In this talk, exploring The Journey and the Guide, Vajragupta leads us through creating a personal mandala so that we can discover the shape of our lives. He discusses how to use a mandala to shine a light on changes we may wish to make in our day to day conditions. If you want to engage fully with this talk you will need a pencil and paper!
“The idea is that, at some point, it won’t be a project; it’ll just be more like how we do things”
The Sikkha Project aims to support the development of training within Triratna for every level of experience, to discover and share how the different elements of our system of practice are taught and practiced most effectively, and to create resources and training to fill any gaps.
Here’s a conversation with Dhammamegha, currently co-ordinating this project, explaining its origins, who’s involved and the ‘shopping...
We are happy to say that the Sikkha website is now up and running at www.sikkha.online. Here you will find our first offering of three introductory courses. For each course there are weekly teachers notes, a short video introducing the theme for the week and a talk as it was presented during a course. All of the course material has been produced in order to resource Order members who teach at centres with material to stimulate and support their...
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.
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.
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. ...