Sikkha

Training in the Dharma

Sikkha

Training in the Dharma
The sikkha project
The aim of the Sikkha Project is to help develop an integrated, progressive spiritual training in Triratna at every level of experience, from newcomers to the Order; to discover and share how the different elements of our system are taught and practiced most effectively; and to create resources and training to fill any gaps. It’s overseen by Triratna’s International Council. We're starting off with some resources for teaching at Buddhist Centres. We hope you’ll find the resources here helpful. Please get in touch if you need help.
The sikkha project
The aim of the Sikkha Project is to help develop an integrated, progressive spiritual training in Triratna at every level of experience, from newcomers to the Order; to discover and share how the different elements of our system are taught and practiced most effectively; and to create resources and training to fill any gaps. It’s overseen by Triratna’s International Council. We're starting off with some resources for teaching at Buddhist Centres. We hope you’ll find the resources here helpful. Please get in touch if you need help.
Four introductory courses
We are starting at the beginning by offering four introductory courses. They are based on courses from the London Buddhist Centre and the Sheffield Centre in the UK. The courses present all ‘five great stages’ of Triratna’s mandala of practice in accessible and effective ways. They seem to be particularly effective in the number of people who attend them at both centres and who then go on to deeper practice. For each course there are weekly teachers notes, a short video introducing the theme for the week and a talk as it was presented during a course. All of the course material has been revised so it can be used flexibly in different contexts. You can use or adapt the resources as appropriate to your own situation and teaching style. Over time we will be gathering more teaching content from other sources and centres to pass on the most effective Dharma teaching in Triratna, as well as presenting material to help you develop your teaching skills.
Four introductory courses
We are starting at the beginning by offering four introductory courses. They are based on courses from the London Buddhist Centre and the Sheffield Centre in the UK. The courses present all ‘five great stages’ of Triratna’s mandala of practice in accessible and effective ways. They seem to be particularly effective in the number of people who attend them at both centres and who then go on to deeper practice. For each course there are weekly teachers notes, a short video introducing the theme for the week and a talk as it was presented during a course. All of the course material has been revised so it can be used flexibly in different contexts. You can use or adapt the resources as appropriate to your own situation and teaching style. Over time we will be gathering more teaching content from other sources and centres to pass on the most effective Dharma teaching in Triratna, as well as presenting material to help you develop your teaching skills.
radical dharma
This six week course brings in some of the most radical and transformative aspects of the Dharma from the first day, with a strong emphasis on spiritual death, spiritual rebirth and spiritual community.
radical dharma
This six week course brings in some of the most radical and transformative aspects of the Dharma from the first day, with a strong emphasis on spiritual death, spiritual rebirth and spiritual community.
Vision and Transformation
This six week course follows on from Radical Dharma, and offers a lively and systematic introduction to the Eightfold Path. Starting with an emphasis on Vision, it takes relative newcomers though the process of transformation: emotion, imagination, speech, right livelihood, and effort and attention in meditation. Here you’ll find Vadanya’s introductory videos for each week along with teacher’s notes and course guides.
Vision and Transformation
This six week course follows on from Radical Dharma, and offers a lively and systematic introduction to the Eightfold Path. Starting with an emphasis on Vision, it takes relative newcomers though the process of transformation: emotion, imagination, speech, right livelihood, and effort and attention in meditation. Here you’ll find Vadanya’s introductory videos for each week along with teacher’s notes and course guides.
Life with Full Attention
This eight week course based on Maitreyabandhu’s book, shows how to apply mindfulness ‘to modern times’, looking at day to day mindfulness, mindfulness of body, feelings, mind, nature and art, other people, and ‘insight’.
Life with Full Attention
This eight week course based on Maitreyabandhu’s book, shows how to apply mindfulness ‘to modern times’, looking at day to day mindfulness, mindfulness of body, feelings, mind, nature and art, other people, and ‘insight’.
The Journey and the Guide
This eight week course gives a practical overview of our system of spiritual training, from integration to Spiritual Death and Rebirth. Below are all the resources you need to run the course. Each week has two videos, the first is a short introduction to the theme, the other an example of how the week was presented during a course. You will also find a comprehensive set of teachers notes.
The Journey and the Guide
This eight week course gives a practical overview of our system of spiritual training, from integration to Spiritual Death and Rebirth. Below are all the resources you need to run the course. Each week has two videos, the first is a short introduction to the theme, the other an example of how the week was presented during a course. You will also find a comprehensive set of teachers notes.