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Addressing Our Collective History

By ratnadharini on Fri, 23 Aug, 2019 - 22:29

Addressing Our Collective History

By ratnadharini on Fri, 23 Aug, 2019 - 22:29

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Since it was established in February 2017, the members of the Adhisthana Kula have been working together in response to renewed criticism of Triratna, and we recently published a ‘Next Steps’ document setting out how we intend to take this work forward. 

The first of...

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A Message of Apology and Regret

By ratnadharini on Fri, 23 Aug, 2019 - 22:04

A Message of Apology and Regret

By ratnadharini on Fri, 23 Aug, 2019 - 22:04

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Read about the background to this statement and our next steps in Addressing our Collective History

At the end of 2016 Sangharakshita published a statement of his regret and apology for occasions when, as he put it, ‘I have hurt, harmed or upset fellow Buddhists, whether within...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Launch of the Triratna Women project

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 7 Mar, 2019 - 17:30

Launch of the Triratna Women project

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 7 Mar, 2019 - 17:30

To celebrate International Women’s Day, the Triratna Women project are launching their own space on The Buddhist Centre Online! This project has been a number of years in the planning so it is very exciting that it is finally out there.

It started as a direct response to the deaths of Vajragita in 2014 and Anjali in 2015. Danasamudra, one of the project coordinators, had been aware for some time of the need to record the experience of women in Triratna, especially those...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

The Nucleus of a New Society: 1978 talk by Sangharakshita

By Munisha on Tue, 30 Jun, 2015 - 16:52

What was Bhante’s vision of “A New Society”? Sangharakshita describes the events of his life that led him to found the Western Buddhist Order, and explains how an individual can join it. He then discusses its relation to the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order (now known as Triratna) and introduces the idea of the nucleus of a new society. 1’ 14”

Lights In The Sky - Buddhist Media
Lights In The Sky - Buddhist Media

Reaching India, for instance

By Suryaprabha on Fri, 29 Nov, 2013 - 23:08

Reaching India, for instance

By Suryaprabha on Fri, 29 Nov, 2013 - 23:08A FRIEND in Lucknow, India, Rajesh Chandra https://www.facebook.com/rajesh.chandra.106 has asked an interesting question:
What is the response of your four volume Buddhist documentary films which I translated in Hindi?
I’m afraid I have yet to find a means to reach Hindi speakers or readers. The films, the History of the FWBO series, covering the early years 1964 to 1979, have been available in DVD with several languages built in, have been for several years. That includes Hindi for...
Lights In The Sky - Buddhist Media
Lights In The Sky - Buddhist Media

History of the FWBO - Part One

By Suryaprabha on Wed, 13 Nov, 2013 - 09:03

History of the FWBO - Part One

By Suryaprabha on Wed, 13 Nov, 2013 - 09:03THIS IS a version of An Opening of the Heart with English subtitles burnt in for people for whom English is not their first language or are, like me, hard of hearing.

THE DVD versions come with Hindi, Spanish, Finnish and German subtitles included.

INCIDENTALLY there are French subtitles but only for the first half. If anyone would like to complete the task I’d be very pleased indeed...