“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...
“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.
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.
How can Buddhists respond to the climate emergency? Vishvapani uses the Parable of the Burning House from the Lotus Sutra to suggest our responsibilities’ and finds the values we need to guide us in the Five Precepts.
At the end of this podcast you’ll discover about six minutes of musical joy as we’re played out by the amazing marimba band from Great Vow Zen Monastery, hosts of the 2019 Generation-X Dharma Teachers conference near Portland, Oregon in the Pacific Northwest region of the USA.
But before that… A terrific round-table conversation with some of the organizers and participants gathering to look at ethics and power dynamics in the life of Buddhist communities. Join Candradasa, Rebecca...
How do we make the most of life? Buddhism is a non-theistic, practical path of human growth and fulfilment. This series includes highlights from the eight-week course that leads participants step by step along the Buddhist path from mindfulness and emotional strength to receptivity, spiritual death and rebirth. And, as you can see from the talks, Maitreyabandhu always comes back to the here...