Triratna is a world-wide movement, with thousands of people involved at different levels, and the diversity of people’s practices, engagements and expressions of their Dharma Life is broad. Here are some of the latest events and stories around the Triratna Community, an alive and rich Buddhist movement.
Suryavana is the new retreat centre of the Valencia Buddhist Centre, Spain. Hadayasiri and Dharmakirti share their experience of going on retreat and their enthusiasm for this new adventure for the Sangha in Valencia and for Triratna in Mainland Europe.
In February 2018, members of the Triratna Buddhist Order from around the world gathered at Bhaja in India for the 5th Triratna International Council.
International Order Convention at Bodh Gaya, India February 2018
On Saturday 3rd of February 2018. Two ordinations took place in the Mahabodhi Temple, under the Bodhi Tree in Bodh Gaya, India.
We went to visit the new Colchester Buddhist Centre to hear from the Chair, Amalaketu, about the acquiring of the building, the renovation, and how Triratna is flourishing there.
A few sangha members from Sheffield start up a new Buddhist run business in the city; a vegetarian cafe called Dāna. Clear Vision spends a day with them hard at work and we hear about the setting up of the project.
Rijumati tells us about the opening of the first Triratna centre in Barcelona, Spain, in October 2017.
On the 2nd weekend of September 2017, the well established Southampton sangha officially opened the doors of its first centre. Chair Sudharshini tells us about the project and the celebrations.
On 23 April 2017 seven women were publicly ordained in the Mexico City Buddhist Centre after being on a Going for Refuge Retreat at Cintamani Retreat Centre.
Parami also tells us about how 6 women from Venezuela came to be invited to the event.
In June 2017, Buddhistisches Tor Berlin hosted the first European Mainland Young Buddhist Convention, attended by 70 young people aged from 18 to 35. Organiser Hannah and contributor Prasadacharin tell us all about the event.
On the 13th May 2017 Croydon Buddhist Centre dedicated a new shrine room. England, UK
On April 8th 2017 Triratna Day was celebrated around the world as the 50th anniversary of its founding in 1967. We visit Sheffield for the Northern English celebration, Adhisthana, Dhanakosa in Scotland and Essen for the Western European events in Germany.
In December 2016, the Triratna Gender Diverse group met for a day of study and sangha at the Sheffield Buddhist Centre. Kamalanandi shares his own story of transitioning, and explains how and why the group was set up.
In October 2016, the National Network of Buddhist Youth held their 2nd International Buddhist Youth Convention at Bordharan in India, attended by Order members and GFR mitras from all around the world.
In October 2016, a conference on social engagement and Liberation took place at Nagaloka in celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Dr Amberdkar conversion to Buddhism.
Subhuti and the workers of the Jai Bhim Network in Hungary tell us about how they are helping the Roma Community through their Dr Ambedkar High School
The sangha of the Manchester Buddhist Centre celebrates 20 years in the Northern Quarter of the city, and we look back at its history
The London Buddhist Centre launch their new improved retreat centre
In November 2015, the Valencia Buddhist Centre celebrated its 25th anniversary.
It was the first Triratna Buddhist Centre in a Spanish-speaking country.
In October 2015, the UK Mindfulness All Party Parliamentary Group published the world’s first Mindful Nation Report, aimed at implementing mindfulness practice within several public sectors.
Breathworks took part in the creation of the report and co-organised the NorthWest Launch in February 2016.
Upekshamati tells us about five recent back to back, and even simultatious, retreats!
In November 2015 Nottingham Buddhist Centre hosted their 5th B&B retreat, with sangha members opening their homes up to friends and strangers from other Triratna sanghas.
The long established Shrewsbury Sangha open their own Buddhist Centre and look back upon the renovation project.
In October 2015 the 8th International Young Buddhist retreat took place in Adhisthana where Singhamati handed on her responsibilities as Young Buddhists coordinator. This project has grown substantially and is consolidating its place in Triratna.
In February 2015 an International Order Retreat took place at the Three Jewels Centre at Bodh Gaya. Subhuti led the retreat with a team from India and the West.
In Spring of 2015 a team of volunteers spent six weeks at Karuna Trust Office in London giving the opportunity to the supporters to increase their donations for some of the poorest people in India.
For more information about Karuna visit karuna.org
In August 2015 Adhisthana hosted its biggest gathering yet.
Attended by over 400 people, the UK and Ireland Order Weekend, entitled ‘Conscious Surrender to the Beautiful’, was three days of celebration, in the heart of Elgar Country, of the Arts created by members of the Triratna Buddhist Order, and was held to mark Sangharakshita’s 90th birthday.
NNBY convention February 2015
VIdyadevi who has been working with Sangharakshita for a few dacades takes us into the journey of creating Sangharakshitas Library at Adhisthana
Buddha day festival at Nagpur organised by the Nagpur Buddhist Centre.
Closing down Windhorse:Evolution, a Team Based Right Livelihood that for over 3 decades contributed so much to the development of Triratna Movement.
NNBY convention February 2015
We report from Manchester Buddhist Centre’s Engaged Buddhist Kula, working with Manchester Cathedral’s Booth Centre for the homeless.
Dharmacharini Amitashuri is a chaplin in Manchester
In August 2014, the Triratna International Council held their 3rd meeting, this time at Adhisthana in Herefordshire, UK. The Council comprises representatives of the Movement, the Order and the Preceptors College.
After many years in borrowed premises the Triratna sangha in the Scottish Highlands, UK opens its first Buddhist centre.
In the first half of 2014, eight women from Poland, Germany, Mexico, Britain and the USA spent five months at Adhisthana, in Herefordshire, UK on the first Young Women’s Dharma Life Course.
In summer 2014 a team of women spent six weeks knocking on doors in Manchester, UK to raise money for the Karuna Trust, helping some of the poorest people in India.
We report from Buddhistisches Tor Berlin, the Triratna Centre in Berlin, Germany, which opened in 2012 in a disused hospital building.
In May 2014 more than 300 people gathered under canvas at Adhisthana, in Herefordshire, UK for the Triratna International Retreat, braving torrential rain and mud.
Amoghalila goes out into the nightlife of Bolton with the Street Angels, to offer assistance to any nighttime revelers who may be a little worse for wear
Adhisthana, the new home of the Triratna Order and community, hosts its first young people’s gathering, and Singhamati and Dharmashalin talk about the Young Buddhists project.
Naghabodhi visits the Nagaloka Buddhist centre in Portland Maine US.
One of Danakoshas cooks, Danabhadri, talks about cooking as a practice
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