Saturday 21st November is the launch date for the International Urban Retreat (see previous email for details). The theme is Living in the Greater Mandala, a teaching of Sangharakshita about learning to live from a more expansive, beautiful and non-utilitarian perspective. Contact Saddhavijaya now if you want to take part.
Saturday 28th November will be the final workshop to conclude the Urban Retreat, followed at 3.30pm with our Sangha Day celebrations, including Keryn’s Mitra Ceremony. Everyone is welcome to join us for this very special occasion.
Sunday 29th November is the People’s Climate March, commencing 11am at Torrens Parade Ground, King William St. Details on where Adelaide Triratna will gather beforehand to join the march to follow soon.
Tuesday 1st December will see us launch our new Sangha Night theme of Spiritual Friendship for the month of December. This will be launched in a talk given by our visiting Order sister Akashamani from Port Fairy in Victoria.
Sunday 13th December is the date to mark in your diary for our End-of-Year gathering, details to follow later.
Sunday 27th December – Sunday 3rd January are the dates for our Turning-of-the-Year Retreat at Glenbarr, Strathalbyn. Watch this space for the theme and further details to be announced shortly.
The emphasis of an urban retreat is encouraging and supporting people to bring the Dharma into their daily living, relating the teachings to their everyday experience. In addition to this, it is also designed to enable people to experience themselves as part of the world-wide sangha that is Triratna.
This event is managed by the Triratna Development Team in Europe and is run online at thebuddhistcentre.com, our worldwide community across planet earth.
More details will follow on the program and the theme, but for now it can be summed up in a quote from Sangharakshita “The aim..is to bring an attitude of pure aesthetic appreciation to whatever circumstances that come our way.”
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This will be a unique night for Adelaide Trirtatna. Please join us for a true gem of a talk by a true gem of an individual. Come and hear what Parami has to say about learning to live less from a driven and speedy state of being and more from an expansive, non-utilitarian and beautiful way of being.
All welcome – see you there, 96 Halifax St, starting at 6.45pm with meditation (the Drop-In meditation is also available), followed by a cuppa and then the talk.
Tues 20th October – International Order Convenor visits Adelaide Triratna!
Parami has travelled from the UK to be a part of the regional (Aus and NZ) Order convention taking place at Vijayaloka, our retreat centre outside of Sydney. She is making a special trip to Adelaide to meet the sangha here, so don’t miss this opportunity to hear lots about Triratna beyond Adelaide and ask all the questions you have ever wanted to know the answers to about our Buddhist community, worldwide.
Saturday 24th October – Open House with Siladasa
Siladasa, our Dharma brother and Order member from Melbourne, is in town for work reasons, so Jo is hosting an Open House at her place (28 Day St, Sturt) on 24th Oct, 12 noon – 4pm, so we can gather for a catch-up and chit-chat. Bring vegetarian/vegan food to share and see you there.
Please Note: There will be no Drop-In meditation next Tuesday 13th October; the meditation in the large room will be happening as usual, start time 6.45pm at 96 Halifax St in the city.
As described on their website, EcoDharma offers courses and retreats which “support the realisation of our human potential and the development of an ecological consciousness, honouring our mutual belonging within the web of life – drawing on the Buddhist Dharma and the emerging ecological paradigms of our time.”
But this is not just words! This is nature-based living, learning and training, firmly grounded in the commitment and belief that although we live in a time of ecological and social crisis, a truly life-affirming, creative and sustainable future is possible.
This first week in October will introduce our theme for the month, the Urban Ecosattva – what is that and why care?!
Keryn is participating in a new world-wide initiative called EcoSattva training, instigated by a collective of world leaders in deep ecology and Buddhist practice. Over three consecutive weeks, Keryn will share her exploration of what it means to express a Buddhist response to climate change; how we can move from feeling overwhelmed, to responding creatively and kindly, with courage, compassion and wisdom.
And these are not just words either! Commit Tuesday nights in your diary in October and hear and learn for yourself what is truly possible, right here, right now, in urban Adelaide.
Looking forward to seeing you there next Tuesday, 6.45pm at 96 Halifax St.
As we enter the last three months of the year, this may well be a good time to give yourself the gift of learning to meditate and cultivating awareness, bringing inner calm to your daily living. Even if you know how to meditate, this seven week course can renew and strengthen your practice.
Meditation is a means of transforming the mind. Buddhist meditation practices are techniques that encourage and develop concentration, clarity, emotional positivity and a calm seeing of the true nature of things.By engaging with a particular meditation practice you learn the patterns and habits of your mind, and the practice offers a means to cultivate new, more positive ways of being.
We teach two meditation practices originally taught by the historical Buddha, the Mindfulness of Breathing and Loving Kindness. Join us this springtime and give yourself and others the gift of calmer, more positive states of being.
Tuesday 29th September 6.45pm
96 Halifax Street, Adelaide 5000
One of the foremost challenges in leading a spiritual life is said to be engaging our emotions. Its easy to decide rationally thats its good to be happy, wise and kind but other levels of our being can tend to pull us in other directions.
In Puja, we have the chance to relax our rational grip and explore an inspiring world of poetry, symbol, music and myth, bringing body speech and mind into our practice in exploring a series of spiritual emotions.
The full moon is traditionally an auspicious time to gather together and mutually honour our highest ideals and aspirations, so if you would like to join us for an evening of meditation, ritual and, of course, tea, then do please come along.
If youre not familiar with the practice of Puja but are curious to know more, be assured there is no pressure to join in or know ‘what happens next’ – all is done in call and response and you are very welcome to join in as you like, or just observe and let the experience wash over you.
Join us tomorrow evening, Tuesday 22nd September, to share in the reading, a talk by Saddhavijaya and group discussion about the Buddha’s instruction to the Kalamas. We will begin, as usual, with meditation at 6.45pm (there is instruction for newcomers in the Drop-In meditation at the same time) and finish by 9.30pm.
Tuesday 29th September we will celebrate the full moon in the tradition of the Buddhist sangha with a seven-fold puja.
Looking forward to seeing you Tuesday evenings at 96 Halifax St,
Dharmamodini, Saddhavijaya, Ratnadaka