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New talks this year from Padmaloka

By TomCono on Tue, 24 Jul, 2018 - 12:40

New talks this year from Padmaloka

By TomCono on Tue, 24 Jul, 2018 - 12:40

Ratnaguna, Padmavajra and Subhuti gave new series of talks in 2018

Men’s Open Retreat: “For Heroic Spirits intended”

Ratnaguna gave a series of powerful talks on this retreat in which he explored themes from the Ratnaguna Samcayagatha.

Śraddhāpa also gave a talk about translating the text from Sanskrit into English, a new translation of the text by Śraddhāpa was used on the retreat.

Find them here: https://www.freebuddhistaudio.com/series/details?ser=X138

Milarepa: Devotion, Lineage and Discipleship

In May we held our annual five day retreat, this time on the theme...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Glimpses of the Mythic Life of Sangharakshita

By Rijupatha on Sat, 12 Dec, 2015 - 11:00

Today’s FBA Podcast is a tribute to our teacher, Bhante Sangharakshita, given by Padmavajra entitled “Glimpses of the Mythic Life of Sangharakshita”.

Urgyen Sangharakshita, the founder of the Western Buddhist Order, is many things to many people. Yet all inspiration and controversies aside, he is first and foremost a follower of the Buddha’s way and his own evocations of his personal practice give many clues as to the nature of a committed Dharma life.

Here Padmavajra,...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Discipleship - Dhammadinna

By Vidyatara on Thu, 29 Jan, 2015 - 09:47

Discipleship - Dhammadinna

By Vidyatara on Thu, 29 Jan, 2015 - 09:47Addressing the December 2014 UK and Ireland Women’s Area Order Weekend at Adhisthana UK Public Preceptor Dhammadinna explores Bhante’s definition of the Order as ‘the community of my disciples and the disciples of my disciples and the disciples of my disciples’ disciples and so on.’ (What is the Western Buddhist Order?, 2009).
Urthona - A Journal of Buddhism and the Arts
Urthona - A Journal of Buddhism and the Arts

Discipleship and poetry

By Ratnagarbha on Fri, 23 Jan, 2015 - 14:44

Discipleship and poetry

By Ratnagarbha on Fri, 23 Jan, 2015 - 14:44Some thoughts on discipleship with regard to current discussions in the Order and poetic discipleship are on the editor’s blog at www.urthona.com

(On the home page scroll down past the new issues details to find the post for 23rd Jan 2015)
College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Discipleship - Dhammadinna

By Vidyatara on Wed, 10 Dec, 2014 - 16:15
Addressing the UK and Ireland Women’s Area Order weekend held at Adhisthana in December 2014, Public Preceptor Dhammadinna explores Sangharakshita’s definition of the Order as ‘the community of my disciples and the disciples of my disciples and the disciples of my disciples’ disciples and so on.’ (What is the Western Buddhist Order, 2009)

Dhammadinna is introduced by fellow College member, Maitreyi...
College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

The November 2014 College Meeting - a summary video

By Vidyatara on Tue, 2 Dec, 2014 - 17:32

The November 2014 College Meeting - a summary video

By Vidyatara on Tue, 2 Dec, 2014 - 17:32An overview of the 2014 Preceptors’ College meeting featuring a message from Bhante, a Skype between Vajragita and the other preceptors which took place just over a week before her death and some insights into discussions about Direct Pointing, Discipleship and the Commonality process.

The video was shot, edited and produced by Moksananda