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Parami's Perpectives No. 1 - Holding Harmony, Holding A Radical Vision For The World

By Candradasa on Tue, 16 Jun, 2015 - 22:43

The first in a new occasional series with Parami​, one of the most experienced members of the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community. Over the coming months and years, Parami will be joining us for conversation and sharing her generous perspectives on what she encounters during her travels around a contemporary international Buddhist sangha. We’ll be hearing from her at home in the UK, as well as on the road from Mexico, Australasia and the U.S. 

A true Dharma farer,...

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Kamalashila's Quarterly No.3 - On Gonzo Psychogeography And New Beginnings

By Candradasa on Sat, 18 Apr, 2015 - 18:37

Another excellent conversation with Kamalashila in our occasional series from West London, where we celebrate the opening of their incredibly impressive new Buddhist Centre. But first we touch on all things liminal in our ongoing exchanges about landscape - particularly, in this case, the “gonzo psychogeography” of London and its subterranean rivers. 

We also hear about new beginnings in the shape of a Welsh contemplative community project, and Buddhafield as it re-emerges from some years...

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Buddhist Voices - Vidyadevi On The Sangharakshita Library

By Candradasa on Wed, 14 Jan, 2015 - 19:23
Sangharakshita, founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order, has long dreamed of starting a new library to house his collection of 11,000+ books on Buddhism, the Dharma and literature (including extensive reference and poetry collections). Vidyadevi, one of the people who helped make it happen, introduces the new library at Adhisthana as it finally opens its doors. Her passion for this project and her love of books is both infectious and challenging as she talks with us about a...
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Buddhist Voices - Amalavajra, Banker to Buddhist

By Candradasa on Tue, 30 Dec, 2014 - 23:26
How do you go from investment banker to full-time Buddhist practitioner? A fascinating account of a very rich life that takes Amalavajra from English boarding school and Cambridge University to J.P. Morgan as a pioneer of the now infamous asset-backed securities that became a prime factor in the credit collapse of 2008. His journey winds via improbably different worlds: from scuba diving on coral reefs to the Henley Regatta, from delivering pizzas around London at night to riding the...
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Buddhist Centre Features

Buddhist Voices - Amitasuri on Buddhist Chaplaincy

By Candradasa on Wed, 10 Dec, 2014 - 17:27
A wonderful conversation with Amitasuri who has overcome huge health difficulties to train and work as a Buddhist Chaplain in the UK. Her passion for the vocational side of chaplaincy is inspiring and infectious, and it’s moving to hear how her own situation has allowed her to be present - truly present - with people suffering greatly, and to make a difference in that way.

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Kamalashila's Quarterly No.2 - On Landscape and Experiment

By Candradasa on Wed, 12 Nov, 2014 - 20:28
Our second extensive conversation with Kamalashila comes a little late in the ‘quarterly’ cycle but is well worth waiting for as we plunge deep into some rich, sparkling pools of conversation that yield much to delight, challenge, refresh, and stimulate…

We have three main connected topics this time: landscape itself and its effect on individuals within a particular culture of practice; experimental practice as a spiritual movement changes and grows; and what we have to learn from the wider...
College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Preceptors' College - Introduction

By Vidyatara on Wed, 12 Nov, 2014 - 14:55
Vidyatara and Parami talk about the College of Preceptors and what will be covered during the second of their biannual meetings, which is currently being held at Adhisthana.

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Buddhist Voices - Triratna America 2014

By Manidha on Wed, 24 Sep, 2014 - 13:36
A great conversation with six members of the Triratna Buddhist Order from North America at the end of their bi-annual Convention. Karunadevi, Amala, Suddhayu, Viradhamma, and Rijupatha all join our host Manidha for a round-table discussion of what it means to be part of Triratna on this continent in 2014.

Some thoughtful recollections from the early days in the mid-’80s meet a wonderful sense of optimism and gratitude from the present as we consider conditions for practice in the...
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Buddhist Centre Features

Buddhist Voices - Suryadhamma from Cambridge, Massachusetts

By Candradasa on Sun, 21 Sep, 2014 - 14:33
A fascinating set of tales from Suriyadhamma from his many years worth of Buddhist practice. Taking us from his first encounters with the writings of Alan Watts in the ’60s through his long discipleship with Chogyam Trungpa and eventual membership of the Triratna Buddhist Order itself. And a wonderful insight into practice for someone who has lost his sight and finds light and joy all around him, especially through meditation. Suriyadhamma’s is a compelling and encouraging voice.

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Buddhist Voices - Aryadrishti from Portland, Oregon

By Manidha on Sat, 20 Sep, 2014 - 13:33
In today’s Buddhist Voices podcast we meet Aryadrishti, courageously pioneering with a brand new Buddhist Center in Portland, Oregon, in the far west of the United States. We hear about the challenges she faces in building a community, and some of the innovative ways she’s adopted for a very particular kind of American context. Having started out alone this is a great glimpse into the early days of a new sangha and the rewards that come...

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