The 2020 International Buddhist Youth Convention is taking place in Bodhgaya, India. This year’s theme is “Building a New Buddhist World: United in Diversity” and is a chance for young Buddhists across Triratna to come together and practice in the home of the Buddha.
During the Convention two of the international participants, Lucy and Dan, took the step of becoming mitras under the Bodhi tree! You can watch the ceremony online here.
Many of us feel like we are living in uncertain and fast-moving times. Separation and polarization seem to be the trend rather than coming-together and unity. The future looks more and more insecure. Yet, the Buddha taught that this has always been the case.
We as young Buddhist practitioners are curious to find out what perspective the Buddha’s teaching has on our world today.
Join us here in Berlin for the Mainland Europe Young Buddhist Convention, where we come together to create community, practice...
On Friday 17th January, the Toluca Buddhist Centre in Mexico was formally inaugurated. The Toluca Buddhist Centre arose from the friendship of three friends who wanted to share their practice with each other and with other people.
Fifteen years ago, Sanghadhara, Ruchiramati and Bodhikamala, then 16 years old, living in Toluca, met Buddhism through the Mexico City Buddhist Centre and began practicing together. Toluca is a city located in the middle of the country, 70 km...
“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...
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.