Evocative and uncompromising, poetic and personal, the Bodhicharyavatara is a foundational text for the Mahayana and in Triratna; calling forth each of us to place our hearts more fully upon our most cherished ideals.
Allow the beauty, power, and challenge of the verses to more deeply inform our practice, and enter an immersive retreat with a team who have dedicated their lives to the ideals enshrined within this text.
Born into the Dalit or ‘untouchable’ caste and the 14th child of an army officer, Dr Ambedkar was the only one of his siblings to finish primary school. Forced to sit outside the classroom because of his caste, he could not drink water unless someone else poured it for him as he was not allowed to touch either the water or the vessel it was carried in.
On 14th October 1956 Ambedkar converted to Buddhism. He took the refuges and precepts himself,...
Join us for a six-month season of events exploring the nature of mind, including neuroscience, Buddhist thought, and psychology. The project culminates in an in-person and online retreat at Adhisthana (August 2022).
* Conversations – Every month we’ll post a conversation hosted by an Order member with guests such as: Iain McGilchrist (the divided brain), Paul Gilbert (Compassion-Focussed Therapy), Penny Sartori (near-death experiences), Bernardo Kastrup (metaphysical idealism), and Carol Bowman (past life memories).
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Thursday the August 26th 2021 would have been the 96th birthday of Urygen Sangharakshita (affectionately called Bhante, meaning ‘teacher’). Through founding the Triratna order and community, Bhante has set up conditions for the Dharma to be communicated...
Over the last few weeks, Adhisthana has been ringing with conversations on Sadhana.
Ksantikara has been recording a series of conversations with six fellow order members, talking to each of them about their Yiddam and Sadhana practice. Every time he returned to the office after having had one of these conversations, he would be almost bouncing, his eyes sparkling.
He kept saying how good these conversations were, how much he enjoyed them, and that he was really looking forward to sharing the recordings with the order.
Lived out fully, Buddhist practice is revolutionary. Its purpose is a complete transformation of every element of our lives and of the world around us.
The legendary Tibetan Guru Padmasambhava is the archetype of this transformation. His mythic life story presents a conflict between the forces of light and the forces of darkness – a conflict that takes place within our own hearts and minds. Following his example, we can learn to...