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Introducing the Triratna Translations Board

By Munisha on Wed, 20 Apr, 2016 - 15:42

Introducing the Triratna Translations Board

By Munisha on Wed, 20 Apr, 2016 - 15:42

Bhante’s 90th birthday fundraising last year raised well over £100,000 for the publication of his Complete Works, a job which is well under way and to which Bhante himself added more money specifically for translations. (You can too!) Suvannavira writes from Moscow about the work of the newly formed Triratna Translations Board.

“In a world where so many seem to speak English, why bother translating books by Bhante and his disciples into other languages? Imagine coming to...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Enormous boost for Triratna translations

By Munisha on Sat, 15 Aug, 2015 - 21:32

Enormous boost for Triratna translations

By Munisha on Sat, 15 Aug, 2015 - 21:32

It’s a strange but common experience to enter a Triratna Buddhist Centre bookshop in Spain, Finland or Belgium - and many other non-English-speaking countries - and see rows of Triratna books in English, alongside – maybe – a few in the local language. 

It can be a big enough step to enter a Buddhist Centre. Who needs a language barrier too?

As you’ll know, we’re raising £100,000 for Sangharakshita’s 90th birthday, to fund the publication of his Complete Works over the next 5-7 years. This...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna Translations Project celebrates 30th language

By Munisha on Wed, 29 Jul, 2015 - 16:16

Triratna Translations Project celebrates 30th language

By Munisha on Wed, 29 Jul, 2015 - 16:16

The Triratna Translations Project aims to translate the main texts and ceremonies used in the Triratna Buddhist Community into as many of the world’s languages as possible. With the translation of the Threefold Puja into Burmese it’s reached its 30th language. (This short puja was written by Bhante long ago, for the Finnish sangha, who found the Sevenfold Puja too elaborate.

It’s an ambitious project, but Lokabandhu, the project’s online co-ordinator says “We’re a worldwide community and between us...

Albanian
Albanian

Buddhism in Albanian

By lokabandhu on Sat, 25 Jul, 2015 - 22:24

Buddhism in Albanian

By lokabandhu on Sat, 25 Jul, 2015 - 22:24

Many thanks to Lawrence Xhamoni for his translations of many basic Triratna texts into Albanian.  Yoiu’ll find them on his dedicated website www.budizmishqiptar.org. Here’s a selection:

The Five Precepts (Pesë Parimet)  

The Heart Sutra

The Three-fold Puja

The Dedication Ceremony

There’s also a wide range of other Buddhist texts and introductions to meditation, taken from thebuddhistcentre.com. ...

Triratna Translations
Triratna Translations

Translation project update

By lokabandhu on Sun, 5 Jul, 2015 - 14:13

Translation project update

By lokabandhu on Sun, 5 Jul, 2015 - 14:13

Here’s a summary of all languages currently represented in the Triratna Translation Project - with Myanmar our latest addition!

Afrikaans | Amharic | Arabic | Aramaic | Armenian | Balinese | Bantu | Basque | Belarusan | Bengali | Berber | Breton | Bulgarian | Cantonese | Catalan | Chechen | Cherokee | Cheyenne | Chinese | Coptic | Cree | Creole | Croatian | Czech | Danish | Dutch | Egyptian | Eskimo | Esperanto | Estonian | Farsi | Finnish | Flemish | ...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Sangharakshita's diary

By Munisha on Tue, 7 Apr, 2015 - 15:35

Sangharakshita's diary

By Munisha on Tue, 7 Apr, 2015 - 15:35

Sangharakshita’s secretary, Ashavajit, writes from Adhisthana, in Herefordshire, UK:

“A late winter chill lingers here in south-west England, but the sun is getting progressively brighter and warmer, and leaves and buds are preparing to burst forth. The temperature in Bhante’s sun lounge at Adhisthana has been quite high during some of the brighter days, and the Bodhi tree there has been putting out quite a spray of heart shaped leaves.

The rather chilly and damp weather outside, however, has meant that Bhante has...

Triratna News
Triratna News

New Triratna books in Swedish

By Munisha on Fri, 27 Feb, 2015 - 19:07

New Triratna books in Swedish

By Munisha on Fri, 27 Feb, 2015 - 19:07Imagine reading your mitra study material in a foreign language. Well, actually this is quite normal for a lot of Triratna Buddhists, in countries such as Sweden - where many people’s English is so good they can even read A Survey of Buddhism in English.

However, it makes a big difference to read the Dharma in your own language, as Viryabodhi explains, writing from Stockholm, about his latest publication in Swedish: a well-known book by Sangharakshita entitled Buddhas lära....
Suomen
Suomen

Triratna ceremonies in Finnish

By lokabandhu on Wed, 28 May, 2014 - 23:05
Here are downloadable copies of three core Triratna ceremonies in Finnish -

Pyhitysseremonia - The Dedication Ceremony
Lyhyt Puja - The Short Puja
Seitsenkertainen Puja - The Sevenfold Puja (including the Precepts and the Heart Sutra)

Many thanks to Sarvamitra for contributing them.

For Buddhist texts in 30 other languages see thebuddhistcentre.com/translations.
Triratna News
Triratna News

Buddhist Ceremonies in many languages

By lokabandhu on Wed, 7 May, 2014 - 05:16

Buddhist Ceremonies in many languages

By lokabandhu on Wed, 7 May, 2014 - 05:16Triratna is active in over 30 countries worldwide, with members of the international Triratna Buddhist Community embracing an extraordinarily wide range of languages, cultures, and lifestyles - yet united by a shared set of Buddhist practices and ceremonies. This is celebrated in a new book, ‘Buddhist Ceremonies in many languages’, containing translations of the main Triratna texts in no less than 28 languages.

Printed in full colour, it’s available at cost price from print-on-demand publishers lulu and...
Malayalam
Malayalam

Dedication Ceremony Refuges and Threefold Puja

By lokabandhu on Sun, 27 Apr, 2014 - 22:48
Here’s a PDF with Malayalam translations of Triratna’s Dedication Ceremony, Refuges and Precepts, and Threefold Puja. Many thanks to Sudhi Pooniyil of Alleppey, Kerala for supplying these.

For Triratna texts in many other languages, including Hindi, Marathi and Telegu please see the Translations Project homepage.
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Malayalam Triratna ceremonies.pdf675.86 KB

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