College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Eight Guidelines | Understanding the Dharma

By akasajoti on Thu, 15 Jul, 2021 - 12:27

Eight Guidelines | Understanding the Dharma

By akasajoti on Thu, 15 Jul, 2021 - 12:27

Jnanavaca and Maitreyabandhu, from London, UK, discuss the process of studying and understanding Sangharakshita’s distinctive presentation of the Dharma, in the third in a series of informal, personal, conversations between Public Preceptors about the Eight Guidelines for Ordination Training in Triratna.

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’...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

The Guru's Advice: Sub35 Festival Retreat

By Caroline I P on Mon, 10 May, 2021 - 12:12

The Guru's Advice: Sub35 Festival Retreat

By Caroline I P on Mon, 10 May, 2021 - 12:12

THU 26 AUGMON 30 AUG

Lived out fully, Buddhist practice is revolutionary. Its purpose is a complete transformation of every element of our lives and of the world around us. 

The legendary Tibetan Guru Padmasambhava is the archetype of this transformation. His mythic life story presents a conflict between the forces of light and the forces of darkness – a conflict that takes place within our own hearts and minds. Following his example, we can learn to...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

An Online Festival Of Light: International Sangha Day, November 28th 2020

By Centre Team on Tue, 29 Sep, 2020 - 21:34

An Online Festival Of Light: International Sangha Day, November 28th 2020

By Centre Team on Tue, 29 Sep, 2020 - 21:34

What a year… Through dark days that have brought heartache for so many reasons, we’ve come together as a community time and time again. Resilient, reflective, remarkable. And now, as we head into winter in one hemisphere and summer in another, we invite everyone moved by the sangha in 2020 to gather again as one.

We’ll pass the torch around the world once more – starting at dawn in the south Pacific, ending with nightfall in the north – ringing Triratna with...

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Triratna International Council

ICin5 No.4 - Day Two, Welcoming All in the Dharma (Dar la bienvenida a todos en el Dharma)

By Centre Team on Mon, 31 Aug, 2020 - 21:57

ICin5 No.4 - Day Two, Welcoming All in the Dharma (Dar la bienvenida a todos en el Dharma)

By Centre Team on Mon, 31 Aug, 2020 - 21:57

A full extra 90 seconds today to bring you the best of the day in Spanish as well as English!

¡Un total de 90 segundos extra hoy para ofrecerte lo mejor del día en español y en inglés!

The second full day of the 2020 online International Council and we’re joined by Viryakirti and Parami from Latin America.

Framed by the deep, altruistic practice of empathy, today we were listening to stories and voices about the sometimes painful gap...

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Triratna International Council

ICin5 No.3 - Day One, The Blue Sky and Priorities After Covid

By Centre Team on Mon, 31 Aug, 2020 - 02:40

ICin5 No.3 - Day One, The Blue Sky and Priorities After Covid

By Centre Team on Mon, 31 Aug, 2020 - 02:40

The first full day of the online International Council. The blue sky is behind us and all around, and we’re with Aryadrishti and Sravaniya from Canada and the USA. In some ways a sobering, if hopeful, take on what a Dharma community has to offer when faced with deep, systemic suffering.

- The Bodhichitta practice as the backdrop to sorrow.
- What Triratna can do to respond in hard times.
- IC priorities in the wake of Covid-19.

Join us...

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Triratna International Council

ICin5 No.2 - Day Zero, Getting Started

By Centre Team on Sat, 29 Aug, 2020 - 22:35

ICin5 No.2 - Day Zero, Getting Started

By Centre Team on Sat, 29 Aug, 2020 - 22:35

It’s day zero! Akasajoti is joined by Amrutasiddhi and Karmavajra from India to hear about how the IC got going around the world.

- What’s the significance of the International Council and Area Council in India? 
- How was the opening session now the whole thing is virtual?
- What lies ahead in the meeting? Race, caste, social issues…

Join us daily for ICin5 - all you need to know to stay in touch with global inspiration and the heart...

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Triratna International Council

ICin5 No.1 - What is the International Council?

By Centre Team on Sat, 29 Aug, 2020 - 11:09

ICin5 No.1 - What is the International Council?

By Centre Team on Sat, 29 Aug, 2020 - 11:09

Akasajoti and Dhammarati introduce us to the 2020 Triratna International Council – online, of course! 

- What is the International Council?
- How’s it going to work online?
- What will we be up to?

Join us daily for ICin5 - all you need to know to stay in touch with inspiration around the world from the heart of practice.

https://thebuddhistcentre.com/internationalcouncil

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North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Going for Refuge, Coronavirus and the Environmental Crisis

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 21 May, 2020 - 22:49

Going for Refuge, Coronavirus and the Environmental Crisis

By Ratnaprabha on Thu, 21 May, 2020 - 22:49

NLBC Sangha Night Buddhism, Mondays, 19:00

25 May: Going for Refuge, Coronavirus and the Environmental Crisis.
How are they connected?  With Santva, Katja Behrendt and Friends.

Zoom login details here, Meeting ID: 884 7432 3614, Password: 003288.

All welcome, intended for those with a genuine interest in following the Buddhist path. Please donate here.

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A Beautiful Mango Grove

By Caroline I P on Wed, 29 Apr, 2020 - 13:18

A Beautiful Mango Grove

By Caroline I P on Wed, 29 Apr, 2020 - 13:18

Meditation not going quite how you’d planned?

In Saddhaloka’s third talk in the series, the Buddha talks with Meghiya after his unsuccessful attempt to meditate in a beautiful mango grove…

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