DOCUMENTS + RESOURCES
Many documents have been written about the subjects on this site, including those produced by the Adhisthana Kula itself.
This listing is a guide for anyone wanting to research these issues and to navigate what has been said. Without seeking to be comprehensive, it includes the main recent documents, especially those produced by the Adhisthana Kula, and some older ones produced by Triratna, as well as critical testimonies and coverage.
You can also download the complete report in PDF format here.
THE Adhisthana Kula AND ITS WORK
Introducing the Adhisthana Kula(February, 2017)
A Conversation with the Adhisthana Kula
Responding to Triratna Controversy
The Adhisthana Kula – An Update On Our Work
An Initial Response to The Observer
EXPRESSIONS OF APOLOGY AND REGRET
A personal statement from Urgyen Sangharakshita
Translations of Sangharakshita’s statement into several other languages are available here.
Preceptors’ College Letter to the Order responding to Sangharakshita’s statement
Translations of this Letter into several other languages are available here.
A Message of Apology and Regret, August 2019
TRIRATNA's VALUES AND HISTORY
Our Development & Values: a page on The Buddhist Centre Online, Triratna’s main web platform since 2013, referring to past controversy and linking to material critical of Triratna.
The Triratna Story (free eBook)
Growing Pains: An Inside View of Change in the FWBO (2006) by Vishvapani
TRIRATNA POLICY ON SEXUAL ETHICS
Statement from the College of Public Preceptors making explicit their pre-existing rule on sexual relationships between those conducting ordinations and those they ordain.
WHAT SANGHARAKSHITA SAID...
In Retrospect: A Conversation With Sangharakshita (2007), Audio
Conversations with Bhante (2009)
A Complex Personality: A Note (July 2017)
DISCUSSION BY ORDER MEMBERS
A great deal has been written by Order members about these issues, some of which is available online. This is a small selection of more-widely cited articles.
Three other testimonies from Order members who have resigned have been posted online, but as we suspect they may have been posted without the authors’ permission we are not linking to them here.
CRITICAL MEDIA COVERAGE
These sources are cited in some critical coverage:
RESPONSES TO MEDIA COVERAGE
- Mishima tea bowl with kintsugi gold repair, 16th century
Ethnological Museum of Berlin
About the Kula
- Portraits of the Kula
Introducing the Report
- Unpolished Jade
Apology + Regret
- Vajrasattva Rupa, Aloka
Sangharakshita’s Sexual Activity
- Cracked Raku Bowl
Unhelpful Attitudes + Ideas
- Sangharakshita conducting the first ordinations, 1968
Order Convention at Vinehall, 1978
Dharmacharinis on retreat at Battle, 1982
Dharmacharis at Padmaloka with Sangharakshita, 1980
- Women’s ordinations in Mexico, 2017
Family retreat at Saddhamma Pradeep retreat centre, 2018
The Buddhist Centre Online
- A family retreat at Vajrasana, 2017
London Buddhist Centre
- Meditation at Buddhafield Festival, 2019
Sangharakshita’s Place in Triratna
- Sangharakshita looking at the Adhisthana shrine
- Sangharakshita addressing a street meeting in India, 1967
Sangharakshita on a Camping Holiday, 1970s
Sangharakshita in his study at Padmaloka, 1990s
Sangharakshita ordaining Jyotipala, 1976
- Sangharakshita’s Burial, 2018
Addressing Ethical Concerns Today
- The Bodhisattva Padmapani, Ajanta Caves
- Honesty Seeds
- Water-Moon Avalokiteśvara
Documents + Resources
- Marigold Offerings
- Hands exchanging a Rupa