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Summary of the winter 2017 ECA meeting at Adhisthana

By mokshini on Wed, 18 Jan, 2017 - 17:46

Here is a summary report of the topics and sessions that took place over the recent winter meeting of the European Chairs Assembly at Adhisthana, from 5-12 January 2017. Feel free to share with your sanghas or centre teams. 

London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

'Just Then Or Not At All'

By Singhamanas on Fri, 13 Jan, 2017 - 11:29

'Just Then Or Not At All'

By Singhamanas on Fri, 13 Jan, 2017 - 11:29

Fifty years ago this April, Sangharakshita founded a new Buddhist movement that was to change the lives of thousands of people. What fostered such unlikely success? Singhamanas on a unique point in history

We already know the story of the Swinging Sixties: LSD, the CND, Beats, Beatles and baby-boomers. Maybe we’re even familiar with the story of Sangharakshita, the founder of the community that the London Buddhist Centre is a part of: the young British signalman going AWOL after...

European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

The winter 2017 chairs meeting comes to an end

By mokshini on Thu, 12 Jan, 2017 - 10:59

We have come to the end of the winter 2017 European Chairs Assembly meeting at Adhisthana.  As I write the chairs are packing their bags and getting ready to go - and I am sure they will be taking their recharged energy, friendship and inspiration back out into the world!  It has been another rich, full week, ending last night with a concluding ritual in the shrine room where we recited the Transference and Merit verse in different languages. Here,...

European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

'Leadership' - What Is It?

By mokshini on Tue, 10 Jan, 2017 - 07:16

It’s day 3 at the ECA’s winter meeting at Adhisthana, and in today’s podcast Dassini is ‘having a wee chat’ with Arthavadin and Subhadassi; chairs of Manchester and Brighton Buddhist Centre respectively. 

The topic is leadership - the chairs have explored this over the last 2 days at the meeting including two workshops led by the above, aimed at giving those present some insight into what leadership is, the different ways it can manifest, and what kind of leader we ourselves...

European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

Dassini and Mokshini In Conversation At The Start Of The Winter ECA 2017

By mokshini on Sat, 7 Jan, 2017 - 21:48

It’s January and time for the winter European Chairs Assembly meeting, held at Adhistana, UK. A bumper gathering of over 60 chairs of chairs of Triratna Buddhist Centres as well as representatives of some of Triratna’s main projects are meeting for an inspiring, enjoyable, at times challenging mix of practice, talks, discussion, and ritual, for the benefit of all beings! 

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Triratna News
Triratna News

A Note About Sangharakshita's Health

By parami on Fri, 23 Dec, 2016 - 15:25

A Note About Sangharakshita's Health

By parami on Fri, 23 Dec, 2016 - 15:25

Updated Dec 29:
Parami writes:

“Dear brothers and sisters, Bhante saw the consultant today who says that the pneumonia infection seems to be clear and that he may get home in the next couple of days, which is great news.

Again, thanks for the metta and good wishes - please do keep sending your metta to Bhante and those caring for him.

The next update will be when Bhante is home.

Updated Dec 24:
Bhante is still...

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Google calendars for Triratna

By mokshini on Thu, 1 Dec, 2016 - 15:54

Google Calendars

There are a number of Triratna Google Calendars as a simple way to more easily inform one another of the many Triratna dates of various sorts. In addition we have discovered there are many public Google calendars showing public holidays around the world. See below for instructions how to access these. In the Development Team we have found them a very useful way of coordinating our dates and movements. In the instructions which follow it is assumed that you have...

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Name Change Information (2010) - Archive

By mokshini on Wed, 23 Nov, 2016 - 10:42

Name change

Listen to a talk about changing our name

On 6th January 2010 Bhante sent a message to all Order Members asking them to change the name of the Order to the Triratna Buddhist Order. He later accepted a suggestion from the European Chairs Assembly that the Movement become the Triratna Buddhist Community.

This page contains a ‘Name Change Pack’, prepared by the Development Team, for the use of Centre Councils who are considering how to implement this at their local...

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

How Triratna Works

By mokshini on Mon, 21 Nov, 2016 - 19:12

Based on original put together by Lokabandhu in 2013 - updated in 2019.

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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Ambedkar@60: Social Engagement & Liberation

By Centre Team on Wed, 19 Oct, 2016 - 21:11

Ambedkar@60: Social Engagement & Liberation

By Centre Team on Wed, 19 Oct, 2016 - 21:11

Our second short film from India marking the celebrations around the 60th anniversary of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar’s organisation of mass conversion to Buddhism for members of the Dalit community in order to escape the scourge of the Hindu caste system, which treats them as “untouchable.” 

As part of their ongoing work with the new Buddhists of India, the Nagaloka Institute (with the International Network of Engaged Buddhists) hosted a special conference dedicated to exploring social engagement and liberation...

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