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Mitra Ceremony at the 2020 International Buddhist Youth Convention

From Triratna Young Buddhists on Fri, 21 Feb, 2020 - 11:51

Mitra Ceremony at the 2020 International Buddhist Youth Convention

From Triratna Young Buddhists on Fri, 21 Feb, 2020 - 11:51

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.

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Dharmachakra is Looking for an Experienced Junior or Senior Developer

From Jobs, Volunteering & Communities on Mon, 17 Feb, 2020 - 17:40

Dharmachakra is Looking for an Experienced Junior or Senior Developer

From Jobs, Volunteering & Communities on Mon, 17 Feb, 2020 - 17:40

Dharmachakra (the team behind The Buddhist Centre Online and Free Buddhist Audio) is expanding as we turn our attention to building and maintaining Triratna web sites and services that work beautifully on mobile and across all devices.

We’re looking for an experienced junior or senior developer.

If the thought of helping us spread the Dharma around the world excites you, we’d love to hear it! We’re looking for enthusiastic, motivated, highly skilled and confident developers who have a passion for...

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A comment from the Triratna Buddhist Community regarding the Observer article of 16th February 2020

From Adhisthana Kula on Sun, 16 Feb, 2020 - 22:31

A comment from the Triratna Buddhist Community regarding the Observer article of 16th February 2020

From Adhisthana Kula on Sun, 16 Feb, 2020 - 22:31

The Triratna Buddhist Order is committed to acting in accordance with Buddhist ethical guidelines, including those on avoiding sexual misconduct.

We take the reports of our founder Sangharakshita’s sexual relations extremely seriously and have undertaken a great deal of investigation into what took place. We have been transparent about the findings, outlined in detail on our website: Triratna Controversy FAQ

Sangharakshita published his own apology in 2016. Although the police confirmed in...

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Dharmabyte: Death is Uncharted Territory

From Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 3 Feb, 2020 - 14:00

There is something profoundly natural and ordinary about death, and yet something quite mysterious. Where do we go? What actually happens? Who or what are we when alive? Nothing changed, from the Buddha’s point of view. Vimalavajri offers reflections on the ultimate unknown, the ultimate mystery, death, inspired by the glimpses of awakening depicted in the Mahaparinibbana Sutta.

Excerpted from the talk entitled The Way to the Beyond given at Bristol Buddhist Centre, 2016.

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Adhisthana Intensive - course for young women

From Triratna Young Buddhists on Thu, 6 Feb, 2020 - 12:06

Adhisthana Intensive - course for young women

From Triratna Young Buddhists on Thu, 6 Feb, 2020 - 12:06

A 3 month residential course at Adhisthana providing an opportunity to work, live as a community study, and develop friendships.

The course is designed to provide a multi-faceted training, where you will have the opportunity to experience all parts of your life as a spiritual practice. This will include daily work periods, living as a community, deepening friendships, and community living. Study will support this aim, emphasising the mythic dimension, developing positive emotion and supporting the ability to work with our mental...

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Mainland Europe Young Buddhist Convention 29-31 May 2020

From Triratna Young Buddhists on Thu, 6 Feb, 2020 - 15:06

Mainland Europe Young Buddhist Convention 29-31 May 2020

From Triratna Young Buddhists on Thu, 6 Feb, 2020 - 15:06

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...

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The Year of Perfect Vision by Suryagupta

Thu, 13 Feb, 2020 - 13:10

The Year of Perfect Vision by Suryagupta

Thu, 13 Feb, 2020 - 13:10

Here’s a rousing talk from Suryagupta, the Chair of the London Buddhist Centre, on 20th January 2020 exploring what vision is, how it can manifest in our lives, and what a Buddhist vision looks like.

Taking Martin Luther King’s ’I Have a Dream’ speech as a starting point, referring to examples from the life of the Buddha and sharing her own personal stories, Suryagupta draws out some of the key aspects of perfect vision and explores how we can make our initial...

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Akashavana 2020

Tue, 4 Feb, 2020 - 17:01

Akashavana 2020 (group)

Tue, 4 Feb, 2020 - 17:01

A space for the 23 fortunate women who will be going to Akashavana in April 2020 to connect.

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International Order Office Report 2019

Thu, 30 Jan, 2020 - 15:35

“ ‘Connecting the Order to deepen the Order’. You could say this is the work of the International Order Office Team” - Vajrapriya, the outgoing Coordinator of the team.

The International Order Office provides support for the International Order Convenors and manages the Order’s information, administration, support and development worldwide.

The 2019 Annual Report of the International Order Office has recently been published with a review of the year from Aryajaya and Lokeshvara, who are the International Order Convenors, as well as reports on:

  • The five
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FBA Podcast: Working With Adversity

From Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 11 Jan, 2020 - 14:00

When things go wrong in our life we can see them as an obstacle to an ideal spiritual life feel we should be leading. But there’s another way of looking at difficulties, and instead of trying to get rid of difficulties, we could be welcoming them as opportunities. 

Vajratara  draws on the Tibetan Mind Training tradition, as well as the Pali Suttas to examine how we can make adversity our teacher and the ground in which wisdom...