Dharmashalin returns in today’s FBA Dharmabyte with part two of his overview of the spiritual life of Sangharakshita. In “Sangharakshita and Triratna,” we continue the story principally through the development of Triratna from a dream to an international Buddhist community.
In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Sangharakshita: The Early Years,” Dharmashalin gives us an overview of Sangharakshita’s early life and spiritual path before founding the Triratna Buddhist Community. A great primer for those wanting to know a bit more back-story about our teacher.
Achala responds to the question, “Who is Sangharakshita?” in this week’s FBA Podcast, drawing from his own experiences and those of others. He looks at Sangharakshita’s significance as a spiritual teacher, his qualities and his life.
This talk was given at Nottingham Buddhist centre in April 2014.
By Munisha on Tue, 26 Aug, 2014 - 18:00Our founder and teacher, Urgen Sangharakshita, celebrates his 89th birthday today. The event falls on the first full day of the European Women’s Order Convention, being held at Adhisthana.
By Carol Robertson on Thu, 7 Aug, 2014 - 14:09Saturday 23rd August 10.30am-1.00pm Each year for 108 years, we come together as a sangha to celebrate our founder Sangharakshita’s birthday. This year it will take place as part of our sangha morning. £7.50/£5 conc.
Continuing the re-release of the old FWBO Newsreels from the 1990s, here is Newsreel 4, covering news from the FWBO and TBMSG from September 1992 to February 1993. (All the Newsreels are now on YouTube.) This video (55 mins) covers:
Glasgow Buddhist Centre, UK: Ink Print and Design, Windhorse Publications, a new women’s community, a fire and the gift of Dhanakosa Retreat Centre
By Munisha on Sat, 31 May, 2014 - 13:13For most of us the International Retreat is long over, but the doughty clear-up team have only just left, after a further week’s work dismantling the marquees, showers, toilets and kitchen.
Happily we can know something of their playtime too, with this great little recording from Suvajra. It’s Sumana’s folk setting of Sangharakshita’s poem, “Secret Wings” about our resistance to acknowleding our own spiritual potential.
Sumana main voice and banjo; guitar Joe Richardson: backing vocals Joe Hill and Shantikara.
By lokabandhu on Thu, 1 May, 2014 - 05:00Ashvajit, Sangharakshita’s secretary, writes with his usual summary of Bhante’s activities over the past month. He says -
“Looking out of my window here at Adhisthana I see the small lake, mirror-like, reflecting the trees and the cloudless blue sky. Spring is with us, greening the trees, bringing bees, butterflies, white and pink blossom, and the welcome warmth of the sun. Nature is once more reminding us that all is not decay and death, but that there is...
By Rijupatha on Fri, 11 Apr, 2014 - 15:15Two lovely new talks are now available on Free Buddhist Audio that reflect on the inspiration, friendship, and bond between teacher and student in the spiritual life.
Vandanajyoti speaks about her relationship with Sangharakshita and the deep meaning it has had for her. And Nagabodhi remembers his time with Dhardo Rinpoche in Kalimpong, speaking about what he learned from being in the presence of his teacher’s teacher and friend.