Triratna News
Triratna News

An Update on the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Institute (ITBCI School)

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 24 Feb, 2021 - 09:57

An Update on the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Institute (ITBCI School)

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 24 Feb, 2021 - 09:57

The Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Institute (ITBCI) School was established 67 years ago by the previous Dhardo Rimpoche, one of Sangharakshita’s main teachers, to protect Tibetan and Himalayan Art and Culture. In late December 2020 Karuna Trust, who funds 60% of the school’s overall budget, was informed that the Trustees of the ITBCI in Kalimpong, which is now led by the new Dhardo Rimpoche, had made the decision to close the school in December 2021. 

Rimpoche, who had previously...

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Dharmabyte: Dhardo Rimpoche: Myth and Friendship

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 11 Feb, 2021 - 06:00

Paraga discusses the importance of connecting with both Myth and Kalyana Mitrata as key aspects to help translate Dhardo Rimpoche’s aspect of ‘Radiate Love’ into our Dharma life.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Radiate Love given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre during the ‘A Living Bodhisattva’ retreat in March 2019.

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Padmaloka Retreat Centre
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Spreading the Light of Tara - Inspiration from Dhardo Rimpoche for these Fearful Times

By Prajnahridaya on Wed, 25 Mar, 2020 - 12:14

Spreading the Light of Tara - Inspiration from Dhardo Rimpoche for these Fearful Times

By Prajnahridaya on Wed, 25 Mar, 2020 - 12:14

A new talk from Padmavajra, given yesterday, 24th March.

On the thirtieth anniversary of death of Urgyen Sangharakshita’s teacher - Dhardo Rimpoche, Padmavajra commemorates Rinpoche’s life, work and example and how his message might inspire us in these fearful times.

The talk was given in the Padmaloka shrine room to the Padmaloka community on a day devoted to honouring Dhardo Rimpoche.

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FBA Podcast: Dhardo Rinpoche, Stupa Building and Sangha

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 22 Jun, 2019 - 14:00

A lovely talk given by Nagabodhi on Triratna Day at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, with an introduction by Dayalocana.

Here, Nagabodhi recounts his favorite memories of his time with Dhardo Rinpoche in Kalimpong, expresses his feelings about the strengthening power of stupa building for centers, and ties it all together with a reminder of the central role of sangha in the Triratna Community. Lovely introducation and conclusion by Dayalocana.

Talk given on...

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Dharmabyte: Stepping Through the Portal

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 24 Apr, 2018 - 12:00

This FBA Dharmabyte is called ‘Stepping Through The Portal’ by Nagapriya from the talk Cherish the Doctrine, Part 1 of a three part series based around the motto of the great Tibetan 20th Century teacher Dhardo Rimpoche - “Cherish the Doctrine, Live United, Radiate Love”.

Nagapriya takes an unusual angle - referencing the Spike Jonze movie ‘Being John Malkovich’, he speaks of the Dharma as a portal into the Buddha’s mind itself. Talk...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Help Priyadaka film Mr Khalden at the ITBCI school

By Munisha on Mon, 2 Nov, 2015 - 11:45

Help Priyadaka film Mr Khalden at the ITBCI school

By Munisha on Mon, 2 Nov, 2015 - 11:45

Normally a door-to-door fundraiser for Triratna development charity Karuna Trust, raising money to work among India’s poorest people, Priyadaka writes with news of a video project involving the headmaster of Dhardo Rinpoche’s school for children of Tibetan refugee families.

“Tumbling down either side of high ridges in the remote Gorkha region of northeastern India, Kalimpong has the stunning backdrop of Mount Kanchenjunga to wake up to above the morning mist.

This winter I’m heading up there for my fourth visit, once again to enjoy...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Suvajra's Seasonal - No 3, Winter: Meeting Dhardo Rimpoche

By Candradasa on Tue, 23 Jun, 2015 - 20:09

We’re making a virtue of the long gap since Suvajra’s autumn seasonal by switching to the southern hemisphere for our frame of reference! As colder weather settles over the realms of the south we hear about a Scotsman’s adventures in India…

This set of fascinating winter tales comes from the mid ’80s when Suvajra travels to the east to conduct his first ordinations on behalf of his teacher, Urgyen Sangharakshita. There he encounters two important figures in the history of...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

An American Stupa - Gallery

By Candradasa on Mon, 9 Mar, 2015 - 20:00

An American Stupa - Gallery

By Candradasa on Mon, 9 Mar, 2015 - 20:00
The creation of this beautiful new stupa at Aryaloka Buddhist Center in the USA, made in classic style by Tibetan artisan builders, has been the work of several years and has turned into an inspiring community-funded project led with enormous energy by ...
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Community Highlights

Dedicating An American Stupa - Live Today!

By Candradasa on Sun, 8 Mar, 2015 - 12:43

Dedicating An American Stupa - Live Today!

By Candradasa on Sun, 8 Mar, 2015 - 12:43Today we’ll be bringing you some live social media coverage of the inauguration ceremony for the newest Triratna stupa, sited at Aryaloka Buddhist Center in New Hampshire, USA, and dedicated to Dhardo Rimpoche, one of Sangharakshita’s eight main teachers and his close personal friend.

Tune in on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. We’ll be posting pictures and (internet permitting!) some audio...

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