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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Buddhist Voices - Triratna America 2014

By Manidha on Wed, 24 Sep, 2014 - 13:36
A great conversation with six members of the Triratna Buddhist Order from North America at the end of their bi-annual Convention. Karunadevi, Amala, Suddhayu, Viradhamma, and Rijupatha all join our host Manidha for a round-table discussion of what it means to be part of Triratna on this continent in 2014.

Some thoughtful recollections from the early days in the mid-’80s meet a wonderful sense of optimism and gratitude from the present as we consider conditions for practice in the...
Vajra Bell
Vajra Bell

Vajra Bell - Summer 2013

Vajra Bell - Summer 2013

By Rijupatha on Wed, 3 Jul, 2013 - 16:07In this issue of the Vajra Bell newsletter:

• “Buddhist Roots in the Wild West: The History of Triratna in America” by Dh. Viriyalila
• “Sustaining Faith on the Spiral Path” by Barry Timmerman
• Dhardo Tulku Rinpoche Visits Aryaloka - recap and background from Dh. Viriyagita
• “A Pilgrimage to Japan: An Artist’s Tour for Buddhists, a Buddhist Tour for Artists” by Lois Sans
• Reflections on a recent men’s community retreat
• Aryaloka arts: exhibits by textile...
Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

Triratna America - A Life In Lubec (eBook)

Triratna America - A Life In Lubec (eBook)

By viriyalila on Sun, 23 Jun, 2013 - 19:03Our last post in Triratna America is, appropriately enough, something personal about living a life of practice in the US, in this case the remote reaches of Maine on the eastern seaboard…

Viriyalila, with her photography, and Gunopeta, with his poetry, have joined creative forces to evoke the simple life practicing Buddhism in a remote region of America.

Gunopeta has been living in Lubec, Maine with his partner, Nancy Nielsen, for over thirty years. Lubec...
Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

Triratna America - Dharmasuri, Chair Nagaloka Buddhist Center, Portland, ME (skype interview)

By viriyalila on Sat, 22 Jun, 2013 - 14:24
Dharmasuri, Chair of Nagaloka Buddhist Center in Portland, ME, has been an inspirational force since the very early days of Triratna activities there. From renting a room from a counseling group in the mid ’90s to now being situated in a fantastic multi-use building in the downtown arts district they have a full program, a growing sangha, and strong community ties.

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Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

Triratna America - Khanti Prison Outreach Discussion

By Rijupatha on Sat, 22 Jun, 2013 - 13:44
A strong and personal interview on the Khanti Prison Outreach program, with organizer Bodhana and rich commentary from former inmates Jim Mosonyi and Bob Montgomery.

We get a unique look into how this program was sparked from simple beginnings and has become a vital way in to the Dharma and a better life for many men eager to pursue personal change after experiencing the difficulty of incarceration.

Bob and Jim offer their own moving accounts and unique perspectives...
Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

Triratna America - Suvarnaprabha On Cancer And Becoming An Anagarika

By Candradasa on Fri, 21 Jun, 2013 - 21:56
Updated, September 2013 to reflect Suvarnaprabha’s death

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Our friend Suvarnaprabha from San Francisco had been living with advanced stage cancer for the past couple of years and writing the most amazing blog about it.

Towards the end of her life she took the step of becoming an Anagarika within the context of the Triratna Buddhist Order - someone who commits herself fully to a life of stillness, simplicity,...
Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

Triratna America - Dayalocana, Chair of Aryaloka Buddhist Center

By viriyalila on Fri, 21 Jun, 2013 - 20:50
Dayalocana and I have been good friends for over 15 years. Here we are in Crackskull’s Cafe, in downtown Newmarket NH, having a conversation about what it has been like practicing at Aryaloka Buddhist Center for over 24 years. Starting out as the first volunteer at Aryaloka, taking responsibility, the growing Sangha, meaningful work and engaging playfully with practice…

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Triratna Highlights
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Triratna America - Dayamudra: Jai Bhim International

By Candradasa on Thu, 20 Jun, 2013 - 20:25
Dayamudra runs Jai Bhim International out of San Francisco, working with Dalit communities in India to escape the stigma of caste through education. This is a great interview where her natural passion for a cause that’s dear to her heart really shines through. An excellent introduction to the injustices of ‘untouchability’ in India and to how to move beyond it. Practically inspiring words from an inspired lady!

Jai Bhim’s website: http://jaibhiminternational.org

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Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

Triratna America - Relaunching Vajra Bell Online

Triratna America - Relaunching Vajra Bell Online

By Rijupatha on Thu, 20 Jun, 2013 - 13:05The Vajra Bell happily joins The Buddhist Centre Online this month in celebrating the Triratna sanghas of the U.S. - and the rest of the North American continent as well! We’d like to begin by welcoming you to our new home on The Buddhist Centre, and tell you a little bit about ourselves.

What started as a small black and white quarterly newsletter at Aryaloka Buddhist Center many moons ago has grown and evolved over the...
Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

Triratna America - Viriyagita on Dhardo Rimpoche and Meeting His Tulku

By Candradasa on Wed, 19 Jun, 2013 - 18:02
Back in April we did an interview with Viriyagita from the east coast of the US about her recent trip to India and her meeting with the recognised tulku of Dhardo Rimpoche, one of Sangharakshita’s eight main teachers, from the Gelug tradition. An inspiring visit and an excellent discussion about Viriyagita’s renewed vision of building a stupa to Dhardo Rimpoche at Aryaloka Buddhist Retreat Center in New Hampshire.

This week,...

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