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Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities

Job opening: Center Caretaker at Aryaloka Buddhist Center

By Shrijnana on Fri, 29 Jun, 2018 - 14:06

Job opening: Center Caretaker at Aryaloka Buddhist Center

By Shrijnana on Fri, 29 Jun, 2018 - 14:06

Aryaloka is a Triratna Center located an hour north of Boston, MA. It is one of Triratna’s largest centers, with an active schedule of classes and retreats and a thriving sangha. We have an immediate opening for  Center Caretaker. This may be either a residential or non-residential position.

Please see our website for position descriptions and application instructions.

http://www.aryaloka.org/get-involved/job-opening-center-caretaker/...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

50 Years, 50 Voices: Karunadevi

By Candradasa on Thu, 24 May, 2018 - 15:00

…these issues that were very controversial, they didn’t make me want to run away. But they did make me wonder whether I could be a part of the Order.

Karunadevi’s Annals
In 1968 I had recently moved to the San Francisco Bay Area from Iowa with my husband. I was 24 years old, had graduated from Iowa State University in ’66 and was teaching 4th grade. California was a very different culture, especially around San Francisco, and I felt both overwhelmed and enthralled...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

50 Years, 50 Voices: Amarapushpa and Chandrasiddhi

By Satyalila on Thu, 10 May, 2018 - 15:00

I had been looking for so long.  And then I saw my first woman Order Member. And that was like the ‘fourth sight’… that inspired me to go for refuge.
Amarapushpa

It’s not something that has to do with ideas and concepts… It’s about more practical wholeness, with your heart.
Chandrasiddhi

N.B. En español e inglés / in English and Spanish

Amarapushpa’s Annals

In 1968 I was 15 and living in a very turbulent USA just...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Money, Sex, God, Death, America! A New Five-Part Series At PBC

By Candradasa on Wed, 4 Oct, 2017 - 22:44

Money, Sex, God, Death, America! A New Five-Part Series At PBC

By Candradasa on Wed, 4 Oct, 2017 - 22:44

Sunday October 8th through Sunday November 5th, 9.30am-12pm

Join us over the next 5 Sundays for a new series exploring what we turn to for deep satisfaction in America today. We’ll be meeting as an intentional community, meditating together, and looking with humor, humility and maybe even some grace at how the Buddha’s vision of reality relates to the big themes of this human life, so rich and so complex and, sometimes, so totally confusing!

Weeks 1 & 2 (Sex & Money) hosted by our friends...

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Ashokashri writes about her work for the College in North America

By Saccanama on Tue, 3 Oct, 2017 - 10:41

Ashokashri writes about her work for the College in North America

By Saccanama on Tue, 3 Oct, 2017 - 10:41

At the end of July Karunadevi and myself arrived at Aryaloka for a 5 week stay and a whole series of events.
On the first weekend, 13 Dharmacarinis (unfortunately no men were free to join us) got together for a heart-warming Order weekend where we explored the stages of sadhana practice outlined in the Manjugosha Stuti Sadhana using material from talks I had given at a preceptors retreat in the...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

First Meditation And Dedication Of Our New Home!

By Candradasa on Fri, 29 Sep, 2017 - 22:10

First Meditation And Dedication Of Our New Home!

By Candradasa on Fri, 29 Sep, 2017 - 22:10

Sunday October 1st, 9.30am-12pm
Join us this Sunday for a first meditation and to dedicate our new space in the beautiful and historic Portsmouth Public Media building at 280 Marcy Street in Portsmouth’s South End. Our community gathering will take place at the new time of 9.30am-12pm, downstairs in Studio 1. We’d love to have you come and share your ideas for the future too!

Partnering With PPMTV, Portsmouth Media
After a beautiful summer in the park and...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordinations at Aryaloka, USA

By Munisha on Mon, 28 Aug, 2017 - 22:03

Ordinations at Aryaloka, USA

By Munisha on Mon, 28 Aug, 2017 - 22:03

We are pleased to announce two ordinations celebrated at Aryaloka Retreat Center in New Hampshire, USA on Sunday 27th August 2017.

Rochelle Gatlin becomes Medhahshri
Sanskrit name meaning ‘She who has the luster of wisdom’
Public preceptor Ashokashri
Private preceptor Karunadevi

Steve Wade becomes Chittavan
Sanskrit/Pali name meaning ‘Intelligent, kind-hearted’
Public preceptor Nagabodhi
Private preceptor Suddhayu

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Ordinations Live From The USA!

By Centre Team on Sun, 27 Aug, 2017 - 19:06

Ordinations Live From The USA!

By Centre Team on Sun, 27 Aug, 2017 - 19:06

*Updated* Welcome to the Order, Medhahshri and Chittavan!

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Welcome to New Hampshire, where we are getting the North American Order Convention underway by bringing you live coverage of the ordinations of the beings formerly known as Rochelle Gatlin and Steve Wade.

Both have already been ordained privately and given their...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Public Ordinations, Streaming Live From The USA

By Centre Team on Sat, 26 Aug, 2017 - 17:19

Public Ordinations, Streaming Live From The USA

By Centre Team on Sat, 26 Aug, 2017 - 17:19

Watch the archived version here! 

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Join us on Sunday August 27th, and meet two new beings taking a great step into a new life…

2.45pm EST / 7.45pm UK, streaming live here on The Buddhist Centre Online and Facebook Live

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