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Adhisthana Kula
Adhisthana Kula

Introducing the Adhisthana Kula

Posted by ratnadharini to Adhisthana Kula on Tue, 28 Feb, 2017 - 23:02

Introducing the Adhisthana Kula

Posted by ratnadharini to Adhisthana Kula on Tue, 28 Feb, 2017 - 23:02

The Triratna Buddhist Order now numbers over 2,000 members in around 30 countries, and the associated Community is many times bigger. This presents quite a challenge when a situation arises requiring the sharing of complex information and wide-ranging discussion among all involved – as has recently happened following the broadcast of a BBC local TV programme in the UK.

‘Inside Out’, on 26th September 2016, included a 12-minute report referring to accounts of sexual misconduct in the early...

Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Imagine! Notes from Sangha Night Series

Posted by jvalamalini to Bristol Buddhist Centre on Sun, 19 Feb, 2017 - 18:51

Satyalila’s notes from a series of talks on imagination, January 2017

Triratna News
Triratna News

Responding To Triratna Controversy

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna News on Sat, 18 Feb, 2017 - 22:31

Responding To Triratna Controversy

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna News on Sat, 18 Feb, 2017 - 22:31

Many of our readers and friends will be aware that over the years Triratna has periodically needed to revisit troubling issues relating to events in our past. These derive in part from allegations of sexual misconduct by our founder, Sangharakshita, in his relations with a number of adults in the 1970s and ’80s. You can read about the general background here: Our Development & Values

At present there is a renewal of interest in these matters at Triratna Centres...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Sangharakshita's diary

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna News on Mon, 6 Feb, 2017 - 10:13

Sangharakshita's diary

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna News on Mon, 6 Feb, 2017 - 10:13

Sthanashraddha is Sangharakshita’s secretary. He writes:

“There is not much to report from the early part of December apart from Bhante having a rather quiet time having recovered from a long spell of poor sleep over the summer and autumn. During that time he saw Subhuti, Lokamitra and Devamitra, having seen almost no one in the previous month or two.

Then Bhante caught a cold. He quickly deteriorated and was admitted on the evening of Tuesday 20th December to Hereford County Hospital suffering from...

Triratna News
Triratna News

A letter from Triratna's College of Preceptors

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Thu, 19 Jan, 2017 - 13:51

A letter from Triratna's College of Preceptors

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Thu, 19 Jan, 2017 - 13:51

Endorsing a Personal statement from SangharakshitaTriratna’s College of preceptors have released this letter, sent to all Order members on 15th January.

“Dear brothers and sisters in the Order,

On 31st December 2016 Bhante released a personal statement to all Order members via the Order Information Service. I am speaking on behalf of all Public Preceptors when I say how glad we are that Bhante has felt able to make this statement and how much we welcome the confessional nature of the contents. I believe...

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Preceptors' College Letter to the Order

Posted by Saccanama to The College of Public Preceptors on Wed, 18 Jan, 2017 - 19:23

Dear brothers and sisters in the Order,

On 31st December 2016 Bhante released a personal statement to all Order members via the Order Information Service. I am speaking on behalf of all Public Preceptors when I say how glad we are that Bhante has felt able to make this statement and how much we welcome the confessional nature of the contents. I believe it will contribute to the further integration of some of the more complex and problematic aspects of...

Triratna News
Triratna News

A Statement by Urgyen Sangharakshita

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Wed, 4 Jan, 2017 - 21:51

A Statement by Urgyen Sangharakshita

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Wed, 4 Jan, 2017 - 21:51

As we reported over the holidays, on 21st December 2016, Triratna’s founder Sangharakshita went into hospital suffering with pneumonia. At the age of 91 this could have been very serious; however, making a good recovery he was able to return home to Adhisthana on New Year’s Eve.

On 30th December he released this public statement to the Order, reflecting on aspects of his life and his relationship to Triratna:

“Next year we shall be celebrating the...

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