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Triratna Weekend!

On Fri, 5 April, 2013 - 20:33
Candradasa's picture
Candradasa
In days gone by, the dates of April 6th and 7th were well known throughout the FWBO (the old name for the Triratna Buddhist Community). FWBO Day and WBO Day were celebrated far and wide on the nearest available weekend, with many countries having their own local events. There was also a particular emphasis on a large gathering in the UK, at which keynote talks were given by Sangharakshita or other senior members of the Order, often to large audiences. These celebrations were particularly colourful – a bit of a Dharma jamboree! – with Dharma farers coming from all over Britain, and stalls representing many Centres and institutions like Clear Vision, Dharmachakra Tapes, Windhorse Publications and Karuna Trust. And around the world, people ordered recordings of the days’ main proceedings as a way to stay connected.

The recent bi-annual Triratna International Retreats have gone some way to reimagining our basis of connection in a renewed collective way. And this year we’d like to join local Triratna communities around the world in helping also re-establish the older tradition around our two special dates! This year, it’s the 45th anniversary of the Order itself, and the 46th of the wider Triratna community, and we’re happy to say we’ll be reporting from celebrations in the UK and in the US, with at least a few contributions from India and (hopefully!) elsewhere.

The Triratna Young Buddhists Group are organising a big gathering in Birmingham, UK, and we’ll be there to cover things live with podcasts and interviews, and hopefully some pictures and video (depending on internet connections!). And we’ll also be at the celebrations for the sangha in the US on the east coast, where the various local Centres will gather as one community at Aryaloka to mark the occasion.

+ Follow us here and over on Facebook throughout the weekend and all next week. And Happy Triratna Weekend!
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Bodhidasa's picture
I’m sure we can supply some material from Sydney as well.
Candradasa's picture
Please do! Send me anything you got and we’ll share it far and wide! :) content [at] thebuddhistcentre.com
parami's picture
thanks for posting this. I am so pleased that we are picking up the Triratna days (old F/WBO days). They used to seem such an important part of our calendar. Happy triratna weekend wherever you are celebrating - I will be in Birmingham for saturday’s celebrations and we will do a Triratna puja on sunday night here at Adhisthana
Candradasa's picture
Feel free to send/post things, Parami! Will be thinking of you and all ‘Triratnistas’ over the weekend! :)