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Dharmabyte: The Bodhisattva Vision

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 28 May, 2018 - 16:50

This Dharmabyte podcast is an excerpt from The Bodhisattva Vision.

Visuddhimati launches the Triratna Urban Retreat on the theme of the greater mandala of uselessness - a teaching Sangharakshita has given us in 1976 derived from the Ratnagunasamcayagatha Sutra of the Perfection of Wisdom Sutras. 

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Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Urban Retreat - A Guide to Running One Locally

By mokshini on Sat, 3 Dec, 2016 - 11:35

Many Triratna Buddhist Centres run successful local Urban Retreats - notably the LBC, which I gather attracts a lot of new-ish people each year and is both a great way to embed practice in daily life, as well as strengthen connections within your Sangha. 

Here is a Guide to help you run your own. 

London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

Urban Retreat - Going Deeper

By LDNBuddhist on Tue, 20 Sep, 2016 - 11:57

Urban Retreat - Going Deeper

By LDNBuddhist on Tue, 20 Sep, 2016 - 11:57

The Urban Retreat gives you opportunity to have a retreat experience in the midst of your daily life. This year, there will be more silence and more meditation, and themed talks.

You can carry on living your normal day-to-day life whilst finding ways to intensify your practice of meditation and Buddhism. We will support you with intensive meditation mornings, a silent day-long retreat, weekday morning meditations, evening classes, dharma talks, yoga, daily text messages and emails. Free, booking essential. Book Here

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Triratna News
Triratna News

Who are the Development Team?

By Munisha on Tue, 15 Dec, 2015 - 23:58

Who are the Development Team?

By Munisha on Tue, 15 Dec, 2015 - 23:58

The Development Team are five Order members supported by Triratna’s European Chairs’ Assembly (ECA) to provide central services to Triratna in Europe – also enjoyed around the wider Triratna world. (Pictured, left to right: Munisha, Amalavajra, Nandavajra, Prajnaketu and Mokshini.)

We’re a warm, friendly virtual team, meeting on Skype or in person every few weeks to check in and organise our work.

Team Leader is Nandavajra, who lives in Devon, UK, and describes himself as “a grizzled but youthful Triratna veteran who...

The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28
The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28

Complete Urban Retreat Resources

By Centre Team on Mon, 30 Nov, 2015 - 18:19

Here is a complete* set of the main teaching materials from the 2015 Urban Retreat for everyone. If you took part you can still access the full space, all posts, and comments. You can now get resources in French and German too.

It’s no longer possible to sign up for this space to preserve the integrity of the retreat. You might want to re-enable your email notifications now! :)

Help us do...

The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28
The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28

Thank you - And Help Us Do It Again!

By mokshini on Sat, 28 Nov, 2015 - 15:00

Thank you - And Help Us Do It Again!

By mokshini on Sat, 28 Nov, 2015 - 15:00

The Urban Retreat 2015 has now come to an end. Thank you for taking part and helping make it such an inspiring week! We really hope you have enjoyed the contributions and resources posted on this site - may they be of benefit for a long time to come…

If you have enjoyed the retreat and benefitted from the Dharma materials provided, please help us do it again! You can easlily do that by donating to the online dana bowl on our Just...

The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28
The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28

Keeping The Dragons In Mind

By Candradasa on Sat, 28 Nov, 2015 - 02:28

Keeping The Dragons In Mind

By Candradasa on Sat, 28 Nov, 2015 - 02:28

This is a blog based on notes for a short talk I gave here on the New Hampshire Seacoast to help launch the Urban Retreat. It was supposed to be about internationality in our spiritual community and the conditions that support it. I hope, in the end, it was.

I’ve been working a lot of late. It’s an amazing privilege - one I’d do well to recall at every opportunity - to get to travel around the Triratna world...

The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28
The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28

Day 8: Transference of Merit and Self-Surrender (Text)

By mokshini on Fri, 27 Nov, 2015 - 20:06

The verse “Transference of Merit and Self -Surrender” expresses the wish that the benefit that we have gained through the efforts of our practice may serve for the benefit of all beings, not just ourselves. It is the last verse of the Triratna Sevenfold Puja

Within Triratna, it is frequently recited at the end of a practice day, a meeting, or a retreat to conclude the event. You may wish to use it to dedicate you efforts for the wellbeing  of all every evening...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Maitreyabandhu - Poetry and Receptivity

By Candradasa on Tue, 24 Nov, 2015 - 18:47

Maitreyabandhu - Poetry and Receptivity

By Candradasa on Tue, 24 Nov, 2015 - 18:47

It’s not too late to join the Urban Retreat! 

A lovely short talk by Maitreyabandhu, illuminating why poetry is itself an act of receptivity and requires that of us as readers and, in the context of an Urban Retreat, Buddhist practitioners. Taking as his source Kay Ryan’s poem ‘The Niagara River’ we get a simple but encouraging close reading of how poetry can help us slow down, take things in, and really...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Munisha Introducing the Urban Retreat - Via Bach and Poetry...

By Candradasa on Mon, 23 Nov, 2015 - 17:47

If you haven’t joined in with the Urban Retreat online, there’s still time! Already a wonderful, inspiring event - some great retreat teaching (only the introductory posts are visible if you aren’t taking part), and the chance to witness moving practice going on around the world…

Here’s Munisha’s lovely introduction from the Stockholm sangha in Sweden.

The music is “Erbarme Dich”, from the St Matthew Passion by JS Bach, with mezzo soprano Janet Baker. The poem is ‘A High Blue Day...

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