Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Amoghasiddhi: The Power of Sangha (Full Interview)

By Zac on Sun, 25 Sep, 2022 - 14:44

Many people in the Triratna Buddhist Community know Amoghasiddhi for his kind and welcoming smile, as well as his tireless Dharma work for our sangha in Nagpur, India. Now part of the ordination team in India, as well as a member of Indian Public Preceptors Kula, Amoghasiddhi has been ordained for over 30 years. 

In this moving interview with Candradasa, originally recorded back in 2018 for the Fifty Years, Fifty Voices Project, the pair cover a lot of...

Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

What's your relation to Sangharakshita?

By suryanaga on Sat, 3 Sep, 2022 - 14:51

What's your relation to Sangharakshita?

By suryanaga on Sat, 3 Sep, 2022 - 14:51

To help the Urgyen Sangharakshita Trust in its next phase of work, we launched a survey at the recent UK and Ireland Order Convention exploring people’s responses to Sangharakshita. We heard from over 100 order members, who expressed a wide range of views on Sangharakshita and his legacy.

But we want to hear from you too - how do you feel about Sangharakshita? How are we doing at our mission to connect people with his legacy?

Whatever your response to Sangharakshita, we’d really appreciate you taking just...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Don’t miss the launch of our next book!

By Helen - Windhor... on Wed, 24 Aug, 2022 - 15:03

Don’t miss the launch of our next book!

By Helen - Windhor... on Wed, 24 Aug, 2022 - 15:03

This week we’ve got a date for your diary: the online launch of our next book, Nagapriya’s The Promise of a Sacred World. We’ve also got news from the Order Convention, and a video clip from Complete Works editor-in-chief, Vidyadevi.

The Promise of a Sacred World: online book launch

Don’t miss the launch of Nagapriya’s latest book, The Promise of a Sacred World: Shinran’s Teaching of Other Power. The launch will take place at 7:30 pm UK time on Tuesday, 30th August. Ratnaguna will...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Out now: three new ‘Complete Works’ volumes

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 22 Aug, 2022 - 11:55

Out now: three new ‘Complete Works’ volumes

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 22 Aug, 2022 - 11:55

We’re delighted to announce the release of the next three volumes in The Complete Works of Sangharakshita. This brings the total number of volumes published so far to 21. Those of you who have a subscription may need to think about getting another bookshelf! ;-) There are another six volumes yet to be published: three next year, and three in 2024.

The new volumes are available in hardback, paperback and eBook editions. There are various buying options: you can take out ...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Manjuvajra (Highlights)

By Zac on Wed, 10 Aug, 2022 - 09:55

What’s happened over the years is I’ve got more and more confident in the existence of the Buddha, the effectiveness of the Dharma and the joy of the Sangha.

Manjuvajra’s Annals:

In 1968 I was 21 years old, living in London, enjoying the ‘Swinging 60’s’, studying physics at Imperial College, exploring sex and drugs, dabbling in religion and psychology, and spending the summer hitch-hiking with my future wife across Europe to Yugoslavia and Turkey.

In 1978 I was doing research connected with...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: The Power of Love

By Zac on Sat, 23 Jul, 2022 - 06:00

The Love of Power

Behind this title we find the first Buddhist ethical precept and Sangharakshita’s distinction between operating in the Love Mode and operating in the Power Mode. A beautiful and engaged talk, responsive to her audience, where Kulanandi draws inspiration from the book The Ten Pillars of Buddhism, by Sangharakshita. 

Talk given at Stockholm Buddhist Centre, 2014. 

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Contemplating Nature

By Zac on Mon, 18 Jul, 2022 - 06:00

Appreciating Natural Beauty We seek happiness, but often we find that our desires and aspirations are in conflict. Sangharakshita implores us to appreciate nature for her own sake.

From the talk Nature, Man, and Enlightenment, part of the series Transformation of Life and World in the Sutra of Golden Light, 1976.

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Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

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...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Manidhamma (Highlights)

By Zac on Wed, 8 Jun, 2022 - 11:25
The impact of Bhante’s visit was so great that I decided to give up my pilot’s career and go for training towards becoming an Order member…

Manidhamma’s Annals

In 1968 I was not yet born in this world. I was born after three years (1971) in a hamlet, Waghnath situated by confluence of the rivers Pus and Ship in central India. My parents were living a life of hardship and poverty, bonded labourers in the prevalent caste based social system of discrimination and...

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...

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