Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

Breaking the Bonds of Selfhood Through Serving the Dhamma (with translation in Hindi)

By Candradasa on Thu, 14 Mar, 2013 - 22:37
Ok, time to tidy up the rest of the rich Dharma material from India and the Order Convention…

To start us off, here is a strong, beautiful talk by Parami from the final day, bringing us back to the task in hand as members of an Order and as Buddhists: engaging with breaking the fetters and weakening the hold that self-clinging exerts upon our minds and our ways of seeing things.

Parami brings alive...
Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

Buddhist Voices: Dassini's Lost Talk on the History of Triratna Women in Scotland

By Candradasa on Tue, 5 Mar, 2013 - 14:41
Since most of the talks from women on the Order Convention weren’t recorded or had technical issues, we thought we’d take the opportunity to recreate as a conversation Dassini’s talk focussing on the history of women practising the Dharma in Scotland. A thoroughly absorbing look at the relationship between the genders in days gone by, and at a landscape and its effect on a Buddhist community in a very particular kind of country…

Recorded at Bodh Gaya, India, March...
Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

Lokamitra - The Sangha and the Structure of Social Change

By Candradasa on Sun, 3 Mar, 2013 - 16:17
Lokamitra is the ideal person to talk about the amazing transformative influence of the Dharma on people’s lives. Its power to effect change in Indian society in seemingly intractable areas like caste offers a hopeful glimpse of the future for any Buddhist community with aspirations to embody the Buddha’s teachings on the pre-eminence of mind in shaping the world we inhabit.

Looking at both Sangharakshita’s teaching on Buddhism and ‘The New Society’ and Dr. Ambedkar’s Dhamma revolution,...
Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

Subhuti - Revering and Relying on the Sangha

By Candradasa on Tue, 26 Feb, 2013 - 03:45
A great talk by Subhuti to get the first full day of the Triratna Order Convention for 2013 off to a deeply engaging start. Looking at the Garava Sutta in its earlier and later versions, and drawing inspiration from the occasion and our setting so close to the Vajrasana (the Buddha’s ‘Seat of Enlightenment’), Subhuti draws out a distinctive difference that opens into a world of significance for our Buddhist Order and the wider Triratna Community.

An...
Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

Mahamati's Introduction to the Triratna Order Convention 2013

By Candradasa on Mon, 25 Feb, 2013 - 12:25
Mahamati’s short talk introducing the Convention, touching on the theme of the ‘supra-national’ (complete with translation tangles!) and bringing news of Sangharakshita’s new home…