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Preceptors' College Letter to the Order

By Saccanama 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

By Munisha on Wed, 4 Jan, 2017 - 21:51

A Statement by Urgyen Sangharakshita

By Munisha 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...

Triratna News
Triratna News

A Note About Sangharakshita's Health

By parami on Fri, 23 Dec, 2016 - 15:25

A Note About Sangharakshita's Health

By parami on Fri, 23 Dec, 2016 - 15:25

Updated Dec 29:
Parami writes:

“Dear brothers and sisters, Bhante saw the consultant today who says that the pneumonia infection seems to be clear and that he may get home in the next couple of days, which is great news.

Again, thanks for the metta and good wishes - please do keep sending your metta to Bhante and those caring for him.

The next update will be when Bhante is home.

Updated Dec 24:
Bhante is still...

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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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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....

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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.

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