By Suryaprabha on Tue, 3 Dec, 2013 - 21:37THOUGHTHIS 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).
By Suryaprabha on Sun, 17 Nov, 2013 - 12:00THISLONG 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...
By Suryaprabha on Wed, 13 Nov, 2013 - 09:03THISIS 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.
THEDVD 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.
By Viryabodhi on Tue, 12 Nov, 2013 - 14:41Hej alla Triratna-vänner,
Gårdagens personliga föredrag var något speciellt. Guhyavajra pratade otroligt ärligt och inspirerande om sitt liv, från enkla förhållanden i Nya Zeeland, via en hel del experimenterande, kollektivboende, intagande av olika ‘substanser’, kontakten med buddhismen, Triratna (särskilt den tidiga tiden, under början av 1980-talet) och olika möten med Sangharakshita. Guhyavajra är en av dem i Triratna som haft en väldigt rak och givande kontakt med Sangharakshita. I morse berättade han lite mer för mig, underbart. Jag...
In our first FBA Dharmabyte this week we hear from our founder and teacher, Sangharakshita as he describes his being “A Friend to the Order.” It’s 1990 and Bhante is making good his intention to follow up ‘The History of My Going For Refuge’ with another lecture looking at his relation to the rest of the Order titled “My Relation to the Order”.
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Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is a lovely description of Sangharakshita we’re calling “A Single Stream of Dharma Activity”given by his editor Kalyanaprabha on the occasion of launching his recent book ‘Dear Dinoo: Letters to a Friend’. She shares two remarkable aspects about Sangharakshita: the ordinary and the extraordinary along with reflections on kindness and his embodiment of a single stream of Dharma activity.
By lokabandhu on Thu, 26 Sep, 2013 - 23:04Ashvajit, one of Sangharakshita’s carers, writes with his monthly update on Bhante’s diary for the past few weeks. He says -
“On 1st August there was a great burst of activity to get things ready for the Grand Opening of Adhisthana, Bhante’s new home. On 2nd 3rd and 4th of the month, the doors were thrown open, on the Friday to neighbours and all those who had assisted in any way in the refurbishing of the...
By Candradasa on Tue, 10 Sep, 2013 - 18:25The Abhayaratna Trust provides support for elderly members of the Triratna Buddhist Order who don’t have the resources to fully support themselves.
Ratnachuda writes: I have produced this booklet in gratitude to Sangharakshita who kindly agreed to give me an interview in April 2007, when I was engaged in research for a doctorate with the thesis of ‘grief and bereavement from a Buddhist perspective.’