Earth Metta Sangha
Earth Metta Sangha

A Buddhist View of Current World Problems @ Earth Metta Sangha (Wed. 5 Oct)

By Christine on Thu, 8 Sep, 2016 - 14:54

A Buddhist View of Current World Problems @ Earth Metta Sangha (Wed. 5 Oct)

By Christine on Thu, 8 Sep, 2016 - 14:54

Some of Sangharakshita’s introductory words on sustainability, activism and Buddhism can be found articulated in the final chapter of What is the Sangha? (Chapter 20: A Buddhist View of Current World Problems):

“…there is still… the question of what an individual Buddhist can have to say that is truly relevant to world problems. All I can say for myself is that the work I have engaged in as a Buddhist has arisen…out of the view I take on current world problems. This topic is not of...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

The Buddha of Infinite Light

By akasajoti on Fri, 26 Aug, 2016 - 16:01

The Buddha of Infinite Light

By akasajoti on Fri, 26 Aug, 2016 - 16:01

Today on the Women’s Convention we have been with the Buddha of Infinite Light, Amitabha. This morning we celebrated Bhante’s birthday, and passed on gifts and cards to Suvajra, singing Happy Birthday in three languages - Dutch, English and Hindi! Then Satyajyoti and Padmabodhini invoked Amitabha’s presence with two very personal, and tender talks about their bonds with him and Maitrimala led us in the Amitabha Sadhana. We heard a reading of Bhante’s vision of Amitabha holding up...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Sangharakshita's diary

By Munisha on Wed, 15 Jun, 2016 - 23:42

Sangharakshita's diary

By Munisha on Wed, 15 Jun, 2016 - 23:42

Sthanashraddha is Sangharakshita’s secretary. He writes:

“Looking out of the window here in the annexe and seeing the trees now in full leaf it’s hard to imagine they were so bare and stark but a couple of months ago. Our late spring is rushing headlong into summer and the great field has had two or three cuts now, in almost as many weeks. Plants and flowers are emerging everywhere and while the cuckoo was heard here last month, now morning walks and tea breaks are accompanied...

European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

Ratnaguna - Three Talks On The Pureland

By Centre Team on Wed, 13 Jan, 2016 - 00:09

Ratnaguna - Three Talks On The Pureland

By Centre Team on Wed, 13 Jan, 2016 - 00:09

A new three-part series from Ratnaguna introduces the Pureland texts as a practice in themselves, and discusses their relationship to Sangharakshita’s core teachings. 

In the first talk Ratnaguna takes us on an excellent exploration of imagination itself, essential for understanding the sutras on their own terms. The second talk discusses how the texts hint at what Sangharakshita calls the supra-personal force of the Bodhichitta. The third talk is on the importance of sangha in the sutras and its relevance...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Twelve Days of FBA - Day 1: Sangharakshita Speaks Online

By Rijupatha on Sat, 26 Dec, 2015 - 06:00

Twelve Days of FBA - Day 1: Sangharakshita Speaks Online

By Rijupatha on Sat, 26 Dec, 2015 - 06:00

Dharmachakra - the Triratna web team that brings you Free Buddhist Audio and The Buddhist Centre Online - would like to thank you for your support this year by offering a little look back at some Dharma highlights from 2015.

From the 26th of December to the 6th of January we’ll be bringing you Twelve Days of FBA over at our space on The Buddhist Centre Online. We’ll be posting something special each day: an inspiring talk here, a moving story or two there. As well as some...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Kate's British pilgrimage

By Munisha on Wed, 25 Nov, 2015 - 23:01

Kate's British pilgrimage

By Munisha on Wed, 25 Nov, 2015 - 23:01

As we reported in April, London Buddhist Centre mitra Kate Grant has spent much of this year on pilgrimage – in Britain. She writes:

“In September I completed my pilgrimage: an outer journey to reflect life’s inner journeys. I set off in February, from Tooting in south London (where Sangharakshita began life), on a walk to Bhante’s home, Adhisthana, lasting 17 separate days and covering 200 miles.

Inspired by a pilgrim’s sense of higher purpose, Bhante’s childhood memoirs...

Sangharakshita@90
Sangharakshita@90

Amalavajra reports from the fundraiser's desk

By Munisha on Wed, 29 Jul, 2015 - 13:47

Amalavajra reports from the fundraiser's desk

By Munisha on Wed, 29 Jul, 2015 - 13:47

Written a few thousand pounds back (when we were 50% there), this is a great Triratna News report on the fundraising for Bhante’s birthday present. Amalavajra, Triratna’s fundraiser in Europe, explains his enthusiasm.

https://thebuddhistcentre.com/news/sangharakshita90-appeal-halfway-there

PS Today we’re 58% there! We still need another £41,000 and we’ve got just 28 days to raise it. That’s £1464 per day.

But that shouldn’t be hard. Yesterday we raised more than that!

Make your donation here.

Sangharakshita@90
Sangharakshita@90

Sangharakshita: a life in pictures

By Munisha on Tue, 28 Jul, 2015 - 11:14

Sangharakshita: a life in pictures

By Munisha on Tue, 28 Jul, 2015 - 11:14

Manchester Buddhist Centre’s exhibition: “Sangharakshita: a life in pictures” opens on 17th August, with pictures from the Clear Vision archive. They write: “To mark this spe­cial occa­sion, a set of framed pho­tos show­ing Sangharakshita’s life in its breadth and full­ness will go on dis­play in the Centre’s recep­tion area. It will then be sited more per­man­ently within the building.”
Find out more.

Bhante’s birthday collection, for the publication of his Complete Works, for everyone for ever,...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Sangharakshita's new book

By Munisha on Mon, 27 Jul, 2015 - 17:17

Sangharakshita's new book

By Munisha on Mon, 27 Jul, 2015 - 17:17

With 30 days to go until Bhante’s 90th birthday we’re well over halfway to raising the money for the one birthday present he really wants – the publication of his Complete Works, for everyone, forever. (We’ve got 30 days to raise the remaining £45,000! Can you help?)

Meanwhile, we bring you news of his latest book, soon to be published by Windhorse Publications. Kalyanaprabha is Bhante’s editor. She writes:

“Bhante Sangharakshita moved to Moseley, Birmingham in 1997. He was...

Stockholms buddhistcenter
Stockholms buddhistcenter

Hemsida för Bodhi förlaget

By Viryabodhi on Mon, 30 Mar, 2015 - 15:01

Hemsida för Bodhi förlaget

By Viryabodhi on Mon, 30 Mar, 2015 - 15:01

I februari gick kvarnarna heta här hemma i Maitrigiri-kollektivet och jag skapade en hemsidan för Bodhi förlaget: www.bodhiforlaget.se.

Där kan du läsa om alla våra boktitlar, recensioner, etc. och länkar till andra sidor, bl.a. Bodhi förlaget på Facebook m.m.

Bodhi förlaget ger ut böcker först och främst av Sangharakshita.

 

Pages