By Candradasa on Thu, 6 Jun, 2013 - 17:47In 1982, Sangharakshita travelled to Chikhalwadi in Pune, to open a new vihara as part of the Triratna Buddhist Community in India. To mark the occasion he gave a talk on the significance of the event and the new space itself as a place for Dhamma, a base for the Bodhisattva Ideal to take root.
By lokabandhu on Sat, 25 May, 2013 - 05:45This month Ashvajit writes for the first time with a round-up of Sangharakshita’s health and activities during the past month, following his recent move to Adhisthana, his new home and headquarters near Malvern in the UK. He says -
“The past month has seen Vidyaruchi depart both in his capacity as Bhante’s Secretary and as resident of Adhisthana. Bhante has appreciated both his secretarial work over several years and his service as lunchtime cook, and wishes...
By Candradasa on Thu, 23 May, 2013 - 19:38A great archival video from Clear Vision about the first ordination from the Buddhafield community into the Triratna Buddhist Order. Aditya, ordained by Urgyen Sangharakshita himself - in a bluebell wood no less…!
By Candradasa on Fri, 12 Apr, 2013 - 22:27If you haven’t seen it yet you can now get hold of a definitive collection of seven papers by Subhuti with Sangharakshita, outlining and reaffirming the approach to the Dharma that underpins the Triratna Buddhist Community. It’s a rather magisterial undertaking, even by Subhuti’s standards, and worth celebrating as both an important source text for Triratna and as a spur to conversation and debate within the community at large.
To round off our ‘Triratna anniversaries’ week, here is the appropriately definitive complete set of seven papers by Subhuti and Sangharakshita, documenting their conversations over the past few years about the whole basis of our approach to the Dharma within the Triratna Buddhist Community.
In Subhuti’s words, each attempts to follow through the implications of Sangharakshita’s statement, in the first paper, What is the Western Buddhist Order?, that the Triratna Buddhist Order...
By lokabandhu on Fri, 12 Apr, 2013 - 13:30Just posted on The Buddhist Centre Online is a fascinating interview with Subhuti and Lokamitra, two pivotal figures in the development of Triratna, east and west, over the past 40 years. Candradasa was fortunate enough to catch them together in India - in a rather noisy restaurant! - at the end of the 2013 Order Convention at Bodh Gaya. You’ll find their conversation, conveniently divided into topics, here.
By lokabandhu on Thu, 7 Mar, 2013 - 09:56Vidyaruchi writes with news of three interviews with Sangharakshita, made for India’s Lord Buddha TV station. He says - “Following the recent Order Convention at Bodh Gaya, we are pleased to present “United for the Dhamma”, a series of three interviews given by Urgyen Sangharakshita with Maitrivir-Nagarjuna, an Indian Dhammachari.
Made in the summer of 2011, their discussions touch on many of the issues, difficulties and opportunities facing those trying to practise and propagate...