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A Complex Personality: A Note - a new piece of writing by Sangharakshita

Posted by mahamati to Adhisthana Kula on Tue, 8 Aug, 2017 - 20:21

A Complex Personality: A Note - a new piece of writing by Sangharakshita

Posted by mahamati to Adhisthana Kula on Tue, 8 Aug, 2017 - 20:21

In his personal statement issued on December 30th 2016 Sangharakshita said, among other things: 

  1. that the FWBO/Triratna sometimes bore the marks not of the Dharma but of his own particular personality;
  2. that his personality was a complex one.


In a new piece of writing, ‘A Complex Personality: A Note’, he explores what he had in mind when he wrote this. He highlights those marks of his personality which have had a positive impact on Triratna as it is today,...

Adhisthana Kula
Adhisthana Kula

Reviewing the Past - meeting notes

Posted by vajrapriya to Adhisthana Kula on Wed, 26 Jul, 2017 - 17:18

Lokeshvara recently announced a meeting to begin talking about the process of “Reviewing the Past” (as announced in this post).

15 people attended this meeting at Adhisthana on 16th July 2017. Some rough notes have been attached here.

With metta

Vajrapriya, International Order Office Team.

Triratna News
Triratna News

New 'Adhisthana Writings' by Sangharakshita

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna News on Mon, 24 Jul, 2017 - 12:08

Today we are reporting on the publication of a new set of writings by Sangharakshita, the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Community. 

Just before Sangharakshita’s 90th birthday in August 2016, his friend Paramartha, was called away to the other side of the world where his mother was seriously ill. As it turned out he stayed away for nearly six months.

It was this rather unfavourable set of circumstances that was, apparently, the galvanising force that led to a resurgence in Sangharakshita’s creative or literary...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Sangharakshita: The Poetry Interviews

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Tue, 13 Jun, 2017 - 10:29

Sangharakshita: The Poetry Interviews

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Tue, 13 Jun, 2017 - 10:29

Kalyanaprabha is one of Sangharakshita’s two literary editors. (The other is Vidyadevi.) She writes to tell us about a new set of interviews with him, about his poetry.

“Recently there appeared on Sangharakshita’s website a link to some rather unusual interviews on The Buddhist Centre Online: over 10 separate sessions, Saddhanandi* interviews Sangharakshita about 10 of his poems.

Each interview opens with a sensitive reading of the poem by Saddhanandi and then...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Sangharakshita - The Poetry Interviews

Posted by Centre Team to Buddhist Centre Features on Fri, 5 May, 2017 - 20:49

A series of ten personal interviews between Sangharakshita and Saddhanandi, reflecting on Sangharakshita’s own selections from his extensive body of poetry.

Each interview in this series begins with a lovely reading of the poem by Saddhanandi, and is followed by commentary from Sangharakshita on the verses - discussing his inspiration, the meanings behind the words, and what the poem has to say about spiritual life and his own personal history.

The running order of the interviews is...

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