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Vajrashura

Bodhisattva Ideal Mitratas

Thu, 28 Feb, 2019 - 19:29

Hi all.

A few years ago Ksantivadin and I digitalised all of Bhante’s old Mitrata booklets on The Bodhisattva Ideal lecture series.

There are eight lectures in the original series, and eight pairs of Mitratas in the series. The first of each pair contains a lightly edited version of the talk and often some seminar extracts, and then the second of each pair is just seminar extracts.

(By seminars extracts, I mean extracts taken from study seminars lead by Bhante on those particular Bodhisattva Ideal lectures.)

All the...

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Candradasa

Sangharakshita and the Shadow of the Past by Vishvapani

Mon, 27 Feb, 2017 - 19:01

A strong, moving, nuanced set of perspectives from Vishvapani on areas of historical controversy in the FWBO/Triratna, especially those involving our founder, Sangharakshita. 

The talk spans Vishvapani’s long involvement with the community in both its light and “shadow” aspects - from first coming across the Dharma in Croydon, UK, at the age of 14 in the 1980s until the present day. It is in many ways a timely look at the past and the present, rooted in the...

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Tips On Using This Support Space

Wed, 22 Feb, 2017 - 18:29

Tips On Using This Support Space

Wed, 22 Feb, 2017 - 18:29

Introduction
Here’s a quick guide to using this space, including tips on some of its features and the main kinds of posts you can make. If you need technical support at any time, please do get in touch at support [at] thebuddhistcentre.com and we’ll be glad to help! If you want to contact us privately for any other reason, please get in touch at mitrasupport [at] thebuddhistcentre.com.

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Candradasa

Resources Around Controversy In Triratna

Wed, 15 Feb, 2017 - 16:15

​Download archive updated November 2020 to include the full report from the Adhisthana Kula.

Visit the dedicated space for the Adhisthana Kula report


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A number of Mitras have gotten in touch to ask where they can get easy access to resources around controversy arising from Triratna’s past, including responses to allegations of sexual misconduct and other issues that are still being discussed at Centres and online. Here’s a survey of all relevant public...

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The Dharma Training Course - Now For Mobile, All Flavours!

Thu, 19 Jan, 2017 - 02:43

The Dharma Training Course - Now For Mobile, All Flavours!

Thu, 19 Jan, 2017 - 02:43

Our first major update to the Dharma Training Course has arrived!

You will find corrected versions of all the course files on the site, as well as download versions designed for eBook use on all major platforms. As well as PDF, we now provide ePub, Kindle Reader, and Kindle app versions, which means they can be easily used on whichever device you prefer to do your reading on. We hope you’ll enjoy this next step in making the...

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Printed books of the Course are now available

Mon, 28 Nov, 2016 - 18:33

Printed books of the Course are now available

Mon, 28 Nov, 2016 - 18:33

Hi all.

I’m happy to say that softback print versions of the Dharma Training Course are now available to purchase online from Lulu. Thanks to Lokabandhu for doing loads of work on this!

A number of Dharma books used in the Triratna Buddhist Community are available as print-on-demand titles and eBook distribution on this Lulu page, including the DTCM books.

You can also find the individual years here:

Year One (including the Course Guide for Students)
Year Two
Year...

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Candradasa

First Ever Online Mitra Ceremony

Wed, 27 Jul, 2016 - 20:47

First Ever Online Mitra Ceremony

Wed, 27 Jul, 2016 - 20:47

*UPDATE* You can now watch a great short film about the event on Triratna News.

To watch again as-live, please view via Facebook Videos. You will need a Facebook account to watch this.

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Finding a video of a Mitra ceremony from the past this week seemed a good prompt to let you know about a further step into a digitally connected future with our first ever online Mitra Ceremony

Our...

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Candradasa

Welcome Pack For Mitras!

Mon, 11 Jul, 2016 - 21:43

Here are a few general resources around what it is to be a Mitra to get you started, as well as some great background on Triratna itself. 

You can read an online version of the Dharma Training Course Guide, and get more detail about the general structure of Triratna. Or try exploring our timeline, and read more about our history over the past 50 years.

To go deeper, subscribe to...