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Fear & Fearlessness - October Podcasts

By viriyalila on Wed, 16 Oct, 2013 - 02:10

Fear & Fearlessness - October Podcasts

By viriyalila on Wed, 16 Oct, 2013 - 02:10With the coming of autumn in the northern hemisphere, we thought we’d explore the theme of fear, and fearlessness as we begin the month of October. Subscribe to both our free podcasts! Every Saturday we release a full length talk in our FBA Podcast and then twice weekly we offer a little nugget of Dharma in our Dharmabytes. Our team loves putting these podcasts together for our community - info [at] freebuddhistaudio.com...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Dharmacharini Anagarika Suvarnaprabha 1963-2013

By Munisha on Wed, 9 Oct, 2013 - 13:24

Dharmacharini Anagarika Suvarnaprabha 1963-2013

By Munisha on Wed, 9 Oct, 2013 - 13:24It was with great sadness that we learned of the death from cancer of Dharmacharini Suvarnaprabha in San Francisco, on Tuesday 24th September.

Suvarnaprabha died at home at 4.40pm, in the company of her three sisters and her friends Julie and Padmatara. She was buried on the afternoon of Friday, 27th September in a green cemetery on a hill in Marin County.

Suvarnaprabha was ordained in October 2001, with Sanghadevi as both private and public preceptor. The practice...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Jayasri and Paramlokapriya: Triratna Buddhist Order 1983-2013 and 2002-2013

By lokabandhu on Sat, 21 Sep, 2013 - 06:00

Jayasri and Paramlokapriya: Triratna Buddhist Order 1983-2013 and 2002-2013

By lokabandhu on Sat, 21 Sep, 2013 - 06:00In the past week Triratna News has been informed of the deaths of two Order Members: Jayasri in New Zealand and Paramlokapriya in India. Varadevi writes from New Zealand saying - “Dear Bhante, Dharmacharinis and Dharmacharis, Jayasri passed away peacefully around 10pm NZ time on Wednesday 18th September. Her sister Barbara, her son Adam and her friend Asangamati were with her . Jayasri was one of the earliest Dharmacharinis in NZ. She was ordained in 1983 by Bhante...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

A Conversation with Sangharakshita on Death and Grief

A Conversation with Sangharakshita on Death and Grief

By Candradasa on Tue, 10 Sep, 2013 - 18:25The Abhayaratna Trust provides support for elderly members of the Triratna Buddhist Order who don’t have the resources to fully support themselves.

Ratnachuda writes: I have produced this booklet in gratitude to Sangharakshita who kindly agreed to give me an interview in April 2007, when I was engaged in research for a doctorate with the thesis of ‘grief and bereavement from a Buddhist perspective.’

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Urgyen Sangharakshita on Death and Grief

By Candradasa on Tue, 10 Sep, 2013 - 17:38

Urgyen Sangharakshita on Death and Grief

By Candradasa on Tue, 10 Sep, 2013 - 17:38Over on the Abhayaratna Trust’s website there’s a little-known but fascinating conversation extract from 2007 between Sangharakshita ( the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Community) and Ratnachuda talking about the death of Sangharakshita’s mother and sister. It’s part of a longer, in-depth discussion of death and grief generally, and we wanted to draw your attention to that as well as to the excellent work Abhayaratna Trust does on behalf of members of the Order...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Dhammachari Shantirakshita: Triratna Buddhist Order 2012-13

By lokabandhu on Thu, 5 Sep, 2013 - 16:24

Dhammachari Shantirakshita: Triratna Buddhist Order 2012-13

By lokabandhu on Thu, 5 Sep, 2013 - 16:24Adityabodhi writes from India with news of the death of Dhammachari Shantirakshita from Gulbarga in the state of Karnataka. He says - “I am sad to inform you that Dhammachari Shantirakshita passed away on Tuesday 3 September at 7 pm. He was 76 years old and was involved in Dr Ambedkar’s Dhamma Revolution since his early age & had strong faith in Dr Ambedkar. He dedicated his whole life to the Dhamma movement. In the year 1990 he came...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Krpakara: Order Member 1999-2013

By lokabandhu on Thu, 25 Jul, 2013 - 14:46

Krpakara: Order Member 1999-2013

By lokabandhu on Thu, 25 Jul, 2013 - 14:46Amrutdeep writes from India with the news of the death of Dhammachari Krpakara, saying - “Dear Order Members, I am sad to inform you that Dhammachari Krpakar passed away unexpectedly on the morning of July 23rd from a heart attack. He was at Taluka Varud, in Dist. Amravati., India.

He was born on 15 January 1959 and got ordained on 6 June 1999. Amoghasiddhi and Vivekratna were his K.Ms. His Private & Public Preceptor was Subhuti and he...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Dhammachari Abhayabhadra: 1993-2013

By lokabandhu on Fri, 14 Jun, 2013 - 06:24

Dhammachari Abhayabhadra: 1993-2013

By lokabandhu on Fri, 14 Jun, 2013 - 06:24Karmavajra writes from India with the sad news of the death of Dhammachari Abhayabhadra, saying - “Dhammachari Abhayabhadra (from Pune, India) passed away on 3rd June 2013 at around 10.30 PM. He was 51 at the time of his death. His Kalyanamitras Amrutdeep and Maitreyanath were both around him at the time of his death.
He was sick for more than two months, He had gall bladder surgery in March but since then he did not recover fully. He...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Dharmachari Baladitya: 1984-2013

By lokabandhu on Mon, 25 Mar, 2013 - 15:31

Dharmachari Baladitya: 1984-2013

By lokabandhu on Mon, 25 Mar, 2013 - 15:31We’re sad to report that long-standing Order Member Baladitya died unexpectedly of a heart attack on 8 March. He died in northern Thailand where he lived for five months of the year, 2 hours inland from Chang Mai. His wife, Orasa, arranged his funeral celebrations in Thailand according to local customs and his body was cremated in a local wat. As news spread around the world, two of his close friends, Dharmabandhu and Sumana, were at Vulture’s Peak in India,...
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Community Highlights

Parinirvana 2013

By Candradasa on Mon, 11 Feb, 2013 - 15:35

Parinirvana 2013

By Candradasa on Mon, 11 Feb, 2013 - 15:35This week Triratna Buddhist Centres all over the world will be marking the Buddha’s last days and Parinirvana. It’s a time when we come together to reflect on his life and death, and remember those we have known who have passed away. A chance to strengthen our practice of one of the most essential reflections in any spiritually healthy life - the recollection of impermanence - by engaging with the ‘purification’ practice of ‘...

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