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Dharmabyte: Put Down the Burden

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 29 Apr, 2019 - 10:41

Our FBA Dharmabyte today is by Vajrapriya called Put Down the Burden. From the talk entitled Liberty Equality Fraternity from the series called The 21st Century Bodhisattva given at Shrewsbury Triratna Buddhist Group. Vajrapriya explores Dr Ambedkar’s slogan “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity”, looking at topics like the New Society, and Subhuti’s exhortation to start the Dharma Revolution in the West.

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Dharmabyte: Paradigm Shift

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 18 Mar, 2019 - 13:00

In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, Paradigm Shift Parami revisits Bhante’s vision of the New Society, sharing her inspiration and love for the radical and transformative power of the Dharma.

This is the third talk entitled Revisiting the New Society in the series The Order as Practice: Shifting Paradigms.

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Dharmabyte: The New Society

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 7 Mar, 2019 - 14:00

In today’s FBA Dharmabyte Sangharakshita speaks on: The New Society.

Sangharakshita describes the events of his life that led him to found the Western Buddhist Order (now the Triratna Buddhist Order), and explains how an individual can join it. He then discusses its relation to the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order (Triratna Buddhist Community) and introduces the idea of the nucleus of a new society.

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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”

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International Retreat 2014

Going Beyond Capitalism: A Buddhist Perspective - by Vaddhaka

By Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 26 May, 2014 - 12:03
Vaddhaka inspires Triratna Buddhists to learn more about economics and challenge the Neo-liberal economists’ notion that individual greed will lead to everyone benefiting. He encourages us to embrace Sangharakshita’s vision of a New Society as an alternative way of being for the world. Hear some responses to the talk.

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Lokamitra - The Sangha and the Structure of Social Change

By Candradasa on Sun, 3 Mar, 2013 - 16:17
Lokamitra is the ideal person to talk about the amazing transformative influence of the Dharma on people’s lives. Its power to effect change in Indian society in seemingly intractable areas like caste offers a hopeful glimpse of the future for any Buddhist community with aspirations to embody the Buddha’s teachings on the pre-eminence of mind in shaping the world we inhabit.

Looking at both Sangharakshita’s teaching on Buddhism and ‘The New Society’ and Dr. Ambedkar’s Dhamma revolution,...