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Dharmabyte: Imagination as Key

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 28 Oct, 2019 - 13:00

Dhammadinna speaks about Sangharakshita and his emphasis on imagination as a key to the spiritual life.

From the talk entitled Bhante - Poetry, Myth and Imagination given on the Rainy Season Retreat at Manchester Buddhist Centre, February 2014.

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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Radical Dharma in Triratna - Looking Back and Ahead in Principle and Practice / Dharma radical en Triratna: mirando hacia atrás y hacia adelante en principio y práctica (con traducción al espanol)

By Free Buddhist Audio on Sun, 27 Oct, 2019 - 04:21

From the 2019 Triratna Buddhist Order Pan-American Convention in Mexico, an excellent triad of short talks looking at what it means to be radical in the context of our history as a community - and what it might mean in future.

Upekshamati, founder of much of the Triratna community’s presence in Mexico, starts us off with a précis and his personal response to Sangharakshita’s talk from 1999 - ‘Looking Ahead A Little Way’

Aryajaya picks up the theme by giving her...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Remembering Sangharakshita Through His Friendships

By sanghadhara on Fri, 25 Oct, 2019 - 17:57

Remembering Sangharakshita Through His Friendships

By sanghadhara on Fri, 25 Oct, 2019 - 17:57

Urgyen Sangharakshita - simply “Bhante” to his friends and to many who practice in the Triratna community world-wide - was a complex, even sometimes complicated, man. Much has been written and said about his contribution to the flourishing of Buddhism in India and the West since the 1960s - and about some of his more controversial sides as a teacher and leader. But we know a lot less about him as a friend.

In this film commissioned to...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Last Glimpses of Sangharakshita by Mahamati

By Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 25 Oct, 2019 - 17:32

In the weeks following Urgyen Sangharakshita’s death in 2018, Mahamati, one of his secretaries and companions, spoke informally at a number of Order gatherings about the experience of working closely with him during the last fifteen or so years of his life.

To mark the first anniversary of Sangharakshita’s death, we present this talk from early December 2018 to a gathering of continental European Order members. Mahamati reflects on aspects of their time together, and on aspects of Sangharakshita’s personality and character...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

The Funeral and Burial of Urgyen Sangharakshita, 1925-2018

By sanghadhara on Fri, 25 Oct, 2019 - 17:24

The Funeral and Burial of Urgyen Sangharakshita, 1925-2018

By sanghadhara on Fri, 25 Oct, 2019 - 17:24

The beautiful film of one extraordinary day in October 2018 when tens of thousands of people watching online around the world joined the many assembled mourners at Adhisthana to say goodbye to their friend and teacher, Urgyen Sangharakshita - “Bhante”. 

It’s rare enough for one person to found an entire international spiritual Movement and community. Sangharakshita was one such person, and his death was a major staging point for everyone involved with the Triratna Buddhist Community as it begins its second 50...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Great Art and Literature in the Modern West

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 - 14:00

In the 1980s, ‘Independent Arts’ ran an ambitious and extremely impressive Arts program through the Croydon Buddhist Centre in London. Here’s a first offering from the archive of recordings - an open conversation between Sangharakshita, founder of the Western Buddhist Order, and the renowned poet and scholar Kathleen Raine, one of the founders of the Temenos Academy.

The occasion was the launch of Sangharakshita’s book ‘The Religion of Art’ - and the discussion ranges widely and, at times, controversially through the subject...

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...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Marking the First Anniversary of the Death of Urgyen Sangharakshita

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 22 Oct, 2019 - 15:11

Marking the First Anniversary of the Death of Urgyen Sangharakshita

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 22 Oct, 2019 - 15:11

Updated: Watch the anniversary talk by Jnanavaca here

On the 30th October 2018 Urgyen Sangharakshita, the founder of Triratna’s Order and Community died. At his funeral last November an estimated 1,200 to 1,400 people attended the ceremony and burial in Adhisthana, and over 60,000 more watched online around the world.

To mark the first anniversary of his death Jnanavaca will be giving a talk at Adhisthana entitled ‘Seeing Bhante - A Personal Perspective’, in which he...

Community Highlights
Triratna International Council

Dhammarati - A Brief History of the Triratna International Council

By dhammarati on Tue, 1 Oct, 2019 - 22:48

Dhammarati - A Brief History of the Triratna International Council

By dhammarati on Tue, 1 Oct, 2019 - 22:48

Here’s Dhammarati with another beautifully made presentation giving the history and Dharma context for the formation of the Triratna International Council. 

This includes an audio recording (towards the end of the presentation) of Urgyen Sangharakshita, Triratna’s founder, giving his thoughts on the essential work of the Council as part of a healthy succession plan for our community, in line with his intentions to pass on well his own duties, responsibilities and inspiration.

See all posts from the 2019 International Council

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