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Aug 19

Jnanadakini from Mexico joins us as our last Buddhist voice from the 2014 Triratna International Council. As the great assembly draws to a close she reflects with us on a strong week and the challenges in taking its inspiration back to a more isolated part of our community. Having moved from some scepticism about the value of the meeting to out and out enthusiasm, Jnanadakini is a great advocate of the spiritual practice involved in international gatherings!

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Aug 14

A great interview with two pioneering women - the first female Indian members of the Triratna Buddhist Order to come to the International Council to represent their respective strands. We hear about their home lives in India and their work within the Order there. And they share their inspiration from the Council, particularly around women taking responsibility and taking the lead in a spiritual community.

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Aug 13

Dharmananda from Sydney Australia joins us to discuss the well-established community Down Under, as well as his own practice of contemporary conscious homelessness. We hear about the challenges for a sangha that’s geographically distant from the other major Triratna Centres, and how the internationality aspect of the Council’s work helps people stay connected.

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Hear Vijaya and Maitriratna, tomorrow’s podcast - in English and in Hindi! #hindi #buddhism www.thebuddhistcentre.com/internationalcouncil
#triratna  (at Adhisthana)

Hear Vijaya and Maitriratna, tomorrow’s podcast - in English and in Hindi! #hindi #buddhism www.thebuddhistcentre.com/internationalcouncil
#triratna (at Adhisthana)


Dharmananda, today’s podcast hero… www.thebuddhistcentre.com/internationalcouncil
#triratna  (at Adhisthana)

Dharmananda, today’s podcast hero… www.thebuddhistcentre.com/internationalcouncil
#triratna (at Adhisthana)


Aug 12

An extract from a strong puja from the 2014 Triratna International Council, also featuring an extract from the Avatamsaka (Flower Garland) Sutra, the Ratana Sutta, and the Refuges and Precepts and Shakyamuni Mantra chanted Indian style…

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Aug 11
Brick shrine, little Buddhas (at Adhisthana)

Brick shrine, little Buddhas (at Adhisthana)


A delightful conversation today at the Triratna International Council with Vajrajyoti from Auckland, New Zealand, back for her second podcast after her debut at the last meeting in India. We reminisce about monkeys, talk about the challenge of language barriers to Dharma communities around the world, and appreciate the positive effects of internationality generally - especially in its ‘practice’ aspects! All in the rather beautiful, if rainy, English countryside around Adhisthana

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#Buddhist #Buddhism #international #community #spiritual #Dharma #Triratna


Aug 10
Vajrajyoti from Auckland, New Zealand: tomorrow’s podcast star! See www.thebuddhistcentre.com/internationalcouncil  (at Adhisthana)

Vajrajyoti from Auckland, New Zealand: tomorrow’s podcast star! See www.thebuddhistcentre.com/internationalcouncil (at Adhisthana)


Aryaketu from Maharashtra, India. Today’s podcast star at The Buddhist Centre Online ! See www.thebuddhistcentre.com/internationalcouncil

Aryaketu from Maharashtra, India. Today’s podcast star at The Buddhist Centre Online ! See www.thebuddhistcentre.com/internationalcouncil


A great conversation on today’s podcast with Aryaketu from India. Inspiring tales from his Aryaloka Computer Institute project teaching I.T. skills to women and men from amongst India’s poorest communities as a way out of poverty. And a rousing evocation of why the International Council represents something vital to the sangha in India and is, indeed, the flowering of Dr. Ambedkar’s vision for the Dalit community.

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Aug 9

For today’s podcast we’re joined graciously (for the second time in a day!) by Amala from New Hampshire in the USA. After some technical difficulties earlier we re-recorded this excellent conversation about how the International Council has alleviated a sense of isolation within Trirtana in the US and enabled the Order there to share its considerable wealth of experience more widely. An affirming and inspiring vision of connectedness from the USA & Canada’s Order Convener. Also, we talk a bit about brass bands…

#Buddhism #community #spiritual #America #Buddhist #Dharma #spirituality #international #Triratna


Aug 8
Adhisthana, August 2014 (at Adhisthana)

Adhisthana, August 2014 (at Adhisthana)


International Buddha www.thebuddhistcentre.com/internationalcouncil #triratna #buddhism  (at Adhisthana)

International Buddha www.thebuddhistcentre.com/internationalcouncil #triratna #buddhism (at Adhisthana)


Amala, from the USA. Representing the Order at the International Council. And tomorrow’s podcast hero!  (at Adhisthana)

Amala, from the USA. Representing the Order at the International Council. And tomorrow’s podcast hero! (at Adhisthana)


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