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Reviewing How The Preceptors' College Works

Posted by saddhaloka on Mon, 4 Dec, 2017 - 14:09

The College of Public Preceptors has been growing and its make-up is changing. By next year we could have 45 active members, and it will inevitably continue to grow as the movement expands and more public preceptors are needed. Many of the founding generation still in the College have been coming together in all sorts of meetings and gatherings for 40 years. Quite a number of them are now approaching 70, or are already into their 70s. We...

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Sikkha, A Conversation with Dhammamegha And Dhammarati

Posted by dhammarati on Mon, 4 Sep, 2017 - 20:12

In March 2017, Saddhaloka wrote about steps the Preceptors’ College would be taking in the coming months. One of these steps was to acknowledge the importance of the ‘shared system of teaching and practice that we derive from Bhante’s particular presentation of the Dharma, while allowing for its systematic and orderly evaluation and development, so that it is more and more effective’ .

One of the important ways that ‘evaluation and development’ is happening is through the work...

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Triratna Controversy FAQ

Posted by Centre Team on Fri, 14 Apr, 2017 - 16:33

Updated April 26th 2017 to fix some broken links in PDF version.

From the introduction 
We’ve assembled this FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) in response to questions people have asked about historical controversy and unskilful behaviour in FWBO/Triratna, and the ways these are sometimes represented online. The main intention is to provide, in good faith, information we believe to be accurate. We wish to represent what are often complex issues in a fair-minded way without over simplifying, aware that other views...

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Parami, Lokeshvara and Saddhaloka In Conversation

Posted by parami on Sat, 18 Mar, 2017 - 15:01

A new podcast from some members of the Adhisthana Kula as they come to the end of a 10-day meeting of the College of Public Preceptors - the body responsible for maintaining the integrity and spirit of the Triratna Buddhist Order. 

A great little summary of some of the more general issues discussed, including those arising from historical controversies. We get a little taster of other conversations to come - with news of new media, and of prospective reconciliation possibilities within...

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A Conversation With The Adhisthana Kula

Posted by Centre Team on Tue, 28 Feb, 2017 - 21:49

The Adhisthana Kula is a new group made up of some of the most experienced members of the Triratna Buddhist Order, meeting together to help the community find lasting reconciliation in the face of renewed interest in historical controversies and some of the issues arising from them.

We hear Dhammarati, Lokeshvara, Mahamati, Parami, Ratnadharini and Saddhaloka share thoughtful perspectives on the work ahead, considering what is required to meet any suffering involved, to promote good communication around difficulties, and to encourage confidence...