Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Abhaya (Highlights)

By Zac on Sat, 1 Oct, 2022 - 11:48

“You have to balance or hold the bearer of the archetype with the ordinary human being, that’s very important. Because there’s no way you’re going to reconcile them.”

Abhaya Annals:

In 1968 I was living in Cornwall with my family, sharing in a kind of family community experiment. I had met Bhante and the seedling movement a year before at his first summer retreat at Haslemere, Surrey.

In 1978 I was working as a carpenter at Sukhavati in Bethnal Green, which soon came to be...

The Sikkha Project
The Sikkha Project

New Courses based upon Bhante's Classic Lectures

By Vajrashura on Wed, 28 Sep, 2022 - 16:17

New Courses based upon Bhante's Classic Lectures

By Vajrashura on Wed, 28 Sep, 2022 - 16:17

Dear friends,

We now have three new courses online which you can use in your Centres and teaching situations.

After running many of these in Dublin, I’m confident these courses will be very useful for Centres and a great way to help relative newcomers ‘meet’ Bhante and his thinking very effectively. They are primarily aimed at people who have learned to meditate, but, really, they’re...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Three Doors of Liberation

By Zac on Mon, 26 Sep, 2022 - 06:00

When one approaches the transcendental, one approaches the three transcendental samadhis, which Sangharakshita describes as three doors of liberation - namely as that of emptiness, signlessness, and directionlessness. 

From the talk The Rain of the Dharma given in the USA, 1994.

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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
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Amoghasiddhi: The Power of Sangha (Full 50voices Interview)

By Zac on Sun, 25 Sep, 2022 - 14:44

Many people in the Triratna Buddhist Community know Amoghasiddhi for his kind and welcoming smile, as well as his tireless Dharma work for our sangha in Nagpur, India. Now part of the ordination team in India, as well as a member of Indian Public Preceptors Kula, Amoghasiddhi has been ordained for over 30 years. 

In this moving interview with Candradasa, originally recorded back in 2018 for the Fifty Years, Fifty Voices Project, the pair cover a lot of...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

What's your relation to Sangharakshita?

By suryanaga on Sat, 3 Sep, 2022 - 14:51

What's your relation to Sangharakshita?

By suryanaga on Sat, 3 Sep, 2022 - 14:51

To help the Urgyen Sangharakshita Trust in its next phase of work, we launched a survey at the recent UK and Ireland Order Convention exploring people’s responses to Sangharakshita. We heard from over 100 order members, who expressed a wide range of views on Sangharakshita and his legacy.

But we want to hear from you too - how do you feel about Sangharakshita? How are we doing at our mission to connect people with his legacy?

Whatever your response to Sangharakshita, we’d really appreciate you taking just...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Don’t miss the launch of our next book!

By Helen - Windhor... on Wed, 24 Aug, 2022 - 15:03

Don’t miss the launch of our next book!

By Helen - Windhor... on Wed, 24 Aug, 2022 - 15:03

This week we’ve got a date for your diary: the online launch of our next book, Nagapriya’s The Promise of a Sacred World. We’ve also got news from the Order Convention, and a video clip from Complete Works editor-in-chief, Vidyadevi.

The Promise of a Sacred World: online book launch

Don’t miss the launch of Nagapriya’s latest book, The Promise of a Sacred World: Shinran’s Teaching of Other Power. The launch will take place at 7:30 pm UK time on Tuesday, 30th August. Ratnaguna will...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Out now: three new ‘Complete Works’ volumes

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 22 Aug, 2022 - 11:55

Out now: three new ‘Complete Works’ volumes

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 22 Aug, 2022 - 11:55

We’re delighted to announce the release of the next three volumes in The Complete Works of Sangharakshita. This brings the total number of volumes published so far to 21. Those of you who have a subscription may need to think about getting another bookshelf! ;-) There are another six volumes yet to be published: three next year, and three in 2024.

The new volumes are available in hardback, paperback and eBook editions. There are various buying options: you can take out ...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Manjuvajra (Highlights)

By Zac on Wed, 10 Aug, 2022 - 09:55

What’s happened over the years is I’ve got more and more confident in the existence of the Buddha, the effectiveness of the Dharma and the joy of the Sangha.

Manjuvajra’s Annals:

In 1968 I was 21 years old, living in London, enjoying the ‘Swinging 60’s’, studying physics at Imperial College, exploring sex and drugs, dabbling in religion and psychology, and spending the summer hitch-hiking with my future wife across Europe to Yugoslavia and Turkey.

In 1978 I was doing research connected with...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: The Power of Love

By Zac on Sat, 23 Jul, 2022 - 06:00

The Love of Power

Behind this title we find the first Buddhist ethical precept and Sangharakshita’s distinction between operating in the Love Mode and operating in the Power Mode. A beautiful and engaged talk, responsive to her audience, where Kulanandi draws inspiration from the book The Ten Pillars of Buddhism, by Sangharakshita. 

Talk given at Stockholm Buddhist Centre, 2014. 

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Dharmabyte: Contemplating Nature

By Zac on Mon, 18 Jul, 2022 - 06:00

Appreciating Natural Beauty We seek happiness, but often we find that our desires and aspirations are in conflict. Sangharakshita implores us to appreciate nature for her own sake.

From the talk Nature, Man, and Enlightenment, part of the series Transformation of Life and World in the Sutra of Golden Light, 1976.

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