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Launch of the Triratna Picture Library

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 21 Sep, 2021 - 17:37

Launch of the Triratna Picture Library

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 21 Sep, 2021 - 17:37

The Urgyen Sangharakshita Trust is delighted to present this video launch of the online Triratna Picture Library. The video introduces the new website and celebrates with a precious few minutes in the company of Sangharakshita as he introduces photographs from his personal collection.

Right now the online library holds 1,500 images and over the coming weeks and months thousands more images will be added. It’s a slow process as each image has to be scanned, then...

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Dharmabyte: Reality Shines Through Us

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 16 Sep, 2021 - 06:00

Sangharakshita explores the ways in which we are all connected with Reality, directly and indirectly, in particular through our friendships with those just a little further along the path.

From the talk entitled The Bodhisattva Hierarchy as part of the series Aspects of the Bodhisattva Ideal, 1969.

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FBA Podcast: The Dragon, The Tiger and The Wish-fulfilling Jewel

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 11 Sep, 2021 - 06:00

Do we reflect on the Bodhicitta? Is it optional, a mystical goal we can take or leave? How does it become a motivating force in our lives?

Sangharakshita has described the Bodhicitta as a myth or symbol that galvanises our energies, something that makes sense of our lives, something emotionally moving that stirs us on a deep level. How are we to connect with that myth? Vajratara takes us on a journey of a deepening engagement with the Bodhicitta, evoking...

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News about Sangharakshita’s Complete Works

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 7 Sep, 2021 - 13:54

News about Sangharakshita’s Complete Works

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 7 Sep, 2021 - 13:54

Latest Complete Works volumes out now

The next three volumes in the Complete Works have just been released, bringing the total number of published volumes to eighteen. With another nine volumes to go, we’re now officially two thirds of the way through the project. To mark this milestone, the chief editor, Vidyadevi, has written a Complete Works update. 

Read Vidyadevi’s Complete Works update

The new volumes are:

Volume 5: The Purpose and Practice of Buddhist Meditation

A compilation of Sangharakshita’s teachings on meditation

Whether dipped into, consulted on a specific subject, or read from cover to...

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The Opening of Urgyen House to Visitors

By suryanaga on Thu, 26 Aug, 2021 - 15:46

The Opening of Urgyen House to Visitors

By suryanaga on Thu, 26 Aug, 2021 - 15:46

Last weekend at Adhisthana, Urgyen House was opened to visitors with a moving dedication led by Saddhanandi. Two new Order Members, Āryaniśa and Vilāsamuni, cut the ribbon to open the house officially.

The place is significant, as it was Urgyen Sangharakshita’s home for the last 5 years of his life. His bedroom and living room have been left exactly as they were the day he died. His living room was where he met hundreds (if not thousands) of visitors in his last years,...

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Dharmabyte: Livelihood in the Modern World

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 23 Aug, 2021 - 06:00

Buddhism stands for the creation of an ideal society as well as ideal individuals; a society based on spiritual and ethical principles. Sangharakshita considers the substantial effect our work has on us, and applies the Buddha’s teaching to work today.

From the talk entitled The Ideal Society: Right Livelihood, part of the series The Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path, 1968.

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Bhante's Birthday: Celebratory Puja at Adhisthana

By Centre Team on Fri, 20 Aug, 2021 - 12:24

Bhante's Birthday: Celebratory Puja at Adhisthana

By Centre Team on Fri, 20 Aug, 2021 - 12:24

Thursday 26th August

13.00 US PST  |  15.00 Mexico  | 16.00 US EST  |  21.00 IE & UK  | 22.00 Europe CET  |  06.00 Australia EDT (next day)  | 08.00 New Zealand (next day)


Thursday the August 26th 2021 would have been the 96th birthday of Urygen Sangharakshita (affectionately called Bhante, meaning ‘teacher’). Through founding the Triratna order and community, Bhante has set up conditions for the Dharma to be communicated...

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Dharmabyte: Looking for the Detail

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 5 Aug, 2021 - 06:00

In a clear talk based on her experiences of work in the civil service, as a mindfulness teacher and in the Buddhist world, Taramani introduces tips on working ethically, meaningfully and in a way that supports spiritual practice. She explains livelihood as a limb of the Eightfold Path, using ideas from Sangharakshita, Steve Jobs, and others.

From the talk entitled Work, Inner Work, and the Search For Meaning given at West London Buddhist Centre, 2017.

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Dharmabyte: Going Forth in Speech

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 22 Jul, 2021 - 06:00

Marking the 50th anniversary of his own ‘Going Forth’ in India, Sangharakshita offers us his thoughts on the significance this adventure had for him and reflects on its relation to the Buddha’s search for Truth - with particular regard to actions of body, speech, and mind.

From the talk Reflections on Going Forth, 1997.

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Eight Guidelines | Understanding the Dharma

By akasajoti on Thu, 15 Jul, 2021 - 12:27

Eight Guidelines | Understanding the Dharma

By akasajoti on Thu, 15 Jul, 2021 - 12:27

Jnanavaca and Maitreyabandhu, from London, UK, discuss the process of studying and understanding Sangharakshita’s distinctive presentation of the Dharma, in the third in a series of informal, personal, conversations between Public Preceptors about the Eight Guidelines for Ordination Training in Triratna.

The Eight Guidelines offer a framework through which Order Members and Mitras can reflect on and communicate about their going for refuge and process of training for Ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order. In this series, members of the Preceptors’...

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