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Coming-of-age ritual in Essen, Germany

By Munisha on Fri, 16 Jun, 2017 - 17:05

Coming-of-age ritual in Essen, Germany

By Munisha on Fri, 16 Jun, 2017 - 17:05

Jnanacandra is Chair of Triratna’s Essen Buddhist Centre, in Germany. She writes about their recent Jugendfeier – a rite of passage for adolescents – held on 5th June for four teenage boys. Open the pictures fully to see the very evident love and appreciation of the boys and their parents!

“This beautifully designed ceremony ritually marked the end of the boys’ childhood and their embarking on the path toward adulthood. About 60 people were present, mostly from the boys’ families,...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna at western Buddhist teacher gathering in the USA

By Munisha on Fri, 26 Jun, 2015 - 15:59

Triratna at western Buddhist teacher gathering in the USA

By Munisha on Fri, 26 Jun, 2015 - 15:59

From 1st to 5th June, 11 members of the Triratna Buddhist Order attended the Dharma Teacher Gathering 2015 in Rhinebeck, New York State, USA, where racism, diversity, climate change and secular mindfulness were key themes. This article is compiled from reports by Vidyamala and Viradhamma.

Viveka, Amala, Sunada, Candradasa, Kamalashila, Vimalasara, Bodhipaksa, Parami, Viradhamma, Vidyamala and Singhashri were among 180 or so western Buddhist teachers from Europe, Canada and the USA from a wide range of traditions. These included a number...

Ipswich Buddhist Centre
Ipswich Buddhist Centre

Buddhist Action Month in Ipswich

By RCheesley on Fri, 22 May, 2015 - 13:28

Buddhist Action Month in Ipswich

By RCheesley on Fri, 22 May, 2015 - 13:28

The Young Buddhists’ Group are organising several events in and around the Ipswich Buddhist Centre this June, and would love you to join them!  All money raised will be going towards the Karuna Trust charity - http://karuna.org

Friday, 5th June - Curry & Quiz Night - 7.30-10pm at Ipswich Buddhist Centre

This is an open invitation to all - if you would like to join in with the quiz please let Jemma know by emailing jemmagates26 [at] hotmail.co.uk...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

#bigfuturebuddhanow 2014 International Young Buddhists Retreat: 7-9th Nov at Adhisthana

By Singhamati on Wed, 9 Jul, 2014 - 13:46

#bigfuturebuddhanow 2014 International Young Buddhists Retreat: 7-9th Nov at Adhisthana

By Singhamati on Wed, 9 Jul, 2014 - 13:46Come along engage with others, generate energy and enthusiasm. Meet old friends and make new ones whilst practicing at Triratna’s new spiritual home - Adhisthana.

This year we’re dreaming: what is a big future, how do we get there, why and how do we need the Buddha now? What is it that helps us find meaning and fulfilment in our lives, be part of something worth doing and live a life less ordinary.

Find out, join in, live...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Researching young Buddhists

By Munisha on Mon, 12 May, 2014 - 00:20

Researching young Buddhists

By Munisha on Mon, 12 May, 2014 - 00:20As we reported a few days ago, Singhamati is the new (and first!) Young Persons’ Co-ordinator appointed by Triratna’s European Chairs’ Assembly.

In February, even before she started the job, she undertook a piece of research exploring
  • the characteristics of the younger generation
  • their receptivity to religion and
  • a review of the Triratna Young Buddhists’ Project so far.

Listen to Singhamati’s 26-minute talk on her research, given at the Young Facilitators’ meeting in April.

youngtriratna [at] gmail.com...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Introducing Singhamati: Triratna’s new Young Persons' Co-ordinator in Europe

By Munisha on Thu, 8 May, 2014 - 12:48

Introducing Singhamati: Triratna’s new Young Persons' Co-ordinator in Europe

By Munisha on Thu, 8 May, 2014 - 12:48Singhamati recently joined the European Chairs’ Assembly’s Development Team as Young Persons’ Coordinator.

Here, she introduces herself:

“In 2001, aged 21, I stepped into the Buddhist Centre in Norwich, UK. I was having a painful time and hoped that meditation might help. I quickly realised that it did, and at 24 I became a mitra, in Shrewsbury. At 26 I moved to Taraloka Retreat Centre for Women, having asked for ordination.

In 2008 I went to...
Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

The Five Stages of the Path - Young People's Meditation Week with Kamalashila, Singhasri, Balajit & Sraddhasiddhi: June 6 - 13 £295

By Singhamati on Fri, 11 Apr, 2014 - 15:45

The Five Stages of the Path - Young People's Meditation Week with Kamalashila, Singhasri, Balajit & Sraddhasiddhi: June 6 - 13 £295

By Singhamati on Fri, 11 Apr, 2014 - 15:45This retreat, for anyone aged 18-35, is an opportunity to deepen our meditation practice alongside other younger practitioners, with input and guidance from both young and more senior teachers.

After last year’s very successful weekend we are pleased to offer this retreat as a week-long event. Join us in an in-depth exploration of the five stages of the spiritual path, as articulated by Sangharakshita. Through the five stages we learn to establish a solid foundation...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Young Buddhists Wanted!

By Candradasa on Tue, 18 Feb, 2014 - 17:16

Young Buddhists Wanted!

By Candradasa on Tue, 18 Feb, 2014 - 17:16Over on the Young Buddhists space, Singhamati has launched her brilliant survey aimed at anyone between the ages of 14-35 and designed to help you make your voice heard as part of us all shaping the future of Triratna together. She writes:

“Are you between 14-35 years old and have you had some contact with the Triratna Buddhist Community either at a centre, group or online? Would you help us by giving 15 minutes of...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Ecodharma announces young people's bursaries

By Munisha on Thu, 13 Feb, 2014 - 17:13

Ecodharma announces young people's bursaries

By Munisha on Thu, 13 Feb, 2014 - 17:13Ecodharma, a Triratna retreat centre in the Catalan Pyrenees, has established a new bursary fund to enable young people to take part in nature connection retreats. Awards are available from April this year to attend both the Ecodharma Wildcamp and the Meeting the Wild retreat.

The Centre’s nature-based practice series is a core strand of its work. “Ecodharma is all about connection,” explains Centre Director Guhyapati. “Living in times characterised by alienation, we...

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