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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Season Two

By Candradasa on Wed, 4 May, 2022 - 21:39

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Season Two

By Candradasa on Wed, 4 May, 2022 - 21:39

And we’re back…! As the pandemic moves into a new phase we’re delighted to announce a second season of the Fifty Years, Fifty Voices project, picking up where we left off in 2019 

If you’re not familiar with this work, the project was begun in the 50th anniversary year of the Triratna Buddhist Order, with the aim of curating an audio archive and web exhibition reflecting on the inspiring, often messy, vibrant reality of living a Dharma-life and co-creating a new Buddhist tradition.

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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

50 Years, 50 Voices: Malini

By Zac on Wed, 4 May, 2022 - 12:38

“I have a very definite sense of something which is above and beyond mundane living, and that’s what draws me. That’s what Going for Refuge is for me.”


 

Malini’s Annals

1967 - I was 17 and working as a junior secretary in the BBC Arabic service in Bush House. Here I met Ananda to be, who told me about Sakura as somewhere I could get incense however I not only got the exotic fragrance of incense but the perfume of being...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Buddhist Voices Podcast: Amarapushpa and Chandrasiddhi - Finding a Practical Sense of Wholeness

By Centre Team on Fri, 17 Sep, 2021 - 21:53

I had been looking for so long.  And then I saw my first woman Order Member. And that was like the ‘fourth sight’… that inspired me to go for refuge. (Amarapushpa)

It’s not something that has to do with ideas and concepts… It’s about more practical wholeness, with your heart. (Chandrasiddhi)

Grabación en inglés y español | Recording in English and Spanish

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After a long hiatus, the Fifty Years, Fifty Voices project is back! We’re picking up where we left off before the pandemic,...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices Website now live!

By Satyalila on Sun, 26 Aug, 2018 - 19:18

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices Website now live!

By Satyalila on Sun, 26 Aug, 2018 - 19:18

Just a quick note to announce that the Fifty Years, Fifty Voices website is now live!  It was always our intention to present the voices through a website, not just this, more ’linear’, blog.  Rijupatha has made a great start with the website, presenting all the voices currently available (20/50 so far) in an ‘at a glance’ way, side by side, but also sort-able by the topic areas each person touches on.  It’s a beginning of the vision for the website and...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices Exhibition Goes up at Adhisthana

By Satyalila on Tue, 14 Aug, 2018 - 10:29

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices Exhibition Goes up at Adhisthana

By Satyalila on Tue, 14 Aug, 2018 - 10:29

It was great - and fitting! - to have Ananda’s help in putting up the Fifty Years, Fifty Voices exhibition in the Adhisthana library just after the Blake retreat last month.  Here he is hanging a photo we’ve used of the first ordinations in 1968 - tho’ unfortunately he’s not actually in that image himself.  Huge thanks to Dhammarati for fitting in the design work on this - and doing such a fab job, as ever - amidst his myriad other tasks

The exhibition is...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Introduction, Invitation & Kit

By Satyalila on Mon, 23 Jul, 2018 - 11:35

Although we now have the first ‘Fifty Voices’ in the can and they’ll be appearing here in due course, they’re just a start in terms of the bigger vision of the project.  The editorial board (Lokeshvara, Nagabodhi and Vidyamala), Candradasa and I are all keen that as many voices of Order Members as possible are recorded while we still can.  One original suggestion for the project included recording the ‘first 50’ OMs - but on balance we decided to go...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Celebrating Dhivati - whose legacy part-funded Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

By Satyalila on Mon, 18 Jun, 2018 - 14:56

Here, Sucimani talks with me about Dhivati, whose legacy part-funded The Fifty Years, Fifty Voices Project..  Although we don’t have any recordings of Dhivati herself (a reminder to us to record while we can!), we do have a celebration of her life written by Vijayasri and her family have helped us to put together her ‘Annals’. 

Dhivati’s Annals

In 1968 Dhivati was Joyce Mumford, living in Chessington, married to Ian and mother of Bill, Liz and Julia, taking them to Quaker Meeting each...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #3 Buddhist Voices Around The World

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 28 Mar, 2018 - 15:48

5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #3 Buddhist Voices Around The World

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 28 Mar, 2018 - 15:48

In essence, a spiritual community is a free association of individuals. You can no more have a spiritual community without individuals than you can have an omelette without eggs.

Sangharakshita, What is the Sanghapage 55.

A Sangha, or spiritual community, needs committed individuals practicing the Dharma in the context of their own particular lives in order to exist. The central myth of the Triratna Buddhist Order is the figure of the 1,000 armed Avalokiteshvara: the idea being that each...