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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

New Podcast: Maitreyi Interviews Subhuti on 'Women, Men And Angels'

Posted by Candradasa to Buddhist Centre Features on Wed, 5 Apr, 2017 - 17:37

Following on from his statement of personal regret about the publication of ‘Women, Men And Angels’ and the views expressed in it, here is Subhuti in conversation with Maitreyi, going into detail around that regret, and sharing his thoughts on a very painful episode in Triratna history, including the story of how it all happened. What emerges in the course of the interview is an exemplary look by two good, old friends at how confusion can arise -...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Buddhist Voices - Ratnashri and Vijaya From India

Posted by Dassini to Triratna International Council on Mon, 8 Aug, 2016 - 08:41

Ratnashri from Mumbai and Vijaya from Nagpur talk to Dassini about their perspectives on the IC; being outside of India for the first time, and being inspired by the example of Dr Ambedkar to see learning and developing skills as having no age limit.

Vijaya shares her top 3 highlights from the meeting, the first being an approach to conflict resolution that builds confidence and supports individuals to see their own shortcomings in the light of the Buddha’s kindness.

Ratnashri ends the conversation...

Triratna In The Buddhist World
Triratna In The Buddhist World

Women of Faith: International Women's Day at BMAG -1

Posted by Munisha to Triratna In The Buddhist World on Tue, 26 Apr, 2016 - 11:19

Samachitta, until recently Chair of Triratna’s Birmingham Buddhist Centre, spoke at an International Women’s Day interfaith event at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG) on 10th March 2016.

Here’s the text of her talk, ‘Women who have inspired me’ in which she talks about the Buddha’s aunt Mahaprajapati, Dipa Ma and Triratna’s own Maitrisara, Birmingham’s mitra convenor for women - whose picture currently appears next to a Triratna kesa in BMAG’s exhibition ‘Faith in Birmingham’.

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Twelve Days of FBA - Day 11

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio on Sun, 3 Jan, 2016 - 22:40

The Triratna Buddhist Order, from its inception, has held as one of its core principles an identical ordination for both men and women - something unique among Buddhist traditions. On day 11 of our 12 Days of FBA event we celebrate the women of our community with two talks from the series “Women Elders of the Triratna Buddhist Community”.

Dhammadinna and Mallika - ordained in 1973 and 1974 respectively - talk about the journey their spiritual lives have taken from...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Parami's Perspectives No. 6 - Maitripala on Women's Ordination and Her Australian Pilgrimage

Posted by parami to Buddhist Centre Features on Fri, 23 Oct, 2015 - 15:53

Parami again from “Oceania”! She’s in conversation here with her friend Maitripala who has been living in Europe for a year but is now back home and engaging with women seeking ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order. Great to hear the inspiration - old and new - come through as a new generation of women grapples with the challenges and joys of Buddhist practice and of community.

And as a bonus we hear a preview of her ‘Buddhas in My Pocket Pilgrimage’,...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Parami's Perspectives No. 3 - South Pacific Retreat

Posted by parami to Buddhist Centre Features on Mon, 5 Oct, 2015 - 23:19

Parami chats with Kate and Cynthia at the end of the ordination training retreat at Vijayaloka Retreat Centre in Australia. Great to hear inspiring tales from the outback as women deepen their friendships and Buddhist practice together… 

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Buddhist Centre Features

Karuna Trust Women's Appeal

Posted by parami to Buddhist Centre Features on Sat, 25 Apr, 2015 - 10:29

Parami visits the women who are working on the Karuna appeal in London and discovers why it is a transformative experience.

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Dharmabyte: Transcending Paradigms

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 22 Dec, 2014 - 17:17
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Continuing our exploration of Insight, today’s FBA Dharmabyte is one from Khemasuri on “Transcending Paradigms”. Given at the European Women’s Convention at Adhisthana, one of a series of talks on the topic “The Bodhisattva’s Reply: Triratna Paths to Insight”...
Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

International Council 2014, Voices No. 7 - Maitriratna and Vijaya (India, Order and College Strands)

Posted by Dassini to Triratna International Council on Thu, 14 Aug, 2014 - 09:39
A great interview with two pioneering women - the first female Indian members of the Order to come to the International Council to represent their respective strands. We hear about their home lives in India and their work within the Order there. And they share their inspiration from the Council, particularly around women taking responsibility and taking the lead in a spiritual community.

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