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Themes from the Dharma Life of Urgyen Sangharakshita (Triratna International Council 2019)

By Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 19 Sep, 2019 - 15:07

A series of talks from the 2019 Triratna International Council, with the whole event set in the context of the Council considering deeply and studying the Dharma together. 

This year’s theme was major elements from the Dharma biography of Sangharakshita, Triratna’s founder, which are of wider relevance to anyone endeavouring to lead a Buddhist life. The four areas explored are:

1. Going Forth and Going for Refuge by Saddhaloka

2. Sangharakshita’s First Connection with His Teachers and Receiving Practices by Aryajaya

3....

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Dharmabyte: A Garland of Going Forth

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 16 Sep, 2019 - 14:00

This is one of a series of talks on the Therigatha, the songs or poems of the nuns at the time of the Buddha.

Gunasiddhi begins by saying that the songs are trying to communicate a level of spiritual experience to the hearer. The talk contains three themes: Going Forth, Friendship and Impermanence.

In this Dharmabyte we hear about the topic of Going forth which happened in a variety of ways for different reasons for these nuns. For us, we don’t go...

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Rainbows in the Sky - a new piece of writing by Sangharakshita

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 2 Feb, 2018 - 11:32

Rainbows in the Sky - a new piece of writing by Sangharakshita

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 2 Feb, 2018 - 11:32

In this piece completed on 22 January 2018, Sangharakshita recalls rainbows from his childhood days through to his Going Forth in 1947 and most recently as appeared over Adhisthana on his ninetieth birthday. And he affirms the place of Padmasambhava - the Rainbow-bodied one - in the life of the Order from the very beginning, and explains that a remark he made in 2009 about a re-founding of the Order “can only be in...

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Dharmabyte: Stories to Orientate our Psyche

By Rijupatha on Thu, 19 Mar, 2015 - 09:50
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, Stories to Orientate our Psyche, Ratnaghosha shares how stories are the primary way in which the imagination orients our psyche. Listen to Ratnaghosha’s telling of this most famous story in the life of the Buddha – his going forth. This talk was given to launch the new Sangha Night at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre...
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Dharmabyte: Recollections of Going Forth

By Rijupatha on Mon, 17 Nov, 2014 - 18:56
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Recollections of Going Forth”, Sangharakshita reflects back on his time in India, early in his spiritual career, when he made the decision to go forth into homelessness, pursue the Buddhist path and follow in the Buddha’s footsteps. From the longer talk “Reflections and Recollections on My Going Forth”.
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Buddhafield - A New Going Forth by Kamalashila (print-version)

By Candradasa on Sun, 19 May, 2013 - 16:29
Here’s a print-friendly version of Kamalashila’s essay on the history and relevance of Buddhafield within the wider Triratna Community and Buddhist tradition itself.
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Buddhafield - A New Going Forth by Kamalashila (eBook size)

Buddhafield - A New Going Forth by Kamalashila (eBook size)

By Candradasa on Sun, 19 May, 2013 - 15:57Kamalashila has been the President of Buddhafield since the 1990s, taking part in the community in many ways and generally being a strong friend to the whole project. Here he updates his sense of Buddhafield’s distinct place in and contribution to the Triratna Buddhist Commmunity. A good place to start in learning about this remarkable development within the world of contemporary Buddhism.

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