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1967 and the Underground Counter-Culture

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 13 Apr, 2017 - 00:00
Manjunaga sets the scene for the beginning of the Movement in 1967. Given at the Tiratna@50 celebrations for the UK Northern region at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, Saturday 8 April 2017
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Gyproc & Flares: Sukhavati in the 1970s

Posted by Centre Team on Sat, 8 Apr, 2017 - 23:46

Gyproc & Flares: Sukhavati in the 1970s

Posted by Centre Team on Sat, 8 Apr, 2017 - 23:46

Siddhiratna sent this amazing short archive film of the very early days of the FWBO (former name for Triratna) in London in the 1970s as the new community there were preparing to build what would become the London Buddhist Centre in an old fire station…

“The videos were shot on Standard 8 film in what I think would be the mid ’70s, maybe ‘76, ‘77. The corrugated iron still up on the windows and Subhuti, Ratnaguna, Dharmapriya (?) and others are...

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Gorgeous, thanks for sharing. Loved the music. Now I know who all the hipsters in Bethnal Green stole their look from!

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wow, what a blast! Thanks Siddhiratna. What a smile Padmaraja had! Never one to miss a camera opportunity!

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Nicely done. What about some captions identifying people? I think I saw Vessantara, but I didn’t recognise anyone else. In a few decades no one will recognise anyone. 

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So far, identified are Alaya, Ananda, Ashvajit ,Danavira, Devaraja (?), Jinamata, Kamalashila, Nagabodhi, (ex-) Padmaraja, Ratnapani, Sagaramati, Sangharakshita, Subhuti, Surata, Vessantara. Any others?

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Anoma, ex- Rintrah, Annutara [ fur coat and wheeling pushchair with Jinamatas’ daughter sitting in it] , Siddhiratna, 

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Subhuti - For the Welfare of the World (Audio)

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 8 Apr, 2017 - 23:01

A great talk by Subhuti, live streamed around the world from London at the time, to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Triratna Buddhist Community. 

The fire of peace has been ignited in the world by the Buddha. It burns brightly today in the Triratna Order and movement, and inspired by Sangharakshita’s vision will burn well into the future – but how do we fan the flames so that the heat of practice transforms the world?

Chaired by Subhadramati....

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Subhuti - Now Streaming Live for Triratna@50: For the Welfare of the World

Posted by Singhamanas on Sat, 8 Apr, 2017 - 16:26

Subhuti - Now Streaming Live for Triratna@50: For the Welfare of the World

Posted by Singhamanas on Sat, 8 Apr, 2017 - 16:26

This broadcast is now ended. Below is the full unedited stream embedded - the talk begins around 6:15 and end around 01:20:00, with a short fundraising presentation following. You can listen to a remastered audio edit here.

N.B. For the first couple of minutes the video is rotated but it soon corrects itself!

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Subhuti: For the Welfare of the World
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Triratna@50 This Weekend...

Posted by Centre Team on Thu, 6 Apr, 2017 - 14:15

Triratna@50 This Weekend...

Posted by Centre Team on Thu, 6 Apr, 2017 - 14:15

Today, the 6th April 2017, marks the 50th birthday of Triratna! This weekend we kick off our year of celebration and gratitude for all that’s been achieved around the world since Sangharakshita and a small group of women and men first gathered to meditate together in a small room in London all those years ago…

+follow above for regular updates this weekend and throughout the year from Triratna@50 

We’ll be bringing you a flavour of just some of the international gatherings this weekend as our anniversary year...

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Letter from the Chair of the College of Public Preceptors to all Order Members

Posted by saddhaloka on Fri, 31 Mar, 2017 - 23:56

Letter from the Chair of the College of Public Preceptors to all Order Members

Posted by saddhaloka on Fri, 31 Mar, 2017 - 23:56

Following the March meeting of the College of Public Preceptors, Saddhaloka, as Chair of the College, sent a message to all Order members. The ten-day meeting had been concerned with issues currently being raised regarding the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community, and Saddhaloka wanted to communicate the position of the College on these issues. We are now posting the letter, slightly adapted for a wider readership, on the Adhisthana Kula blog, to make it available to all who are interested. The Kula will be continuing...

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Maitreyi Interviews Subhuti on 'Women, Men And Angels'

Posted by Maitreyi on Tue, 28 Mar, 2017 - 16:08

Maitreyi Interviews Subhuti on 'Women, Men And Angels'

Posted by Maitreyi on Tue, 28 Mar, 2017 - 16:08

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 - and how clear...

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Buddhist insights into veganism by Ratnaprabha - in French and English

Posted by charlotte-l on Sun, 19 Mar, 2017 - 15:45

Buddhist insights into veganism by Ratnaprabha - in French and English

Posted by charlotte-l on Sun, 19 Mar, 2017 - 15:45

Vegan Fashion Venture recently interviewed Ratnaprabha (West London Buddhist Centre) about the relationship between Buddhism, meditation and veganism.

Read the full article and watch the interview on the website. The recording is in English with French subtitles. The script is available in English and in French.

Here is a little extract:

“When I think about Buddhism and veganism, it makes me think first of all about just how crucial from a Buddhist point of view it is to practise non-harming of living beings. It...

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NEW website for Sudarshanaloka Retreat Centre

Posted by Ratnavyuha on Thu, 16 Mar, 2017 - 01:52

NEW website for Sudarshanaloka Retreat Centre

Posted by Ratnavyuha on Thu, 16 Mar, 2017 - 01:52

Hi everyone.

Wanted to let you know we have a NEW website!

Not only does it show you all the upcoming events at Sudarshanaloka, it also allows you to see when our solitary cabins are available. And you can now book online, right now.

If you are travelling to New Zealand and fancy a group retreat, a solitary, or perhaps just want to stay in our community house when there are no retreats on … please book online or email us. We’d love...

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Looks great Ratnavyuha. Well done, and thanks to everyone for their efforts!

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Breathworks blog: "Please, don't knock mindfulness", by Singhashri

Posted by charlotte-l on Wed, 15 Mar, 2017 - 09:10

Breathworks blog: "Please, don't knock mindfulness", by Singhashri

Posted by charlotte-l on Wed, 15 Mar, 2017 - 09:10

Breathworks is a fantastic organisation set up and run my members of the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community. Here is the latest blog post by Program Director Singhashri Gazmuri. If you missed it in January, it’s well-worth a read to understand what mindfulness is, isn’t, and why it is so important in the world today. 

“Reading Ruth Whippman’s November 26th opinion letter on mindfulness, Actually, Lets Not Be in the Moment left me with a growing sense of dismay and sadness.

I am...

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thankyou thankyou 

yes yes -

to remember who you are is to remember what you are

to remember what you are is to  realize suffering !

Blessings ———————- boK