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The Refit of Our New Space

By saradarshini on Sun, 10 Mar, 2019 - 05:21

The Refit of Our New Space

By saradarshini on Sun, 10 Mar, 2019 - 05:21

We’re still inching towards having the refit complete on our new Centre so we can fully move in. We used the shrine area today for part of our Order Day but actually moving in and relinquishing the old space is a few weeks away. 

It looked like things were moving quickly late September….

Wellington Buddhist Centre
Wellington Buddhist Centre

From this ......... to this

By saradarshini on Fri, 8 Mar, 2019 - 18:30

From this ......... to this

By saradarshini on Fri, 8 Mar, 2019 - 18:30

Our move is getting closer! There’s a list of things still to be completed in terms of the refit before we can make our big shift 3 metres across the hallway into a space twice the size and infinitely more functional!

We’ve dedicated the space and I have copied below greetings from Nagabodhi our current President and from Jnanadhara our future President.

It shouldn’t be long now.

Dear friends,
As you probably know, I had to cut short my trip and fly back to ...

Wellington Buddhist Centre
Wellington Buddhist Centre

New Men's Mitra Convener

By saradarshini on Thu, 28 Feb, 2019 - 22:51

New Men's Mitra Convener

By saradarshini on Thu, 28 Feb, 2019 - 22:51

On Tuesday 26th February we celebrated Akashagarbha who had been the men’s Mitra convener for 12 years and had a ritual passing the baton to Achalamuni who has taken on that responsibility.

Chris Bicknell rejoiced beautifully in Akashagarbha speaking under three headings: selflessness, love of the dharma and friendship. His sentiments were echoed by all of the men who have been in a Mitra study group with Akashagarbha, some of them citing their relationship with Akashagarbha, his availability and willingness to share...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Young Buddhist Coordinator in Australia and New Zealand

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 15 Feb, 2019 - 10:49

Young Buddhist Coordinator in Australia and New Zealand

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 15 Feb, 2019 - 10:49

In order to build on the already vibrant Young Buddhist activities in Australia and New Zealand, Future Dharma are now supporting a Triratna Young Buddhist Coordinator for the entire Area for 2 days per week. Dhammakumāra, currently Triratna’s youngest Order member, moved from the UK to take up this role in August 2018.

Dhammakumāra is currently based in Sydney but travels to other centres in Australia and New Zealand quite often. Here he explains a bit about the role...

Triratna News
Triratna News

The Oceania 3 Chairs Meeting

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 24 Jan, 2019 - 15:40

The Oceania 3 Chairs Meeting

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 24 Jan, 2019 - 15:40

On Friday 30th November 2018, the Chairs of three of the four main Triratna Buddhist Centres in the South Pacific met in Sydney. European Chairs have long been very well networked via the European Chairs’ Assembly, but such gatherings are still under development in other parts of the world. In Australia/New Zealand, there has never been a Movement Strand (Order members running Triratna Centres) gathering and it is believed that this was the first ever meeting of Chairs across the whole of Oceania.

Dantacitta from Melbourne, Saradarshini from...

Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities
Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities

Opportunity to share the Dharma in Wellington

By Nandavajra on Tue, 20 Nov, 2018 - 09:10

Opportunity to share the Dharma in Wellington

By Nandavajra on Tue, 20 Nov, 2018 - 09:10

Opportunity to share the Dharma in Wellington

If you’re an enthusiastic younger Order member who’s looking for a change, think about visiting Wellington for four months or longer and helping us out at the Wellington Buddhist Centre. We can offer rent free accommodation and living expenses, plus the use of Achala’s car for the five months of 2019 that he’ll be away. As you’d be staying in Achala’s house, we’d prefer it if you can come before he leaves in early July....

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

BAM at the Wellington Buddhist Centre

By saradarshini on Tue, 5 Jun, 2018 - 10:58

BAM at the Wellington Buddhist Centre

By saradarshini on Tue, 5 Jun, 2018 - 10:58

BAM has kicked off in the Wellington Buddhist Centre! 

Transforming self, transforming world. Saradarshini launched BAM on Tuesday June 5th and that evening Achala gave a talk on Dr Ambedkar.

For the next 5 weeks we’ll look at the five positive precepts with an emphasis on the BAM theme of transforming self, transforming world.

Saradarshini gave an example of a personal precept she has taken after reflecting on her relationship with technology. Her smart phone will be going into airplane mode an hour before...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Looking back on Buddhist Action Month 2017

By Charlotte Lawes on Tue, 4 Jul, 2017 - 13:20

Looking back on Buddhist Action Month 2017

By Charlotte Lawes on Tue, 4 Jul, 2017 - 13:20

This June saw another successful Buddhist Action Month (BAM) unfold. We take a look at what it was all about and how the Triratna Buddhist Community around the world took part.

So what is BAM?

Mokshini writes

“At the heart of Triratna is the Bodhisattva Ideal – the aspiration and heartfelt wish to benefit others and the commitment to act in ways that help all beings to thrive. Buddhist Action Month is an opportunity to reach out and engage with friends or local communities in ways that...