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Triratna Controversy FAQ

By Centre Team on Thu, 6 Dec, 2018 - 15:33

Version 2.0, published October 2018
- Added 14 new questions
- General minor textual changes to the introduction and text as part of incorporating the new questions.
- Correcting small details in older questions based on new information.
- Added a new section about the Triratna Panel Process work as part of Triratna Safeguarding.
- Updated the text to take account of Sangharakshita’s death in October 2018.


From the introduction 
We’ve assembled this FAQ in response...

Adhisthana Kula
Adhisthana Kula

'Opening Up The Thatch' - Parami In Conversation with Tejananda

By parami on Thu, 9 Mar, 2017 - 18:14

'Opening Up The Thatch' - Parami In Conversation with Tejananda

By parami on Thu, 9 Mar, 2017 - 18:14

Some time ago, Tejananda wrote a piece entitled ‘Opening up the Thatch’. In this, he thoughtfully suggests that we need “an open and compassionate discussion” on the issues raised by allegations around historical controversy in Triratna, re-made in a recent short regional TV programme in the UK.

Amongst other points, Tejananda wondered if it would be helpful to engage in some form of ‘truth and reconciliation’ process. Recently, he visited Adhisthana and met with...

Adhisthana Kula
Adhisthana Kula

Sangharakshita and the Shadow of the Past

By saddhaloka on Thu, 2 Mar, 2017 - 15:19

Sangharakshita and the Shadow of the Past

By saddhaloka on Thu, 2 Mar, 2017 - 15:19

An honest, thoughtful and heartfelt talk by Vishvapani exploring current issues. We recommend that you listen to it, and encourage others to listen to it.

Download from Free Buddhist Audio...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Suvajra's Seasonal - No 1, Summer (Part 2)

By Candradasa on Tue, 11 Nov, 2014 - 16:50
A new set of Buddhist Voices from The Buddhist Centre Online gets started with the first in a regular series featuring Suvajra, one of the most experienced members of the Triratna Buddhist Order, as we trace his life and practice taking each of the four seasons as our starting point.

Listen to part 1

In part 2 of this conversation taking as its starting point Suvajra’s first encounters with Buddhism in the summer of...
Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Suvajra's Seasonal - No 1, Summer (Part 1)

By Candradasa on Thu, 30 Oct, 2014 - 16:39
A new set of Buddhist Voices gets started with the first in a regular series featuring Suvajra, one of the most experienced members of the Triratna Buddhist Order, as we trace his life and practice taking each of the four seasons as our starting point.

We begin by touching on Suvajra’s current life at Adhisthana Retreat Centre in the UK, caring for his teacher Urgyen Sangharakshita, the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order and...