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Adhisthana Kula
Adhisthana Kula

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

How Do We Have the Difficult Conversations?

By lokeshvara on Sat, 27 Oct, 2018 - 20:22

How Do We Have the Difficult Conversations?
Building reconciliation and a sustainable basis of trust for Triratna

We want to update everybody who has been following the work of the Adhisthana Kula. (See endnote 1.) This post will mainly focus on our considerations and conclusions as to whether some form of external independent inquiry was needed to look into difficult aspects of Triratna’s past and culture.

Our wish is that the debates that were reignited following a BBC local tv report in September...

Adhisthana Kula
Adhisthana Kula

An Update On Restorative Process In Triratna (October 2018)

By lokeshvara on Sat, 27 Oct, 2018 - 20:20

This is a report on the Restorative work undertaken over the last year within Triratna, which was introduced in the Adhisthana kula’s posts of 13th April and 15th June 2017, entitled “A Reconciliation process” and “Why Restorative approach?”

Read “A Reconciliation process”

Read “Why Restorative approach?”

Listen to our podcast on Restorative Process in Triratna

In 2017 Triratna’s Adhisthana kula undertook to:

  1. Offer training in ‘Restorative’ practice within Triratna, as part of a process of learning to go deeper with difficult conversations;
  2. ...
Adhisthana Kula
Adhisthana Kula

Ratnadharini and Shantigarbha on Restorative Process in Triratna

By ratnadharini on Wed, 24 Oct, 2018 - 20:59

Ratnadharini and Shantigarbha give an excellent, practical introduction to using the Restorative Process in order to resolve disharmony within Triratna. Exploring its principles and its methodology, this short talk also provides a helpful overview of why the Restorative approach is considered such a good fit for a Buddhist community.

Recorded in India, spring 2018.

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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Podcast - Ratnadharini and Shantigarbha on Restorative Process in Triratna

By Centre Team on Wed, 24 Oct, 2018 - 20:48

Ratnadharini and Shantigarbha give an excellent, practical introduction to using the Restorative Process in order to resolve disharmony within Triratna. Exploring its principles and its methodology, this short talk also provides a helpful overview of why the Restorative approach is considered such a good fit for a Buddhist community.

Recorded in India, spring 2018.

Find out more about Triratna’s Restorative Process with the Adhisthana Kula

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Triratna In The Buddhist World
Triratna In The Buddhist World

Triratna Safeguarding talk at the German Buddhist Union

By Munisha on Sat, 20 Oct, 2018 - 18:10

Triratna Safeguarding talk at the German Buddhist Union

By Munisha on Sat, 20 Oct, 2018 - 18:10

I’d like to report briefly on a visit to the German Buddhist Union (DBU) annual meeting in April this year – with apologies for the considerable lateness of this report.

The Diamond Way Sangha, at their wonderful lakeside Europe Centre in Bavaria, were wonderful hosts to around 50 representatives from various Buddhist traditions in Germany, including Triratna’s Vidyagita and Karunada. Their theme being ethics in sanghas, I was invited to address them on the topic...

Orden i Sverige
Orden i Sverige

Adhisthana Kula: an update on their work

By Munisha on Tue, 17 Oct, 2017 - 14:36

Adhisthana Kula: an update on their work

By Munisha on Tue, 17 Oct, 2017 - 14:36

Hej vänner!

Last month the Adhisthana Kula published an update on their work to resolve controversial aspects of Triratna’s past. This is a public post, so you can share it with Mitras and Friends if you think it would be helpful to them.

https://thebuddhistcentre.com/adhisthana-kula/adhisthana-kula-update-sep…

Kram, Munisha
 

Adhisthana Kula
Adhisthana Kula

Adhisthana Kula - An Update On Our Work (September 2017)

By ratnadharini on Sat, 23 Sep, 2017 - 13:05

Adhisthana Kula - An Update On Our Work (September 2017)

By ratnadharini on Sat, 23 Sep, 2017 - 13:05

The FWBO/Triratna was formed to alleviate the suffering of the world through practising and sharing the Dharma, the teaching of the Buddha, and that remains at our heart. Over 50 years we have created an Order and Movement that have touched and transformed the lives of thousands of people around the world. The journey has been inspiring and challenging, and not without difficulties. We deeply regret where anyone’s involvement with our Order and Movement has led to suffering and...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

‘As we grow - minimise the rules!’ by Lokeshvara

By upekshapriya on Tue, 22 Aug, 2017 - 16:19

‘As we grow - minimise the rules!’ by Lokeshvara

By upekshapriya on Tue, 22 Aug, 2017 - 16:19

A talk given to conclude the Triratna Buddhist Order Combined UK & Ireland Area Order Weekend held at Adhisthana, 20 August 2017.



The theme of the weekend was “A rich and many-splendoured thing - valuing the contribution of every Order member”. There were three elements to the theme:

1. Extending outwards
2. Going deeper
3. Learning from the past

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

‘Triratna in the Bardo’ by Vishvapani

By upekshapriya on Tue, 22 Aug, 2017 - 15:58

‘Triratna in the Bardo’ by Vishvapani

By upekshapriya on Tue, 22 Aug, 2017 - 15:58

Triratna in the Bardo: Bhante and the Order in 2017 - A talk given on the Triratna Buddhist Order Combined UK & Ireland Order Weekend held at Adhisthana, 18 August 2017.



The theme of the weekend was “A rich and many-splendoured thing - valuing the contribution of every Order member”. There were three elements to the theme:

  1. Extending outwards
  2. Going deeper
  3. Learning from the past


     

Vishvapani’s personal talk introduced discussion related to learning from the past framed around the following two questions:

  1. “Of all that we care
  2. ...

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