In a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the mass conversion to Buddhism of Dr Ambedkar and thousands of his followers, Nagabodhi tells the story of Ambedkar and the role that Sangharakshita was to play in supporting the nascent Buddhist movement of ex-Untouchables.
In this significant series of rambles given at the London Buddhist Centre, Subhuti unpacks his 15 minute funeral oration for Sangharakshita on 10th November 2018 at Adhisthana. He demonstrates how someone can be considered a very great teacher, exemplar, and even guru, yet also be a human being with his own personality and even failings.
In this important series of rambles given at the London Buddhist Centre, Subhuti unpacks his 15 minute funeral oration for Sangharakshita on 10th November 2018 at Adhisthana. He demonstrates how someone can be considered a very great teacher, exemplar, and even guru, yet also be a human being with his own personality and even failings.
Sangharakshita describes the events of his life that led him to found the Western Buddhist Order (now the Triratna Buddhist Order), and explains how an individual can join it. He then discusses its relation to the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order (Triratna Buddhist Community) and introduces the idea of the nucleus of a new society.
A few years ago Ksantivadin and I digitalised all of Bhante’s old Mitrata booklets on The Bodhisattva Ideal lecture series.
There are eight lectures in the original series, and eight pairs of Mitratas in the series. The first of each pair contains a lightly edited version of the talk and often some seminar extracts, and then the second of each pair is just seminar extracts.
(By seminars extracts I mean extracts taken from study seminars lead by Bhante on those particular Bodhisattva Ideal lectures.)
In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, is from a talk given by Vijayasri as a follow up to a showing of Sangharakshita’s video on Buddhism, world peace and nuclear war. In Owning Your Shadow Vijayasri explores the concepts of violence and non-violence as aspects of the power mode / love mode relationship, and looks at the Jungian concept of the shadow. We examine the idea that change is possible, but that growth and development requires personal...
This is not theoretical, this is how it is, it’s life: sickness and ageing are very challenging.
Mahasraddha is the Director of the Abhayaratna Trust which exists to help support Order Members in financial difficulty.
In this conversation Mahasraddha outlines his vision for the Trust - and its spirit, which is based on Sangharakshita’s lecture, ‘A Case of Dysentery’. He also mentions a number of projects that the Abhayaratna Trust have in the pipeline, including establishing local care networks and supporting...
Sorry for this very delayed post: an interesting appreciation of Triratna and the vision of its founder from Venerable S. Dhammika, of the Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society, Singapore, who previously expressed his appreciation of Bhante shortly after Bhante’s death.
Imagining an new, ideal, form of Buddhism for today, he suggests it could be governed by an organisation such as Triratna. Later he notes that his ideal is not a pipe dream because it has already been envisaged and brought into being in Triratna (which he...
Immediately after Bhante’s death we at Clear Vision began to document the preparations for his vigil and funeral, and working with our colleagues at The Buddhist Centre Online to do all we could to help ensure that thousands of people in our worldwide community were able to witness the event through a live-stream. We have produced this short film of highlights from the funeral and time surrounding the event for you all, and for future generations, to revisit...