Here are two wonderfully passionate members of the Order talking across generations about the need to open up effective pathways of commitment for young people as they connect and engage with the possibilities in a Buddhist life.
Subhadramati has pioneered such pathways for women for many years at the London Buddhist Centre, one of the biggest Centres in Europe. She discusses her plans for 2020 to start a women’s community in London where she and a few experienced friends will share a...
From trees to tulips to teams: the second episode of TBCO ‘audio magazine’ is now online!
It includes some of the highlights from the past six months: we hear about a land project in Hawaii, the revival of the Urgyen tulip, what’s going on ‘Down Under’, what it’s like working on an online Buddhist team and much more besides!
Here’s Dhammarati with another beautifully made presentation giving the history and Dharma context for the formation of the Triratna International Council.
This includes an audio recording (towards the end of the presentation) of Urgyen Sangharakshita, Triratna’s founder, giving his thoughts on the essential work of the Council as part of a healthy succession plan for our community, in line with his intentions to pass on well his own duties, responsibilities and inspiration.
“From the moment of a person’s first contact with our movement, he or she should be able to discover a balanced approach that is appropriate to them… The Karmic work of integration and developing positive emotion, and the Dharmic work of spiritual receptivity, death, and rebirth.
“The elements of the system… from the stage of Integration through to that of Spiritual Rebirth can be seen as the principal elements of the Dharma life at all stages, Indeed, if they are not practised at...
“A community needs a high degree of commonality of practice to make progress together on the path.”Urgyen Sangharakshita
Since 2013 our Dharma community has put a lot of effort into exploring the basis for unity in a growing, international Buddhist movement that crosses language, cultural and geographical boundaries. Here’s a beautifully laid-out articulation of the story so far around this ongoing work.
Presented at the 2019 Triratna International Council.
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:
A great conversation with the quietly brilliant Abhayadana about her Buddhist work and practice in India. Her name means ‘Giver of Fearlessness’ - and this is something she has dedicated her life to, helping support and free women in her community from the stigma of social caste and the violence that often goes with it.
We hear about her personal approach via meditation and reflection on the Buddhist figure of Kshitigarbha (Jizo) who descends into hell realms to liberate suffering beings. And...
The 6th Triratna International Council is in full swing in England this week. Folk from around the world converging on beautiful rural Herefordshire to explore the work of making sure our community is united and available to all in the years ahead.
We’re joined by our friends from New Zealand and Australia for a check-in around their take on the week and the relevance of international perspectives to their own communities and their experience of the Dharma life back home. Inspiring to...
By Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 4 Sep, 2019 - 12:37
The third in a series of talks from the 2019 Triratna International Council. This year’s theme is major elements from the Dharma biography of Sangharakshita, Triratna’s founder, which are of wider relevance to anyone endeavouring to lead a Buddhist life.
Lokeshvara recounts some of his own encounters with Sangharakshita and highlights some great quotes to delve into three key areas: setting up a context for people to share their lives; “the fundamental view” of Triratna’s approach to the Dharma; and ways to...
By Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 3 Sep, 2019 - 23:36
The second in a series of talks from the 2019 Triratna International Council. This year’s theme is major elements from the Dharma biography of Sangharakshita, Triratna’s founder, which are of wider relevance to anyone endeavouring to lead a Buddhist life.
Aryajaya explores Sangharakshita’s relationship to his teachers, who form the lineage for the Triratna Buddhist Order. A lovely exploration of the experience of relationship to the Bodhisattvas of Buddhist tradition via meditations passed from teacher to disciple, evoking a wide open sense...