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Breathing In the World: A Journey into the Heart of Tonglen

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Tue, 10 Nov, 2020 - 10:45

Breathing In the World: A Journey into the Heart of Tonglen

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Tue, 10 Nov, 2020 - 10:45

A 4-week course led by Yashobodhi 
Sundays: 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th December
(each session will be done twice to accommodate time zones)

‘Early’ session:  UK & IE 09:00 | Europe CET 10:00 | India 13:30 | Australia EST 20.00 | New Zealand 22.00

‘Late’ session: USA PST 11:00 | México 13:00 | USA EST 14:00 | UK & IE 19:00 | Europe CET 20:00 |

Tonglen...

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Updated Schedule for Online Meditations

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Fri, 6 Nov, 2020 - 10:57

Updated Schedule for Online Meditations

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Fri, 6 Nov, 2020 - 10:57

As some parts of the world move into stricter lockdown measures (and others ease themselves out) don’t forget you can still join us twice daily, six days a week, for 45 minutes of online calm with your community!

We’ve updated our meditation schedule so you can find all the times and the link to join on the online meditation space.

And if you are looking for resources to help you go deeper in meditation...

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An Online Festival Of Light: International Sangha Day, November 28th 2020

Tue, 29 Sep, 2020 - 21:34

An Online Festival Of Light: International Sangha Day, November 28th 2020

Tue, 29 Sep, 2020 - 21:34

What a year… Through dark days that have brought heartache for so many reasons, we’ve come together as a community time and time again. Resilient, reflective, remarkable. And now, as we head into winter in one hemisphere and summer in another, we invite everyone moved by the sangha in 2020 to gather again as one.

We’ll pass the torch around the world once more – starting at dawn in the south Pacific, ending with nightfall in the north – ringing Triratna with...

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Promoting Better Conversations Online

Fri, 10 Jul, 2020 - 11:40

Promoting Better Conversations Online

Fri, 10 Jul, 2020 - 11:40

Over the next year or so we’ll be making lots of changes to this website and our whole platform, which includes The Dharma Toolkit, Free Buddhist Audio and a number of other key Triratna sites and social media spaces. 

+follow this space above, or join our newsletter to get updates when we make changes, and for a chance to join early test versions of the site.

Today we’re making a set of changes to one aspect of the...

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Reflecting on Racism with James Baldwin

Sun, 7 Jun, 2020 - 15:51

Reflecting on Racism with James Baldwin

Sun, 7 Jun, 2020 - 15:51

Dear Sangha friends,

I wanted to offer you a podcast to listen to in these times.

Listen to the podcast on ‘Nothing Is Fixed’ by James Baldwin’

Paramananda and I met on May 25 to record a conversation for The Buddhist Centre Online. At the time George Floyd had not yet died an unjust death in an encounter with police. Another black man Ahmaud Arbery’s shooting while jogging in Georgia was in the news. Our...

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Sugar Skull Shrines and Sugar Cane Fields: Transformation in Mexico at the Pan-American Convention

Fri, 25 Oct, 2019 - 05:20

Sugar Skull Shrines and Sugar Cane Fields: Transformation in Mexico at the Pan-American Convention

Fri, 25 Oct, 2019 - 05:20

Chintamani Retreat Centre is a strikingly beautiful venue for Dharma practice in any season. And as we move towards November celebrations around the Day of the Dead here in México, the 2019 Pan-American Order Convention is underway, calling us to dwell on the impermanence of things, the impermanence of us.

Fittingly for a place built from scratch 15 years ago on old sugar cane fields and surrounded by sugar cane hills, our beautiful shrine is adorned...

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Pan-American Convention 2019 - Online Dharma Coverage!

Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 - 13:44

Pan-American Convention 2019 - Online Dharma Coverage!

Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 - 13:44

It’s a busy time in Triratna around the world, and here on The Buddhist Centre. Last week the livestream of ordinations from Mexico City and the corresponding great ordination of 31 Dharma farers from India.

This weekend we’ll have coverage of The Big One, Young Buddhists gathering from Adhisthana. And tomorrow we’ll also be beginning a week’s worth of online Dharma coverage from the Triratna Pan-American Convention 2019, live from the beautiful Chintamani Retreat Centre in...

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This Weekend - Live coverage of the 'Big One'

Tue, 22 Oct, 2019 - 16:32

This Weekend - Live coverage of the 'Big One'

Tue, 22 Oct, 2019 - 16:32

“…while still young, a black-haired young person endowed with the blessings of youth, in the prime of life, I shaved off my hair and beard, put on the yellow robe, and went forth from the home life into homelessness.” - Majjhima Nikaya, 36

The 2019 Triratna Young Buddhists’ Retreat (the ‘Big One’) takes place at Adhisthana this weekend. This year’s theme is ‘Blueprint for a New Society’, following in the archetypal footsteps of the Buddha, leaving behind the world of technology, busyness, and the...

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Bidding Farewell to Harold Bloom

Sat, 19 Oct, 2019 - 19:09

Bidding Farewell to Harold Bloom

Sat, 19 Oct, 2019 - 19:09

Here is a new appreciation of the critic and writer Harold Bloom, who died on October 14th 2019.

Vishvapani is a writer, broadcaster and Buddhist mindfulness teacher. His writing can be found at Wise Attention.

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The sadness I feel at learning of the death, aged 89, of the great literary critic Harold Bloom, is softened only by my incredulity that he was living at all; that is, living in a modern world to which he seemed so alien....

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Ordinations Live From Mexico City - 2019 Edition!

Thu, 17 Oct, 2019 - 19:23

Ordinations Live From Mexico City - 2019 Edition!

Thu, 17 Oct, 2019 - 19:23

Updated: watch the ordination video here | view pictures and clips on Instagram

A couple of years ago in spring 2017, we were delighted to bring you live coverage of public ordinations taking place in Mexico City. It was a total delight to have so many people around the world tune in for it! 

So we are doubly delighted to let you know that this Sunday (20th) we will be bringing you a second live stream of ordinations from...