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Video of Bhante's Images

By sanghadhara on Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 - 18:07

Video of Bhante's Images

By sanghadhara on Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 - 18:07

Dear sangha,

Here is a video of Bhante’s images that we’ve put together at clear vision as an offering for this time.

You may want to project it at your centre or group, or just watch it at home while chanting some mantras, doing puja or however you’ll mark our teachers death.

Metta to you all, it is hard to know what to say. 

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Interview with Bhante on Ambedkar

By Carunalaka on Fri, 7 Oct, 2016 - 23:10

Interview with Bhante on Ambedkar

By Carunalaka on Fri, 7 Oct, 2016 - 23:10

Maitriveer Nagarjuna interviews Bhante about his meetings with Dr. Ambedkar. In this rare and precious footage, Sangharakshita also talks about how he felt compelled to go to Nagpur on the night that Babaseb died, just seven weeks after he’d converted to Buddhism. That night, on the back of a cycle rickshaw, Bhante gave the first of hundreds of talks encouraging Dr. Ambedkar’s loyal followers to keep his legacy alive.

This is a twenty five minute extract from a longer interview that was conducted in...

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India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a peaceful Dhamma Revolution"

The Buddha, Bhante and Babasaheb (Talk three)

By Carunalaka on Fri, 7 Oct, 2016 - 17:57

The Buddha, Bhante and Babasaheb (Talk three)

By Carunalaka on Fri, 7 Oct, 2016 - 17:57

In the third, but not the final. talk of this series, Suvajra looks at Right Livelihood and Art in the Spiritual Life. 

Again, the similarities between Sangharakshita and Dr. Ambedkar’s thinking on these two special contributions to Triratna culture is explored.

This is not the final talk because Suvajra intends to complete the series on October 14th when the Adhisthana community and friends will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar’s conversion to Buddhism....

India Dhamma Trust:
India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a peaceful Dhamma Revolution"

The Buddha, Bhante and Babasaheb (Talk two)

By Carunalaka on Fri, 7 Oct, 2016 - 10:56

The Buddha, Bhante and Babasaheb (Talk two)

By Carunalaka on Fri, 7 Oct, 2016 - 10:56

Continuing his series on Sangharakshita’s eight main contributions to Triratna, Suvajra explores Spiritual Friendship and the Individual.

He highlights similar views and aspirations that Babasaheb had for his followers when embracing the Buddha Dhamma, using anecdotes and observations from his many years spent in India.

India Dhamma Trust:
India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a peaceful Dhamma Revolution"

The Buddha, Bhante and Babasaheb (Talk one, part two)

By Carunalaka on Thu, 6 Oct, 2016 - 14:22

The Buddha, Bhante and Babasaheb (Talk one, part two)

By Carunalaka on Thu, 6 Oct, 2016 - 14:22

In part two of Suvajra’s first talk in a series about Sangharakshita’s eight special contributions to Triratna, he talks about the Twenty-four Nidana Chain and Higher Evolution.

These, he says, are unique to Bhante’s approach.

Suvajra also draws on the Buddha’s teaching and makes the link with Babasaheb’s approach to transcendence from suffering through faith and so on.

India Dhamma Trust:
India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a peaceful Dhamma Revolution"

The Buddha, Bhante and Babasaheb (Talk one, part one)

By Carunalaka on Tue, 4 Oct, 2016 - 12:25

The Buddha, Bhante and Babasaheb (Talk one, part one)

By Carunalaka on Tue, 4 Oct, 2016 - 12:25

Sangharakshita’s Eight Special Contributions to Triratna.

Talk one (part one) by Suvajra

To celebrate the anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar’s conversion to Buddhism, Dhammachari Suvajra gives a series of talks drawing out the special contributions that Bhante has made to Triratna.

In this series of talks, he highlights the similarities between Bhante’s approach and Dr Ambedkar’s.

Talk one, part one focuses on Going for Refuge which Suvajra says, underpins all the other approaches.

For those who wish to draw closer to their international sangha, this is an invaluable set of talks. It includes many...

Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

Celebrating the Arts at Adhisthana

By Amaradaya@Clear... on Wed, 14 Oct, 2015 - 16:37

Celebrating the Arts at Adhisthana

By Amaradaya@Clear... on Wed, 14 Oct, 2015 - 16:37

NewsByte: Experience Bhante’s 90th birthday celebrations as if you were there at Adhisthana in August, or relive this great weekend if you were there!

Sangharakshita@90
Sangharakshita@90

Mahamati and Amalavajra launch the Sangharakshita@90 appeal

By Amalavajra on Tue, 30 Jun, 2015 - 09:53

Mahamati and Amalavajra launch the Sangharakshita@90 appeal

By Amalavajra on Tue, 30 Jun, 2015 - 09:53

Mahamati is Chair of Triratna Uddiyana, which looks after Sangharakshita’s needs. Bhante’s 90th birthday wish is the publications of his complete written words for the benefit of the world and future generations. You can make his wish a reality by Collecting, Contributing and Celebrating:

1 Collect
Raise as much as you can in pledges from members of Triratna groups such as mitra study, class teams, chapters, Going for Refuge groups and centres. Give them the Just Giving link www.justgiving.com/Bhante90th,...

Lights In The Sky - Buddhist Media
Lights In The Sky - Buddhist Media

POEM BY SANGHARAKSHITA

By Suryaprabha on Tue, 3 Dec, 2013 - 21:37

POEM BY SANGHARAKSHITA

By Suryaprabha on Tue, 3 Dec, 2013 - 21:37THOUGH THIS poem has been taken out of context, the ending of Time of Fire, I find it apt to reflect on the inferred death of Sangharakshita (long may it be postponed). As the film, part three of my history of Triratna, has several themes of conflict, I wanted to end on some sober reflection, and the author was kind enough to read his poem (or part of).