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Dharmabyte: Owning Your Shadow

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 11 Feb, 2019 - 14:00

In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, is from a talk given by Vijayasri as a follow up to a showing of Sangharakshita’s video on Buddhism, world peace and nuclear war. In Owning Your Shadow Vijayasri explores the concepts of violence and non-violence as aspects of the power mode / love mode relationship, and looks at the Jungian concept of the shadow. We examine the idea that change is possible, but that growth and development requires personal...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Podcast - The Spirit of the Abhayaratna Trust

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 4 Feb, 2019 - 17:45

This is not theoretical, this is how it is, it’s life: sickness and ageing are very challenging.

Mahasraddha is the Director of the Abhayaratna Trust which exists to help support Order Members in financial difficulty.

In this conversation Mahasraddha outlines his vision for the Trust - and its spirit, which is based on Sangharakshita’s lecture, ‘A Case of Dysentery’. He also mentions a number of projects that the Abhayaratna Trust have in the pipeline, including establishing local care networks and supporting...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Voices from the Buddhist world 15: Bhante S Dhammika (2)

By Munisha on Thu, 31 Jan, 2019 - 18:53

Voices from the Buddhist world 15: Bhante S Dhammika (2)

By Munisha on Thu, 31 Jan, 2019 - 18:53

Sorry for this very delayed post: an interesting appreciation of Triratna and the vision of its founder from Venerable S. Dhammika, of the Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society, Singapore, who previously expressed his appreciation of Bhante shortly after Bhante’s death.

Imagining an new, ideal, form of Buddhism for today, he suggests it could be governed by an organisation such as Triratna. Later he notes that his ideal is not a pipe dream because it has already been envisaged and brought into being in Triratna (which he...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

The Death and Funeral of Urgyen Sangharakshita

By sanghadhara on Tue, 18 Dec, 2018 - 23:41

The Death and Funeral of Urgyen Sangharakshita

By sanghadhara on Tue, 18 Dec, 2018 - 23:41

Clear Vision works to document the life of the Triratna Buddhist Community, keeping us connected around the world and over the years, by creating and sharing a visual record of events and protecting the video and image archive of our Founder, Order and Movement.

Immediately after Bhante’s death we began to document the preparations for his vigil and funeral, and to do all we could to ensure that thousands of people in our worldwide community were able to witness the...

Triratna Centre Managers
Triratna Centre Managers

Bhante's Seminars - now in 16 handsome volumes!

By lokabandhu on Sun, 16 Dec, 2018 - 23:14

Bhante's Seminars - now in 16 handsome volumes!

By lokabandhu on Sun, 16 Dec, 2018 - 23:14

Dear Centre Managers,

Since Bhante died around a month ago I have wanted to do something to mark his passing and to actively contribute to our wonderful Order and Community going forwards.  This impulse, together with a few late nights, has manifested in a new collection of 16 substantial volumes, all available via lulu.com: his Collected Seminars! You can find them very easily by going to lulu.com and...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Funeral of Urgyen Sangharakshita by Guilhem Monin

By Centre Team on Thu, 13 Dec, 2018 - 17:40

Funeral of Urgyen Sangharakshita by Guilhem Monin

By Centre Team on Thu, 13 Dec, 2018 - 17:40

Urgyen Sangharakshita. 26 Aug 1925 - 30 Oct 2018.

Funeral and burial at his home, Adhisthana, on November 10th 2018. 

A short tribute put together by Guilhem Monin.

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Windhorse Publications Free Dharma

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 10 Dec, 2018 - 11:52

Windhorse Publications Free Dharma

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 10 Dec, 2018 - 11:52

Did you know we offer What is the Dharma? The Essential Teachings of the Buddha by Sangharakshita as a free eBook? Simply add it to your cart and check out. Our eBooks are compatible with popular eReaders – find out more about our formats here.

What is the Dharma?

To walk in the footsteps of the Buddha we need a clear and thorough guide to the essential principles of Buddhism. Whether we have just begun our journey or are a practitioner with...

Adhisthana Kula
Adhisthana Kula

Triratna Controversy FAQ

By Centre Team on Thu, 6 Dec, 2018 - 15:33

Version 2.0, published October 2018
- Added 14 new questions
- General minor textual changes to the introduction and text as part of incorporating the new questions.
- Correcting small details in older questions based on new information.
- Added a new section about the Triratna Panel Process work as part of Triratna Safeguarding.
- Updated the text to take account of Sangharakshita’s death in October 2018.


From the introduction 
We’ve assembled this FAQ in response...

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Sangharakshita's Funeral - Eulogies

By Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 4 Dec, 2018 - 23:47

Urgyen Sangharakshita, 1925-2018, was laid to rest at his home in Adhisthana on November 10th 2018.

Here are the main welcoming speeches and eulogies from Sangharakshita’s close friends and colleagues as they say their own goodbyes to our teacher.

Recorded at Adhisthana, November 2018.

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Bhante at Padmaloka

By Sanghanistha on Tue, 4 Dec, 2018 - 10:41

Bhante founded Padmaloka in 1976, living here for twelve years until moving to London in 1988, afterwards visiting us as often as he was able to. In many ways Bhante never left Padmaloka, he lit a sacred flame here which we still tend. We’ve always been crystal clear that he is our teacher and we are his disciples, regardless of the vicissitudes that intermittently sweep through the Order and movement. The last time I saw Bhante, during this summer’s European Chair’s Assembly at...

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