Community Highlights
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Foundations 1965-1970

By kusaladevi on Fri, 22 Sep, 2023 - 11:16

Foundations 1965-1970

By kusaladevi on Fri, 22 Sep, 2023 - 11:16

Foundations 

New Urgyen House exhibition

Go on pilgrimage to the 1960s and discover the origins of the Triratna Buddhist Community at our new exhibition ‘Foundations’, now open at Urgyen House!

The Urgyen Sangharakshita Trust are delighted to announce the opening of the new Urgyen House...

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Dharmabytes: Psychological Types from the East

By Centre Team on Thu, 21 Sep, 2023 - 11:00

Dharmabytes: Psychological Types from the East

By Centre Team on Thu, 21 Sep, 2023 - 11:00

Knowing yourself is an important step in self-development. Here, Sangharakshita describes the three psychological types enumerated in Buddhagosha’s Visuddhimagga, the Path of Purification. From the lecture entitled The Question of Psychological Types which introduces a number of Western and Eastern classifications of psychological types and discusses their implications in the choice of techniques of self-development. Talk given...

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Breaking the Fetter of Superficiality

By Centre Team on Sat, 16 Sep, 2023 - 11:00

Breaking the Fetter of Superficiality

By Centre Team on Sat, 16 Sep, 2023 - 11:00

Superficiality is acting from the surface of ourselves without thoroughness or care. We act from the intellect but not from our emotional depths. In this talk Akashamitra looks at how superficiality arises from an internally divided state of mind. He points the way to a more wholesome practise of the Dharma through a focus on personal transformation as the...

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FBA Podcast: Entering the Sangha

By Centre Team on Sat, 9 Sep, 2023 - 11:00

Sangharakshita goes to Buddhafield! A first for him, and a first for the fabulous Buddhafield Festival that takes place each year at the height of the English summer. This talk was given in a tent in Devon - and the sounds of this great Dharma celebration are everywhere around as Sangharakshita marks his entry to the ‘Dharma Parlour’ with a rolling set of thoughts and reminiscences and encouragements to practice. We move from India at the time of...

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Dharmabytes: Clinging Constitutes the Fetter

By Centre Team on Thu, 7 Sep, 2023 - 11:00

Amidst the complexity of Buddhist teachings, we can discern a distinctive essence lying behind the various historical forms which developed to convey the Buddha’s oral message.

Excerpted from the talk The Nature and Development of Buddhism given by Sangharakshita, 1968.

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Dharmabytes: A Training in Humility

By Centre Team on Thu, 24 Aug, 2023 - 11:00

Sangharakshita revisits his time as a wandering ‘Dharma Farer’ in the India of the 1940s. The occasion for this colourful set of stories and related insights is the 60th anniversary of his decision to ‘Go Forth’ into the homeless life, in line with the oldest Buddhist traditions. Sangharakshita is in fine, thoughtful, at times even mischievous form as he heads into his 83rd year, and, as usual, is uncompromising in his vision of the spiritual life as a...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Unveiling 'Foundations' at Urgyen House Exhibition

By Maitriyogini on Sat, 19 Aug, 2023 - 12:15

Unveiling 'Foundations' at Urgyen House Exhibition

By Maitriyogini on Sat, 19 Aug, 2023 - 12:15

Over the past few days Mokshapriya has been transforming the exhibition room inside Urgyen House. The previous exhibition, Precious Teachers has been removed, and the new Foundations has been installed and opens today.

This exhibition looks at Sangharakshita’s activity in the 1960s; his return from India and the vision behind the beginning of a new Buddhist movement and Order. Though things such as the kesa design have changed, it is striking how the principles and vision for the movement are consistent.

The Urgyen Sangharakshita...

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FBA Podcast: Enlightenment as Experience and Non Experience

By Centre Team on Sat, 19 Aug, 2023 - 11:00

Saddhanandi riffs off a talk that Sangharakshita gave to the Buddhist Society in 1975 entitled ‘Enlightenment as Experience and Non-Experience’. She reflects on the content as well as the context, just what was happening with these early lectures by Sangharakshita, just six years after the first ordinations. Given on retreat at Adhisthana, 2022.

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Windhorse Publications

Out now: new Complete Works volumes

By Windhorse Publi... on Thu, 17 Aug, 2023 - 10:30

Out now: new Complete Works volumes

By Windhorse Publi... on Thu, 17 Aug, 2023 - 10:30

We’re delighted to announce the release of the next three volumes in The Complete Works of Sangharakshita.

The first volume of the Complete Works was published in 2016. Now, seven years later, these latest volumes bring the number published so far to twenty-four. There are just three more volumes still to be published, in November 2024.

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

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