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Sangharakshita - The Poetry Interviews

Posted by Centre Team on Fri, 5 May, 2017 - 20:49

A series of ten personal interviews between Sangharakshita and Saddhanandi, reflecting on Sangharakshita’s own selections from his extensive body of poetry.

Each interview in this series begins with a lovely reading of the poem by Saddhanandi, and is followed by commentary from Sangharakshita on the verses - discussing his inspiration, the meanings behind the words, and what the poem has to say about spiritual life and his own personal history.

The running order of the interviews is...

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Vajranatha's picture

Shame it is on soundcloud, that makes the files inaccessible in countries with slow internet. Will it be put on FBA too? That usually works ok.

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HI Vajranatha, sorry to hear you’re having trouble accessing on Soundcloud. We will post it to FBA too, though presumably the speed of internet connection (rather than the location, since they will be the same files) is the issue? 

In any case, we will also be making a dedicated web space for them in the next few months too. If sending them direct to you and others would be helpful, please do let us know.

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Speed is half the issue. The other half is that soundcloud downloads seem to have sessions that expire after a while so you can’t just let files download & come back an hour later. FBA thankfully doesn’t do that.

Aryajit's picture

Really enjoying listening to this series- thank you!

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How can I download this? I would really like to listen to all these poetry interviews but certainly don’t want to do this sitting in front of my computer. I’d like to download it as mp3, but cannot find it on FBA or elsewhere in a downloadable format….

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Jnanadakini - Bringing The Dharma To Latin America

Posted by Candradasa on Tue, 2 May, 2017 - 17:14

Jnanadakini was the first Mexican woman to be ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order and joins us to talk about her work bringing the Dharma to other Latin American women.

We hear about the recent ordination, broadcast live on The Buddhist Centre Online, and about Jnanadakini’s mythic connection to building sangha at home in Mexico, in Venezuela, and across the continent. Her quiet joy in this is apparent as she evokes the strength of practical faith in the face of...

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Las Venezolanas (en Español)

Posted by parami on Thu, 27 Apr, 2017 - 17:06

Una  conversación de Parami con un maravillosos grupo de mujeres Venezolanas Mitras de la Comunidad Budista Triratna, hablando de la importancia de la practica del Dharma en un país donde hay una enorme turbulencia política y económica.

Su respuesta es clara: en época de guerra lo que la gente necesita  es paz y compasión  y esto es precisamente lo que el dharma ofrece. Una evocación conmovedora y urgente desde una perspectiva vital.

Grabado en Mexico, Abril 2017

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Buddhist Voices From Mexico - Upeksamati On How To Start A Buddhist Centre

Posted by Candradasa on Thu, 20 Apr, 2017 - 16:52

Continuing our series of in-depth conversations with Buddhists in Mexico, here is the irrepressible Upeksamati: Dharma pioneer in his homeland and founder of the Mexico City Buddhist Center. 

We hear of his own Buddhist training in England in the 1980s and ’90s and how that influenced his approach to bringing what he learned back home again. We get, in effect, a crash course in the essentials of starting a new Buddhist Center - at scale, and with ambition!

Always engaging, always in love with...

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Sounds From Triratna50 At Aryaloka, USA

Posted by shraddhavani on Wed, 12 Apr, 2017 - 17:23

Some great sounds from a day celebrating Triratna at Aryaloka on the north-east coast of the USA. Bettye Pruitt from Portsmouth Buddhist Center interviews Dharmasuri, Chair of Nagaloka, the Triratna Center in Portland, Maine, about her travels in traditional Buddhist countries. Shaun Bartone leads the singing of the song is “I Became Awake” by Canadian folk singer Tony Dekker of the band Great Lake Swimmers. And then we get a longer harmonized chanting...

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Triratna50 In The North!

Posted by sanghadhara on Mon, 10 Apr, 2017 - 15:40

Sanghadhara at the UK Northern region event in Sheffield to mark the 50th anniversary of Triratna as a Buddhist community. Talking to Dharmamayi and Moksatara (Padmasagara couldn’t make it!). Catching up on highlights from the day, and reflecting on what it’s like as younger Order members to hear stories from “the old days”.

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New Podcast: Maitreyi Interviews Subhuti on 'Women, Men And Angels'

Posted by Candradasa on Wed, 5 Apr, 2017 - 17:37

Following on from his statement of personal regret about the publication of ‘Women, Men And Angels’ and the views expressed in it, here is Subhuti in conversation with Maitreyi, going into detail around that regret, and sharing his thoughts on a very painful episode in Triratna history, including the story of how it all happened. What emerges in the course of the interview is an exemplary look by two good, old friends at how confusion can arise -...

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Buddhist Voices From Mexico - Aurea, Pablo & Alejandra

Posted by Candradasa on Fri, 10 Mar, 2017 - 18:33

First in a series of occasional episodes featuring Triratna voices from Mexico. Here we meet the wonderful Aurea and her family in Mexico City and hear their story of what it’s like to be a Buddhist (or have a Buddhist in your life) in a country where that’s still fairly unusual.  

An inspiring, warm conversation that shows the tremendous difference love and support from friends and family can make to anyone practising Buddhism. 


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New Podcast: Safeguarding In The Triratna Buddhist Community

Posted by Candradasa on Sat, 18 Feb, 2017 - 14:52

Welcome to a new year of podcasts from The Buddhist Centre Online!

We’re delighted to welcome our first guest via Skype, Munisha, Triratna’s European Safeguarding Officer, to discuss some strong work in an ever-changing field of care. A fascinating look at what’s involved in contemporary safeguarding, how it relates to controversies of the past, and the challenges posed by the need to have an international approach in an online age. 

What comes across most clearly is Munisha’s deep sense of integrity and compassion. We...

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Buddhist Voices: Karunadevi - From Heartland to Heart-Mind

Posted by Candradasa on Wed, 28 Dec, 2016 - 20:35

Karunadevi has been a practicing Buddhist since the 1980s after finding her way to California from the heartland of Iowa. The first American to be ordained in the U.S. into the Triratna Buddhist Order she is now a member of the College of Public Preceptors, helping maintain the spiritual wellbeing of the community worldwide. 

We hear about Karunadevi’s journey to the Dharma via family, friends, and brushes with mystic religion (via Christianity, Joan Baez and Lama Govinda). And how it was...

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