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Order Convention 2018 - Scenes From Day 1

By Centre Team on Mon, 5 Feb, 2018 - 19:05

Order Convention 2018 - Scenes From Day 1

By Centre Team on Mon, 5 Feb, 2018 - 19:05

Today after meditating at the Mahabodhi temple, under the Bodhi tree, we heard a talk from Maitriveer-Nagarajuna on ‘The Lion’s Roar of Doctor Ambedkar’. We also met Aryajaya, the new International Order Convener and talked about living the Dharma in difficult conditions.

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Order Convention 2018 - New Order Members Saying Hello!

By Centre Team on Mon, 5 Feb, 2018 - 19:04

Order Convention 2018 - New Order Members Saying Hello!

By Centre Team on Mon, 5 Feb, 2018 - 19:04

Every time the Triratna Buddhist Order gathers for an international Convention, we have a delightful ritual where Order Members who have been ordained in the last couple of years introduce themselves. Here’s a selection of the many who said hello at the Order Convention in Bodhgaya India, 4th Feb 2018.

Thanks to Clear Vision for filming!

See all posts from the 2018 Convention

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An Evening To Dedicate The 2018 Order Convention

By Centre Team on Mon, 5 Feb, 2018 - 03:00

An Evening To Dedicate The 2018 Order Convention

By Centre Team on Mon, 5 Feb, 2018 - 03:00

A quick taste via Instagram pictures and video of what it’s like to arrive at a great Dharma gathering in India, where over 600 members of the the Triratna Buddhist Order are gathered for a week of fellowship and practice, for the benefit of all beings. 

We were welcomed by Lokeshvara and Parami, made the seven traditional offerings (water to drink, water to wash, a flower, a candle, incense, perfumed water, food), performed the dedication ceremony, and greeted...

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Welcome to the Order Convention! Bodhgaya 2018

By Candradasa on Mon, 5 Feb, 2018 - 02:47

Welcome to the 2018 Triratna Buddhist Order Convention, marking the 50th anniversary of our Order’s founding. It’s fitting that such an auspicious occasion is taking place at the traditional spot where the Buddha is said to have attained liberation, Bodhgaya in Bihar, India.

Join us for a walk around the Convention site meeting wonderful beings from all around the world who are converging here to celebrate community and practice the Dharma together - for the benefit of all beings!

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Ordinations Live From Bodhgaya!

By Centre Team on Sat, 3 Feb, 2018 - 02:33

Ordinations Live From Bodhgaya!

By Centre Team on Sat, 3 Feb, 2018 - 02:33

Update: The ordination of Mokshasara and Shramanveer is now over - watch again here or on Facebook!

(Note: To hear the sound click unmute. If you can’t see the mute button please enter full screen mode first.)

As we close the week-long Order retreat and turn towards our Convention marking the 50th anniversary of Triratna and the Order itself, we are in Bodhgaya, India, to bring you live coverage of a public ordination under the Bodhi tree.

Bharati Uttam Shetty...

Buddhist Centre Features
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Watch This Space For Live Coverage of the 2018 Order Convention in India!

By Centre Team on Thu, 1 Feb, 2018 - 10:00

Watch This Space For Live Coverage of the 2018 Order Convention in India!

By Centre Team on Thu, 1 Feb, 2018 - 10:00

Over the next week or so we’ll be offering online coverage from the 50th Anniversary Order Convention from Bodhgaya, India.

Most of the Convention will be public, and (the internet gods permitting!) we’ll share content – talks, mantras, podcasts, pictures, videos, livestreams – on The Buddhist Centre Online, and around our social media channels.

We’ll be getting things underway with a live stream of Public Ordinations that will take place on Saturday under the Bodhi tree at the Mahabodhi temple, commemorating the spot where Buddha is said...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Ordination Training Centres Exploring Triratna @ 50 - Ordination Vows and the Great Gathering

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 29 Jan, 2018 - 17:13

2017 saw the celebrations of 50 years of the Triratna Buddhist Community and 2018 sees the 50th anniversary of the Triratna Buddhist Order.  In this context in the Padmaloka Retreat Centre - which runs ordination training retreats for men - members of the Ordination Team gave talks on each of the 4 acceptance vows, recited during one’s public ordination ceremony.  These vows essentialise what it means to be an order member practising within the Triratna Buddhist Order.  The...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Telling Stories: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

By akasajoti on Fri, 9 Jun, 2017 - 22:39

Telling Stories: Blazing in the Fires of Sunyata

By akasajoti on Fri, 9 Jun, 2017 - 22:39

I want to begin to experiment with telling the stories of some of the events happening at Adhisthana – I want Adhisthana to be able to reach out all over the Triratna world across oceans and borders, and I want it to be a source of inspiration and positivity in the world and in this community. So over this week I’ll be on a retreat on the theme of Metta and Bodhicitta, and will try to tell you the story...

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