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FBA Podcast: The Drama of Cosmic Enlightenment

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 21 Dec, 2019 - 14:00

After considering the history and the meaning of the title, Sangharakshita provides a summary of The White Lotus Sutra’s dramatic structure, with brief explanations of the significance of certain details.

Talk given in 1971.

This talk is part of the series Parables, Myths and Symbols of Mahayana Buddhism in the White Lotus Sutra.

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Parami’s Personal Wishlist for the Next 20 Years (con traducción al espanol) - Pan-American Convention 2019

By parami on Thu, 12 Dec, 2019 - 20:33

At the 2019 Triratna Pan-American Convention in Mexico, Parami gives a strong, beautifully challenging talk about the future of the Buddhist community she has taken a leading part in since the 1970s. Taking as her framework Sangharakshita’s 1999 talk ‘Looking Ahead A Little Way’, as well as the four traditional Verses of Acceptance for Buddhist ordination within Triratna, she gives us her Top 10 Wishes for the wellbeing and flourishing of the Order and Movement around it in...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Seated Upon the Vulture's Peak

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 12 Dec, 2019 - 14:00

Sangharakshita takes us to the Vulture’s Peak, the summit of earthly existence, where the Buddha begins the White Lotus Sutra by speaking on infinity. With his words, (and the forthcoming myths, symbols and parables of the sutra), we are entreated to go beyond into the purely spiritual world of the transcendental.

From the talk The Drama of Cosmic Enlightenment, 1971, part of the series Parables, Myths and Symbols of Mahayana Buddhism in the White Lotus Sutra.

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Dharmabyte: Indra's Net

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 9 Dec, 2019 - 14:00

Indra, the King of the Gods in Hindu Mythology, possesses a number of treasures, one of which is a net made entirely of jewels. According to the Buddha in the Gandavyuha Sutra, “All the Jewels shine in each, and each of them shine in all.”

The universe is just like this. As such, one cannot fully understand any one part of the Dharma unless one understands the whole.

Excerpted from the talk “The Universal Perspective of Mahayana Buddhism” by Sangharakshita, 1971,...

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Windhorse Publications

Announcing our new books for 2020

By Helen - Windhor... on Thu, 5 Dec, 2019 - 16:39

Announcing our new books for 2020

By Helen - Windhor... on Thu, 5 Dec, 2019 - 16:39

We’re thrilled to announce the first six of the new books we’ll be publishing in 2020. Three of them are now available for sponsorship.
Why sponsor a book?
Publishing in the 21st century is all about adapting to challenging conditions, with lower profits from online sales and increased competition from digital formats. At Windhorse Publications we are meeting this challenge, but we increasingly need start-up funding for a book’s production and marketing. You can help us by choosing to sponsor...

Adhisthana Kula
Adhisthana Kula

Update on Next Steps, November 2019

By ratnadharini on Thu, 21 Nov, 2019 - 14:08

Update on Next Steps, November 2019

By ratnadharini on Thu, 21 Nov, 2019 - 14:08

Adhisthana kula update, November 2019

We’d like to update you about the next steps of the Adhisthana kula work. These next steps formed part of a “Further Response from the Adhisthana Kula to the Observer Article”, published 28th July, and are listed at the end of this update. 

On 23rd August we issued a “Message of Apology and Regret” (point 1) as well as a contextualising note “Addressing our Collective History”. Although it became clear that such an Apology...

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

Dr Ambedkar: Healing the World Through His Vision of Sacred Humanity

By vajratara on Wed, 6 Nov, 2019 - 20:49

Dr Ambedkar: Healing the World Through His Vision of Sacred Humanity

By vajratara on Wed, 6 Nov, 2019 - 20:49

Amoghasiddhi from India, Vajratara from the India Dhamma Trust and Padmavajra gave three talks celebrating two remarkable men: Dr Ambedkar and Sangharakshita.  Watch the talks here!

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Jnanavaca - Seeing Bhante: A Personal Perspective

By Centre Team on Mon, 4 Nov, 2019 - 12:50

Jnanavaca - Seeing Bhante: A Personal Perspective

By Centre Team on Mon, 4 Nov, 2019 - 12:50

On the first anniversary of Urgyen Sangharakshita’s death Jnanavaca gives a compelling and heartfelt talk about how we might view the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order and community: an extraordinary human but also finite and fallible, a visionary genius in the mould of Blake, and translator of the Dharma, who helped bring the Buddhist tradition alive. Jnanavaca also outlines how he himself views Bhante: a Bodhisattva and a Guru - a ‘Teacher’ with a capital ‘T’.

Sharing personal stories of meetings...

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