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Radiate Love

By Akashamitra on Wed, 15 May, 2019 - 16:30

Radiate Love

By Akashamitra on Wed, 15 May, 2019 - 16:30

It’s Akashamitra here from Karuna. I’m a programme manager, and as such work very closely with some of the projects Karuna funds. I’ve been working with ITBCI school for the last 4 years, regularly visiting them in Kalimpong, and supporting the school with their work.  As many of you will know, Bhante’s main teacher Dhardo Rinpoche founded the school in 1954 to support some of the poorest children in India, many of whom had recently come over the border...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Dhardo Rinpoche's school marks Bhante's death

By Munisha on Sat, 17 Nov, 2018 - 15:29

Dhardo Rinpoche's school marks Bhante's death

By Munisha on Sat, 17 Nov, 2018 - 15:29

The pupils at the ITBCI school in Kalimpong, northern India, recite mantras for Bhante, led by the headmaster, Jampel Khalden. The school was founded for Tibetan refugee children by Bhante’s teacher, the late Dhardo Rinpoche.

(Bhante was buried with his head resting on Dhardo Rinpoche’s yellow monastic robe.)

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Triratna News
Triratna News

Aryaloka's stupa: taking a stand on samsara

By Munisha on Wed, 30 Jul, 2014 - 10:31

Aryaloka's stupa: taking a stand on samsara

By Munisha on Wed, 30 Jul, 2014 - 10:31Further to our previous news post, The Dhardo Rinpoche stupa at Aryaloka Retreat Center in New Hampshire, USA is rapidly taking shape, with the completion of the base, or “lion throne” portion.

This lion throne contains a large sealed urn with contents representing aspects of samsara, some of them rather intriguing! Here are a few of them.
  • An old police service revolver and ammunition
  • A knife
  • Some coral
  • Gold chains
  • Silver and amber items
  • Dirt from the homes of wealthy people
  • Horse and alpaca fur
  • A hammer
  • Garden tools
  • A symbolic hatchet
  • ...
Triratna News
Triratna News

A New Landmark for Buddhism in the West

By Munisha on Sat, 14 Jun, 2014 - 16:52

A New Landmark for Buddhism in the West

By Munisha on Sat, 14 Jun, 2014 - 16:52*UPDATE*: The stupa is finished! Follow here for news of the dedication…

Bettye Pruitt writes from the USA about a new memorial to one of the teachers of Triratna’s founder, Sangharakshita.

“In just a few months, a new stupa dedicated to Dhardo Rinpoche will be built outside Aryaloka Buddhist Center in Newmarket, New Hampshire, USA.

This will be the sixth such stupa located in a Triratna Buddhist Center. All...
Dhardo Rinpoche
The Stupa Project

Tara Puja & Blessings with Dhardo Tulku Rimpoche

By viriyalila on Sat, 24 May, 2014 - 03:29
Posted by Viriyalila on Tue, 22/04/2014 - 15:29Dhardo Tulka Rinpoche visited Aryaloka Buddhist Center to bless the grounds where a stupa is being built in honor of the late Dhardo Rinpoche, one of Sangharakshita’s eight main teachers.


Dhardo Rinpoche
The Stupa Project

Triratna Day - Dhardo Rinpoche, Stupa Building and Sangha

By viriyalila on Sat, 24 May, 2014 - 03:20
Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 09/04/2014 - 19:00
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. Talk given on Triratna Day 2014 at Aryaloka...
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte - The Origins of the Stupa

By Rijupatha on Mon, 24 Feb, 2014 - 16:46
Our FBA Dharmabyte today is dedicated to Dhardo Rinpoche, “The Origins of the Stupa.” In this segment Sangharakshita explains the origins of the Buddhist stupa. From the talk, Five Element Symbolism and the Stupa, given in 1971, is part of the series Parables, Myths and Symbols of Mahayana Buddhism in the White Lotus Sutra. We’ve dedicated this to Dhardo Rinpoche to help support a stupa being built in his honor at Aryaloka Buddhist...
Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Interview With Dhardo Tulku Rimpoche

By Candradasa on Fri, 21 Feb, 2014 - 21:12
An interview with Dhardo Tulku Rimpoche, the recognized Tibetan tulku and spiritual successor to Dhardo Rimpoche, one of Sangharakshita’s (founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order) main teachers.

This was the first visit by Dhardo Tulku to the West, and also his first ever formal interview, which took place in 2013 at Aryaloka Buddhist Retreat Center in New Hampshire, USA. We talked about his relationship to his predecessor, to his status...
Aryaloka Buddhist Center
Aryaloka Buddhist Center

Dhardo's Stupa is Coming!

By viriyalila on Wed, 19 Feb, 2014 - 12:10

Dhardo's Stupa is Coming!

By viriyalila on Wed, 19 Feb, 2014 - 12:10Viriyalila had the opportunity to meet with Viriyagita, one of the members of the Stupa Kula - the team of folks working together to bring this project into fruition. They spent some time talking about various elements of The Stupa Project which is now most definitely happening. The ground has been blessed, a contract with the builder has been made, and 1/3 of the funds have been raised. We’ve created a campaign on IndieGoGo to bring more energy,...