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'The Bodhisattvas are also necessary' - a new piece of writing by Sangharakshita

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 24 Jan, 2018 - 11:49

'The Bodhisattvas are also necessary' - a new piece of writing by Sangharakshita

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 24 Jan, 2018 - 11:49

Written in early 2018, in this piece Sangharakshita commences with a story told to him by one of his teachers, and from there he goes on to reflect on the significance of Bodhisattvas in his life and that of all Buddhists.

This piece is open to all and can be read on Sangharakshita’s website: ‘The Bodhisattva’s are also necessary’ along with other articles also written by him, including a recent one about Green...

The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28
The Urban Retreat 2015 - November 21-28

Introductory Talk: Parami - Living In The Greater Mandala

By parami on Fri, 20 Nov, 2015 - 12:15

Introductory Talk: Parami - Living In The Greater Mandala

By parami on Fri, 20 Nov, 2015 - 12:15

Parami gives the introductory talk for the 2015 Triratna International Urban Retreat live in Adelaide, Australia. Her theme - and the theme of the whole retreat - is ‘Living in the Greater Mandala’, and she brings this alive in the most human, poetic, and inspired of ways.

Her range is broad as she evokes the mandala itself, and the profound, playful path of the Bodhisattva. Calling forth Rumi and Hafiz, the great Buddhist Perfection of Wisdom texts, Keats, Yeats, Robert...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

BAM retreat in Ireland - Self and Other: the Alchemy of Transformation

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 5 Jun, 2015 - 15:30

BAM retreat in Ireland - Self and Other: the Alchemy of Transformation

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 5 Jun, 2015 - 15:30

Compassion is far more than emotion. It is something that springs

Up in the emptiness which is when you yourself are not there,

So that you do not know anything about it.

Nobody, in fact, knows anything about it (If they knew it, it would not be Compassion);

But they can only smell

The scent of the unseen flower

That blooms in the Heart of the Void

(‘The Unseen Flower’, by Bhante)

BAM in Ireland opened with a retreat over the June bank holiday weekend in the lovely surroundings of Sandville House, Co. Cavan.  Twenty...

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FBA Podcast: The Buddha, The Bodhicitta and Bhante

By Rijupatha on Sat, 14 Mar, 2015 - 10:00

FBA Podcast: The Buddha, The Bodhicitta and Bhante

By Rijupatha on Sat, 14 Mar, 2015 - 10:00Subscribe to the FBA Podcast

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This week’s FBA Podcast is a gem from Vajratara entitled: “The Buddha, The Bodhicitta and Bhante.” Vajratara introduces the Bodhicitta in an easily accessible format: what, why and how. She starts with the symbolism of the Buddha’s own Bodhisattva vow at the time of Dipankara, the previous Buddha. She also draws out Sangharakshita s unique understanding of...
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FBA Podcast: From the Bodhicaryavatara

By Rijupatha on Mon, 3 Nov, 2014 - 16:11

FBA Podcast: From the Bodhicaryavatara

By Rijupatha on Mon, 3 Nov, 2014 - 16:11Subscribe to the FBA Podcast

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Vajratara brings us this week’s FBA Podcast entitled: “From the Bodhicaryavatara.” The Mahayana emphasizes the great goal of the spiritual life – the immeasurable energy, wisdom and compassion. This is what life is about, this is what the path of the spiritual practitioner is all about. Vajratara explores Santideva’s Bodhicaryavatara at Sangha Night, Sheffield Buddhist Centre on...
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FBA Podcast: Altruism, Actually – Getting Out and Doing It

By Rijupatha on Mon, 28 Jul, 2014 - 15:37

FBA Podcast: Altruism, Actually – Getting Out and Doing It

By Rijupatha on Mon, 28 Jul, 2014 - 15:37We are pleased to share the three keynote talks from last month’s International Retreat. Our third FBA Podcast in the series is “Altruism, Actually – Getting Out and Doing It”. Mokshini introduces us to Buddhist Action Month and asks us to consider how our actions have consequences and how we practise the precepts as consumers.

Talk given at the Triratna International Retreat 2014 held at Adhisthana on 26th May 2014.

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FBA Podcast: The Bodhisattva's Reply

By Rijupatha on Sat, 5 Jul, 2014 - 18:05

FBA Podcast: The Bodhisattva's Reply

By Rijupatha on Sat, 5 Jul, 2014 - 18:05We are pleased to share the three keynote talks from last month’s International Retreat. Our first FBA Podcast in the series is “The Bodhisattvas Reply”. Inspired by a poem from Sangharakshita entitled The Bodhisattvas Reply, Vajragupta outlines ways in which Western religious groups have historically approached engagement with social issues. Vajragupta suggests three ways in which we can work together to transform ourselves and so create a better world.

Talk given at...