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Sikkha - Triratna International Council 2019

From Triratna International Council on Thu, 19 Sep, 2019 - 17:47

Sikkha - Triratna International Council 2019

From Triratna International Council on Thu, 19 Sep, 2019 - 17:47

“From the moment of a person’s first contact with our movement, he or she should be able to discover a balanced approach that is appropriate to them… The Karmic work of integration and developing positive emotion, and the Dharmic work of spiritual receptivity, death, and rebirth.

“The elements of the system… from the stage of Integration through to that of Spiritual Rebirth can be seen as the principal elements of the Dharma life at all stages, Indeed, if they are not practised at...

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Triratna Buddhist Community International Council - A High Degree of Commonality

From Triratna International Council on Thu, 19 Sep, 2019 - 17:06

Triratna Buddhist Community International Council - A High Degree of Commonality

From Triratna International Council on Thu, 19 Sep, 2019 - 17:06

“A community needs a high degree of commonality of practice to make progress together on the path.” Urgyen Sangharakshita

Since 2013 our Dharma community has put a lot of effort into exploring the basis for unity in a growing, international Buddhist movement that crosses language, cultural and geographical boundaries. Here’s a beautifully laid-out articulation of the story so far around this ongoing work.

Presented at the 2019 Triratna International Council.

Watch the companion presentation on the Sikkha project 

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Vajra Bell Fall 2019 Issue

Vajra Bell Fall 2019 Issue

From Vajra Bell on Wed, 18 Sep, 2019 - 17:28

The Vajra Bell Fall 2019 issue is here! You can view the issue online here or by clicking image to the left. You can also download the issue as a pdf at this link. 

In this issue of the Vajra Bell:

• ‘Cultivating the Riches of Less’ 
• ‘Unearthing the Buddha’ at Aryaloka 
• Buddha Mandala to Protect & Celebrate Dharmadhara 
• Drop the Story: Turn attention away from resisting pain 
• Acting as...

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Themes from the Dharma Life of Urgyen Sangharakshita (Triratna International Council 2019)

From Triratna International Council on Thu, 19 Sep, 2019 - 15:07

A series of talks from the 2019 Triratna International Council, with the whole event set in the context of the Council considering deeply and studying the Dharma together. 

This year’s theme was major elements from the Dharma biography of Sangharakshita, Triratna’s founder, which are of wider relevance to anyone endeavouring to lead a Buddhist life. The four areas explored are:

1. Going Forth and Going for Refuge by Saddhaloka

2. Sangharakshita’s First Connection with His Teachers and Receiving Practices by Aryajaya

3....

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An Obituary of Dharmacharini Anagarika Ratnasuri, 1923-2019

Thu, 19 Sep, 2019 - 14:28

Kamalagita has written this lovely obituary of Ratnasuri, which you can also download below as a PDF. Please feel free to add any memories and eulogies you may wish to share as a comment below.

This post appeared originally on the private Order spaces here on The Buddhist Centre Online. Ratnasuri was such an important pioneer and exemplar – for women and men – in our community that we wanted to share it as widely as possible. R.I.P....

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I had the joy of being on retreat with her at Taraloka many years ago. I felt her kind and gentle presence, great stillness in meditation and such a depth of practice….a truly inspirational woman. Diane 🙏

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So good to read this fascinating obituary of my private preceptor. There’s a few things here I didn’t know about Ratnasuri! Thanks Kamalagita, much appreciated. Akasati
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Follow the 6th International Council - Live All Week!

From Triratna International Council on Sat, 31 Aug, 2019 - 22:09

Follow the 6th International Council - Live All Week!

From Triratna International Council on Sat, 31 Aug, 2019 - 22:09

The 6th Triratna International Council meeting is taking place at Adhisthana in the UK. We’ll bring you talks, podcasts, videos and photos together with interviews with some of the participants.

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We got underway this evening with a simple dedication ceremony, Adhisthana’s beautiful starry shrine, full of little illuminated Buddhas, offering the perfect backdrop and image for what it’s...

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Addressing Our Collective History

From Adhisthana Kula on Fri, 23 Aug, 2019 - 22:29

Addressing Our Collective History

From Adhisthana Kula on Fri, 23 Aug, 2019 - 22:29

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Since it was established in February 2017, the members of the Adhisthana Kula have been working together in response to renewed criticism of Triratna, and we recently published a ‘Next Steps’ document setting out how we intend to take this work forward. 

The first of...

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A Message of Apology and Regret

From Adhisthana Kula on Fri, 23 Aug, 2019 - 22:04

A Message of Apology and Regret

From Adhisthana Kula on Fri, 23 Aug, 2019 - 22:04

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Read about the background to this statement and our next steps in Addressing our Collective History

At the end of 2016 Sangharakshita published a statement of his regret and apology for occasions when, as he put it, ‘I have hurt, harmed or upset fellow Buddhists, whether within...

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Here is the accompanying document ‘Addressing Our Collective History’, which gives some context for this message and offers a sense of the next steps.

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Scenes from the First Evening... International Gathering 2019

Scenes from the First Evening... International Gathering 2019

From Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma on Fri, 23 Aug, 2019 - 00:22

A beautiful arrival, Adhisthana looking like Hobbiton, the sun shining, beautiful people, an awesome shrine in the big tent provided by Buddhafield… What more could we want?

Join us and 250 people all weekend for the International Gathering, as “live” as we can make it over some very rural broadband! 👨🏽‍💻

Dharma talks, wonderful sangha, workshops, podcasts, music, ritual, discussion...

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Blueprint for a New Society - Big One 2019

From Triratna Young Buddhists on Tue, 13 Aug, 2019 - 15:23

Blueprint for a New Society - Big One 2019

From Triratna Young Buddhists on Tue, 13 Aug, 2019 - 15:23

Blueprint for a New Society: 25th - 27th of October 2019

Join us for a weekend exploring how Buddhist values can shape a world that desperately needs to change. We’ll be meditating together, doing rituals, engaging with talks and discussion,… all with like-minded people aged 18-35 in a stunning setting.

Book here: https://adhisthana.org/retreat/?ev=363

Any questions, contact youngtriratna [at] gmail.com...