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.

Sangharakshita's Death and Funeral

Born in London in 1925, Sangharakshita dedicated his adult life to communicating the Buddha Dharma in the West and in India.
At age 93 his funeral took place at his home Adhisthana in Hereford, England.

Adhisthana International Course 2018

In October 2018, Adhisthana offered its first International Retreat in order to form connections between those holding responsibility within Triratna all over the world, and to offer the participants further training and skills in their positions.

Buddhafield East Cafe

Buddhafield East Cafe goes from strength to strength, moving to the heart of the field at this years Buddhafield Festival. We spent a few days with them to see how they make baking cakes into a spiritual practice.

Suryavana Retreat Centre

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.

Lama's Pyjamas

Lama’s Pyjamas

International Council Meeting

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 2018

International Order Convention at Bodh Gaya, India February 2018

Ordinations under The Bodhi Tree

On Saturday 3rd of February 2018. Two ordinations took place in the Mahabodhi Temple, under the Bodhi Tree in Bodh Gaya, India.

The New Colchester Buddhist Centre

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.

Dāna Cafe

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.

Barcelona Buddhist Centre

Rijumati tells us about the opening of the first Triratna centre in Barcelona, Spain, in October 2017.

A new centre for Southampton

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.

Green Earth Awakening

Green Earth Awakening is a Buddhafield project which seeks to draw out the more ‘Engaged Buddhism’ element of the festival, where Buddhists, non Buddhists and activists and campaigners in various areas come together for a few days camping in the Blackdown Hills in Devon, UK.

A new shrine at Adhisthana

In August 2017 at the Combined Order weekend a new shrine was dedicated at Adhisthana..

Women’s Ordinations in Mexico

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.

The first European Mainland Young Buddhists Convention

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.

Croydon Buddhist Centre Dedicating a New Shrine Room

On the 13th May 2017 Croydon Buddhist Centre dedicated a new shrine room. England, UK

Triratna 50th Anniversary celebrations

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.

Triratna Gender Diverse Buddhists

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.

International Buddhist Youth Convention 2016

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.

Social Engagement and Liberation Conference

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.

The Forest Garden: Hridayabija

For the last 6 years Sagaravajra has been creating a Pure Land in the form of a Forest Garden in a small field in East Devon, UK.

The Jai Bhim Network

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

Manchester Buddhist Centre - 20 years in the city

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 new Vajrasana Retreat Centre

The London Buddhist Centre launch their new improved retreat centre

Valencia 25th Anniversary

In November 2015, the Valencia Buddhist Centre celebrated its 25th anniversary.

It was the first Triratna Buddhist Centre in a Spanish-speaking country.

Mindful Nation UK Report and Breathworks

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.

Retreating in Mexico

Upekshamati tells us about five recent back to back, and even simultatious, retreats!

Bed & Breakfast Retreat in Nottingham

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.

A New Centre for the Shrewsbury Sangha

The long established Shrewsbury Sangha open their own Buddhist Centre and look back upon the renovation project.

8th Young Buddhists Retreat

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.

Bodh Gaya International Order Retreat

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.

Karuna Phone Campaign

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

Celebrating the Arts at Adhisthana

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.

National Network of Buddhist Youth Convention

NNBY convention February 2015

Opening the Sangharakshita Library

VIdyadevi who has been working with Sangharakshita for a few dacades takes us into the journey of creating Sangharakshitas Library at Adhisthana

Nagpur Buddha Festival

Buddha day festival at Nagpur organised by the Nagpur Buddhist Centre. 

Closing windhorse:evolution The End of an Era

Closing down Windhorse:Evolution, a Team Based Right Livelihood that for over 3 decades contributed so much to the development of Triratna Movement.

National Network of Buddhist Youth Convention

NNBY convention February 2015

Engaged Buddhists in Manchester

We report from Manchester Buddhist Centre’s Engaged Buddhist Kula, working with Manchester Cathedral’s Booth Centre for the homeless.

A Buddhist chaplain in Manchester

Dharmacharini Amitashuri is a chaplin in Manchester

The Triratna International Council

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.

The Opening of Highlands Triratna Centre

After many years in borrowed premises the Triratna sangha in the Scottish Highlands, UK opens its first Buddhist centre.


Young Women’s Dharma Life Course

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.

A Women’s Karuna Appeal in Manchester

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.

Buddhistisches Tor Berlin

We report from Buddhistisches Tor Berlin, the Triratna Centre in Berlin, Germany, which opened in 2012 in a disused hospital building.

The Triratna International Retreat

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 & The Street Angels

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

Young people’s gathering

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.

Nagaloka Buddhist Centre, Portland Maine

Naghabodhi visits the Nagaloka Buddhist centre in Portland Maine US. 


Danabhadri on cooking at Danakosha

One of Danakoshas cooks, Danabhadri, talks about cooking as a practice

The opening weekend of Adhisthana

Adhisthana, the new home of the Triratna Buddhist community, hosts its opening weekend in August 2013

8 Step Recovery: Buddha’s Teaching to Overcome Addiction

Vimalasara aka Valerie Mason-John talks about her book ‘8 Step Recovery’ and with co-writer Paramabandhu, gives a workshop at the Manchester Buddhist Centre.

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