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Dr. Samuel Johnson - A New Video by Urgyen House

By Centre Team on Tue, 14 Jun, 2022 - 15:40

Dr. Samuel Johnson - A New Video by Urgyen House

By Centre Team on Tue, 14 Jun, 2022 - 15:40

Sangharakshita would oft quote Dr. Johnson in his talks and writings. His portrait was displayed in Sangharakshita’s bedroom at Urgyen House. In this video blog Paramartha explores the connection between Sangharakshita and his eighteenth century literary hero.

Urgyen House, at Adhisthana, has proved a popular and inspiring space for visitors offering the opportunity to see Bhante’s last home and visit the current ‘Precious Teachers’ exhibition. The video blogs posted on the Urgyen House website...

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Mañjughosha: A New Video Blog from Urgyen House

By Zac on Tue, 22 Feb, 2022 - 10:06

Mañjughosha: A New Video Blog from Urgyen House

By Zac on Tue, 22 Feb, 2022 - 10:06

Urgyen House has released a new video blog now available on their website. This is the seventeenth video in a unique series which aims to bring Bhante (Sangharakshita) to mind by exploring objects and archives in Urgyen House.

In this latest video Dharmachari Mahamati considers Urgyen Sangharakshita’s deep spiritual connection with Manjughosha through images of Manjughosha at Urgyen House and Sangharakshita’s own words.

Urgyen House is the responsibility of the Urgyen Sangharakshita Trust which...

Triratna News
Triratna News

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...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Eight Guidelines | Understanding the Dharma

By akasajoti on Thu, 15 Jul, 2021 - 12:27

Eight Guidelines | Understanding the Dharma

By akasajoti on Thu, 15 Jul, 2021 - 12:27

Jnanavaca and Maitreyabandhu, from London, UK, discuss the process of studying and understanding Sangharakshita’s distinctive presentation of the Dharma, in the third in a series of informal, personal, conversations between Public Preceptors about the Eight Guidelines for Ordination Training in Triratna.

The Eight Guidelines offer a framework through which Order Members and Mitras can reflect on and communicate about their going for refuge and process of training for Ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order. In this series, members of the Preceptors’...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Duty and Delight | Hidden Gems

By Caroline I P on Sat, 24 Apr, 2021 - 10:14

Duty and Delight | Hidden Gems

By Caroline I P on Sat, 24 Apr, 2021 - 10:14

What does it mean to really beleive that friendship is the whole of the spiritual life? How will that change how we act?

Being willing to help each other is part of the central enterprise of the spiritual life - to grow. By being with people who we are not hiding anything from, it can connect us to ourselves more, and point us toward the wonder and mystery of what it is to be a human being.

Dhammarati and Saddhaloka discuss some of the jewels to be found in this study material for the online...

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Milarepa: A New Video From Urgyen House

By Centre Team on Tue, 13 Apr, 2021 - 15:10

Milarepa: A New Video From Urgyen House

By Centre Team on Tue, 13 Apr, 2021 - 15:10

Paramartha considers the importance of Tibet’s great yogi Milarepa in the life and teachings of Sangharakshita whilst introducing two objects from Urgyen House.

Urgyen House is a project dedicated to ensuring the long-term preservation of Sangharakshita’s collection of books, letters, papers, thangkas and artefacts as well as the building in which he spent the last years of his life.

Visit the Urgyen House website

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Sangharakshita + the Gestalt

By akasajoti on Wed, 31 Mar, 2021 - 14:44

Sangharakshita + the Gestalt

By akasajoti on Wed, 31 Mar, 2021 - 14:44

You asked, ‘What is this transient pattern?’
If we tell the truth of it, it will be a long story;
It is a pattern that came out of the ocean
And in a moment returned to the ocean depth.


– Omar Khayyam
the epigraph in The Rainbow Road

A series of personal reminiscences from some Public Preceptors, on the theme of Sangharakshita + the Gestalt. These were shared during a couple of sessions of the...

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The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 12: 'Fields of Creativity' by Sangharakshita

By Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 6 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 12: 'Fields of Creativity' by Sangharakshita

By Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 6 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

And for our last day of the Twelve Days of FBA we are delighted to have Ratnaghosha recommend a late talk by Sangharakshita entitled ’Fields of Creativity’

Ratnaghosha was the host on the occasion of this recording when Sangharakshita returned to London to launch the final volume of his memoirs, ‘Moving Against the Stream’. From Yogi Chen to Beowulf, Aristotle to William Blake, this is a sparkling evocation of the crucial role of creativity in any Dharma...

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The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 10: 'Padmasambhava' by Sangharakshita

By Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 4 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

The Twelve Days of FBA (2020) - Day 10: 'Padmasambhava' by Sangharakshita

By Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 4 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

On Day 10 Parami recommends a scintillating title by Sangharakshita entitled simply Padmasambhava. Originally unreleased (because it was given off-the-cuff after Sangharakshita lost his notes!), this inspired talk sees Triratna’s founder intrigued by the Great Guru’s ability to transform the demons of the world, especially in the West. 

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Parami, herself a brilliant speaker, shares her great love of FBA and Dharmachakra, both which have benefitted greatly from her...

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