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Dharmabyte: Turning Towards

By Zac on Mon, 15 Aug, 2022 - 06:00

Sangha as a Spiritual Practice 

Saravantu talks about one of Triratna’s emphases - a unified Order - by looking inwards. If we turn away from elements of our own character, we will find ourselves turning away from others. A unified Order needs us to be able to turn towards all aspects of ourselves. From the talk An Inclusive Order -Turning Away, Turning Towards, Meeting the Shadows In Ourselves and Others, a practical talk that includes helpful exercises...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Dhammadinna (highlights)

By Zac on Tue, 2 Aug, 2022 - 15:22

I want people to have the freedom to do what they need to do to grow as individuals AND I want the movement to have that very strong collective dimension. That can be a source of tension for me.
 

Dhammadinna Annals:

In 1968 I was 22, and recently graduated from Imperial College of Science and Technology, with a Biology degree. I was a hippy, living with my partner in the Notting Hill area, temping and making clothes, and exploring...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Jayadevi (Highlights)

By Zac on Wed, 6 Jul, 2022 - 12:28

I’d be a bitter, burned-out trade unionist, I think, if I wasn’t a Buddhist…

Jayadevi’s Annals

In 1968 - I was living in Hackney, at St Paul’s Church of England Primary School. Winning the school scripture prize, attending Girl Guides, Church (C of E) and Sunday School.

In 1978 - I was a student in Liverpool studying English Lit and Psychology with Divinity. In a long term relationship with a boyfriend. The nearest I have ever come to being married!

In 1988 - A full-on GFR Mitra...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Bringing Welcoming Liberation to a Close

By Zac on Thu, 23 Jun, 2022 - 15:32

Bringing Welcoming Liberation to a Close

By Zac on Thu, 23 Jun, 2022 - 15:32

Dear friends,

As a team we’ve decided that it’s the right time to bring Welcoming Liberation to a close.

We started this monthly gathering to support BIPOC/BAME in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd and resulting conversations in Triratna about providing safer, affirming spaces for the diversity of BIPOC/BAME within the movement and beyond. At the time there were few spaces for us to gather and practice together. It’s been a powerful space to get to know one...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Eight Guidelines | Understanding the Principles of Triratna

By akasajoti on Thu, 23 Jun, 2022 - 11:29

Eight Guidelines | Understanding the Principles of Triratna

By akasajoti on Thu, 23 Jun, 2022 - 11:29

Karunadevi and Viradhamma, from California USA, share some of their reflections on the principles of the Triratna Order and Community, in a series of informal, personal, conversations between Public Preceptors about the Eight Guidelines for Ordination Training.

The Eight Guidelines offer a framework through which Order Members and Mitras can reflect on and communicate about their going for refuge and process of training for Ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order. In this series, members of the Preceptors’ College from around the...

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FBA Podcast: Going For Refuge - The Deepest Revolution

By Zac on Sat, 30 Apr, 2022 - 06:00

Drawing on 40 years of experience as an Order Member, Surata confidently and uncompromisingly expounds his understanding of ‘The Deepest Revolution’, referring to both the Buddhist tradition and his own personal experience. Given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2018.

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Dharmabyte: What is Art?

By Zac on Thu, 28 Apr, 2022 - 06:00

“Art is the organisation of sensuous impressions that express the artist’s sensibility and communicate to his audience a sense of values that can transform their lives.” Using his own definition, Sangharakshita investigates the relevance of art and the artist to higher evolution.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Art and the Spiritual Life given in 1969 as part of the series The Higher Evolution.

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Dharmabyte: Communication With and Through the Heart

By Zac on Mon, 25 Apr, 2022 - 06:00

In this first talk from the ‘In the Footsteps of the Buddha’ retreat, Nagasiddhi invites us to experience the dharma imaginatively: through art and heart.

From the talk entitled Rites of Passage given at Rivendell Retreat Centre during the April 2021 Home Retreat hosted by The Buddhist Centre Online. This magical week-long retreat explores the images, myths and symbols of the Buddha’s journey to awakening...

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FBA Podcast: Why Ordination, Why An Order

By Zac on Sat, 23 Apr, 2022 - 06:00

Maitreyi explores why we have an Order and what’s involved in becoming ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order.

This is a talk given on a weekend retreat for women mitras at Tiratanaloka Retreat Centre, 2014.

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Dharmabyte: Responding to the World with Metta

By Zac on Thu, 21 Apr, 2022 - 06:00

Ratnaghosha explores the Buddha’s teaching of Spiritual friendship being the whole of the spiritual life. The talk is wide ranging going into what spiritual friendship is and also how Buddhism sees the nature of reality.

From the talk The Reality of Spiritual Friendship given at Nottingham Buddhist Centre, 2016.

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