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Dharmabyte: Creating Sangha From Within

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 15 Aug, 2019 - 14:00

Is there an inner attitude we can adopt that will naturally lead to the creation of Sangha? Satyadhara poses this question - and addresses it - in his talk on the second Mainland Europe Young Buddhist Convention. He shares his personal experience of being in a small Sangha near Frankfurt in Germany, and draws upon Asangha’s Yogacharabhumi to explore the conditions necessary for building Sangha.

The full talk entitled Creating Sangha From...

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Dharmabyte: Engaging with Sangha as Teacher

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 24 Jun, 2019 - 14:00

We are pleased to present today’s FBA Dharmabyte entitled ‘Engaging with Sangha as Teacher’, excerpted from Saddhanandi’s talk Spiritual Transmission and Lineage given at the Triratna Buddhist Order Women’s Convention, Wymondham 2007.

Here Saddhanandi revisits Sangharakshita’s own take on the problems faced by practitioners in a contemporary spiritual community. And, with the help of a good sprinkling of quotes and stories from other traditions, she explores the nature...

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FBA Podcast: Dhardo Rinpoche, Stupa Building and Sangha

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 22 Jun, 2019 - 14:00

A lovely talk given by Nagabodhi on Triratna Day at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, with an introduction by Dayalocana.

Here, Nagabodhi recounts his favorite memories of his time with Dhardo Rinpoche in Kalimpong, expresses his feelings about the strengthening power of stupa building for centers, and ties it all together with a reminder of the central role of sangha in the Triratna Community. Lovely introducation and conclusion by Dayalocana.

Talk given on...

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Experiencing the Power of Sangha: The Triratna International Gathering

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 5 Jun, 2019 - 12:47

Experiencing the Power of Sangha: The Triratna International Gathering

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 5 Jun, 2019 - 12:47

“At the heart of our movement is friendship and Sangha and being [at the Triratna International Gathering] is a really strong experience of a positive community. There’s a lot of love and generosity and mutual help…and you can’t do that by email or Facebook…You have to be together and eat together and sit together, be in the shrine room with 340 people and meditate together, chant together to experience the power of Sangha and mutual appreciation and love.”

The...

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Podcast: Community - With Your Own Front Door

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 27 May, 2019 - 15:26

So it’s community - but with our own front door

The Suvana (meaning ‘happy realm’) project aims to develop Buddhist co-housing in Cambridge, UK. It will be newly built, sustainable, low carbon footprint development, with the community inspired by Buddhist values.  

Here’s a conversation with Tejasvini and Jeremy Peters, both involved in the project, discussing co-housing as a response to the housing crisis, their plans for sustainable features, affordability, Buddhist almhouses and more. 

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Living out Buddhist values

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 9 Apr, 2019 - 14:52

Living out Buddhist values

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 9 Apr, 2019 - 14:52

Since announcing the project in Triratna News last September, the project to develop Buddhist cohousing in Cambridge, the Suvana Cohousing Project, has continued to gain momentum.

Their vision is to build a new type of community, where 20-30 households create a beautiful place with a mixture of dwelling types all benefiting from shared facilities and minimal impact on the earth’s resources.

Although they have yet to find a development site, the group of Order Members and Mitras who are involved in the Suvana cohousing...

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Dharmabyte: At the Heart of the Sangha

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 21 Feb, 2019 - 14:00

In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, At the Heart of the Sangha Dhammamegha speaks about Sangha as Dharma practice and how spiritual community and friendship with the admirable are part of our heritage in Triratna.

From the talk Wisdom’s Gathering: The Difference That Makes a Difference given on the Triratna International Gathering at Adhisthana, 27 August 2017.

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Podcast - A Very Special Letter

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 29 Jan, 2019 - 15:19

I want to spend the rest of my life… supporting the Triratna Buddhist Order. I can’t imagine living in another way.

Ricardo Rico became a Mitra and asked for ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order in Venezuela over 20 years ago. He recently has moved to Cuernavaca, Mexico.

In this podcast we hear a little bit about Ricardo’s life as a university lecturer and father of three children. He also speaks about life in Venezuela and the current political and...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Suvana Co-housing Project in Cambridge

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 12 Sep, 2018 - 10:46

Suvana Co-housing Project in Cambridge

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 12 Sep, 2018 - 10:46

A group of Order Members and Mitras from the Cambridge Sangha have been meeting for about nine months with the vision of creating a different kind of community.  They have formed the Suvana co-housing project - ‘Suvana’ meaning ‘happy realm’.

Tejasvini (chair of the project) writes: “We imagine living separately (own front door) but together (in the same street or square), with many other shared facilities.

It will be newly built, sustainable, low carbon footprint, the community inspired by...

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