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Newsbyte: The International Council Meeting 2018

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 9 May, 2018 - 12:00

Newsbyte: The International Council Meeting 2018

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 9 May, 2018 - 12:00

In February 2018, members of the Triratna Buddhist Order from around the world gathered at Bhaja in India for the 5th Triratna International Council. What took place, in the context of an inspiring retreat, was a deeply harmonious and creative meeting of minds, bringing ideas and live issues from local situations on 5 continents and exploring them together as a united community. This short film from Clear Vision captures a sense of the spirit of the International Council...

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50 Years, 50 Voices: Manjusvara

Posted by Satyalila on Thu, 3 May, 2018 - 15:00

Who needs perfection?  

Perfection is useless in the human life…

A few months ago I remembered that I’d heard a talk Manjusvara gave in 2007 called ‘20 years in the WBO’ on the 20th anniversary of his ordination. I thought it might contain some useful material for this project, so I looked it up on Free Buddhist Audio, only to discover that it had never been ‘released’. I live in the house where Manjusvara used to live (along with Ananda, Dhivan and Ananda’s partner...

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New Volumes of 'Complete Works of Sangharakshita' Released

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 2 May, 2018 - 15:01

New Volumes of 'Complete Works of Sangharakshita' Released

Posted by Sadayasihi on Wed, 2 May, 2018 - 15:01

Windhorse Publications have released four new volumes of the The Complete Works of Sangharakshita. A way to celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the Triratna Buddhist Order is to celebrate writings and teachings of the founder of the movement. The Complete Works include all previously published work by Sangharakshita, as well as talks, seminars and writings published for the first time.

The newest four volumes include:

A Survey of Buddhism/The Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path (Volume 1) Designed to be the very first volume...

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Searching for the Sublime

Posted by dhivan thomas jones on Sun, 22 Apr, 2018 - 19:46

Searching for the Sublime

Posted by dhivan thomas jones on Sun, 22 Apr, 2018 - 19:46

Here is a review by Ben Atmer of Vajragupta’s new book from Windhorse Publications:

VajraguptaWild Awake: Alone, Offline & Aware in Nature

Windhorse, Cambridge, 2018, £10 pb

review by Ben Atmer

Vajragupta, a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order and writer, has had published a new book based on his long and deep immersion in the practice of solitary retreat. He attempts, for the most part remarkably successfully, to convey his sense of intimacy with the natural world, and tries to suggest just what it...

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50 Years, 50 Voices: Danayutta

Posted by Satyalila on Thu, 26 Apr, 2018 - 15:00

The moment she opened the door and I saw the Buddha… I felt fine.

Danayutta’s Annals
In 1968… not alive.

In 1978… not alive.

In 1988… I was 6 years old, just about to start primary school in a convent in Malaysia. I lived in a big house that my grandfather built, with my father’s extended family (there were his 7 siblings, plus grandmother and great grandmother, my two older brothers). There was a big mango tree in the garden with a fishpond underneath it that...

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New Lights in the Sky Film Celebrating 50 Years of the Triratna Buddhist Order

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 23 Apr, 2018 - 14:21

New Lights in the Sky Film Celebrating 50 Years of the Triratna Buddhist Order

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 23 Apr, 2018 - 14:21

Lights in the Sky have just released a new film celebrating 50 years of the Triratna Buddhist Order, which was founded in London on the 7 April 1968.  ‘The Life of the Order’ contains archive footage and interviews with Order Members and gives a rounded picture of the era out of which the Order emerged.

The film is a 45 minute compilation of the main themes of the four-part History of the FWBO series.

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Karuna Looking for Volunteers for Phone Appeal

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 9 Apr, 2018 - 15:52

Karuna Looking for Volunteers for Phone Appeal

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 9 Apr, 2018 - 15:52

Karuna are looking for volunteers to join them for their telephone appeal, based in the Karuna office in North London as part of this year’s Buddhist Action Month.

Karuna works to end caste-based discrimination, poverty and inequality in India and Nepal. By providing tools, skills and support to grassroots organisations, Karuna can create community champions and build local networks. These networks then spread, benefiting even more people and sustaining the cycle of transformation. You can watch the short...

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Applying to FutureDharma for Funding

Posted by Viryanaga on Mon, 5 Mar, 2018 - 17:24

Applying to FutureDharma for Funding

Posted by Viryanaga on Mon, 5 Mar, 2018 - 17:24

If you are planning, or already run, a Triratna Dharma project then FutureDharma Fund might be able to help. We have three different funding routes depending on your project - Central projects, Major Projects and the Small Grant Fund (details of each round provided below). 

You may submit an expression of interest to us anytime, but Central and Major Projects applications may only be submitted when each funding round is open. The small grant programme is open for applications throughout the year. Please contact ...

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Lights in the Sky: Holy Lanka

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 26 Feb, 2018 - 16:12

Lights in the Sky: Holy Lanka

Posted by Sadayasihi on Mon, 26 Feb, 2018 - 16:12

Here is a recent short film by Suryaprabha and the Lights in the Sky about a trip in Sri Lanka in 2017.  Lights in the Sky is a Triratna Buddhist project producing documentary films since 1992.

Suryaprabha writes:

My trip to Sri Lanka January 2017 was a chance for me to try shooting 4k with a Sony AX100 camera bought second hand just days before the flight from London. So an experiment. Edited, and even sound edited, on FCP X. Altogether a new and, um, interesting experience.

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Can-Can Cancer Dancer — Interview with Devamitra

Posted by Sadayasihi on Thu, 8 Feb, 2018 - 11:56

Can-Can Cancer Dancer — Interview with Devamitra

Posted by Sadayasihi on Thu, 8 Feb, 2018 - 11:56

Last summer Charlotte Lawes, a mitra at the LBC, interviewed Devamitra about his ongoing experiences of living with cancer.  Devamitra has been writing a blog called ‘Can Can Cancer Dancer’ initially to ensure that he did not lose touch with a valuable opportunity for Dharmic reflection, but also so that others might benefit from hearing about his experiences.

The interview touches on the themes of beauty,  solitude and Devamitra’s thoughts on the future.

You can also read an article Charlotte wrote in May, ...

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