Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

2016 International Council Meeting - summary

By dhammamegha on Wed, 5 Oct, 2016 - 10:34

The International Council met at Adhisthana from the 1st to the 8th of August 2016.

Here is a presentation of who was there, the areas of interest to different Area Councils, and the programme.

It also includes the priorities going forward for the International Council over the next year or two: what each of the strands is taking forward, and what the Council as a whole has set as priorities. These include a response to diversity and access, a review of the system of...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

The Gentle-Voiced One

By akasajoti on Tue, 23 Aug, 2016 - 21:52

The Gentle-Voiced One

By akasajoti on Tue, 23 Aug, 2016 - 21:52

Today on the women’s Order convention we have had a full day, listening to the sound of the gentle-voiced one and dwelling in his amber realm. Sanghadevi gave a evocative talk this morning, and led us through the Manjughosa Stuti Sadhana. Then this afternoon amongst other fringe activities and sitting in the sun in the beautiful Adhisthana grounds, we listened to part of the original taped lecture on ‘The System of Meditation’ given by Bhante, which you can also listen to here. Our...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

The Golden Buddha

By akasajoti on Tue, 23 Aug, 2016 - 18:04

At the end of the first day of the Women’s International Order Convention at Adhisthana, Parami sits on the sofa of the women’s community with Kuladharini and Akasajoti and talks about some of the highlights of the day. Kuladharini talks about her relationship with Shakyamuni, and her practice as an anagarika. She describes a beautiful moment of her heart breaking open and hearing the words, “all griefs faithfully observed turn towards love”. And we hear a little from Akasajoti about...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Talks from the Women's Area Order Weekend, March 2016: Money, Work, Power

By akasajoti on Wed, 9 Mar, 2016 - 16:39

Talks from the Women's Area Order Weekend, March 2016: Money, Work, Power

By akasajoti on Wed, 9 Mar, 2016 - 16:39

Here’s a link to the full playlist of talks from the women’s area order weekend in March 2016, on the theme of Money, Work and Power: https://vimeo.com/album/3841728

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FBA Podcast: The Triratna Emphasis on a Unified Order

By Rijupatha on Sat, 3 Oct, 2015 - 11:00

This week’s FBA Podcast features a talk by Manjuvajra on one of the Six Emphases of the Triratna Buddhist Community - “The Triratna Emphasis on a Unified Order”.

Here, Manjuvajra highlights the fact that involvement and membership of the Triratna Buddhist Order is open to all, irrespective of gender, colour, sexual orientation, lifestyle, or any other personal characteristic.

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Dharmabyte: Commitment is Primary, Lifestyle is Secondary

By Rijupatha on Thu, 1 Oct, 2015 - 11:00

Sangharakshita speaks to one of the central emphases of the Triratna Buddhist Community in today’s FBA Dharmabyte podcast, expanding on the meaning of the phrase “Commitment is Primary, Lifestyle is Secondary”. Excerpted from the talk “Twenty Years on the Middle Way”, he explores our tradition’s principle of an Order that places its weight on genuine Going for Refuge rather than the conditions a person was born into or lifestyle.

Talk given in 1987.

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Dharmabyte: Unified, not Unisex

By Rijupatha on Mon, 28 Sep, 2015 - 11:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte continues our series of podcasts on the Six Emphases of Triratna in a talk entitled “Unified, not Unisex”. From the talk “The Six Distinctive Emphases of the FWBO”, here Sangharakshita outlines the Triratna principle of open ordination to men and women on equal terms, and an Order that accepts those of all lifestyles, races, classes and sexual orientations – a quite revolutionary stance in the Buddhist world.

Talk given at Padmaloka...

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