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Coming-of-age ritual in Essen, Germany

By Munisha on Fri, 16 Jun, 2017 - 17:05

Coming-of-age ritual in Essen, Germany

By Munisha on Fri, 16 Jun, 2017 - 17:05

Jnanacandra is Chair of Triratna’s Essen Buddhist Centre, in Germany. She writes about their recent Jugendfeier – a rite of passage for adolescents – held on 5th June for four teenage boys. Open the pictures fully to see the very evident love and appreciation of the boys and their parents!

“This beautifully designed ceremony ritually marked the end of the boys’ childhood and their embarking on the path toward adulthood. About 60 people were present, mostly from the boys’ families,...

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Young Buddhists spreading across Europe

By Munisha on Thu, 17 Jul, 2014 - 14:01

Young Buddhists spreading across Europe

By Munisha on Thu, 17 Jul, 2014 - 14:01The push to make Triratna and the Dharma more accessible to those 18-35 has been remarkably successful in just a few years.

Have a look at this list of groups in Belgium, Germany, Sweden and the UK.

Now they’re considering how to address the needs of teenagers.


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Entering the Sangha - Sangharakshita

By libbydavy on Tue, 23 Jul, 2013 - 15:11
See track 5 especially.

Sangharakshita talks with humour and wisdom about feeling free; the hot tubs of Buddhafield; a place where children can be safe and free outdoors.

Reposted from FBA

“In ‘Entering the Sangha’, Sangharakshita goes to Buddhafield! A first for him, and a first for the fabulous Buddhafield Festival that takes place each year at the height of the English summer. This talk was given in a tent in Devon - and the sounds...
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Staying at Home, Dancing with the Universe - Amaragita

By libbydavy on Tue, 23 Jul, 2013 - 15:03

“This talk from Amaragita takes a look at Buddhist practice in the light of parenting, and was given at the Buddhafield Festival in 2006. Look out for some lovely singing thoughout!” Reposted from FBA.

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Buddhist Parenting with Karunagita (Sara Burns)

By libbydavy on Tue, 23 Jul, 2013 - 15:00
“This is another great talk from the ‘Dharma Warriors’ series given at the Buddhafield Festival. Karunagita is the author of ‘Growing as a Parent - What Buddhism Has to Offer’, and here she presents some of that material to an audience of summer loving practitioners under the blue skies of Devon.

Settle back and enjoy the sound of drums, kids’ voices, and Karunagita’s perspectives on the challenges and opportunities of raising a child as part of your practice of...
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Sara Burns (Karunagita) on 'A Path for Parents'

By Candradasa on Tue, 23 Jul, 2013 - 13:14

Sara Burns (Karunagita) on 'A Path for Parents'

By Candradasa on Tue, 23 Jul, 2013 - 13:14How do we lead rich and meaningful spiritual lives in the context of parenting? In this short video, Sara Burns (Karunagita) talks about the opportunities and challenges of being a parent from a Buddhist perspective.

Sara will be at the Buddhafields Family Friendly Retreat again this year. She will be giving a talk on parenting and sharing her most recent experiences as the parent of two older teenagers, reflecting back on the road she has travelled this...
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Amaragita's Interview About the Family Friendly

By libbydavy on Tue, 23 Jul, 2013 - 12:43
“A really great conversation with Amaragita, one of the pioneers of Buddhafield retreats that are family friendly, a radical re-imagining of community retreat that has been one of Buddhafield’s most successful projects for 14 years.

How do you maintain a deep practice of the Dharma when you have a family? How can householders bring the Buddha’s teachings to bear on their lives and also feed their own experience into the wider sangha?

A fascinating look at aspects of...
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Family Friendly Village 2013

By libbydavy on Tue, 23 Jul, 2013 - 11:57

Family Friendly Village 2013

By libbydavy on Tue, 23 Jul, 2013 - 11:57Bookings are open for this year’s magical gathering on the land at Frog’s mill from Monday 19 August—Monday 26 August 2013. All welcome, whether you have children or not!

Numbers are limited this year, so please book soon if you wish to be there.

If you have never been before, you might like to listen to Amaragita’s talk here.

There will be a wide range of interviews from new comers, kids, teens, regulars etc… coming...
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Amaragita On The Buddhafield Family Friendly Retreat

By Candradasa on Thu, 11 Jul, 2013 - 14:42
A really great conversation with Amaragita, one of the pioneers of Buddhafield retreats that are family friendly, a radical re-imagining of community retreat that has been one of Buddhafield’s most successful projects for 14 years.

How do you maintain a deep practice of the Dharma when you have a family? How can householders bring the Buddha’s teachings to bear on their lives and also feed their own experience into the wider sangha?

A fascinating look at aspects of...