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‘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

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‘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. ...
Adhisthana Kula
Adhisthana Kula

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

By Mahamati on Tue, 8 Aug, 2017 - 20:21

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

By Mahamati 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

A Reconciliation Process

By lokeshvara on Thu, 13 Apr, 2017 - 14:37

A Reconciliation Process

By lokeshvara 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...

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Buddhist Centre Features

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

By Candradasa 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

By saddhaloka on Fri, 31 Mar, 2017 - 23:56

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

By saddhaloka 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'

By Maitreyi on Tue, 28 Mar, 2017 - 16:08

Maitreyi Interviews Subhuti on 'Women, Men And Angels'

By Maitreyi 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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