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Dharmabyte: A Vision of Humanity

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 20 Dec, 2021 - 06:00

Exposing a modern disease of frustrated craving for experience, Sangharakshita suggests that spiritual life is better seen in more concrete ways; as growth, work, and duty.

In this excerpt from the talk Enlightenment as Experience and Non-experience given in 1975.

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25% off selected paperbacks for Sangha Day

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 15 Nov, 2021 - 11:55

25% off selected paperbacks for Sangha Day

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 15 Nov, 2021 - 11:55

As you may know, Sunday 21st November is International Sangha Day. To celebrate, we’re offering 25% off five paperbacks on the themes of friendship, communication and the spiritual community. The discounts will end on 6th December.

What is the Sangha? The Nature of Spiritual Community by Sangharakshita

Was £11.99, Now £8.99

In Buddhism, the sangha is the free association of developing individuals choosing to help each other along the path. In What is the Sangha? Sangharakshita suggests that to explore the nature of spiritual community is also to examine...

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Dharmabyte: The Three Liberations

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 1 Nov, 2021 - 05:00

Sangharakshita describes the three liberations (vimokshas) arising from transcending the three marks (lakshanas) of conditioned existence. 

From the talk entitled The Texture of Reality as part of the series Introducing Buddhism, 1966.***

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FBA Podcast: Spiritual Death - Spiritual Rebirth

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 30 Oct, 2021 - 06:00

Padmavajra offers a deep set of reflections on these aspects of the Spiritual Path using Sangharakshita’s poem ‘Advent’; the contemplation of impermanence, death and our lack of any ‘self-lordship’; Lahiji’s vision of ‘the black light’; bewilderment; and the concept of becoming reborn in the Bodhisattva.

Talk given at Padmaloka Buddhist Centre, 2013, as part of a series of three talks entitled The Stages of the Path.

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new version Threefold puja

By Viryabodhi on Tue, 26 Oct, 2021 - 07:07


The Japanese Translation Kula, with Tomoko and Dharmasara from Berlin, and with some help from a Tokyo friend, have produced a new translation of the Threefold Puja in Japanese. Here it is.

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Dharmabyte: The Arising of Samadhi

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 21 Oct, 2021 - 06:00

There’s no true meditation without happiness. Sangharakshita describes Samadhi, often translated as ‘concentration’, as dependent upon the conditions of Sukha, that of happiness and bliss. 

From the talk The Stages of the Spiritual Path, part of the series Introducing Buddhism, 1966.***

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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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