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Sangharakshita's diary

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Mon, 16 Jul, 2018 - 14:27

Sangharakshita's diary

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Mon, 16 Jul, 2018 - 14:27

Sthanashraddha is Bhante’s secretary. He writes from AdhisthanaUK:

“Coming to the end of June and having passed the summer solstice, summer has indeed been evident here at Adhisthana. Our rich clay soil is drying out and cracks are opening up in the flower beds here and there. The roses are at their peak and the occasional plant hasn’t made it through the hot dry days.

In the early half of June the Adhisthana resident...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Sangharakshita's diary

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Wed, 2 May, 2018 - 15:09

Sangharakshita's diary

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Wed, 2 May, 2018 - 15:09

Sthanashraddha is Bhante’s secretary. He writes from AdhisthanaUK:

“Spring only really fully arrived towards the end of April, and it was less than a month ago that the gardens were covered in our last batch of snowfall. But, yes, eventually after what felt like weeks of watching tulip flowers develop buds and slowly watching them rise up on their stems, and slowly see buds swelling, we had a few days of warm weather and sunshine, and...

Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

Sangharakshita - Celebrating 50 years of The Triratna Buddhist Order (Interview by Saddhandi)

Posted by sanghadhara to Clear Vision Trust on Mon, 16 Apr, 2018 - 11:17

Sangharakshita - Celebrating 50 years of The Triratna Buddhist Order (Interview by Saddhandi)

Posted by sanghadhara to Clear Vision Trust on Mon, 16 Apr, 2018 - 11:17

Saddhanandi Interviews Sangharakshita during the Celebrations of the 50th Anniversary of The Triratna Buddhist Order at Adhisthana, UK - 7 April 2018

Triratna News
Triratna News

Sangharakshita's diary

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Wed, 4 Apr, 2018 - 12:15

Sangharakshita's diary

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Wed, 4 Apr, 2018 - 12:15

Sthanashraddha is Bhante’s secretary. He writes from AdhisthanaUK:

As March draws to a close, and the clocks have sprung forward an hour, spring is poking its head up through the soil and swelling in buds on branches all around Adhisthana. Though we have had some terribly cold and snowy days there have also been some sunny ones, and when bright and dry if maybe not so warm, Bhante has taken what opportunities he could and enjoyed a morning walk...

Triratna News
Triratna News

The 50 Years, 50 Voices Project

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Wed, 4 Apr, 2018 - 11:48

The 50 Years, 50 Voices Project

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Wed, 4 Apr, 2018 - 11:48

‘Fifty Years, Fifty Voices’ is a project cooked up by Lokeshvara and Satyalila last year and supported by the Triratna Trust and Adhisthana Trustees. It’s gathering the ‘voices’ of 50 different Order Members on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Order.

Satyalila writes: “This year we’ll present extracts from these voices and the recordings will be archived in their entirety. In future we hope that many of them can be released as full-length podcasts...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Sangharakshita's diary

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Fri, 2 Mar, 2018 - 10:14

Sangharakshita's diary

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Fri, 2 Mar, 2018 - 10:14

Sthanashraddha is Bhante’s secretary. He writes from AdhisthanaUK:

“Coming to the end of February here at Adhisthana and the UK is gripped in a cold snap, which the media are calling the ‘Beast from the East’, while the ponds are frozen over and the garden is dusted in snow, Sanghadeva gets to take it easy, Yashodeva on the other hand is installing a new kitchen in the Dharma life course community, and a new tea...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

5 Years of The Buddhist Centre Online: #2 Gathering Together in Large Numbers

Posted by Sadayasihi to Buddhist Centre Features on Wed, 28 Feb, 2018 - 16:37

5 Years of The Buddhist Centre Online: #2 Gathering Together in Large Numbers

Posted by Sadayasihi to Buddhist Centre Features on Wed, 28 Feb, 2018 - 16:37

The growth of the bhikkhus is to be expected, not their decline, bhikkhus, so long as they assemble frequently and in large numbers; meet and disperse peacefully and attend to the affairs of the Sangha in concord..

From the Maha-parinibbana Sutta

The Buddha elaborated on the conditions for the Sangha to prosper, one of which, as we see above, was for his disciples to gather in large numbers. Sangharakshita, the founder of the Triratna...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Sangharakshita's diary

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Mon, 5 Feb, 2018 - 12:55

Sangharakshita's diary

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Mon, 5 Feb, 2018 - 12:55

Sthanashraddha is Bhante’s secretary. He writes from AdhisthanaUK:

December
December is an unusual month here at Adhisthana, it becomes fairly quiet in the communities and quite a few people go away, either to see family or attend retreats. At the same time the centre swells and fills to capacity as the London Buddhist Centre holds its annual beginners winter retreat here. Bhante’s December largely followed a similar rhythm, being very quite with a slowing down...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Rainbows in the Sky - a new piece of writing by Sangharakshita

Posted by Sadayasihi to Community Highlights on Fri, 2 Feb, 2018 - 11:32

Rainbows in the Sky - a new piece of writing by Sangharakshita

Posted by Sadayasihi to Community Highlights on Fri, 2 Feb, 2018 - 11:32

In this piece completed on 22 January 2018, Sangharakshita recalls rainbows from his childhood days through to his Going Forth in 1947 and most recently as appeared over Adhisthana on his ninetieth birthday. And he affirms the place of Padmasambhava - the Rainbow-bodied one - in the life of the Order from the very beginning, and explains that a remark he made in 2009 about a re-founding of the Order “can only be in...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

5 Years of The Buddhist Centre Online: #1 New Online Spaces and Physical Places

Posted by Sadayasihi to Buddhist Centre Features on Mon, 29 Jan, 2018 - 17:56

5 Years of The Buddhist Centre Online: #1 New Online Spaces and Physical Places

Posted by Sadayasihi to Buddhist Centre Features on Mon, 29 Jan, 2018 - 17:56

“Civic spaces are an extension of the community. When they work well, they serve as a stage for our public lives. If they function in their true civic role, they can be the settings where celebrations are held, where exchanges both social and economic take place, where friends run into each other, and where cultures mix.” [1]

Since The Buddhist Centre officially launched 5 years ago many web spaces have sprung into being which allow greater community building across Triratna as...

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