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Update from Tiratanaloka

Tue, 9 Feb, 2021 - 16:17

Update from Tiratanaloka

Tue, 9 Feb, 2021 - 16:17

We are now in the process of finalising our programme of retreats for the rest of 2021.  The remaining 2021 retreats will be open for booking on 8th March 2021 (not on 2 April and 2 July as previously advertised).

Retreats up until 11th July be all be online.  For retreats after that, we plan to run residential retreats.  However, with the changing conditions, we can’t confirm that we will be able to run an in-person retreat until nearer the time.  If we can’t open fully, the retreat...

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What does a Buddhist do about their personality?

Thu, 7 Jan, 2021 - 20:44

What does a Buddhist do about their personality?

Thu, 7 Jan, 2021 - 20:44

What does a Buddhist should do about their personality? Should they go forth from it altogether in the spirit of ‘no fixed self’? Should they examine and transform their personality? What of our personality remains after years of dedication to the spiritual path? Vajratara gives a personal and reflective talk using her experience of 25 years of Buddhist practice. This talk was given at an ordination training retreat based on Sangharakshita’s talk ‘Taste of Freedom’ and it assumes knowledge of...

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Thinking of Asking for Ordination? Undertaking the quest together

Sat, 27 Jun, 2020 - 08:55

Thinking of Asking for Ordination? Undertaking the quest together

Sat, 27 Jun, 2020 - 08:55

This is part of an online event for people thinking of asking for ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order.

What are our next steps in this potent time, where the unconscious becomes conscious and we question where we are headed individually and collectively? What part does the Tiratana Buddhist Order play in a new post-lockdown world? Why have an Order at all? How can committing to the Order help us to deepen our Dharma practice and help the world? Vajratara explores all...

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Update and Request from Tiratanaloka

Sat, 16 May, 2020 - 11:54

Update and Request from Tiratanaloka

Sat, 16 May, 2020 - 11:54

At present we are not able to run our residential retreats, but we have been providing online study weeks, Prostration Practice in the afternoons, as well as continuing personal communication with people.

We are doing all of this on a dana basis, at the same as loosing much of our regular income from retreat payments. We still have our overheads to cover and a full team to support.

What we ask from you is to make a donation to support us. We...

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Ksanti (Patience): A response to the modern world

Wed, 6 Jul, 2016 - 19:44

Ksanti (Patience): A response to the modern world

Wed, 6 Jul, 2016 - 19:44

Vajratara has been on the move!  She arrived in Sheffield after the referendum in the UK about leaving the EU, a time of political turmoil.  How can we have a Buddhist response to political change, particularly the rise of ‘ugly’ nationalism and hate crimes?  Does Ksanti mean doing nothing, or can it lead to more creative action?