Triratna News
Triratna News

Sangharakshita's Diary, April 2014

By lokabandhu on Thu, 1 May, 2014 - 05:00

Sangharakshita's Diary, April 2014

By lokabandhu on Thu, 1 May, 2014 - 05:00Ashvajit, Sangharakshita’s secretary, writes with his usual summary of Bhante’s activities over the past month. He says -

“Looking out of my window here at Adhisthana I see the small lake, mirror-like, reflecting the trees and the cloudless blue sky. Spring is with us, greening the trees, bringing bees, butterflies, white and pink blossom, and the welcome warmth of the sun. Nature is once more reminding us that all is not decay and death, but that there is...
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

New on FBA: Two Talks Reflecting on Our Teachers

By Rijupatha on Fri, 11 Apr, 2014 - 15:15

New on FBA: Two Talks Reflecting on Our Teachers

By Rijupatha on Fri, 11 Apr, 2014 - 15:15Two lovely new talks are now available on Free Buddhist Audio that reflect on the inspiration, friendship, and bond between teacher and student in the spiritual life.

Vandanajyoti speaks about her relationship with Sangharakshita and the deep meaning it has had for her. And Nagabodhi remembers his time with Dhardo Rinpoche in Kalimpong, speaking about what he learned from being in the presence of his teacher’s teacher and friend.

My Relationship with...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Sangharakshita's Diary, March 2014

By lokabandhu on Sat, 5 Apr, 2014 - 05:47

Sangharakshita's Diary, March 2014

By lokabandhu on Sat, 5 Apr, 2014 - 05:47Ashvajit writes with his usual summary of Sangharakshita’s diary for the past month, saying - “Misty mornings at Adhisthana this month past have been accompanied by ‘sounds and sweet airs that hurt not’ - by bird song and mild breezes. The mists have often been followed by sunny, though still cool days, and daffodils, primroses and other small flowers have been opening in the bright air.

Bhante’s health has been on the whole good for someone of his age,...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Sangharakshita's Diary, February 2014

By lokabandhu on Sun, 2 Mar, 2014 - 05:56

Sangharakshita's Diary, February 2014

By lokabandhu on Sun, 2 Mar, 2014 - 05:56Ashvajit writes with his usual monthly round-up of Sangharakshita’s news, health and visitors, saying -

“The Adhisthana ducks have sometimes been paddling in the field beyond my window rather than in our ponds; however they have not been able to actually swim in the fields around here, which has been the prerogative of ducks in some parts of the UK this month.

Bhante’s health has been much the same, his energy being dependent upon the sleep he...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Life is King in Russian too

By Munisha on Thu, 16 Jan, 2014 - 16:40

Life is King in Russian too

By Munisha on Thu, 16 Jan, 2014 - 16:40Suvannavira is Triratna’s emissary to Russia. Living in a hostel in Moscow, he teaches Dharma and meditation - and publishes Sangharakshita’s books in Russian, and has translated all the Foundation Year materials for the mitra study course! He writes:

“Poets and poems have long been loved and revered in Russia. Most dear is Alexander Pushkin, considered the Russian Shakespeare. Be careful if you are asked by Russian if you ‘know’ the poems of Pushkin. They don’t mean...
Stockholms buddhistcenter
Stockholms buddhistcenter

Föredrag av Guhyavajra

By Viryabodhi on Tue, 12 Nov, 2013 - 14:41

Föredrag av Guhyavajra

By Viryabodhi on Tue, 12 Nov, 2013 - 14:41Hej alla Triratna-vänner,


Gårdagens personliga föredrag var något speciellt. Guhyavajra pratade otroligt ärligt och inspirerande om sitt liv, från enkla förhållanden i Nya Zeeland, via en hel del experimenterande, kollektivboende, intagande av olika ‘substanser’, kontakten med buddhismen, Triratna (särskilt den tidiga tiden, under början av 1980-talet) och olika möten med Sangharakshita. Guhyavajra är en av dem i Triratna som haft en väldigt rak och givande kontakt med Sangharakshita. I morse berättade han lite mer för mig, underbart. Jag...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Sangharakshita's Diary, September 2013

By lokabandhu on Thu, 26 Sep, 2013 - 23:04

Sangharakshita's Diary, September 2013

By lokabandhu on Thu, 26 Sep, 2013 - 23:04Ashvajit, one of Sangharakshita’s carers, writes with his monthly update on Bhante’s diary for the past few weeks. He says -

“On 1st August there was a great burst of activity to get things ready for the Grand Opening of Adhisthana, Bhante’s new home. On 2nd 3rd and 4th of the month, the doors were thrown open, on the Friday to neighbours and all those who had assisted in any way in the refurbishing of the...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Urgyen Sangharakshita on Death and Grief

By Candradasa on Tue, 10 Sep, 2013 - 17:38

Urgyen Sangharakshita on Death and Grief

By Candradasa on Tue, 10 Sep, 2013 - 17:38Over on the Abhayaratna Trust’s website there’s a little-known but fascinating conversation extract from 2007 between Sangharakshita ( the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Community) and Ratnachuda talking about the death of Sangharakshita’s mother and sister. It’s part of a longer, in-depth discussion of death and grief generally, and we wanted to draw your attention to that as well as to the excellent work Abhayaratna Trust does on behalf of members of the Order...
Triratna News
Triratna News

New book by Sangharakshita: Anagarika Dharmapala

By Munisha on Mon, 2 Sep, 2013 - 13:40

New book by Sangharakshita: Anagarika Dharmapala

By Munisha on Mon, 2 Sep, 2013 - 13:40
A new book by Sangharakshita
Anagarika Dharmapala: a Biographical Sketch & Other ‘Maha Bodhi’ Writings

This new book by Sangharakshita was launched at the European Order Weekend held at Wymondham College, Norfolk, UK in July. Kalyanaprabha, who edited the book, gave a warm and inspiring introduction, which you can watch.

Launch copies sold out were sold out within two hours, but you can buy your copy online. Copies...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Urgyen Sangharakshita at 88

By Centre Team on Mon, 26 Aug, 2013 - 08:26

Urgyen Sangharakshita at 88

By Centre Team on Mon, 26 Aug, 2013 - 08:26The founder of our Buddhist Order and Community turns 88 today! All here at the Buddhist Centre Online would like to join everyone else in Triratna around the world in sending our gratitude and best wishes to Sangharakshita as he celebrates his birthday at his new home in Adhisthana. Thank you, Bhante!

For more on Sangharakshita’s birthday, + follow Triratna Highlights.

View a timeline of Sangharakshita’s life and work in Triratna from...

Pages