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South America's first Going for Refuge retreat

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Wed, 3 May, 2017 - 11:23

South America's first Going for Refuge retreat

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Wed, 3 May, 2017 - 11:23

This Easter, South America saw its first ever Going for Refuge retreat (for those training to be ordained in Triratna), in the Venezuelan Andes, outside the city of Mérida.

Triratna activities in Venezuela began in the early 1990s although the Centre has received very limited support and input from the wider sangha until quite recently.  The Centre currently boasts more than 20 mitras, 13 of whom have asked for ordination.

While six men Mitras were on their first Going for Refuge retreat on home...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Jnanadakini - Bringing The Dharma To Latin America

Posted by candradasa to Buddhist Centre Features on Tue, 2 May, 2017 - 17:14

Jnanadakini was the first Mexican woman to be ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order and joins us to talk about her work bringing the Dharma to other Latin American women.

We hear about the recent ordination, broadcast live on The Buddhist Centre Online, and about Jnanadakini’s mythic connection to building sangha at home in Mexico, in Venezuela, and across the continent. Her quiet joy in this is apparent as she evokes the strength of practical faith in the face of...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Las Venezolanas (en Español)

Posted by parami to Buddhist Centre Features on Thu, 27 Apr, 2017 - 17:06

Una  conversación de Parami con un maravillosos grupo de mujeres Venezolanas Mitras de la Comunidad Budista Triratna, hablando de la importancia de la practica del Dharma en un país donde hay una enorme turbulencia política y económica.

Su respuesta es clara: en época de guerra lo que la gente necesita  es paz y compasión  y esto es precisamente lo que el dharma ofrece. Una evocación conmovedora y urgente desde una perspectiva vital.

Grabado en Mexico, Abril 2017

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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Ordinations Live From Mexico City!

Posted by Centre Team to Buddhist Centre Features on Sun, 23 Apr, 2017 - 20:00

Ordinations Live From Mexico City!

Posted by Centre Team to Buddhist Centre Features on Sun, 23 Apr, 2017 - 20:00

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This Sunday, as part of marking a year of celebrating Triratna@50, we are in Mexico City to bring you live coverage of the first public ordinations of the next 50 years!

A group of women from Mexico will be taking this great step in their lives - and you can watch along above (click to...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Ordinations Live From Mexico City! Sunday April 23rd

Posted by Centre Team to Buddhist Centre Features on Thu, 20 Apr, 2017 - 19:09

Ordinations Live From Mexico City! Sunday April 23rd

Posted by Centre Team to Buddhist Centre Features on Thu, 20 Apr, 2017 - 19:09

Watch the full event video here!

This Sunday, as part of marking a year of celebrating Triratna@50, we’ll be in Mexico City to bring you live coverage of the first public ordinations of the next 50 years!

We’ll bring you pictures, video and podcasts all weekend, building to the ceremony itself.

A group of women from Mexico will be taking this great step in their lives - and you can watch along on Facebook, and right here on our dedicated Features channel.

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Triratna News
Triratna News

Las Venezolanas

Posted by charlotte-l to Triratna News on Mon, 20 Feb, 2017 - 11:34

Las Venezolanas

Posted by charlotte-l to Triratna News on Mon, 20 Feb, 2017 - 11:34

Today we report on a group of women practising the Dharma in a really challenging environment: Venezuela.

You might have missed it, but Venezuela is in the middle of a severe political and economic crisis. According to Bloomberg, the annual inflation rate is about 1200%. With Brexit going on, here in the UK the rate is around 1.8%, and that’s considered high. Food and medicine shortages and a currency nosedive are just some of the problems Venezuelans are facing.

In the midst of...

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Moksananda and Parami talk in English about the ordination process in the Spanish-speaking world

Posted by Saccanama to The College of Public Preceptors on Tue, 17 Nov, 2015 - 14:16

In one of two interviews covering different areas, Moksananda and Parami talk about their work for the Preceptors’ College in the Spanish-speaking world.  In English!