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FBA Podcast: Dhardo Rinpoche, Stupa Building and Sangha

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 22 Jun, 2019 - 14:00

A lovely talk given by Nagabodhi on Triratna Day at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, with an introduction by Dayalocana.

Here, Nagabodhi recounts his favorite memories of his time with Dhardo Rinpoche in Kalimpong, expresses his feelings about the strengthening power of stupa building for centers, and ties it all together with a reminder of the central role of sangha in the Triratna Community. Lovely introducation and conclusion by Dayalocana.

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Dhardo Rinpoche's school marks Bhante's death

By Munisha on Sat, 17 Nov, 2018 - 15:29

Dhardo Rinpoche's school marks Bhante's death

By Munisha on Sat, 17 Nov, 2018 - 15:29

The pupils at the ITBCI school in Kalimpong, northern India, recite mantras for Bhante, led by the headmaster, Jampel Khalden. The school was founded for Tibetan refugee children by Bhante’s teacher, the late Dhardo Rinpoche.

(Bhante was buried with his head resting on Dhardo Rinpoche’s yellow monastic robe.)

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Dharmabyte: Sangharakshita's Going Forth

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 23 Jul, 2018 - 11:22

This Dharmabyte podcast is entitled ‘Sangharakshita’s Going Forth’ by Ashvajit.

In this excerpt from the talk, Sangharakshita’s Life In Kalimpong, Ashvajit evokes Sangharakshita’s time in Kalimpong, his setting up of his first Buddhist organisation, and describes some of the wide variety of people that he met.

This talk is part of the series Sangharakshita’s life story.

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Dharmabyte: Sangharakshita - Early Self-Education

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 23 Jul, 2018 - 11:05

This Dharmabyte podcast is entitled ‘Sangharakshita - Early Self-Education’ by Vajrapriya.

An excerpt from the talk, Sangharakshita’s Early Life, Vajrapriya covers the period from his birth up until his arrival in Kalimpong, including his extraordinary wandering days in India. This talk is part of the series Sangharakshita’s life story.

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FBA Podcast: Sangharakshita – Facing Mount Kanchenjunga

By Rijupatha on Sat, 5 Dec, 2015 - 11:00

We’ve been inspired to share writings and poems by Bhante Sangharakshita this month. Our FBA Podcast today, “Sangharakshita – Facing Mount Kanchenjunga”, is a delightful talk from 1991. Sangharakshita starts by reading an extract from the new volume of his autobiography, Facing Mount Kanchenjunga. He follows this by talking about and reading eight poems that he composed in Kalimpong which give a real feel for his appreciation of the place but also for...

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Triyana Vardhana Vihara, Kalimpong

By vajratara on Fri, 6 Mar, 2015 - 12:54

Triyana Vardhana Vihara, Kalimpong

By vajratara on Fri, 6 Mar, 2015 - 12:54Two Order Members were the first to stay in Sangharakshita’s old vihara in Kalimpong. This was the setting for Sangharakhsita’s book ‘Precious Teachers’ and Khantipalo’s book called ‘Noble Friendship’. Here is a short video interview with Ajahn Sitling who is the current owner and who, as a boy, knew Sangharakshita. He talks about his experience living there and reminisces about Sangharakshita and his friends.
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To The Hills

By Candradasa on Fri, 31 Jan, 2014 - 14:07

To The Hills

By Candradasa on Fri, 31 Jan, 2014 - 14:07A rather wonderful, beautifully shot film from Shantiketu of the Glasgow Buddhist Centre, detailing a trip some members of the Triratna Buddhist Order made in 2013 to visit places in north east India associated with their teacher Urgyen Sangharakshita, and some of his own main teachers.

Watch another film about pilgrimage to the hermitages and monasteries of Kalimpong, Darjeeling and Sikkim. (From Lights In The Sky.)