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Coming up soon - Triratna's International Retreat!

By lokabandhu on Sun, 22 Apr, 2012 - 13:53

Coming up soon - Triratna's International Retreat!

By lokabandhu on Sun, 22 Apr, 2012 - 13:53Bookings are coming in fast for the third Triratna International Retreat at Taraloka, and will stay open until Friday 25th May.  Places are limited to 500 so if you’re thinking to come - please book soon!  Online booking can be made at triratnainternationalretreat.org. The event itself is shaping up to be a rich feast of Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha: the theme is Imagining the Buddha, with talks by DhammadinnaRatnaguna and Subhuti. There will be Dharma study/discussion groups with each...
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Connecting the Triratna Buddhist Order, Movement and College: reporting on the first meeting of the Triratna International Council

By lokabandhu on Thu, 9 Feb, 2012 - 05:53

Connecting the Triratna Buddhist Order, Movement and College: reporting on the first meeting of the Triratna International Council

By lokabandhu on Thu, 9 Feb, 2012 - 05:53Over the past couple of years our community has been working on a new organisational structure to coordinate its many activities and communities worldwide. This work first bore visible fruit last Autumn with the inaugural meeting of the new Triratna International Council. We’re pleased to bring you this report from Vidyatara in Birmingham, who was there. She says -

“On the evening of 22 August 2011, at Padmaloka Retreat Centre in Norfolk UK, Sangharakshita addressed a group of...
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Triratna Design Competition launched

By lokabandhu on Wed, 12 Oct, 2011 - 15:35

Triratna Design Competition launched

By lokabandhu on Wed, 12 Oct, 2011 - 15:35Jnanarakshita writes from Triratna’s Development Team with news of the first Triratna Design Competition, open to all members of the Triratna Buddhist Community. He says -

“We’re looking for fresh and dynamic images, ideas and slogans that our Buddhist centres and groups can use on websites, flyers, and posters: not too soft or new-agey, but attractive and meaningful to people who might be interested in triratna community and the dharma.

“You can enter as many times...
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Urban Retreat starting soon: prisoners, artists ready worldwide

By lokabandhu on Tue, 4 Oct, 2011 - 21:54

Urban Retreat starting soon: prisoners, artists ready worldwide

By lokabandhu on Tue, 4 Oct, 2011 - 21:54

Triratna’s International Urban Retreat starts this Saturday October 8th, and the map of who’s taking part worldwide has been growing day by day.  The map poster will be released later this week (and distributed to all participating Buddhist Centres - over 50 by now), but the live and ever-expanding online-version is available on Picasa here

The retreat has attracted interest from all over the world, and from people in all walks of life.  Akuppa, a Buddhist prison chaplain...

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Two More Site Visits for the Sangharakshita Land Project

By jnanarakshita on Thu, 8 Sep, 2011 - 04:21

Two More Site Visits for the Sangharakshita Land Project

By jnanarakshita on Thu, 8 Sep, 2011 - 04:21

Mokshapriya writes: “Firstly I’d like to thank all those of you that have been sending me web links to possible suitable properties. It’s great to have the help particularly when you come across places being sold through local agents or not even on the market. Keep it up! We have visited two properties recently that are worth mentioning. The first was situated in it’s own secluded valley of 152 acres. The land consisted of woodland, grass paddocks and small lakes...

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Sangharakshita celebrates 86th birthday, marked by construction work starting in India

By lokabandhu on Fri, 26 Aug, 2011 - 03:32

Sangharakshita celebrates 86th birthday, marked by construction work starting in India

By lokabandhu on Fri, 26 Aug, 2011 - 03:32Today sees Sangharakshita’s 86th birthday and while he marks it quietly at home in Birmingham UK, a major new project gets underway at Triratna’s vibrant Amaravati centre in central India.

Amitayus, their Project Manager, writes to say:

“Dear Triratna News, I hope today brings you and all your readers great happiness and pleasure on this day Bhante’s 86th Birthday. Triratna Bauddha Mahasangha Amravati is celebrating this day by performing a long puja in the morning and also...
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Sangharakshita's Diary August 2011

By lokabandhu on Sat, 6 Aug, 2011 - 06:00

Sangharakshita's Diary August 2011

By lokabandhu on Sat, 6 Aug, 2011 - 06:00Vidyaruchi, Sangharakshita’s secretary, writes with his usual update on Bhante’s activities over the past month. He says -

“Literary work, old and new, has been the main theme of the last month. Bhante’s series of ‘Reveries and Reminiscences’ is now coming to the end of its fourth instalment (the third appears in this month’s Shabda), and the writing, dictating, checking, correcting and revising of this is a daily task. Bhante has had me read to him from quite diverse...
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Kavyasiddhi Pauses for Thought on BBC Radio 2

By lokabandhu on Sun, 31 Jul, 2011 - 11:06

Kavyasiddhi Pauses for Thought on BBC Radio 2

By lokabandhu on Sun, 31 Jul, 2011 - 11:06Kavyasiddhi, a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order and regular contributor to BBC Radio 2’s ‘Pause for Thought’, writes from her home in Manchester, UK, with some reflections on her latest series. She says -

‘You sound too meditative - think of the Lady Gaga track following you!’

“This feedback came from the BBC producer editing my overnight Pause for Thoughts. He has a point; most people tune to Radio 2 in the middle...

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