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

In The Alchemist's Crucible (Triratna International Gathering 2019)

By Centre Team on Tue, 3 Sep, 2019 - 18:11

Amalavajra from Future Dharma Fund - which supports Triratna projects around the world - invites two young people to share their stories of transformation.

We hear from Deepak, a young man from India, whose life has been changed utterly since coming across Triratna when he was seventeen. He movingly shares his story of growing up in the caste system and how practising the Dharma allowed him to ‘reclaim his humanity’. Gleysa from Venezuela, who has recently finished the Dharma Life...

Triratna In The Buddhist World
Triratna In The Buddhist World

Full reports from the Shakyadhita conference 2019

By Munisha on Tue, 3 Sep, 2019 - 11:24

Triratna News recently reported from the 16th Shakyadhita conference, held in the Blue Mountains, Australia in June. This conference was attended by Kusalacitta (Australia) and Karunadeepa and Tarahridaya (India) and here we publish their full reports.

Shakyadhita (‘Daughters of the Buddha’) is the international association of Buddhist women. Over the years a number of Dharmacharinis have attended its conferences.

Dharmamodini was also present, running the stall for Bodhi Books and Gifts, Triratna’s shop in Sydney.

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Triratna News
Triratna News

Sakyadhita Conference: Gender Equity for Monastic and Lay Buddhist Women

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 19 Aug, 2019 - 17:33

Sakyadhita Conference: Gender Equity for Monastic and Lay Buddhist Women

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 19 Aug, 2019 - 17:33

Sakyadhita is a Buddhist women’s organisation founded in 1987. The 16th Sakyadhita conference took place near Sydney, Australia in June, with a number of women from the Triratna Buddhist Order in attendance: Kusalacitta from Sydney, as well as Tarahridaya and Karunadeepa from Pune in India. Dharmamodini was there to run a stall for Bodhi Books and Gifts.

Sakyadhita means ‘daughters of the Buddha’, and it aims to promote gender equity for monastic and lay women with a focus on education,...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Podcast - Concluding thoughts at the end of the ECA, Summer 2019

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 30 Jul, 2019 - 18:42

“To be a chair is not to be a particular kind of person…they are very different. But what they do have in common, is a love of Triratna, a love of the Dharma and a longing to help…”

The 2019 Summer ECA - European Chairs’ Assembly - took place at Padmaloka in the UK.  We are joined by Aryanita from Paris, Vanaraji from Mid-Essex, Jayaraja from Buddhafield and Amritasiddhi from Nagpur, India, all reflecting on how...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Public Ordinations at Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Centre, Bhaja, India

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 7 May, 2019 - 11:31

Public Ordinations at Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Centre, Bhaja, India

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 7 May, 2019 - 11:31

We are delighted to announce that the following men were publicly ordained on Sunday 5 May 2019 at Saddhamma Pradip Retreat Center, Bhaja, Maharashtra, India.

Here are their new names:

Public preceptor Amritadipa

Private preceptor Adityabodhi
Prakash Jadham, from Mumbai, becomes Danakirti (Having the fame of generosity)
Shashikant Sonawane, from Yerwada, becomes Karmasena (King of action)

Private preceptor Amritadipa
Vasant Kamble, from Yerwada, becomes Viryashila (Having the virtue of energy)

Private preceptor Jutindhar
Bansi Kate, from Yerwada, becomes Amitruchi (Having Infinite light)
Somanath Bhalerao becomes Shakyadhar (Upholder of Shakya lineage)


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People to People, Nagpur, India.
People to People, Nagpur, India.

Opening Ceremony by Khemadhamma

By tejadhamma on Fri, 26 Apr, 2019 - 11:09

Opening Ceremony by Khemadhamma

By tejadhamma on Fri, 26 Apr, 2019 - 11:09

On 2 March 2019 , PTP team and Khemadhamma visited Mahatma Jyotiba Fuley Learning Club at Chikhala Mines, Bhandara. On this day, the opening ceremony was organized by local staff. The Sarpanch and local activists helped to happend and participated in this programm.

Triratna News
Triratna News

Karuna Contribute to Report about Links between Caste and Poverty

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 8 Apr, 2019 - 15:54

Karuna Contribute to Report about Links between Caste and Poverty

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 8 Apr, 2019 - 15:54

Karuna has contributed to a new report just launched by a group of NGOs. The report has found that caste and other forms of “discrimination based on work and descent” (DWD) continues to be a barrier to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlined by the UN in 2015. This form of discrimination occurs in at least 20 countries and is often associated with slavery.

Karuna was established in 1980 by members...

Triratna News
Triratna News

The Indian Restorative Pilot Project

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 4 Mar, 2019 - 15:49

The Indian Restorative Pilot Project

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 4 Mar, 2019 - 15:49

In 2017 Triratna’s Adhisthana kula undertook to offer training in ‘Restorative’ practice within Triratna, as part of a process of learning to go deeper with difficult conversations and revisiting and learning further from past mistakes.

Read more about the restorative process

“Restorative” practice, or process, is a methodology that can be used in many situations “to prevent conflict, build relationships and repair harm by enabling people to communicate effectively and positively”. Having developed from...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna India: Dhammamitra Diksha Ceremony

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 4 Feb, 2019 - 14:49

Triratna India: Dhammamitra Diksha Ceremony

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 4 Feb, 2019 - 14:49

33 young people from Wardha, India, recently made a commitment to follow the Buddhist path in the context of the Triratna Buddhist Community during a Dhammamitra Diksha Ceremony. More than 500 people were present to witness the public declaration they made of their ‘Going for Refuge’ to the Three Jewels.  Here is a short video by Triratna India Media about this event.

Triratna India Media is inspired by the radical vision of Dr B. R....

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Podcast - The Wonderful Problem

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 18 Dec, 2018 - 15:27

What we have is a very wonderful problem and the wonderful problem is that so many people are seeing the value of Buddhism in India and they are wanting to embrace Buddhism and the Buddhist path - and they are wanting to do that in their hundreds. But, of course, as we know, Buddhism is a path of practice. It requires careful study and training…it requires spiritual friendship. So who is going to meet these people?

Vajratara is the Chair of the...

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