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FBA Podcast: The Myth of the Bodhicitta

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 26 Oct, 2019 - 14:00

What is the Bodhicitta and how do we become receptive to it? Vajratara talks about the paradox behind the Bodhicitta: how it is an experience beyond any personal attainment, yet it arises in us. How can we hold both perspectives?

Using the framework of the ‘3 myths’ of the Dharma life, Vajratara evokes the qualities and attitudes we develop to prepare ourselves for the Bodhicitta. A journey around the Suttas and Sutras, stories and poetry, evoking the development of the Bodhicitta.

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Triratna Women
Triratna Women

Interviewing Samata

By Dharmaprabha on Thu, 7 Mar, 2019 - 12:30

Interviewing Samata

By Dharmaprabha on Thu, 7 Mar, 2019 - 12:30

Danasamudra writes about her interview with Samata:

“In December last year I drove down to Tiratanaloka to interview Samata. She was staying there for several months before going on the three month retreat with Vijayamala and Vessantara. It was appropriate that I talked to her there because she was one of the women who brought Tiratanaloka, and all that it offers, into being.

Those of us who have joined the Movement and Order more recently have very little idea of how different things were...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Ordination Training Centres Exploring Triratna @ 50 - Ordination Vows and the Great Gathering

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 29 Jan, 2018 - 17:13

2017 saw the celebrations of 50 years of the Triratna Buddhist Community and 2018 sees the 50th anniversary of the Triratna Buddhist Order.  In this context in the Padmaloka Retreat Centre - which runs ordination training retreats for men - members of the Ordination Team gave talks on each of the 4 acceptance vows, recited during one’s public ordination ceremony.  These vows essentialise what it means to be an order member practising within the Triratna Buddhist Order.  The...

Tiratanaloka
Tiratanaloka

The Great Gathering - A Greater Love: Maha Maitri

By vajratara on Sat, 20 Jan, 2018 - 16:31

The Great Gathering - A Greater Love: Maha Maitri

By vajratara on Sat, 20 Jan, 2018 - 16:31

@ Taraloka 7th-10th June

This long weekend is a celebration of our community and its unique emphasis on the practice of friendship as a path. There has not been such a Great Gathering for many years and the team, drawn from Tiratanaloka, Taraloka and Buddhafield look forward to welcoming you - women who have requested ordination and dharmacharinis - to gather at Taraloka for rituals, chanting, talks, discussion, meditation, workshops and the pleasure of each other’s company. We are expecting large numbers...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Concert tour for Manchester mitra and violinist Olivia Moore

By Munisha on Tue, 7 Jul, 2015 - 23:45

Concert tour for Manchester mitra and violinist Olivia Moore

By Munisha on Tue, 7 Jul, 2015 - 23:45

Olivia Moore is a Manchester mitra and violinist specializing in jazz and Indian classical violin. Her band, Unfurl, a five-piece “Indian-style jazz band” recently received funding from Jazz North to do a set of gigs in the Midlands and northern England. (See tour dates below.)

She’s also influenced by flamenco, gypsy and folk music and some of her music is explicitly influenced by her involvement in Triratna, such as her compositions entitled ‘Amoghasiddhi’, ‘Tiratanaloka’ and...

Triratna News
Triratna News

First mainland European Going For Refuge retreat for women

By Munisha on Mon, 6 Jul, 2015 - 16:48

First mainland European Going For Refuge retreat for women

By Munisha on Mon, 6 Jul, 2015 - 16:48

This September, the Tiratanaloka team from Wales, UK, will join Order members from continental Europe to run an international ‘Going For Refuge’ retreat for women on mainland Europe for the first time.

office [at] tiratanaloka.org.uk (Contact Tiratanaloka) for more details or to book.

The ‘What Is The Order?’ retreat is for women training for ordination and will take place at Triratna’s purpose-built Metta Vihara retreat centre in the Netherlands, 11-25th September.

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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Letter from a Buddhist Retreat Centre

By vajratara on Fri, 17 Apr, 2015 - 16:33

Letter from a Buddhist Retreat Centre

By vajratara on Fri, 17 Apr, 2015 - 16:33

Vajratara lives at Tiratanaloka, a retreat centre in Wales that specialises in running retreats for women who are training for Ordination. She gives us a flavour of a remote — but busy — life

The wind has finally died down and the sun is shining. This morning, when I went for my run, the waves on the reservoir were spraying over the dam, the wind howling and crashing down the valley. The new and tender crocuses and snow drops were...