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Dharmabyte: Depth of Connection

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 27 Jul, 2018 - 12:15

In this FBA Dharmabyte, ‘Depth of Connection’ Nagabodhi shares memories of being in Croydon during the 1970’s. He describes the beautiful symmetry of the fact that he opened the first shrine room in the Croydon Centre and is now here to open the newly rebuilt shrine room in 2017.

Nagabodhi considers the many eras of Croydon’s history and shares the idea that a new shrine room is the seed of incalculable journeys for the future.

This is an excerpt from the...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

5 Years of the Buddhist Centre Online: #7 Triratna and the Internet

Posted by Sadayasihi to Buddhist Centre Features on Fri, 27 Jul, 2018 - 10:59

5 Years of the Buddhist Centre Online: #7 Triratna and the Internet

Posted by Sadayasihi to Buddhist Centre Features on Fri, 27 Jul, 2018 - 10:59

“Media used to be one way. Everyone else in the world just had to listen. Now the internet is allowing what used to be a monologue to become a dialogue. I think that’s healthy”. - Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

“I have one major problem with the internet: it’s full of liars” - John Lydon.

As long as the world wide web has been in mainstream use, debates about the pros and cons of “The Internet” have bubbled - sometimes raged - away. On the one...

Adhisthana Kula
Adhisthana Kula

Adhisthana Kula - An Update On Our Work (September 2017)

Posted by ratnadharini to Adhisthana Kula on Sat, 23 Sep, 2017 - 13:05

Adhisthana Kula - An Update On Our Work (September 2017)

Posted by ratnadharini to Adhisthana Kula on Sat, 23 Sep, 2017 - 13:05

The FWBO/Triratna was formed to alleviate the suffering of the world through practising and sharing the Dharma, the teaching of the Buddha, and that remains at our heart. Over 50 years we have created an Order and Movement that have touched and transformed the lives of thousands of people around the world. The journey has been inspiring and challenging, and not without difficulties. We deeply regret where anyone’s involvement with our Order and Movement has led to suffering and...

Triratna@50
Triratna@50

Refuge - A Film From 1972

Posted by Candradasa to Triratna@50 on Thu, 22 Jun, 2017 - 18:15

Refuge - A Film From 1972

Posted by Candradasa to Triratna@50 on Thu, 22 Jun, 2017 - 18:15

Something for anyone who enjoyed ‘Gyproc and Flares - Sukhavati in the 1970s’

“Refuge” is a film made by Victress Hitchcock and Steven Burckhardt. Locations in and around London: Keffolds, Pundarika, Aryatara.

Here’s what Kamalashila said about the film back in 2013:

“This is how it was - and in many ways, is still. 1972, the year I discovered Triratna. Beautifully made with fascinating clips of such luminaries as Subhuti, Dhammadinna, Graham Sowter, Nagabodhi, Vajradaka and...

Adhisthana Kula
Adhisthana Kula

Triratna Controversy FAQ

Posted by Centre Team to Adhisthana Kula on Fri, 14 Apr, 2017 - 16:33

Updated April 26th 2017 to fix some broken links in PDF version.

From the introduction 
We’ve assembled this FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) in response to questions people have asked about historical controversy and unskilful behaviour in FWBO/Triratna, and the ways these are sometimes represented online. The main intention is to provide, in good faith, information we believe to be accurate. We wish to represent what are often complex issues in a fair-minded way without over simplifying, aware that other views...

Triratna@50
Triratna@50

Triratna50 In The North!

Posted by sanghadhara to Triratna@50 on Mon, 10 Apr, 2017 - 15:40

Sanghadhara at the UK Northern region event in Sheffield to mark the 50th anniversary of Triratna as a Buddhist community. Talking to Dharmamayi and Moksatara (Padmasagara couldn’t make it!). Catching up on highlights from the day, and reflecting on what it’s like as younger Order members to hear stories from “the old days”.

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An Account of Croydon Buddhist Centre in the 1980s by Vishvapani

Posted by Vishvapani to Buddhist Centre Features on Thu, 9 Feb, 2017 - 17:48

An Account of Croydon Buddhist Centre in the 1980s by Vishvapani

Posted by Vishvapani to Buddhist Centre Features on Thu, 9 Feb, 2017 - 17:48

In the wake of recent testimony, I am re-posting here an article I wrote for Dharma Life magazine in 1998, which describes my experience at the Croydon Buddhist centre in the 1980s

In September 1997 The Guardian published a critical article about the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order (now called the Triratna Buddhist Community) – that included a long description of an FWBO centre that went wrong. It was ‘a cult’, I read, characterised by ‘collective...

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