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Sangharakshita + the Gestalt

Wed, 31 Mar, 2021 - 14:44

Sangharakshita + the Gestalt

Wed, 31 Mar, 2021 - 14:44

You asked, ‘What is this transient pattern?’
If we tell the truth of it, it will be a long story;
It is a pattern that came out of the ocean
And in a moment returned to the ocean depth.


– Omar Khayyam
the epigraph in The Rainbow Road

A series of personal reminiscences from some Public Preceptors, on the theme of Sangharakshita + the Gestalt. These were shared during a couple of sessions of the...

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Eight Guidelines | Ethical Practice

Sun, 28 Mar, 2021 - 13:38

Eight Guidelines | Ethical Practice

Sun, 28 Mar, 2021 - 13:38

Maitripala, from Melbourne, Australia, and Santavajri from the UK, discuss the theme of Ethical Practice, covering aspects of sensitivity, remorse and confession, in the second in a series of informal, personal, conversations between Public Preceptors about the Eight Guidelines for Ordination Training.

The Eight Guidelines offer a framework through which Order Members and Mitras can reflect on and communicate about their going for refuge and process of training for Ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order. In this series, members of the...

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Going for Refuge, Sincerity and Effectiveness | The Eight Guidelines

Mon, 1 Mar, 2021 - 11:31

Going for Refuge, Sincerity and Effectiveness | The Eight Guidelines

Mon, 1 Mar, 2021 - 11:31

Ratnavyuha, from Auckland, New Zealand, and Ratnadharini from the UK, discuss themes of Going for Refuge, Sincerity and Effectiveness in the first in a series of informal, personal, conversations between Public Preceptors about the Eight Guidelines for Ordination Training.

The Eight Guidelines offer a framework through which Order Members and Mitras can reflect on and communicate about their going for refuge and process of training for Ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order. In this series, members of the Preceptors’ College from...

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A forthcoming Ordination at the London Buddhist Centre

Fri, 27 Mar, 2020 - 11:05

A forthcoming Ordination at the London Buddhist Centre

Fri, 27 Mar, 2020 - 11:05

I am delighted to let you know of the forthcoming ordination of Gus Miller. Gus was invited to be ordained last year, along with two other men working for the London Buddhist Centre. As it would have put a great strain on the LBC for all three to be away at the same time, Gus kindly volunteered to wait for a year. Sadly, with the outbreak of Covid-19, we have had to cancel the Guhyaloka course and postpone it...

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A Buddhist Perspective on the Pandemic: Maitreyabandhu + Jnanavaca

Tue, 24 Mar, 2020 - 10:49

A Buddhist Perspective on the Pandemic: Maitreyabandhu + Jnanavaca

Tue, 24 Mar, 2020 - 10:49

Jnanavaca and Maitreyabandhu, in the weekly Dharma night class at the LBC, offer their reflections on our current predicament. Together, in conversation, they explore some dharmic perspectives on our experience of our lives and the world in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Going for Refuge in a Time of Fear

Thu, 19 Mar, 2020 - 13:33

Going for Refuge in a Time of Fear

Thu, 19 Mar, 2020 - 13:33

Padmavajra, one of the Public Preceptors on the ordination team at Padmaloka, gives a talk on how to go for refuge in times of adversity, even in a time of fear.

Given the situation in the world today, with threat of sickness and great uncertainty, how do we practise as Buddhists? How do we continue to deepen our practice of loving kindness, of awareness? What is the real response to the situation we find ourselves in today?

Recorded on the 18th March 2020 in the Padmaloka...

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Subhuti in India - a film by Mokshapriya

Thu, 11 Feb, 2016 - 15:36

Subhuti in India - a film by Mokshapriya

Thu, 11 Feb, 2016 - 15:36

Subhuti, a leading member of the Preceptors’ College, spends much of his time in India. His winter 2014/15 visit lasted 85 days, including 12 retreats, and covered over 3000 miles. It began at Bhaja, Maharashtra and concluded at the place of the Buddha’s Enlightenment.

Running time: 80 minutes

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Karunadevi in conversation with Nagabodhi

Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 11:08

Karunadevi in conversation with Nagabodhi

Mon, 28 Dec, 2015 - 11:08

Karunadevi talks about her involvement in Triratna in the very early days of the Movement in the USA. Karunadevi established Triratna in the Bay Area of Califronia and, along with Saramati, was the first American to be ordained in the USA. She is also currently the only public preceptor living in the USA.

Nagabodhi has worked with her over many years in his role as a public preceptor for the men in the USA.