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Donation to the Buddhist Centre Online

Since Adhisthana closed, we have been cancelling retreats and refunding those booked on a rolling basis. When contacting people we have also been inviting them to donate their deposit (or more), to be distributed to those Triratna centres and organisations that will need additional help with funding during these uncertain times. There has been a […]

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Buddha Day

On Saturday many of us participated in the first online International Buddha Day celebration hosted by the Buddhist Centre Online. It was a fantastic program coming from around the world, with events from India, Australia, Mexico, the US, many countries in mainland Europe, and the UK. At Adhisthana a huge amount of effort went into […]

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Dukkha and the Unbiased

While we all continue to practice during the lockdown, we can ask ourselves ‘In what way am I suffering right now?’. The rich and demanding subject of Dukkha can lead us directly to the core of our ‘dis-ease’ that the Dharma is trying to address. Saddhanandi and Vessantara’s retreat on Dukkha and the Unbiased in […]

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Gathering Around and Listening to Bhante

On Thursday afternoon the community came together in Bhante’s lounge and sat around his chair to listen to his 1965 talk on the Arising of the Bodhicitta. You can listen to that talk here : The Arising of the Bodhicitta – 1965 – Sangharakshita   View this post on Instagram   Bhante’s chair, Bhante’s words. […]

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Our Artist in Residence

This morning Yashodeva took advantage of the weather and the freshly blooming trees around the burial made to create one of his signature iPad sketches.

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365 Days of Bhante

A significant aspect of our work here at Adhisthana is to keep alive the spirit of our founder and teacher, Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita, in the years after his passing on the 20th October 2018. There are many ways that we do this – by passing on his teachings; providing a context for people to visit […]

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Daily Circumambulations

Bhante’s body lies at Adhisthana and Bhante’s spirit lies at the heart of what we do. During the lockdown the community is circumambulating every evening at 7pm in an act of worship, devotion and rememberance. Here’s a short snippet that was livestreamed last night:

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Online Exhibitions

We’d like to draw your attention to some online exhibitions that have been made available by the team at Dharmachakra. These are a great way to get a deeper connection with Bhante and the Order from wherever you are. Nine Decades In these very personal conversations with Saddhanandi, Bhante chooses objects from each period and […]

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One More Alumni in the Order

This morning we watched ex-Itir from the Women’s 2017 Dharma Life Course become Varadhi. She was publicly ordained at around 8am UK time in a community in Melbourne watched by hundreds online having been privately ordained a few weeks early in advance of the now-cancelled 2020 Akashavana ordination retreat. It’s such a delight for the […]

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Statement on Buddhist-led violence against Muslims in Burma/Myanmar 2017

Here is a statement against Buddhist violence against the mostly Muslim Rohingya people in Burma/Myanmar, signed individually and personally by senior members of the Triratna Buddhist Order including Sangharakshita, Dhammarati, Parami + Saddhaloka who are resident at Adhisthana. For more context and a link to a BBC radio broadcast with Vishvapani, a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order see Triratna News on […]

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