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The Endlessly Fascinating Cry: Saddhanandi Interviews Sangharakshita

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 25 Apr, 2018 - 20:06

The Endlessly Fascinating Cry: Saddhanandi Interviews Sangharakshita

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 25 Apr, 2018 - 20:06

On the 7th April 2018 - exactly fifty years after the first public ordinations into the Triratna Buddhist Order - Saddhanandi interviews Sangharakshita, the founder of the Order and movement.  The interview took place during a seminar on the Bodhicaryavatara held in Adhisthana.   To mark the 50th anniversary of the Order, Saddhanandi and Manjuvajra re-visited the ‘Endlessly Fascinating Cry’ which was one of the first seminars that Sangharakshita led in 1973.

The interview covers a wide range...

Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

Sangharakshita - Celebrating 50 years of The Triratna Buddhist Order (Interview by Saddhandi)

By sanghadhara on Mon, 16 Apr, 2018 - 11:17

Sangharakshita - Celebrating 50 years of The Triratna Buddhist Order (Interview by Saddhandi)

By sanghadhara on Mon, 16 Apr, 2018 - 11:17

Saddhanandi Interviews Sangharakshita during the Celebrations of the 50th Anniversary of The Triratna Buddhist Order at Adhisthana, UK - 7 April 2018

Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now
Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now

Vinay on the common ground that unites us, at the International Gathering

By Aryanisha on Wed, 6 Sep, 2017 - 17:14

Vinay on the common ground that unites us, at the International Gathering

By Aryanisha on Wed, 6 Sep, 2017 - 17:14

Vinay Khirade comes from India and now lives in Cambridge, UK. He tells us what inspired him about the International Gathering, why he was motivated to start giving to FutureDharma Fund and what he hopes for Triratna in the future.

Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

Surprise visit from Sangharakshita for Triratna@50 celebrations

By Aryanisha on Mon, 24 Apr, 2017 - 16:34

Surprise visit from Sangharakshita for Triratna@50 celebrations

By Aryanisha on Mon, 24 Apr, 2017 - 16:34

Thanks Suvajra for catching this visit from Sangharakshita as part of Adhisthana’s celebrations of Triratna Buddhist Community’s 50th Birthday.

Filmed on a mobile, it’s best to keep the screen small to watch this video. 

Adhisthana Kula
Adhisthana Kula

'Opening Up The Thatch' - Parami In Conversation with Tejananda

By parami on Thu, 9 Mar, 2017 - 18:14

'Opening Up The Thatch' - Parami In Conversation with Tejananda

By parami on Thu, 9 Mar, 2017 - 18:14

Some time ago, Tejananda wrote a piece entitled ‘Opening up the Thatch’. In this, he thoughtfully suggests that we need “an open and compassionate discussion” on the issues raised by allegations around historical controversy in Triratna, re-made in a recent short regional TV programme in the UK.

Amongst other points, Tejananda wondered if it would be helpful to engage in some form of ‘truth and reconciliation’ process. Recently, he visited Adhisthana and met with...

Adhisthana Kula
Adhisthana Kula

Introducing the Adhisthana Kula

By ratnadharini on Tue, 28 Feb, 2017 - 23:02

Introducing the Adhisthana Kula

By ratnadharini on Tue, 28 Feb, 2017 - 23:02

The Triratna Buddhist Order now numbers over 2,000 members in around 30 countries, and the associated Community is many times bigger. This presents quite a challenge when a situation arises requiring the sharing of complex information and wide-ranging discussion among all involved – as has recently happened following the broadcast of a BBC local TV programme in the UK.

‘Inside Out’, on 26th September 2016, included a 12-minute report referring to accounts of sexual misconduct in the early...

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India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a peaceful Dhamma Revolution"

Interview with Bhante on Ambedkar

By Carunalaka on Fri, 7 Oct, 2016 - 23:10

Interview with Bhante on Ambedkar

By Carunalaka on Fri, 7 Oct, 2016 - 23:10

Maitriveer Nagarjuna interviews Bhante about his meetings with Dr. Ambedkar. In this rare and precious footage, Sangharakshita also talks about how he felt compelled to go to Nagpur on the night that Babaseb died, just seven weeks after he’d converted to Buddhism. That night, on the back of a cycle rickshaw, Bhante gave the first of hundreds of talks encouraging Dr. Ambedkar’s loyal followers to keep his legacy alive.

This is a twenty five minute extract from a longer interview that was conducted in...

India Dhamma Trust:
India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a peaceful Dhamma Revolution"

The Buddha, Bhante and Babasaheb (Talk three)

By Carunalaka on Fri, 7 Oct, 2016 - 17:57

The Buddha, Bhante and Babasaheb (Talk three)

By Carunalaka on Fri, 7 Oct, 2016 - 17:57

In the third, but not the final. talk of this series, Suvajra looks at Right Livelihood and Art in the Spiritual Life. 

Again, the similarities between Sangharakshita and Dr. Ambedkar’s thinking on these two special contributions to Triratna culture is explored.

This is not the final talk because Suvajra intends to complete the series on October 14th when the Adhisthana community and friends will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar’s conversion to Buddhism.

India Dhamma Trust:
India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a peaceful Dhamma Revolution"

The Buddha, Bhante and Babasaheb (Talk two)

By Carunalaka on Fri, 7 Oct, 2016 - 10:56

The Buddha, Bhante and Babasaheb (Talk two)

By Carunalaka on Fri, 7 Oct, 2016 - 10:56

Continuing his series on Sangharakshita’s eight main contributions to Triratna, Suvajra explores Spiritual Friendship and the Individual.

He highlights similar views and aspirations that Babasaheb had for his followers when embracing the Buddha Dhamma, using anecdotes and observations from his many years spent in India.

India Dhamma Trust:
India Dhamma Trust: "At the heart of a peaceful Dhamma Revolution"

The Buddha, Bhante and Babasaheb (Talk one, part two)

By Carunalaka on Thu, 6 Oct, 2016 - 14:22

The Buddha, Bhante and Babasaheb (Talk one, part two)

By Carunalaka on Thu, 6 Oct, 2016 - 14:22

In part two of Suvajra’s first talk in a series about Sangharakshita’s eight special contributions to Triratna, he talks about the Twenty-four Nidana Chain and Higher Evolution.

These, he says, are unique to Bhante’s approach.

Suvajra also draws on the Buddha’s teaching and makes the link with Babasaheb’s approach to transcendence from suffering through faith and so on.

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