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Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Interview with Vajragupta on Wild Awake: Alone, Offline and Aware in Nature

Posted by Giulietta - Win... to Windhorse Publications on Thu, 19 Oct, 2017 - 09:23

Interview with Vajragupta on Wild Awake: Alone, Offline and Aware in Nature

Posted by Giulietta - Win... to Windhorse Publications on Thu, 19 Oct, 2017 - 09:23

Vajragupta is ordained within the Triratna Buddhist movement, and the author of a couple of our bestsellers. Sailing the Worldly Winds and Buddhism: Tools for Living Your Life provide clear introductions and guidance to incorporating meditation and Buddhist practices into daily life. Vajragupta also wrote The Triratna Story, which provides perspectives on the Triratna Buddhist movement from its beginnings in the 1970s to the modern day.

Vajragupta is currently working on two books – Wild Awake, which we will publish...

Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now
Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What...

I hope the Dharma will spread out into the world

Posted by Charlotte Lawes to Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What... on Wed, 30 Aug, 2017 - 09:27

I hope the Dharma will spread out into the world

Posted by Charlotte Lawes to Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What... on Wed, 30 Aug, 2017 - 09:27

Micha joins us from Essen, Germany for the International Gathering. Hear about her Sangha’s qualities, what she has been appreciating about the Gathering and her hopes for the future of Triratna.

Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now
Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What...

Sarah From Cambridge, UK, On The International Gathering

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What... on Mon, 28 Aug, 2017 - 20:46

Sarah From Cambridge, UK, On The International Gathering

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What... on Mon, 28 Aug, 2017 - 20:46

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Sarah from Cambridge, UK, shares her reflections as the International Gathering draws to an end. “I hope we can keep creating that sense of magic…”

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Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now
Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What...

James from London On The International Gathering

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What... on Sat, 26 Aug, 2017 - 14:42

James from London On The International Gathering

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What... on Sat, 26 Aug, 2017 - 14:42

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Charlotte chatting with James, who helped set up the event with the Buddhafield team and is enjoying his time glamping at the great gathering!

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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Sangharakshita - The Poetry Interviews

Posted by Centre Team to Buddhist Centre Features on Fri, 5 May, 2017 - 20:49

A series of ten personal interviews between Sangharakshita and Saddhanandi, reflecting on Sangharakshita’s own selections from his extensive body of poetry.

Each interview in this series begins with a lovely reading of the poem by Saddhanandi, and is followed by commentary from Sangharakshita on the verses - discussing his inspiration, the meanings behind the words, and what the poem has to say about spiritual life and his own personal history.

The running order of the interviews is...

London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

Buddhist Lives

Posted by Vidyasakhi to London Buddhist Centre on Thu, 15 Dec, 2016 - 10:49

Buddhist Lives

Posted by Vidyasakhi to London Buddhist Centre on Thu, 15 Dec, 2016 - 10:49

Here’s a piece I wrote for the London Buddhist Centre magazine - enjoy!

At the heart of this Buddhist movement is an Order: men and women putting the Buddha’s teaching at the centre of their lives. What does that look like in 2017? Interviews by Vidyasakhi

Vajrabandhu

I grew up in Kent – Medway Towns, Gillingham to be precise. Predominantly a working class place, a lot of heavy industry traditionally, though Thatcher and her lot put paid to that. That’s why I joined the army: I needed...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Nine Decades - A Life in Objects (1925-2015)

Posted by Candradasa to Buddhist Centre Features on Wed, 26 Aug, 2015 - 21:34

Nine Decades - A Life in Objects (1925-2015)

Posted by Candradasa to Buddhist Centre Features on Wed, 26 Aug, 2015 - 21:34

We’re very happy to mark Urgyen Sangharakshita’s 90th birthday by launching a virtual version of the ‘Nine Decades’ exhibition currently running at Adhisthana.

Listen to all nine interviews with Saddhanandi - each exploring a decade of Sangharakshita’s life through the prism of a set of objects chosen to represent the time. In these very personal conversations, Bhante reflects on his long experience of trying to translate the Buddha’s Dharma for the modern world having first...