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First One Month Retreat for Young Women in India

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 3 Dec, 2019 - 16:22

First One Month Retreat for Young Women in India

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 3 Dec, 2019 - 16:22

“I was so determined to come here, I sent my resignation (letter) and I came” - Ashweeni (Nanded)

In 2018, for the first time in India, a five week Dhamma training course for young women took place. It was arranged by members of the Indian women’s ordination team and supported by Padmasuri and Karunamaya. It was a significant retreat as many of the participants have families and children, making it was difficult for them to come away...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

More photos from the Big One 2019

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 28 Oct, 2019 - 17:02

More photos from the Big One 2019

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 28 Oct, 2019 - 17:02

About 90 people attended the 2019 Big One. Here’s some more images from the weekend, which ended in glorious autumnal sunshine!

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Voices from the Big One 2019

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 28 Oct, 2019 - 16:44

Voices from the Big One 2019

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 28 Oct, 2019 - 16:44

Amber, Karthick and Emma share their experiences of the 2019 Big One at Adhisthana.

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Big One 2019: Preview of Ksantikara's Personal Talk

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 28 Oct, 2019 - 16:38

Big One 2019: Preview of Ksantikara's Personal Talk

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 28 Oct, 2019 - 16:38

Here’s a sneak preview of the lovely Ksantikara regaling us with some themes from his childhood during his short personal talk on ‘Blueprint for a New Society’.

The full Dharma talk will be available soon.

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Big One 2019: Preview of Keynote Talk 'Blueprint for New Society'

By Sadayasihi on Sun, 27 Oct, 2019 - 00:15

Big One 2019: Preview of Keynote Talk 'Blueprint for New Society'

By Sadayasihi on Sun, 27 Oct, 2019 - 00:15

Moksatara gave a wonderfully inspiring keynote talk on ‘Blueprint for a New Society’ - exploring why we have spiritual community, how we can build it and the effect of having it. She finished her talk with a reminder that we can all be hands or arms of Avalokiteshvara - and we can become friends to the world.

Full Dharma talk to follow soon!

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Saturday Night Puja: Padmasambhava Mantra

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 26 Oct, 2019 - 23:49

A puja at the ‘Big One’ wouldn’t be complete without a Padmasambhava mantra - here’s a rousing version complete with harmony before the ritual moved to the outdoors, culminating in a bonfire!

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Saturday Night Puja: Avalokiteshvara Mantra

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 26 Oct, 2019 - 23:41

The Avalokiteshvara mantra featured during the Saturday night puja at the Big One 2019. Earlier in the day Moksatara reminded us in her talk on the theme of ‘Blueprint for A New Society’ of the importance of sangha, and how we can all become hands or arms of the thousand-armed Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion.

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Triratna Young Buddhists: Transforming Through Sangha

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 26 Oct, 2019 - 17:52

“When I went on those first Young Buddhist retreats I saw a future for Buddhism in my life..”

“I don’t think I’ve ever put my phone away for an entire weekend since I was about fifteen so coming away and doing that was incredible - I didn’t realise the effect it’d had until I left…”

Suzie from Manchester and Dharmasara from Berlin talk about their involvement in the Young Buddhist project. From gaining more confidence as a...

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Welcome to the 2019 Big One!

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 25 Oct, 2019 - 22:21

Welcome to the 2019 Big One!

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 25 Oct, 2019 - 22:21

The 2019 Big One kicks off today! As more and more people arrive we begin to get to settled in…meeting friends old and new, engaging the great Bodhisattva activity of washing up and, of course, dedicating the entire weekend’s practice for the benefit of all beings in the shrine room!

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This Weekend - Live coverage of the 'Big One'

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 22 Oct, 2019 - 16:32

This Weekend - Live coverage of the 'Big One'

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 22 Oct, 2019 - 16:32

“…while still young, a black-haired young person endowed with the blessings of youth, in the prime of life, I shaved off my hair and beard, put on the yellow robe, and went forth from the home life into homelessness.” - Majjhima Nikaya, 36

The 2019 Triratna Young Buddhists’ Retreat (the ‘Big One’) takes place at Adhisthana this weekend. This year’s theme is ‘Blueprint for a New Society’, following in the archetypal footsteps of the Buddha, leaving behind the world of technology, busyness, and the...

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