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...
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...
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.
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.
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...
The first of two podcasts from today’s celebrations of Triratna Day, marking the 47th anniversary of the Triratna Buddhist Community! Here’s Ivan and the facilitators from the big Young Buddhists Retreat that’s been going on this weekend at Adhisthana…
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...
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 your time?
A new and exciting fundraising campaign to raise one million pounds is about to be launched to offer life-changing, life-enhancing opportunities to YOU and other young people interested in Buddhism. To help us to prioritise what projects to fund for young people, we would like your help to find out about you and what you think.
In this survey we’ll ask questions about who you are; what is important to you; what your involvement in Buddhism has been; what works and doesn’t work for you; and what sort of projects you would like to get involved in. Please add your voice today and be part of shaping the future of Triratna for young people
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...