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Video links to various clips of Ratnasuri

By Hridayagita on Thu, 3 Oct, 2019 - 12:11

Video links to various clips of Ratnasuri

By Hridayagita on Thu, 3 Oct, 2019 - 12:11

A set of links to video clips of Ratnasuri talking about various aspects of her practice over the years.  

Ratnasuri on ordaining women - A clip from ‘Buddhist Women Speak on Ordination’ https://vimeo.com/358868155
Ratnasuri on becoming the first women’s Public Preceptor: https://vimeo.com/358805020
Ratnasuri on Dharma practice including attitudes to her death: https://vimeo.com/358863346
Ratnasuri on moving to Taraloka: https://vimeo.com/358788744
Ratnasuri on attitudes to money and time off: https://vimeo.com/358791961
Ratnasuri on aging in a retreat centre community: https://vimeo.com/358814092
Ratnasuri on her interests: https://vimeo.com/358819254
Ratnasuri on...

Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

An interview with Ratnasuri

By Hridayagita on Thu, 3 Oct, 2019 - 12:07

As we head towards celebrating the life of Ratnasuri with her funeral here at Taraloka on the 10th October 2019. This is a link to an interview with Ratnasuri, aged 90, by Samantabhadri on the retreat ‘Facing Death, Embracing Life’ at Taraloka November 2013.

An alert, thoughtful Ratnasuri chats about inspiration, old age, her death and re-birth, Bhante, Taraloka, Amitabha and Vajrayogini.

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: The Symbolism of the Cremation Ground

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 3 Dec, 2018 - 13:00

Are we ready to face our own death, and the total transformation it symbolises? In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, The Symbolism of the Cremation Ground we learn about the eight cremation grounds and the Dakinis who dance there.

From the talk The Symbolism of the Cremation Ground and the Celestial Maidens given in 1971 as part of the series Creative Symbols of the Tantric Path to Enlightenment.

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Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Sangharakshita Foresees His Death

By Vishvapani on Sun, 11 Nov, 2018 - 14:37

At Sangharakshita’s funeral the Adhisthana trees were filled with golden leaves and the cosmos still flowered burgundy and pink in the formal gardens. The weather changed from a chill breeze to warm sunshine, and heavy rain showers slowly gave way to clear skies stirred with barred clouds, turning ochre in the fading light. It was an autumn scene and filled, for me, with the evocations of autumn when the year declines towards winter, with all its intimations of mortality.

In the 1970s Sangharakshita...

Centre bouddhiste Triratna de Paris
Centre bouddhiste Triratna de Paris

Décès de Sangharakshita

By Ujumani on Wed, 31 Oct, 2018 - 20:46

Décès de Sangharakshita

By Ujumani on Wed, 31 Oct, 2018 - 20:46

C’est avec une grande tristesse que nous annonçons le décès le 30 octobre 2018 de Sangharakshita, le fondateur de l’Ordre bouddhiste Triratna et de la Communauté bouddhiste Triratna. Voici une brève présentation de sa vie et de ses enseignements.

Les premières années
Sangharakshita est né sous le nom de Dennis Lingwood dans une famille ouvrière, à Tooting, au sud de Londres, en 1925. À l’âge de neuf ans, on lui diagnostiqua un problème cardiaque (ce qui plus tard s’avéra être un diagnostic...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Urgyen Sangharakshita 1925-2018

By Munisha on Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 - 11:27

Urgyen Sangharakshita 1925-2018

By Munisha on Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 - 11:27

With great sadness we inform you of the passing away of Urgyen Sangharakshita, today, 30th October 2018, at approximately 10 am in Hereford Hospital. He had been diagnosed with pneumonia and this morning the consultant said that he also had sepsis, from which recovery was not possible. 

Please join with us as we direct our metta towards Bhante, recollecting his wonderful qualities and remembering with gratitude all that he has given to so many of us. Local Centres around the world may...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

The Tara Sanctuary and Natural Burial Ground

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 26 Sep, 2018 - 12:33

“Nature is, in itself, a healing environment”. 

During the 2018 Combined Order Weekend in Adhisthana, Dayajoti talks about a newly forming project - the Tara Sanctuary and Natural Burial Ground which has a vision of creating a beautiful ecological burial ground and retreat site. Here she speaks about the what the natural burial movement is about, the links between nature, death and the land, how it connects with Buddhist practice and where the project is currently at.

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Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Our Pure Nature

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 23 Feb, 2018 - 12:20

This FBA Dharmabyte is called ‘Our Pure Nature’ by Aryajaya. From the talk entitled ‘Vajrasattva’ who is associated with Purity and with the time of death. Aryajaya helps us to engage more deeply with the meaning and symbolism of Vajrasattva.

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Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Fear, Terror and Heroic Virtues

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 12 Feb, 2018 - 12:10

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte ”Fear, Terror, and Heroic Virtues” is an exploration of the cremation ground as a symbol of transformation. Are we ready to face our own death, and the total transformation it symbolises? From the talk “The Symbolism of the Cremation Ground and the Celestial Maidens” 

From the talk “The Symbolism of the Cremation Ground and the Celestial Maidens” by Sangharakshita given in 1971.

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San Francisco Buddhist Center
San Francisco Buddhist Center

Death and the only Beauty that lasts

By prasadachitta on Mon, 24 Apr, 2017 - 15:09

Death and the only Beauty that lasts

By prasadachitta on Mon, 24 Apr, 2017 - 15:09

An interview with Siddhisambhava during her visit to the San Francisco Buddhist Center. 

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