We’re delighted to share a special Triratna Day 2023 podcast episode with you, recorded earlier this week and hosted by our friend Jnanadhara. He’s joined by Saddhanandi and Nagabodhi to discuss the upcoming online gathering of the Triratna Buddhist community, which celebrates its founding in April 1967.
Saddhanandi and Nagabodhi reminisce about past Triratna Day celebrations, recalling the excitement of travelling in large groups from Glasgow to London or Birmingham for the day or weekend. These events were...
A traditional exposition of Buddhist meditation looking at why we meditate; preparation for meditation; the five meditation practices designed to counteract the five mental poisons; and the three stages of meditation.
The 2,500th anniversary of the Buddha’s attainment of perfect Enlightenment was a year of great significance for Sangharakshita.
In this latest video blog from Urgyen House, Paramartha introduces some remarkable treasures from Urgyen House that help illuminate a year that connects Sangharakshita with the Dalai Lama, Dhardo Rinpoche, Dr Ambedkar and Je Tsongkhapa.
We’re delighted to announce the publication of Nagabodhi’s page-turning biography, Sangharakshita: The Boy, the Monk, the Man. In an absorbing narrative, Nagabodhi takes the reader on a journey through the twists and turns of Sangharakshita’s life; the experiences, insights, and reflections that nurtured his approach as a teacher; and the legacy he left behind.
Sangharakshita was a pioneer in spreading Buddhism outside of Asia, as well as in the revival of Buddhism in India in the wake of the conversion of Dr...
How do you become a Bodhisattva? Upon the Awakening of the Bodhi Heart (Bodhichitt-otpada). In this lecture Sangharakshita defines the Bodhichitta, differentiating here between individual will and the cosmic will to enlightenment that transcends individuals.
How do you become a Bodhisattva? Upon the Awakening of the Bodhi Heart (Bodhichitt-otpada). In this lecture Sangharakshita defines the Bodhichitta, and describes how one can prepare for its arising through the observance of Shantideva’s Supreme Worship and Vasubhandu’s Four Factors. Talk given in 1969 as part of the series entitled: Aspects of the Bodhisattva Ideal
Some of you may already be familiar with Nagabodhi and his talent as a storyteller. We’ll be publishing his latest book, Sangharakshita: The Boy, the Monk, the Man, later this month.
In our new podcast episode, Nagabodhi talks with Dhammamegha about his life in relationship to Sangharakshita, and the interesting process of writing about him. He explores who Sangharakshita was, and his life’s project of working out what it means to be a Buddhist in today’s world. He also talks...
The Urgyen Sangharakshita Trust is delighted to announce the launch of the online Triratna Video Library.
This remarkable new resource offers hundreds of videos documenting the breadth and depth of Triratna around the world. For the first time you can search hundreds of hours of never-before-seen footage, Sangharakshita’s talks, documentaries, news stories, videos for schools and the complete Clear...
Samantabhadri explores what it was like to meet the Buddha, the fully Enlightened human being. She then discusses ‘garava’ as devotion for the whole richness of our Dharma Lives, including positive emotions for all beings.