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FBA Podcast: The Awakening of the Bodhi Heart

By Zac on Sat, 18 Feb, 2023 - 06:00

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

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Join Windhorse Publications’ Upcoming Online Book Launch

By Centre Team on Thu, 16 Feb, 2023 - 12:40

Join Windhorse Publications’ Upcoming Online Book Launch

By Centre Team on Thu, 16 Feb, 2023 - 12:40

Join Windhorse Publications for the online book launch of Nagabodhi’s page-turning biography, Sangharakshita: The Boy, the Monk, the Man. In it, Nagabodhi gives a vivid account of Sangharakshita’s life, what it was like to live among his committed followers, and the controversies he left behind.

The book launch will take place from 19:00 to 20:30 GMT on Wednesday 1st March, when Nagabodhi will be in conversation with Saddhanandi. Nagabodhi has a reputation as...

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New podcast episode featuring Nagabodhi

By Windhorse Publi... on Wed, 8 Feb, 2023 - 13:00

New podcast episode featuring Nagabodhi

By Windhorse Publi... on Wed, 8 Feb, 2023 - 13:00

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...

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Launch of the Triratna Video Library

By dayaketu on Fri, 3 Feb, 2023 - 21:01

Launch of the Triratna Video Library

By dayaketu on Fri, 3 Feb, 2023 - 21:01

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...

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Dharmabytes: This Human Situation

By Zac on Thu, 19 Jan, 2023 - 06:00

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.

From the talk entitled Turning Towards the Buddha: The True Nature of Devotion given on the Women’s Area Order Weekend held at Taraloka Retreat Centre, 2022.

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The year ahead at Windhorse Publications

By Windhorse Publi... on Wed, 18 Jan, 2023 - 10:30

The year ahead at Windhorse Publications

By Windhorse Publi... on Wed, 18 Jan, 2023 - 10:30

In this blog post, we’re looking ahead to our plans for the next twelve months. We hope the books we publish will help to sustain your practice over the coming year.

February

Next month we’ll be publishing a biography of Sangharakshita by Nagabodhi: Sangharakshita: The Boy, the Monk, the Man. Sangharakshita was an audacious reformer, and for some a deeply controversial figure. In an absorbing narrative, Nagabodhi takes us on a journey through the twists and turns of Sangharakshita’s life; the experiences, insights,...

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FBA Podcast: A Deeper Rhythm

By Zac on Sat, 7 Jan, 2023 - 06:00

Vishvapani explores the dynamic vision of Urgyen Sangharakshita in setting up a new Buddhist movement in the West, and asks how we might relate to him now. Voices and stories, told and untold, come echoing through as Vishvapani makes the case that a deeper examination of Sangharakshita’s teaching and approach reveals a deeper rhythm to his life and work that is relevant to everyone practicing in Triratna today.

A talk given at Adhisthana on the men’s ...

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Dharmabyte: The Finger Pointing to the Moon

By Zac on Thu, 22 Dec, 2022 - 06:00

Clinging to religious observances is a fetter, a hindrance to Enlightenment. Amidst the complexity of Buddhist teachings, we can discern a distinctive essence lying behind the various historical forms which developed to convey the Buddha’s oral message.

Excerpted from the talk The Nature and Development of Buddhism, Sangharakshita, 1968.

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New Video Blog from Urgyen House: Green Tara

By Centre Team on Tue, 13 Dec, 2022 - 17:18

New Video Blog from Urgyen House: Green Tara

By Centre Team on Tue, 13 Dec, 2022 - 17:18

The latest video blog from Urgyen House is now available. 

Dharmacharini Dhammadinna explores Sangharakshita’s long connection with the Bodhisattva Green Tara and his teacher Chattrul Sangye Dorje. With photographs, video and objects from the Urgyen House archives, that take us from Kalimpong, India to Taraloka, Tiratanaloka, London and Adhisthana, UK, we learn of the great significance of Green Tara in Sangharakshita’s life and work.

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A Life Worth Leading

By Zac on Fri, 2 Dec, 2022 - 17:32

On a cold winter’s evening towards the end of 1969, at number 14 Monmouth Street, a small shop named Sakura, accessed via a side entrance through an alleyway, then down a narrow set of stairs into a basement, a meditation class was being held. Seated at the back of the room was Sangharakshita, dressed in robes, with a western pullover underneath, wearing an abundance of rings and long hair. Buddhadasa recalls this first encounter with a clarity as if it...

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