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Dharmabyte: What is in my heart when I act?

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 5 Dec, 2019 - 14:00

The spiritual life is about giving up the advantages of the ‘Power Mode’ in exchange for the completely non-violent spiritual quality of the ‘Love Mode.’ Kulanandi offers beautiful and engaging reflections drawing inspiration from the book The Ten Pillars of Buddhism, by Sangharakshita.

From the talk entitled The Power of Love, the Love of Power given in Stockholm Buddhist Centre, 2014.

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Owning Your Shadow

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 11 Feb, 2019 - 14:00

In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, is from a talk given by Vijayasri as a follow up to a showing of Sangharakshita’s video on Buddhism, world peace and nuclear war. In Owning Your Shadow Vijayasri explores the concepts of violence and non-violence as aspects of the power mode / love mode relationship, and looks at the Jungian concept of the shadow. We examine the idea that change is possible, but that growth and development requires personal...

Dublin Buddhist Centre
Dublin Buddhist Centre

Evolution of a Pacifist - Sean O'Casey and Buddhism

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 4 Oct, 2018 - 20:13

From the glorification of violent struggle in ‘The Shadow of a Gunman’ through the rest of his Irish trilogy, Dublin playwright Sean O’Casey demonstrated the futility of violence to achieve political aims. Eventually in ‘The Silver Tassie’, set partially in the trenches of WW1, he espoused a pacifist message of the utter futility of war.

Maitrikaya explores how O’Casey believed in the solidarity of the entire human race over narrow national interests and how, though...

Triratna News
Triratna News

The Suffering of the Rohingya People Continues

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 18 Jun, 2018 - 15:15

The Suffering of the Rohingya People Continues

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 18 Jun, 2018 - 15:15

The Rohingya people need your money, urgently.

A new Buddhist global project has been set up to help the Rohingya people, a million of whom are living in the world’s biggest refugee camp, Bangladesh, as a result of Buddhist-led violence in Myanmar/Burma. After fleeing their burning villages, many of them now find themselves living in very difficult conditions facing monsoon rains.

Late in 2017 a number of senior Order members published strongly-worded statement pointing out...

Espace Sangha de Paris
Espace Sangha de Paris

Déclaration contre la violence bouddhiste en Birmanie

By Ujumani on Thu, 5 Oct, 2017 - 19:52

Déclaration contre la violence bouddhiste en Birmanie

By Ujumani on Thu, 5 Oct, 2017 - 19:52

Sangharakshita, le fondateur de l’Ordre bouddhiste Triratna, ont récemment fait la déclaration traduite ci-dessous, condamnant la violence perpétrée par des bouddhistes en Birmanie (Myanmar) contre les Rohingyas.

Tous les membres de l’Ordre bouddhiste Triratna qui animent le Centre bouddhiste Triratna de Paris ou qui y enseignent soutiennent entièrement cette déclaration et s’y associent.

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Déclaration au sujet des violences menées par des bouddhistes contre la population musulmane en Birmanie (Myanmar), 2017

En tant que bouddhiste, je m’oppose totalement aux encouragements à la violence et...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Statement Against Buddhist Violence in Burma/Myanmar

By Munisha on Tue, 12 Sep, 2017 - 12:04

Today on Triratna News:

1) A statement against Buddhist violence against the mostly Muslim Rohingya people in Burma/Myanmar, signed individually and personally by senior members of the Triratna Buddhist Order including Sangharakshita. The statement simply says that violence cannot be justified by Buddhist teachings.

2) Vishvapani’s broadcast this morning on BBC Radio Four’s Thought for the Day: ‘Burmese atrocities: the problem with a Buddhist state”. (Text and audio)

We first published a statement on this topic in 2013. In view of the even...

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