An International Programme hosted by Adhisthana
In April 1967 Bhante Sangharakshita founded what was to become the Triratna Buddhist Community. 54 years on, we celebrate this event and all that Bhante has given us, looking forward to how we continue to unfold his legacy in the future.
Bhante spent his last years at Adhisthana, the Place of Blessings, and we can imagine a wave of blessings spreading out from the burial mound across the world, like the waves from a pebble dropped into a pond.
A year in lockdown presented Adhisthana with the opportunity to reflect and further unfold the founding vision for the place. Those at Adhisthana have a keen sense of the worth of the words and teachings that Bhante has left us. We want to explore these treasures which reside in our library, and in the hearts and minds of those who have lived them, and bring them to life with an excitement and enthusiasm just as was around when the seminars and lectures were delivered.
The sessions are a collaboration between Adhisthana and different parts of the world, creating a bridge between the geographical areas that make up Triratna.
In the meantime, please check out their new website at adhisthana.org. Everyone at Adhisthana would be delighted to hear what you think!
Free e-book from Windhorse Publications
To celebrate Triratna Day, until April 10th, Windhorse Publications are giving everyone a free digital copy of Sangharakshita: A New Voice in the Buddhist Tradition by Subhuti.
The author considers it one of his best works, and it offers a comprehensive account of Sangharakshita’s evolution as a thinker and teacher
1. The Green Stone
From New Zealand
Shared stories of Adhisthana and the green stone lineage
New Zealand 17.00 | Sydney 15.00 | India 09.30 | Europe 06.00 CET | UK & IE 05.00 |Mexico 22.00 (Fri 2nd) | US 21.00 PST (Fri 2nd)
2. In the Presence of the Buddha
Sit with us in the Adhisthana Shrine room with a led reflection on the Buddha and his qualities
New Zealand 19.00 | Sydney 17.00 | India 11.30 | Europe 08.00 CET | UK & IE 07.00 | US 23.00 PST (Friday 2nd)
3. Triratna: A Living Tradition
Enter into the stream of inspiration, teachings, practices & responsibility that animate our tradition
New Zealand 21.30 | Sydney 19.30 | India 14.00 | Europe 10.30 CET | UK & IE 09.30
4. Ritual & Devotion: Words of Our Teacher
Join us in a ritual expressing gratitude and devotion towards Bhante Sangharakshita, his many words and teachings. We’ll be visiting various sites around Adhisthana and in India.
India 19.30 | Europe 16.00 CET | UK & IE 15.00 | US 10.00 EST | Mexico 08.00 | US 07.00 PST
5. Blessings of all the Buddhas
Opening our hearts and minds to the blessings of the Buddhas as they flow down to us and through us, through people, texts and place and out into the world
Europe 19.30 CET | UK & IE 18.30 | India 23.00 | US 13.30 EST | Mexico 11.30 | US 10.30 PST
6. Young Today: Wise Tomorrow?
A session open to all: What might it mean to young people to encounter Bhante’s teaching and how will that unfold through their lives and into the future?
New Zealand 09.00 (Sunday 4th) | Sydney 07.00 (Sun 4th) | Europe 23.00 CET | IE & UK 22.00 | US 17.00 EST | Mexico 15.00 | US 14.00 PST