Adhisthana
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The Precepts of Atisha

By Caroline I P on Tue, 11 May, 2021 - 10:00

The Precepts of Atisha

By Caroline I P on Tue, 11 May, 2021 - 10:00

The precept of the Lama is more important than scriptures and commentaries.

- Atiśa

In the early days of the Order, Sangharakshita held a seminar on a book called The Door of Liberation, which consisted of seven Tibetan texts, translated under the auspices of Geshe Wangyal. The Kadamthorbu was one of those.

The text consists of dialogues between Atiśa and his closest disciples, especially with his principal disciple, the layman Dromtönpa, who later founded the Kadam school. It’s an informal exposition of how to live as...

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Adhisthana

Duty and Delight | Hidden Gems

By Caroline I P on Sat, 24 Apr, 2021 - 10:14

Duty and Delight | Hidden Gems

By Caroline I P on Sat, 24 Apr, 2021 - 10:14

What does it mean to really beleive that friendship is the whole of the spiritual life? How will that change how we act?

Being willing to help each other is part of the central enterprise of the spiritual life - to grow. By being with people who we are not hiding anything from, it can connect us to ourselves more, and point us toward the wonder and mystery of what it is to be a human being.

Dhammarati and Saddhaloka discuss some of the jewels to be found in this study material for the online...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Friendship: Duty, Delight and Freedom

By Caroline I P on Sat, 17 Apr, 2021 - 12:50

Friendship: Duty, Delight and Freedom

By Caroline I P on Sat, 17 Apr, 2021 - 12:50

What kind of friend are you? What kind of friend would you like to be?

Is there any limitation to the heights that faithful friendship can reach?

Explore the possibilities of friendship with brothers and sisters in the sangha, through looking at traditional understandings of friendship in society and the spiritual life.

We will draw primarily on The Duties of Brotherhood in Islam seminar, with supporting material from the seminar on the Sigalavada Sutta. Both texts were studied by Sangharakshita in 1983. With The Duties of Brotherhood in Islam, he took...

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The Dawning Moon of Mind: Study Seminars with Nagabodhi

By Centre Team on Mon, 5 Apr, 2021 - 11:46

The Dawning Moon of Mind: Study Seminars with Nagabodhi

By Centre Team on Mon, 5 Apr, 2021 - 11:46

The Dawning Moon of Mind: A series of study seminars with Nagabodhi and other members of the College of Public Preceptors.

For Order Members and Triratna Mitras. 

Sundays 18th April & 16th May

USA PST 10:30 | México 12:30 | USA EST 13:30 | IE &UK 18:30 | Europe CET 19:30

The event starts with a 30-minute meditation then the 2-hour seminar (with a short comfort break)

Reserve a place on this seminar

What is life for?
Why not live...

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Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre

Online Weekend: The Tree, the Snake and the Goddess

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 23 Mar, 2021 - 16:41

Online Weekend: The Tree, the Snake and the Goddess

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 23 Mar, 2021 - 16:41

April 16-18

Exploring the Buddha’s relationship with nature: a study practice weekend with Dhivan

The teaching of the Buddha is practical and concerned with the ending of dukkha or suffering. But the life-story of the Buddha shows him becoming Awakened at the foot of the Bodhi tree, encouraged and sheltered by the nāgas or mythical snakes, and having defeated Māra with the help of the Earth Goddess. These symbols of tree, snake and goddess tell us something on the level of myth...

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Individuality: Self-Contained and Boundless (Online Order/Mitra event from Adhisthana)

By shubhavyuha on Thu, 14 Jan, 2021 - 12:48

Individuality: Self-Contained and Boundless (Online Order/Mitra event from Adhisthana)

By shubhavyuha on Thu, 14 Jan, 2021 - 12:48

Individuality: Self-Contained and Boundless (Online Order/Mitra event from Adhisthana)
Led by Ratnaguna and Saddhanandi
17-21 February

Am I an individual, or just part of the group?

This is a question we need to keep trying to penetrate more deeply whether we are a Mitra or an Order member. It is a question that is central to the development of a saṅgha, a spiritual community, no individuals, no saṅgha. Any consideration of what the saṅgha is must therefore include as full an understanding as...

Triratna InHouse Publications
Triratna InHouse Publications

30% off many InHouse publications

By lokabandhu on Fri, 27 Nov, 2020 - 08:47

30% off many InHouse publications

By lokabandhu on Fri, 27 Nov, 2020 - 08:47

Many of Triratna InHouse’s best sellers are printed by Lulu - and for THREE DAYS ONLY (until midnight EST on 30/11 to be exact) they are offering a most delightful 30% off all titles!  Just quote code BFCM30 at the checkout…

Included are the four volumes of the Dharma Training Course for Mitras, all 17 volumes of Sangharakshita’s lectures and seminars, the Puja Readings book, Buddhist Ceremonies in Many LanguagesCrap, I’ve got Cancer (Suvarnaprabha’s moving - and very funny - reflections...

Chester
Chester

Mitra Study - New Group

By prashrabdhi on Sun, 17 Mar, 2019 - 06:57

Mitra Study - New Group

By prashrabdhi on Sun, 17 Mar, 2019 - 06:57

There are now 6 Mitras who attend the Triratna Chester Sangha.  We’re really pleased to be starting our own face to face Mitra Study group on Monday 18 March 2019.

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Triratna News

Supporting the Venezuelan Sangha

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 6 Apr, 2018 - 11:15

Supporting the Venezuelan Sangha

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 6 Apr, 2018 - 11:15

With the help of Future Dharma Fund, three Order Members from the UK and Spain visited Merida in Venezuela to help the Sangha there, who are growing despite being in challenging conditions. Aryavachin (living in Nottingham but from Venezuela), Manjusiha (from Padmaloka, UK) and Padmashalin (from Valencia, Spain) have been kept busy in Venezuala!

Aryavachin has been keeping a record of the visit, which started with an afternoon on William Blake and the integration of...

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