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Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Spend less; live more simply

By Munisha on Sun, 21 Jun, 2015 - 23:47

Spend less; live more simply

By Munisha on Sun, 21 Jun, 2015 - 23:47

Amalavajra, Triratna’s European fundraiser writes with further ideas for looking at your relationship to money.

“The third Buddhist precept is ‘with stillness, simplicity and contentment I purify my body.’ So:

  • Meditate every day for the rest of June to gain the stillness and clarity to know what matters to you. Committing to a regular slot, eg 20 minutes first thing each morning, helps to actually do this. Try this led meditation.
  • Sit comfortably and do nothing more than watch the birds or clouds, or drink a
  • ...
Norwich Buddhist Centre
Norwich Buddhist Centre

Vajraguptā on Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

By Maitrisingha on Sat, 31 Jan, 2015 - 13:02

Vajraguptā on Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

By Maitrisingha on Sat, 31 Jan, 2015 - 13:02The fifth and final in our series of short Dharma talks by Vajraguptā. Here she talks briefly about why she is drawn to Dilgo Khyentse, one of Sangharakshita’s own teachers, and how important he is to her as a teacher.
Norwich Buddhist Centre
Norwich Buddhist Centre

Vajraguptā on mettā (loving-kindness)

By Maitrisingha on Fri, 17 Oct, 2014 - 11:16

Vajraguptā on mettā (loving-kindness)

By Maitrisingha on Fri, 17 Oct, 2014 - 11:16The third in a series of short Dharma talks by Vajraguptā. In this video she talks about the importance of self-mettā, before going in to exploring all 5 stages of the mettā bhavana meditation.

More to come. Watch this space!

Triratna News
Triratna News

New phase for Adhisthana

By Munisha on Fri, 29 Aug, 2014 - 18:35

New phase for Adhisthana

By Munisha on Fri, 29 Aug, 2014 - 18:35Vidyatara reports from Adhisthana.

Adhisthana - Triratna’s spiritual home - is about to enter an exciting new phase. Since the doors opened in August 2013, we have hosted more than 50 retreats, meetings and courses for over 1000 members of the Order and Community, from as far away as Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, the USA and Canada.

Adhisthana is not just a building project! With building work on the Sangharakshita Library and Exhibition Centre moving towards completion,...
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Norwich Buddhist Centre

Vajraguptā on bliss

By Maitrisingha on Mon, 25 Aug, 2014 - 09:31

Vajraguptā on bliss

By Maitrisingha on Mon, 25 Aug, 2014 - 09:31The second of a series of short Dharma chats with Vajraguptā.
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Norwich Buddhist Centre

Vajraguptā on the body

By Maitrisingha on Wed, 20 Aug, 2014 - 17:45

Vajraguptā on the body

By Maitrisingha on Wed, 20 Aug, 2014 - 17:45We are pleased to present the first of a series of short videos of Order Members talking on the Dharma. The first comes from Vajraguptā’s hut! Here Varjagupta tells us about the the importance of the body both in and out of meditation.

It’s recorded in HD (high definition), so watch it on YouTube and choose the HD option if you have a good connection to get a better picture (click the cog symbol underneath the video...
Buddhist Action Month 2014
Buddhist Action Month 2014

All three International Retreat talks on video now

By Munisha on Sat, 31 May, 2014 - 13:57

All three International Retreat talks on video now

By Munisha on Sat, 31 May, 2014 - 13:57Thanks to Clear Vision, the videos of the three main talks from the recent International Retreat 2014 are now available to view on VideoSangha.net, all addressing the topic of practical response to suffering in the world.

Watch them here.


Triratna News
Triratna News

The videos of the three main talks from International Retreat 2014

By Munisha on Sat, 31 May, 2014 - 13:43

The videos of the three main talks from International Retreat 2014

By Munisha on Sat, 31 May, 2014 - 13:43All three main talks from the Triratna International Retreat 2014 are now available to view on VideoSangha.net, thanks to the Clear Vision team’s hard work.

The retreat theme being “The Bodhisattva’s Reply”, the talks are all about our practical responses to suffering in the world. Thoroughly recommended, and especially if you are interested in Triratna’s participation in the UK’s pan-Buddhist Buddhist Action Month, which begins tomorrow and has already spread to our sanghas in Sweden and...
International Retreat 2014
International Retreat 2014

All three main talks on video now

By Munisha on Sat, 31 May, 2014 - 13:32

All three main talks on video now

By Munisha on Sat, 31 May, 2014 - 13:32All three main talks from the International Retreat are now available to view on VideoSangha.net, thanks to the Clear Vision team’s hard work.

Watch them here:
Vajragupta: “The Bodhisattva’s reply” (53 mins)
Vaddhaka: “Going beyond capitalism: a Buddhist perspective” (1 hour)
Mokshini: “Altruism, actually: Getting out and doing It” (57 mins)


VideoSangha.net is a mine of Triratna/FWBO video old and new, provided for us by Clear Vision, Triratna’s audio-visual media project....
International Retreat 2014
International Retreat 2014

Mud, sun and compassion

By Munisha on Sun, 25 May, 2014 - 15:58

Mud, sun and compassion

By Munisha on Sun, 25 May, 2014 - 15:58As the mud deepened, so did our investigation of the topic of compassion in action in the world, through workshops, study groups and talks. And then the sun finally arrived.

Before each day’s main talk Nandavajra’s been giving out practical notices and then there’s been a short presentation related to social action: on Saturday we heard from four women on a Karuna fundraising appeal; on Sunday Danasamudra talked about Dr Ambedkar’s Dhamma Revolution in India and the continuing oppression...

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