Tag: young buddhists
October 12-14 2012
Triratna’s annual big Young Buddhists weekend. The theme for 2012 is “freedom in a mad world”. Here’s some info -
Looking around us we can clearly see forces of madness at work in the world: greed, hatred and delusion played out on a grand scale. However, what we sometimes don’t see is that we ourselves are entangled in that net of confusion and fear: that greed, hatred, and delusion are at work in our own hearts.
Mat New, a young Triratna Buddhist from Birmingham, UK writes about his recent retreat - in Essen, Germany, where the German young people’s sangha have just celebrated their first retreat. He says - “The retreat was at Vimaladhatu, a beautiful Triratna retreat Centre nestled in the pine forests and hills of the Sauerland region not far from Triratna’s Essen Buddhist Centre. Alokavira and Aryabandhu, who were leading th
The November full moon saw young Triratna Buddhists around the UK and India meditating all night, many of them fundraising in aid of NNBY’s ‘Bihar Girls Project’ - which raised over UK £1,000 overnight! NNBY are Triratna’s Indian ‘National Network of Buddhist Youth’, active all over India but currently focusing on Bihar due to the extreme difficulties faced by the p
Triratna News has already reported the recent Young Buddhists weekend, held in late October at Smallwood Manor. But we can’t resist bringing you this account of the Puja, written by Richard Millington from Birmingham. He paints a vivid picture, saying -
Rebecca writes from Brighton, UK, saying “Dear friends, I thought you might like to see some photos from the Annual Young Buddhists’ retreat that took place a couple of weekends ago. The photos have been made into a video/slideshow, the soundtrack of which is the Padmasambhava mantra and the concluding mantras from the sevenfold puja. I think it gives a flavour of the retreat, which was very intense and excellent!