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Buddhist Action Month is coming!

By Munisha on Wed, 22 May, 2013 - 14:06

Buddhist Action Month is coming!

By Munisha on Wed, 22 May, 2013 - 14:06July sees the UK’s second annual Buddhist Action Month, with the environmental theme Earthkind.

Earthkind is a great opportunity for Buddhists of all traditions to get together and volunteer for the good of their local communit
ies.

Centred on the festival of Dharma Day, BAM:Earthkind promotes local actions on environmental themes: organise a talk, a neighbourhood litter-pick, a tree planting, a nature walk or whatever else you can think of!

How about...
Dharmagiri Retreatcenter
Dharmagiri Retreatcenter

Retreat med Maitreyabandhu

By Viryabodhi on Sun, 12 May, 2013 - 20:22

Retreat med Maitreyabandhu

By Viryabodhi on Sun, 12 May, 2013 - 20:22Under en fyradagars retreat i maj 2013 Dharmagiri, gav Maitreyabandhu fyra seminarier om ”De fem stadierna i det andliga livet” så som dom förstås och utövas inom Triratna. Han hämtar inspiration till stor del från den undervisning som Sangharakshita och Subhuti givit under senare år. Maitreyabandhu bidrar själv med en otroligt levande framställning och konkretiserar temana på ett sätt som blev mycket uppskattat på retreaten, och säkert kommer att uppskattas av många fler. Här är länkar till seminerierna i den...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Public ordination in the Netherlands

By Munisha on Tue, 7 May, 2013 - 12:04

Public ordination in the Netherlands

By Munisha on Tue, 7 May, 2013 - 12:04Announcing a new Dharmacharini in mainland Europe:

Ioana Ciontea of Gent, Belgium had her public ordination on the afternoon of 4th May at Metta Vihara retreat centre in the Netherlands. She becomes Dharmamani (long last “i”), “Jewel of the Dharma”.

Her public preceptor was Vajragita and her private preceptor was Sobhanandi.

Sadhu, sadhu, sadhu!
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

The Making of Seven Papers by Subhuti with Sangharakshita

By Candradasa on Fri, 12 Apr, 2013 - 22:27

The Making of Seven Papers by Subhuti with Sangharakshita

By Candradasa on Fri, 12 Apr, 2013 - 22:27If you haven’t seen it yet you can now get hold of a definitive collection of seven papers by Subhuti with Sangharakshita, outlining and reaffirming the approach to the Dharma that underpins the Triratna Buddhist Community. It’s a rather magisterial undertaking, even by Subhuti’s standards, and worth celebrating as both an important source text for Triratna and as a spur to conversation and debate within the community at large.

Quite apart from all the sustained work that...
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Community Highlights

Seven Papers by Subhuti with Sangharakshita

Seven Papers by Subhuti with Sangharakshita

By Candradasa on Fri, 12 Apr, 2013 - 21:52

To round off our ‘Triratna anniversaries’ week, here is the appropriately definitive complete set of seven papers by Subhuti and Sangharakshita, documenting their conversations over the past few years about the whole basis of our approach to the Dharma within the Triratna Buddhist Community.

In Subhuti’s words, each attempts to follow through the implications of Sangharakshita’s statement, in the first paper, What is the Western Buddhist Order?, that the Triratna Buddhist Order...

European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

How Triratna Works

How Triratna Works

By lokabandhu on Fri, 5 Apr, 2013 - 15:43

Here’s a new paper by Lokabandhu, attempting to summarise in a few pages how Triratna worldwide works. It’s an overview of its mission, size, activities, structure, roles, responsibilities, and funding…! Comments welcome - and will be incorporated into a revised version in due course…

Download as a PDF

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Community Highlights

The 'Hanging Garden' Shrine Room

By Candradasa on Sun, 17 Feb, 2013 - 17:44

The 'Hanging Garden' Shrine Room

By Candradasa on Sun, 17 Feb, 2013 - 17:44
Some shots of the utterly lovely ‘Hanging Garden’ shrine room (the smaller of two in this style). Or to give it its proper name - Sambodhi Parayana Shala
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Community Highlights

The Triratna Timeline Video

By Candradasa on Mon, 4 Feb, 2013 - 23:10

The Triratna Timeline Video

By Candradasa on Mon, 4 Feb, 2013 - 23:10

Here’s an experimental timeline we made in 2011 to mark the launch of our new Buddhist Centre Online. It’s presented here as a multi-media slideshow (with integrated movies and audio). It’s a whopping 53 minutes long - so feel free to download from Vimeo and watch at your leisure (we’ve posted a smaller version too under resources!)…

The timeline starts in 1925 with the birth of Sangharakshita, the community’s founder, and ends...

Triratna News
Triratna News

'A Supra-personal Force or Energy Working Through Me': the Triratna Buddhist Community and the Stream of the Dharma

By Candradasa on Mon, 24 Dec, 2012 - 23:30

'A Supra-personal Force or Energy Working Through Me': the Triratna Buddhist Community and the Stream of the Dharma

By Candradasa on Mon, 24 Dec, 2012 - 23:30Subhuti has just published the final instalment of his round of articles based on discussions with Sangharakshita, clarifying and exploring further aspects of Sangharakshita’s teaching, which is the foundation of the Triratna Buddhist Community’s system of practice.

Read it online now or download along with the rest of the series

Sangharakshita himself writes:
I am glad to see that Subhuti has now completed ‘A Supra-Personal Force: The Triratna...

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