Triratna Translations
Triratna Translations

Challenges of Translating the Dharma – article part two

By Viryabodhi on Tue, 8 Aug, 2023 - 09:13

This is the second article on translation within Triratna, by Viryabodhi, coordinator of the International Triratna Translations Board (ITTB), which goes more into specific challenges in translating the Dharma.

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I have been working on this for some time and hope you will enjoy reading it. If you have any questions or feedback you can write to me at: 
int.triratna.translations.board [at] 

There is both a pdf and an ePub (if...

Triratna Translations
Triratna Translations

The vital importance and challenge of translating the Dharma

By Viryabodhi on Fri, 30 Jun, 2023 - 17:23

This is the first article in a series of articles on translation within Triratna, by Viryabodhi, coordinator of the International Triratna Translations Board (ITTB). The next article, which will go more into the challenges, will be published within the next month or so.

Part 2 of the Article is found here:

I have been working on this for some time and hope you will enjoy reading it. If you have any questions or feedback you can write to me at: 

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Telling the Story of Sangharakshita (The Buddhist Centre Podcast, Episode 430)

By Centre Team on Sat, 14 May, 2022 - 20:44

Some of the team at the Urgyen Sangharakshita Trust join us for a deep dive into the art of digital storytelling and biographical work online, as we hear about the ongoing creative challenges involved in helping a spiritual community hold the legacy of their teacher across generations.

Sangharakshita was a brilliant, complex, sometimes provocative and controversial figure. He was also a friend, a thinker, a writer, and a hundred other things besides. Prajnaketu and Suryanaga discuss with us the making...

Triratna Japanese Translation Group

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.

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

A Book of Gratitude - Remembrances of Urgyen Sangharakshita (1925-2018)

A Book of Gratitude - Remembrances of Urgyen Sangharakshita (1925-2018)

By vajrapriya on Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 - 04:20

As well as having an online memorial space to mark the passing of Urgyen Sangharakshita, the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Community and one of the foremost western Buddhists of the 20th Century , we invited people from all around the world to contribute to a Book of Gratitude.

These have now been collated and bound into book form to be kept in the Sangharakshita library at Adhisthana. And now you can read the moving rememberances of Sangharakshita online too.

This is an opportunity...

Community Highlights
Buddhist Voices

50 Years, 50 Voices: Dharmashalin

By Satyalila on Fri, 29 Mar, 2019 - 17:45

This is living a Dharma life. This is actually applying it. This is mess in progress.


Dharmashalin’s Annals
In 1968 I was not even a glint in my father’s eye. My parents first met on the 5th of September 1969 when my Mum showed my Dad where the canteen was on his first day of work.

In 1978 I was born on the 16th of June.

In 1988 I was 10 years old, totally absorbed in the world of Dungeons and Dragons....

Mitra Support
Mitra Support

Bodhisattva Ideal Mitratas

By Vajrashura on Thu, 28 Feb, 2019 - 19:29

Hi all.

A few years ago Ksantivadin and I digitalised all of Bhante’s old Mitrata booklets on The Bodhisattva Ideal lecture series.

There are eight lectures in the original series, and eight pairs of Mitratas in the series. The first of each pair contains a lightly edited version of the talk and often some seminar extracts, and then the second of each pair is just seminar extracts.

(By seminars extracts, I mean extracts taken from study seminars lead by Bhante on those particular Bodhisattva Ideal lectures.)

All the...

Adhisthana Kula
Adhisthana Kula

Triratna Controversy FAQ

By Centre Team on Thu, 6 Dec, 2018 - 15:33

Version 2.0, published October 2018
- Added 14 new questions
- General minor textual changes to the introduction and text as part of incorporating the new questions.
- Correcting small details in older questions based on new information.
- Added a new section about the Triratna Panel Process work as part of Triratna Safeguarding.
- Updated the text to take account of Sangharakshita’s death in October 2018.

From the introduction 
We’ve assembled this FAQ in response...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Extracts from a Puja for Urgyen Sangharakshita on the Evening of His Funeral and Burial

By Candradasa on Sun, 25 Nov, 2018 - 21:28

On the evening of Urgyen Sangharakshita’s funeral and burial, after the departure of most of the 1,200 guests, those who remained gathered together to perform a special, final sevenfold puja and close an extraordinary day. 

Padmavajra led the devotional ritual, specifically dedicated to Padmasambhava. In this extract we hear Surata reading verses to Vajrasattva known as ‘The Confounder of Hell’, followed by a rousing version of the Great Guru of Tibet’s mantra. 

Voices were uplifted and many offerings made: to say a last farewell...