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Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma
Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma

Sanghamani - Transforming Sangha (Triratna International Gathering 2019)

By Free Buddhist Audio on Sun, 25 Aug, 2019 - 00:31

Sanghamani with a great second talk from the 2019 Triratna International Gathering. Her theme on this Alchemy of the Dharma weekend is how we can transform ourselves in order to transform our communities. And she leads with fearlessness in discussing her own work and practice in this regard.

As a fundraiser at the cutting edge of the practice of connection – trying to forge a sense of mutually vital relationship with strangers (who are not necessarily pleased to find you at their...

Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma
Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma

A Reunion: Day 2 of the 2019 Triratna International Gathering

By Sadayasihi on Sun, 25 Aug, 2019 - 00:23

Sadayasihi is reunited with Gina Plant Cabrita and Christine Thuring who all first met on the 2014 Triratna International Gathering. They recall that Gathering and how, for each of them, it marked a pivotal moment in their lives - and what they did afterwards.

The conversation then turns to day 2 of the 2019 Triratna International Gathering and what’s been happening. We hear more about the significance of the international dimension - in particular, how coming together in...

Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma
Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma

A Song...

By Centre Team on Sat, 24 Aug, 2019 - 01:08

A Song...

By Centre Team on Sat, 24 Aug, 2019 - 01:08

The first lunchtime concert of the International retreat. 🎼Manidhara and Natalia Kieniewicz performing.

More soon! Follow on Instagram for previews of the concerts each day.

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Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma
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The Ugly Duckling Song!

By Centre Team on Sat, 24 Aug, 2019 - 00:49

The Ugly Duckling Song!

By Centre Team on Sat, 24 Aug, 2019 - 00:49

From Ratnaguna’s delightful talk at the 2019 Triratna International Gathering - Alchemy of the Dharma.

Listen to the full talk on Free Buddhist Audio  |  Listen on Soundcloud

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Ratnaguna - Transforming Self (Triratna International Gathering 2019)

By Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 24 Aug, 2019 - 00:22

A wonderful first talk of the 2019 International Gathering, whose theme is ‘Alchemy of the Dharma’. The utterly delightful Ratnaguna takes us through the true miracle of transforming ourselves via the magic of a practice in which we also learn to let ourselves change. 

This is a beautiful, reflective, funny take on the challenges of the Dharma life. Ratnaguna’s breadth of reference is itself a joy: taking in Greek philosophy, Hans Christian Andersen, and writings on the nearness of death to life...

Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma
Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma

Myth and Magic: Day 1 of the 2019 Triratna International Gathering

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 23 Aug, 2019 - 23:24

It’s the first full day of the Triratna International Gathering and Adhisthana is basking in summer sunshine! 

In this short podcast we get a flavour of the ‘Alchemy of the Dharma’. A couple of people share their highlights from the International Gathering so far - from the first talk by Ratnaguna on ‘Transforming Self’, a classic music concert after lunch, workshops on tai chi, yoga, the activities for children as well as authentic conversations and the possibility of...

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Addressing Our Collective History

By ratnadharini on Fri, 23 Aug, 2019 - 22:29

Addressing Our Collective History

By ratnadharini on Fri, 23 Aug, 2019 - 22:29

Since it was established in February 2017, the members of the Adhisthana Kula have been working together in response to renewed criticism of Triratna, and we recently published a ‘Next Steps’ document setting out how we intend to take this work forward. 

The first of our ‘Next Steps’ was:
We will issue a clear statement of acknowledgement, regret and undertaking, inviting other Order members to add their name or support to it.

It became clear that while many Order members appreciated our...

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A Message of Apology and Regret

By ratnadharini on Fri, 23 Aug, 2019 - 22:04

A Message of Apology and Regret

By ratnadharini on Fri, 23 Aug, 2019 - 22:04

At the end of 2016 Sangharakshita published a statement of his regret and apology for occasions when, as he put it, ‘I have hurt, harmed or upset fellow Buddhists, whether within Triratna or out of it.’ He confirmed that he intended his apology to include anyone who was hurt, harmed or upset by his sexual activity in the period between the late ‘60s and the ‘80s when he was not celibate. 

It has been a slow and difficult process for our community,...

Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma
Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma

Shakyamuni Mantra - First Evening, Triratna International Gathering 2019

By Candradasa on Fri, 23 Aug, 2019 - 08:37

The chanting of the Shakyamuni mantra, associated with the historical Buddha on the first evening of the 2019 Triratna International Gathering.

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Scenes from the First Evening... International Gathering 2019

By Candradasa on Fri, 23 Aug, 2019 - 00:22

Scenes from the First Evening... International Gathering 2019

By Candradasa on Fri, 23 Aug, 2019 - 00:22

A beautiful arrival, Adhisthana looking like Hobbiton, the sun shining, beautiful people, an awesome shrine in the big tent provided by Buddhafield… What more could we want?

Join us and 250 people all weekend for the International Gathering, as “live” as we can make it over some very rural broadband! 👨🏽‍💻

Dharma talks, wonderful sangha, workshops, podcasts, music, ritual, discussion...

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