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A Complex Personality: A Note - a new piece of writing by Sangharakshita

Posted by mahamati to Adhisthana Kula on Tue, 8 Aug, 2017 - 20:21

A Complex Personality: A Note - a new piece of writing by Sangharakshita

Posted by mahamati to Adhisthana Kula on Tue, 8 Aug, 2017 - 20:21

In his personal statement issued on December 30th 2016 Sangharakshita said, among other things: 

  1. that the FWBO/Triratna sometimes bore the marks not of the Dharma but of his own particular personality;
  2. that his personality was a complex one.


In a new piece of writing, ‘A Complex Personality: A Note’, he explores what he had in mind when he wrote this. He highlights those marks of his personality which have had a positive impact on Triratna as it is today,...

Adhisthana Kula
Adhisthana Kula

Reviewing the Past - meeting notes

Posted by vajrapriya to Adhisthana Kula on Wed, 26 Jul, 2017 - 17:18

Lokeshvara recently announced a meeting to begin talking about the process of “Reviewing the Past” (as announced in this post).

15 people attended this meeting at Adhisthana on 16th July 2017. Some rough notes have been attached here.

With metta

Vajrapriya, International Order Office Team.

Adhisthana Kula
Adhisthana Kula

Triratna Controversy FAQ

Posted by Centre Team to Adhisthana Kula on Fri, 14 Apr, 2017 - 16:33

Updated April 26th 2017 to fix some broken links in PDF version.

From the introduction 
We’ve assembled this FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) in response to questions people have asked about historical controversy and unskilful behaviour in FWBO/Triratna, and the ways these are sometimes represented online. The main intention is to provide, in good faith, information we believe to be accurate. We wish to represent what are often complex issues in a fair-minded way without over simplifying, aware that other views...

Adhisthana Kula
Adhisthana Kula

A Reconciliation Process

Posted by lokeshvara to Adhisthana Kula on Thu, 13 Apr, 2017 - 14:37

A Reconciliation Process

Posted by lokeshvara to Adhisthana Kula on Thu, 13 Apr, 2017 - 14:37

From the outside Triratna can look like a homogenous organisation, but from within for much of our history it’s looked more anarchic and un-systematic, relying on personal connections with each project or centre financially and legally independent.  This has had many advantages but one significant disadvantage is that when relations have broken down there haven’t always been sufficient formal or consistent ways of acknowledging and repairing harm or restoring connection.

We place a high value on friendship in our community.  One of...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

New Podcast: Maitreyi Interviews Subhuti on 'Women, Men And Angels'

Posted by candradasa to Buddhist Centre Features on Wed, 5 Apr, 2017 - 17:37

Following on from his statement of personal regret about the publication of ‘Women, Men And Angels’ and the views expressed in it, here is Subhuti in conversation with Maitreyi, going into detail around that regret, and sharing his thoughts on a very painful episode in Triratna history, including the story of how it all happened. What emerges in the course of the interview is an exemplary look by two good, old friends at how confusion can arise -...

Adhisthana Kula
Adhisthana Kula

Letter from the Chair of the College of Public Preceptors to all Order Members

Posted by saddhaloka to Adhisthana Kula on Fri, 31 Mar, 2017 - 23:56

Letter from the Chair of the College of Public Preceptors to all Order Members

Posted by saddhaloka to Adhisthana Kula on Fri, 31 Mar, 2017 - 23:56

Following the March meeting of the College of Public Preceptors, Saddhaloka, as Chair of the College, sent a message to all Order members. The ten-day meeting had been concerned with issues currently being raised regarding the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community, and Saddhaloka wanted to communicate the position of the College on these issues. We are now posting the letter, slightly adapted for a wider readership, on the Adhisthana Kula blog, to make it available to all who are interested. The Kula will be continuing...

Adhisthana Kula
Adhisthana Kula

Maitreyi Interviews Subhuti on 'Women, Men And Angels'

Posted by Maitreyi to Adhisthana Kula on Tue, 28 Mar, 2017 - 16:08

Maitreyi Interviews Subhuti on 'Women, Men And Angels'

Posted by Maitreyi to Adhisthana Kula on Tue, 28 Mar, 2017 - 16:08

Following on from his statement of personal regret about the publication of ‘Women, Men And Angels’ and the views expressed in it, here is Subhuti in conversation with Maitreyi, going into detail around that regret, and sharing his thoughts on a very painful episode in Triratna history, including the story of how it all happened. What emerges in the course of the interview is an exemplary look by two good, old friends at how confusion can arise - and how clear...

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