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.
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.
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.
By lokeshvara on Tue, 14 Oct, 2014 - 17:45Greetings from Bordoran retreat centre near Nagpur in India. The Indian convention is underway and going very well with 200 order members from all over India. There is a programme of meditation, talks and discussion, with pujas every evening.
Yesterday thunder and rain brought some cooler air. The grasses and flowers are full of butterflies and the air is filled with bird song. In the evening the full moon bathed the convention in yellow light as we sat in...
In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, we hear Aryabandhu speaking about “Life As An Order Member.” One year after ordination, Aryabandhu talks about his experience of life as an order member. The third in a series of four talks given to men training for ordination on the ‘What Is the Order’ retreat.