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Sangharakshita's Diary, March 2014

By lokabandhu on Sat, 5 Apr, 2014 - 05:47

Sangharakshita's Diary, March 2014

By lokabandhu on Sat, 5 Apr, 2014 - 05:47Ashvajit writes with his usual summary of Sangharakshita’s diary for the past month, saying - “Misty mornings at Adhisthana this month past have been accompanied by ‘sounds and sweet airs that hurt not’ - by bird song and mild breezes. The mists have often been followed by sunny, though still cool days, and daffodils, primroses and other small flowers have been opening in the bright air.

Bhante’s health has been on the whole good for someone of his age,...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Sangharakshita's Diary, February 2014

By lokabandhu on Sun, 2 Mar, 2014 - 05:56

Sangharakshita's Diary, February 2014

By lokabandhu on Sun, 2 Mar, 2014 - 05:56Ashvajit writes with his usual monthly round-up of Sangharakshita’s news, health and visitors, saying -

“The Adhisthana ducks have sometimes been paddling in the field beyond my window rather than in our ponds; however they have not been able to actually swim in the fields around here, which has been the prerogative of ducks in some parts of the UK this month.

Bhante’s health has been much the same, his energy being dependent upon the sleep he...
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte - The Origins of the Stupa

By Rijupatha on Mon, 24 Feb, 2014 - 16:46
Our FBA Dharmabyte today is dedicated to Dhardo Rinpoche, “The Origins of the Stupa.” In this segment Sangharakshita explains the origins of the Buddhist stupa. From the talk, Five Element Symbolism and the Stupa, given in 1971, is part of the series Parables, Myths and Symbols of Mahayana Buddhism in the White Lotus Sutra. We’ve dedicated this to Dhardo Rinpoche to help support a stupa being built in his honor at Aryaloka Buddhist...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Sangharakshita’s diary, December 2013 / January 2014

By lokabandhu on Thu, 20 Feb, 2014 - 05:40

Sangharakshita’s diary, December 2013 / January 2014

By lokabandhu on Thu, 20 Feb, 2014 - 05:40Ashvajit writes with his usual round-up of Sangharakshita’s news over the past month, saying - “Rain has fallen on Adhisthana, Bhante’s home near the Malvern hills, this month, sometimes torrentially, and temperatures have hovered at times not far from zero. Some mornings, the skies have been clear and the rosy sunrise spectacular. The pond just beyond our windows, often ruffled by the breeze, is at times as smooth as glass, clearly reflecting the leafless trees and the frisky passage along...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

To The Hills

By Candradasa on Fri, 31 Jan, 2014 - 14:07

To The Hills

By Candradasa on Fri, 31 Jan, 2014 - 14:07A rather wonderful, beautifully shot film from Shantiketu of the Glasgow Buddhist Centre, detailing a trip some members of the Triratna Buddhist Order made in 2013 to visit places in north east India associated with their teacher Urgyen Sangharakshita, and some of his own main teachers.

Watch another film about pilgrimage to the hermitages and monasteries of Kalimpong, Darjeeling and Sikkim. (From Lights In The Sky.)
Triratna News
Triratna News

Life is King in Russian too

By Munisha on Thu, 16 Jan, 2014 - 16:40

Life is King in Russian too

By Munisha on Thu, 16 Jan, 2014 - 16:40Suvannavira is Triratna’s emissary to Russia. Living in a hostel in Moscow, he teaches Dharma and meditation - and publishes Sangharakshita’s books in Russian, and has translated all the Foundation Year materials for the mitra study course! He writes:

“Poets and poems have long been loved and revered in Russia. Most dear is Alexander Pushkin, considered the Russian Shakespeare. Be careful if you are asked by Russian if you ‘know’ the poems of Pushkin. They don’t mean...
Lights In The Sky - Buddhist Media
Lights In The Sky - Buddhist Media

POEM BY SANGHARAKSHITA

By Suryaprabha on Tue, 3 Dec, 2013 - 21:37

POEM BY SANGHARAKSHITA

By Suryaprabha on Tue, 3 Dec, 2013 - 21:37THOUGH THIS poem has been taken out of context, the ending of Time of Fire, I find it apt to reflect on the inferred death of Sangharakshita (long may it be postponed). As the film, part three of my history of Triratna, has several themes of conflict, I wanted to end on some sober reflection, and the author was kind enough to read his poem (or part of).
Lights In The Sky - Buddhist Media
Lights In The Sky - Buddhist Media

The·Rain·Bow

By Suryaprabha on Sun, 17 Nov, 2013 - 12:00

The·Rain·Bow

By Suryaprabha on Sun, 17 Nov, 2013 - 12:00THIS LONG film, which can be downloaded from Vimeo*, explores the extent of Triratna Buddhism and tries to combine breadth with depth. I’m interested to know how it succeeds. As someone wrote:
From a community living in Australia to solitary retreat in New Zealand, from a train journey through Eastern Europe to a nursing home in Manchester, from a new Centre in Paris to someone’s personal myth in Finland. The film’s charm comes from its simple honesty: there is...
Lights In The Sky - Buddhist Media
Lights In The Sky - Buddhist Media

History of the FWBO - Part One

By Suryaprabha on Wed, 13 Nov, 2013 - 09:03

History of the FWBO - Part One

By Suryaprabha on Wed, 13 Nov, 2013 - 09:03THIS IS a version of An Opening of the Heart with English subtitles burnt in for people for whom English is not their first language or are, like me, hard of hearing.

THE DVD versions come with Hindi, Spanish, Finnish and German subtitles included.

INCIDENTALLY there are French subtitles but only for the first half. If anyone would like to complete the task I’d be very pleased indeed.

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