“From its literal meaning of a site, residence, or position, the word Adhisthana is then applied to the power pertaining to such a position. It can therefore mean the power which belongs to divine forms, and in this sense comes near to the conception of ‘grace’. It can also refer to the power that is experienced in meditation or through the recitation of mantras. In that it may be transmitted by a spiritual teacher to his disciples, it may also be translated as ‘blessing’…”
Adhisthana, Triratna’s new home in quiet rural land near the Malvern Hills, is a place for the whole movement, where people from all over the world meet, study and practice together, sometimes in small retreats, sometimes in large numbers.
The Triratna Community is based upon Sangharakshita’s particular presentation of the Dharma, faithful to the Buddha’s own teachings and honouring the best in all schools. That is not, of course, a simple or static thing, and it is evolving as times change and as experience grows.
Adhisthana will be a place where deepening experience of practice and teaching can be shared, ensuring the ‘high level of commonality of practice’ that a spiritual community needs.