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The Urban Retreat Online - A Trial of the Social Network

By Candradasa on Sat, 21 Apr, 2012 - 19:54

I gave this talk at the European Chair’s Assembly in January 2012 about the trial we did during the Urban Retreat (October 2011) for Groups and Projects on thebuddhistcentre.com. We learned a lot and this is a report on the experience - and the potential - of a Triratna social network, with some considerations of the bigger questions about how online contexts can help foster a sense of community and support people in their personal practice.

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Towards Effective Triratna Online Learning (2011)

By Candradasa on Sat, 21 Apr, 2012 - 17:48

These are extended consultation notes for anyone interested in setting up their own ‘Courses’ as part of their Project on thebuddhistcentre.com. It outlines the approach we’ll be taking on the site and offers a general discussion of the issues to take into account when planning online study.

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What if...?

By Candradasa on Sat, 21 Apr, 2012 - 17:36

What if...?

By Candradasa on Sat, 21 Apr, 2012 - 17:36

As we start this next phase of the new Triratna site, we thought it would be good to remember where we’re going with it all… :)

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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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4th annual UK gathering of young Triratna Buddhists - numbers double again!

By lokabandhu on Sat, 29 Oct, 2011 - 21:41

4th annual UK gathering of young Triratna Buddhists - numbers double again!

By lokabandhu on Sat, 29 Oct, 2011 - 21:41Last weekend saw the annual UK gathering of young Triratna Buddhists. This was the fourth such national gathering, with over 120 present – the numbers having doubled each year the event has been held! Even better, it shows signs of spreading beyond the UK – this year there was a substantial contingent from Paris, plus individuals from Ireland, Germany and Belgium (and London, Cambridge, Manchester, Birmingham, Colchester, Ipswich, Norwich, Leeds, Sheffield, Scotland, Oxford, Nottingham, Exeter, Cardiff, Bristol, and...
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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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Triratna's Order Conventions 2011

By lokabandhu on Sun, 21 Aug, 2011 - 05:39

Triratna's Order Conventions 2011

By lokabandhu on Sun, 21 Aug, 2011 - 05:39Triratna’s biannual Order Conventions have been in full swing these past ten days, with over 500 Order Members – the largest number ever – currently gathered at Wymondham College in Norfolk, UK to explore the theme of ‘Meeting the Buddha’.

In the first of a series of three talks, Vishvapani spoke on ‘Seeking the Buddha through History’ – a fascinating inquiry into the nature of the man ‘behind’ the scriptures. Subsequent talks have included Dhammadinna on ‘Seeking the...

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