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Exploring the Teachings for Ourselves (Dharmabytes Podcast)

By Centre Team on Thu, 11 Apr, 2024 - 11:00

As part of celebrations at Sangha Night to mark the 90th birthday of Sangharakshita, Ratnaghosha gives a personal talk on the influence of Bhante as a teacher. Excerpted from the talk Bhante As Teacher given at Cambridge Buddhist Centre, 2015.

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Launch of The Buddhist Vision and the Dhammapada (FBA Podcast)

By Centre Team on Tue, 9 Apr, 2024 - 10:45

Here is a recently re-discovered little lost delight - Sangharakshita and Subhuti launching each other’s books and clearly enjoying themselves. Sangharakshita’s in fine humour - and it’s great to hear him read and quote from the bible! Is that a twinkle in his voice? 

Talk given at Triratna [FWBO] Day celebrations in 2001.

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Chair's Letter – March 2024

By ratnadharini on Sun, 31 Mar, 2024 - 20:00

Chair's Letter – March 2024

By ratnadharini on Sun, 31 Mar, 2024 - 20:00

Dear Order Members and friends,

Last month Vajrashura’s ‘letter from the College’ grew out of the men’s Private Preceptors’ retreat at Adhisthana and the five talks given by Subhuti during that event based on Bhante Sangharakshita’s paper ‘What is the Western Buddhist Order?’. (Subhuti has been interviewed by Jyotika on the topic of this paper, and the interview is available here.)

The women’s Private Preceptors’ retreat later that month focussed on Bhante’s ‘My Relation to the...

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Dharmabytes: The Buddha’s Instant Response

By Centre Team on Thu, 21 Mar, 2024 - 10:00

The Buddha and Ananda once tended a sick monk, neglected by his companions because of his ‘uselessness’. Sangharakshita shows that people cannot be treated as ‘things’ in the spiritual community.

From the talk A Case of Dysentry given in 1982 as part of the series Incidents from the Pali Canon.

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Origins of Transformation

By kusaladevi on Fri, 23 Feb, 2024 - 13:49

Origins of Transformation

By kusaladevi on Fri, 23 Feb, 2024 - 13:49

Origins of Transformation

Triratna Day Online 2024, April 6

Content from around the world, hosted live from locations around London!

In 1967 a new Buddhist Movement was set in motion in a basement in Central London when Sangharakshita and friends ritually dedicated the space to the Three Jewels. On Triratna Day we celebrate this...

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Dharmabytes: What is Perfect Vision?

By Centre Team on Mon, 15 Jan, 2024 - 11:00

The Eightfold Path is divided into Paths of Vision and of Transformation. Sangharakshita illustrates how perfect vision can arise, and concludes by showing how Buddhists have communicated their vision of reality in conceptual and imaginative terms.

Excerpted from the talk entitled The Nature of Existence: Right Understanding, as part of the series The Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path given in 1968.

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Adhisthana

A Second Renaissance? Part 2

By Caroline I P on Mon, 20 Nov, 2023 - 10:30

A Second Renaissance? Part 2

By Caroline I P on Mon, 20 Nov, 2023 - 10:30

How are you reading this?

Forgive me for being so forward. Of course, you haven’t really got going yet. It’s probably too open a question anyway: the how of reading could mean lots of different things. First, there’s the medium – are you on your phone, a tablet, a laptop or desktop (though of course you might have printed this out, or be asking a text-to-voice AI to read it to you)? Then there’s the speed – are you scanning, skimming,...

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Babasaheb Ambedkar arrives at Adhisthana

By akasajoti on Fri, 17 Nov, 2023 - 00:33

Babasaheb Ambedkar arrives at Adhisthana

By akasajoti on Fri, 17 Nov, 2023 - 00:33

For several years now, during each international Preceptors’ College meeting, time is dedicated to hearing from the kula of Public Preceptors in India. This was a special year, with all ten of them able to travel over, making up more than 20% of those gathered for the meeting. 

One morning was spent hearing about the work of the ordination teams and public preceptors in India, including the establishment of a new retreat centre dedicated to ordination training, Sudarshan Bhumi, named ...

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College of Public Preceptors

Four Myths + Five Farewells

By akasajoti on Tue, 14 Nov, 2023 - 10:18

Four Myths + Five Farewells

By akasajoti on Tue, 14 Nov, 2023 - 10:18

Over the weekend, the College were joined by a number of retired Public Preceptors: Suvajra, Padmasuri, Sanghadevi, Saddhaloka; with Manjuvajra, Subhuti and Srimala visiting for some elements of the programme and to spend time together as ‘College Elders’. 

Jnanavaca led three sessions of stimulating, interactive study on the ‘four myths of the spiritual life’. He explored this model that Subhuti conceived and introduced in a talk on an international Order convention in 2003 (and was more recently explored by Jnanavaca and Maitreyabandhu...

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