Saddharaja explores self-sacrifice as a component of the Bodhisattva Ideal introduces Chapter 18 The Chapter on the Tigress. He goes on to explore compassion and altruism, and how we can develop these by letting go of attachment and hatred, and thereby gaining true freedom.
The third of four talks given during the Open Retreat at Padmaloka Retreat Centre in October 2019.
As usual on the last weekend of September, the European Buddhist Union is holding its annual meeting - at Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa in Tuscany, Italy. Sadly most of the roughly 40 participants from many traditions all across Europe are on Zoom this time, for obvious reasons (and your trusty Liaison Officer, Munisha, is sitting in a little hut in Sweden.)
The morning has begun with a presentation from the hosts and the...
By Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 24 Sep, 2020 - 14:00
Previously unreleased, this important lecture introduces and explores further Sangharakshita’s distinctive and visionary ideas on the subject of Going For Refuge, drawing out the real meaning of this central act of the Buddhist life.
For many years, ethical issues from Triratna’s past have affected the individuals who were involved and the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community as a whole, and a number of people have come forward with accounts of the suffering they experienced within Triratna. Some of these issues involved the sexual behaviour of Sangharakshita, Triratna’s founder.
The Adhisthana Kula arose from a wish to acknowledge openly and respond effectively to these issues. The members of the Kula worked together over the...
Follow this link for a report on the recent International Council Online, sharing some highlights and resources, as well as a meeting summary.
As the Area Councils met separately according to their own time-zones for the meeting sessions, it’s not possible to provide a comprehensive minute, but within the summary you can see how it unfolded with an overview of each day and summaries of key outcomes, as well as view some of the resources. Click here to...