18:18

A Cloud of Worship: the Manjughosa Stuti Sadhana retreat at Adhisthana

Posted by akasajoti to Buddhist Centre Features on Thu, 14 Sep, 2017 - 18:18

About 60 Order Members gathered at Adhisthana last week for a retreat on the Manjughosa Stuti Sadhana, spending each day moving through the system of practice and building up the Sadhana. Each afternoon in the Sangharakshita Library, before the image of Manjughosa that presides there, Subhuti gave a talk articulating six different aspects of the unfolding drama of the Sadhana, which correspond to the stages of the system of practice - Reverence, Solidarity, Wise Attention, The Illumined Image, Dwelling in Reality + Dedication.

It...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna’s International Council: what they did in the summer holidays

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Tue, 25 Oct, 2016 - 15:43

Triratna’s International Council: what they did in the summer holidays

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Tue, 25 Oct, 2016 - 15:43

As we reported at the time, Triratna’s International Council met at Adhisthana in the first week of August. 

Representatives of the Order, College and Movement from all over the world gathered to practise together – through shrine room activities and business. Their three themes were 

  • World needs
  • Triratna’s System of Practice and 
  • Unity and working with conflict

Over on the International Council space on The Buddhist Centre Online you’ll find Dhammarati’s very beautiful visual summary of the meeting.

+Follow the International Council on The Buddhist Centre...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

The Sikkha Project - The Story So Far...

Posted by dhammamegha to Triratna International Council on Sat, 6 Aug, 2016 - 12:38

The Sikkha Project - The Story So Far...

Posted by dhammamegha to Triratna International Council on Sat, 6 Aug, 2016 - 12:38

Here is the presentation accompanying Dhammamegha’s detailed talk on the early stages of an ambitious, exciting new project to renew and re-imagine the Triratna system of practice as a genuinely collective international endeavour…

Listen to the accompanying talk with an introduction by Dhammarati

See all posts from the International Council 2016...

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