Who are we?

The Hastings Triratna Buddhist Group is part of the Triratna Buddhist Community (formerly the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order).

Led by Tonbridge Order member Vidyakaya with Karunabala , we meet once a week for meditation and discussion. Anyone interested in finding out more about meditation, Buddhism and the Triratna Buddhist Community is welcome to join us by coming along to a Thursday night.

You need to be over 18 years, and be able to be physically and mentally comfortable enough to sit silently for 30 minutes

We ask that people come along and learn both Meditation practices and show regular interest in Hastings Sangha, before joining the website.

 

Contact us:

Telephone:  07770558146

email: hastingsbuddhistgroup@gmail.com

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Hastings Triratna Buddhist Group

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Viryapuspa posted a discussion

Hastings Sangha Retreat - Fri 8th - Sun 10th April 2016

The Sangha Jewel - "Spiritual friendship is the whole of the spiritual life!"At Rivendell Retreat Centre with Vidyakaya, Sue, Amalabandhu and ViryapuspaCost £120 includes all meals and accommodation £60 concessionary rate for those unwaged or on very low income.To book your place please pay £30 deposit (non-refundable) to SueSee More
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Edwina Bailey is now a member of Hastings Triratna Buddhist Group
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paul godfrey is now a member of Hastings Triratna Buddhist Group
Aug 20, 2015
rosie layberry replied to Viryapuspa's discussion Southern Region Sangha Festival 2015
"Date saved"
Aug 16, 2015
Viryapuspa posted a discussion

Southern Region Sangha Festival 2015

Dear Southern RegionDanapriya is co-ordinating the Southern Region Sangha Festival which is being hosted in East Kent this year.Please SAVE THE DATE: Saturday 28th November....Please note that numbers will be strictly limited (by the venue provider) and everyone will have to book, booking details will be sent out later.The theme of the day is "Happy indeed we live" from the Dhammapada (verse 197).The text also says: "Good it is to see the spiritually developed; to dwell with them is always…See More
Jun 18, 2015
Leon replied to Leon's discussion Crazy Wisdom
"Antinomianism [ie against-law] has had a long and distinguished history throughout the world and its religious traditions & no less so as within the Shramanic traditions, which have stressed the importance of personal salvation without the…"
Jun 17, 2015
Daniel Farrell is now a member of Hastings Triratna Buddhist Group
Jun 2, 2015
Sue Bower replied to Leon's discussion Crazy Wisdom
"Hello Leon, thanks for commenting on the film. would you like to explain what you understand by antinonianism and abrahamism. they aren't terms I've come across in buddhist literature before. Do you think you'll return to thursday…"
Apr 6, 2015

Blog Posts

Becoming a Member

I am glad to join the Triratna group in Hastings.  The right path, the right way.  

I have lived here for a good few years now and have been more serious about my Practice over the past couple of years, though being aware and happy with Triratna for a long while before this!  I look forward to getting to meetings whenever it is possible and spending time with like minded beings, and learning as I go.

Posted by Gabrielle Hunt on March 22, 2014 at 13:13 — 1 Comment

Recent paintings...

My work has become much more meditative these days. I'd like to post a few pics of my recent work for you to all see what I've been up to! :) x

Posted by Susan Fynes on July 26, 2013 at 22:24

Follow Up from Day Retreat

For those interested in Donald Crowhurst's story as I mentioned there is an excellent documentary film Deep Water I attach a link of review http://www.bbc.co.uk/films/2006/12/11/deep_water_2006_review.shtml 

 

Nagasiddhi has it on DVD so if you ever fancy watching it at a Sangha film night let me know.

 

If anyone is interested in a deeper exploration of the Buddha's teaching on…

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Posted by Viryapuspa on May 14, 2013 at 14:57 — 1 Comment

Arrived

Dear All,

We are finally in Hastings hurrah many thanks for your House warming card a wonderful welcome. Paris formally known as Paul  (has chosen to take his other name to mark our new life) hopes to be at the beginers class on Thursday he is partially sighted so if you see someone looking a little bit lost please show him the way in.

Unfortunately I will probably at Rivendell as Nagasiddhi and Mandarava are with his Mum who is currently in end of life care due…

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Posted by Viryapuspa on April 16, 2013 at 17:19 — 1 Comment

 

Regular weekly meetings in Hastings

**WE HAVE NEW WEBSITE. USE THE LINK BELOW TO  VISIT OUR NEW WEBSITE FOR UPTO DATE INFORMATION.**

 

www.hastingsbuddhistgroup.com

We meet every Thursday evening at a venue in Hastings town centre. Please phone or email us if you are interested in coming along to find out more. The meetings start at 7.30pm and the doors are open from 7.15. Please arrive before 7.30 as we close the doors when we start the meditation and cannot allow the disruption of latecomers. We finish at 9.30.

Membership of this site is conditional on first attending our evenings and getting to know us.

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Meetings  start with a 45 minute body relaxation and meditation. Usually either Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana (practice of loving kindness), followed by tea, biscuits and a discussion based on a Dharma text that we are studying.

Suggested donation per session, £3 -£5

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                   FORTHCOMING EVENTS

  See our forthcoming events at www.hastingsbuddhistgroup.com

  You are welcome to join the site if you have attended one of our meetings.

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Hastings Sangha Retreat - Fri 8th - Sun 10th April 2016

The Sangha Jewel - "Spiritual friendship is the whole of the spiritual life!"At…Continue

Started by Viryapuspa Sep 9, 2015.

Southern Region Sangha Festival 2015 1 Reply

Dear Southern RegionDanapriya is co-ordinating the Southern Region Sangha Festival which is being hosted in East Kent this year.Please SAVE THE DATE: Saturday 28th November....Please note that numbers will be strictly limited (by the venue provider)…Continue

Started by Viryapuspa. Last reply by rosie layberry Aug 16, 2015.

Crazy Wisdom 2 Replies

Just made the Electric Palace before the start of the movie last night. Glad I made the effort to forgo Indian Summers for a trip into town, as the movie Crazy Wisdom was very enjoyable and thought provoking. Bit of a slow start but certainly worth…Continue

Started by Leon. Last reply by Leon Jun 17, 2015.

Hastings Paranirvana Festival & Day Retreat - Death in Life

Dear AllFor anyone coming on the day retreat here is some practical information about the day.We plan to start at 10.30 prompt there is limited parking at The Beacon and we have reserved 3 places for those with mobility issues or transporting…Continue

Started by Viryapuspa Feb 5, 2015.

Study books and Websites

Our study books

"Buddhism: tools for living your life" by Vajragupta (Windhorse Publications)
A guide for those seeking a meaningful spiritual path while living everyday lives full of families, work and friends. Our first study text.

Introductions to meditation and the Triratna Buddhist Community

"Breath" by Vessantra (Windhorse Publications)
A guide to the mindfulness of breathing as practiced by the TBC.

"Metta: the practice of loving kindness" by Nagabodhi (Windhorse Publications)
A guide to the metta bhavana meditation as practiced by the TBC.

"Introducing Buddhism" by Chris Pauling (Windhorse Publications)
Explains the essential teachings and practices that underlie most forms of Buddhism.

"The Triratna story" by Vajragupta (Windhorse Publications)
This is the story of Triratna (formerly the FWBO) from its inception in London to its growth worldwide.

Websites

Free Buddhist Audio
Over 500 audio talks on Buddhism and meditation from the archives of the FWBO. Hundreds of seminar and lecture transcripts. Free downloads, or listen and read online.

Words of the Buddha
Daily readings from the words of the Buddha

Rivendell Buddhist Retreat Centre
Teaching Buddhism, Buddhist meditation and yoga retreats, in Sussex, South-East England.

FWBO Brighton Buddhist Centre
Meditation, yoga, drop in classes, retreats.

http://www.westkentbuddhists.org.uk

Our sister group in Tonbridge where Vidyakaya also teaches.

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