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Exeter Triratna Group
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Something Lovely

By Nandavajra on Sun, 19 Apr, 2020 - 18:18

Something Lovely

By Nandavajra on Sun, 19 Apr, 2020 - 18:18


SOMETHING LOVELY

And people stayed home

and read books and listened

and rested and exercised

and made art and played

and learned new ways of being

and were still

and listened more deeply

someone meditated

someone prayed

someone danced

someone met their own shadow

and people started thinking differently—-

And people healed…

And in the absence of people who lived in ignorant ways

dangerous, mindless, and heartless….

The earth began to heal—

And when the danger ended

and people found themselves…

They grieved for the dead

and they made new choices

and dreamed of new visions

and created new ways to live

and heal the earth fully

just as they had been healed.

Kathleen O ’ Meara (1869) - after a plague devastated Ireland in...

Exeter Triratna Group
Exeter Triratna Group

Nandavajra message about Exeter Activities online

By Nandavajra on Tue, 24 Mar, 2020 - 14:49

Nandavajra message about Exeter Activities online

By Nandavajra on Tue, 24 Mar, 2020 - 14:49

Nandavajra’s message about Triratna Exeter Activities online

Exeter Triratna Group
Exeter Triratna Group

Triratna Exeter Newsletter Early Spring 2020

By Nandavajra on Fri, 21 Feb, 2020 - 10:57

Triratna Exeter Newsletter Early Spring 2020

By Nandavajra on Fri, 21 Feb, 2020 - 10:57

Triratna Exeter Newsletter Early Spring 2020

Sangha Evenings Theme and  Weekend Retreat 

We hope that 2020 has started well and that you are in good heart. This edition of our newsletter brings you details of our Sangha evening on Thursdays (from 7 pm to 9 pm) and a weekend retreat we are running in May. 

Sangha evening theme

The Find Peace in a Turbulent world introduction to meditation and Buddhism course, which we have been running in the context of our Sangha evening, will reach its conclusion on 27th February....

Exeter Triratna Group
Exeter Triratna Group

Mindfulness and Just Sitting

By mokshini on Sat, 20 May, 2017 - 17:07

Mindfulness and Just Sitting

By mokshini on Sat, 20 May, 2017 - 17:07

Come and give your mind a rest!  Join us in sitting in stillness and spaciousness this coming Wednesday at the Exeter Natural Health Centre.  The evening is dedicated to the ‘Just Sitting’ practice: We’ll be asking ourselves “What is happening, right now, in my experience?”  We’ll see why this enquiry needs the qualities of curiosity, receptivity and openness. All levels of experience welcome. 

Exeter Triratna Group
Exeter Triratna Group

Autumn Sangha Weekend Retreat now 4-6 November

By Nandavajra on Mon, 22 Aug, 2016 - 20:03

Autumn Sangha Weekend Retreat now 4-6 November

By Nandavajra on Mon, 22 Aug, 2016 - 20:03

Autumn Sangha Weekend Retreat now 4-6 November

The Triratna Exeter Autumn Sangha  will now be from 4th to 6th November and take place at High Heathercombe Centre (http://www.highheathercombecentre.org.uk/)    is available so we will be having it there instead, so please make a note of the new dates.

We will be exploring ‘The Five Wisdom Buddhas’, both male and female. These buddhas are symbols of different aspects of our minds when transformed through wisdom: our perception, our attitude towards abundance, attachment to...

Exeter Triratna Group
Exeter Triratna Group

Day Retreat to celebrate Buddha Day

By Nandavajra on Sun, 15 May, 2016 - 17:55

Day Retreat to celebrate Buddha Day

By Nandavajra on Sun, 15 May, 2016 - 17:55

Day Retreat to celebrate Buddha Day - ‘The Buddha’s Victory’

Sunday 22nd May, 10.30 until 4.30 (arriving from 10.00)   by donation

at Bothenhampton Village Hall, BRIDPORT

A day celebrating the Buddha’s Awakening through Meditation, Reflection, shared lunch and more…….Buddha Day is one of the most important festival days in the Buddhist calendar, and forms part of Wesak. We’ll have readings from sutras, meditation, talk & discussion, together with a puja.
bring a veggie lunch item to share

Postcode DT6 4BJ for...

Exeter Triratna Group
Exeter Triratna Group

Spring Sangha Weekend Retreat 1-3 April

By Nandavajra on Sun, 20 Mar, 2016 - 16:28

Spring Sangha Weekend Retreat 1-3 April

By Nandavajra on Sun, 20 Mar, 2016 - 16:28

Spring Sangha Weekend Retreat 1-3 April

“The girl was never there! It’s always the same. I’m running towards nothing. Again and again and again…”

(free bar of chocolate to the first person to come on the Sangha weekend who knows who wrote that lyric)

Hello everyone, just a reminder about our next Sangha Weekend Retreat, 1 - 3 April, at High Heathercombe Centre, which is a bit north of Widecombe and west of Manaton on Dartmoor. http://www.highheathercombecentre.org.uk

Metaphorically we go into the...

Exeter Triratna Group
Exeter Triratna Group

'The Mandala of Greater Uselessness' day retreat

By Nandavajra on Wed, 18 Nov, 2015 - 14:03

'The Mandala of Greater Uselessness' day retreat

By Nandavajra on Wed, 18 Nov, 2015 - 14:03

Special Day Retreat : ‘The Mandala of Greater Uselessness’


This day is part of the Triratna Urban Retreat, but open to all. We will be exploring the place of the contemplation and appreciation of BEAUTY in Buddhist practice.


Exeter Community Centre, St Davids Hill, Exeter  
Saturday 21st November 10am - 4pm 
Bring a veggie lunch to share

Exeter Triratna Group
Exeter Triratna Group

Triratna Exeter Weekend Retreat October 2015

By Nandavajra on Tue, 27 Oct, 2015 - 21:03

Triratna Exeter Weekend Retreat October 2015

By Nandavajra on Tue, 27 Oct, 2015 - 21:03

Exploring the theme of fearlessness through carving pumpkin lanterns in preparation for a moonlight puja on Dartmoor.

Buddhist Action Month 2014
Buddhist Action Month 2014

BAM at Triratna Exeter Group – a celebration of altruism in the Sangha

By Nandavajra on Thu, 19 Jun, 2014 - 13:01

BAM at Triratna Exeter Group – a celebration of altruism in the Sangha

By Nandavajra on Thu, 19 Jun, 2014 - 13:01In an enlightening, inspiring and moving Sangha evening members of the group shared the place of altruism in their life and practice. Colin, a former member of Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth, and a very long-standing vegetarian (on altruistic grounds) talked of his voluntary work as an advocate for trade union members experiencing financial hardship and helping them to apply to benevolent funds. Emma, working at a Centre for adults with various, and sometimes profound, disabilities, shared the satisfaction,...