“If the Order is spiritually united, if it is in harmony, then a truly wonderful thing will happen. The Order then will be the locus for the manifestation of the Bodhicitta…I need hardly say how much the world needs the Dharma, needs such an Order, such a movement as ours. I have done what I can. I have started the movement. The future of the Order, of the movement is in your hands.”
A Sangha, or spiritual community, needs committed individuals practicing the Dharma in the context of their own particular lives in order to exist. The central myth of the Triratna Buddhist Order is the figure of the 1,000 armed Avalokiteshvara: the idea being that each...
The first in an occasional series this year of unreleased archive episodes from Buddhist Voices. Here’s Lokeshvara, one of our two International Order Conveners in Triratna, talking in 2015 at the end of his voyage around the world achieved in exactly 80 days. No hot-air balloons or steam trains or packet ships, alas, just lots of economy flights and time zone surfing!
What we do hear coming through is why it’s worth such an effort. Lokeshvara gives a great impressionistic sense of...
“The growth of the bhikkhus is to be expected, not their decline, bhikkhus, so long as they assemble frequently and in large numbers; meet and disperse peacefully and attend to the affairs of the Sangha in concord..”
Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Sun, 18 Feb, 2018 - 17:09
Our second and final talk on the last day of the 2018 Triratna Buddhist Order International Convention at Bodhgaya in India. Here’s Upekshanandi, originally from Poland, now living in Scotland, with her sense of the gifts we can leave for the practitioners of the future.
Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Sun, 18 Feb, 2018 - 17:02
Our first talk on the final day of the 2018 Triratna Buddhist Order International Convention at Bodhgaya in India. Ratnakumar from Orissa, India, gives a rousing call to Dhamma practice as an example we can set for the future and for those who follow in our footsteps on the path over the next 50 years.
Posted by Centre Team on Wed, 14 Feb, 2018 - 15:18
Recorded at the 2018 Triratna Buddhist Order International Convention at Bodhgaya, Bihar, here ‘s the great and renowned Indian classical violinist Surmani Prabhakar Dhakade, playing a full program of music for a very appreciative audience.
An evening at the Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Centre in Bhaja, India, to greet people from all around the world, gathering to look at how to take forward in unity an international, multi-lingual, cross-cultural spiritual community...