Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Relying on the Dharma as Embodied

By Zac on Fri, 25 Nov, 2022 - 06:00

Being a disciple doesn’t require an emotional allegiance, but a spiritual one. Dhammadinna speaks about Sangharakshita as a spiritual friend while exploring the topic of discipleship in the Triratna Buddhist Order. We don’t go for Refuge to Bhante, we Go for Refuge to the Buddha, Dharma and Aryasangha. 

Excerpted from talk entitled Discipleship given at the Triratna Buddhist Order Women’s UK and Ireland Area Order Weekend at Adhisthana, 2014.

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Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Introducing a biography of Sangharakshita

By Windhorse Publi... on Wed, 16 Nov, 2022 - 12:45

Introducing a biography of Sangharakshita

By Windhorse Publi... on Wed, 16 Nov, 2022 - 12:45

We’re delighted to introduce a biography of Sangharakshita, due for publication in February. It’s Sangharakshita: The Boy, the Monk, the Man by Nagabodhi, and we’d like to invite you to consider sponsoring it.

It’s now four years since Sangharakshita’s death. Unlike generations before, people new to the Triratna Buddhist Community or interested in the spread of Buddhism in India and internationally can no longer meet and encounter him directly. So Windhorse Publications commissioned this book. We asked Nagabodhi to write something that...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Anniversary of Sangharakshita's Funeral

By Caroline I P on Wed, 9 Nov, 2022 - 11:32

Anniversary of Sangharakshita's Funeral

By Caroline I P on Wed, 9 Nov, 2022 - 11:32

A special event from the College of Public Preceptors Meeting held at Adhisthana remembering the funeral of Sangharakshita who died in 2018.

The evening will run from 7.30-9pm UK time and have echos of the funeral, led by Parami.

There will be elements of ritual and readings of extracts from Nagabodhi’s forthcoming book about Bhante and Maitreyabandhu’s Canto - a long-form poem dedicated to Sangharakshita.

You can join the livestream here.

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

The Organic Core of Sangharakshita's Teaching by Vishvapani

By Centre Team on Mon, 31 Oct, 2022 - 18:28

The Organic Core of Sangharakshita's Teaching by Vishvapani

By Centre Team on Mon, 31 Oct, 2022 - 18:28

Vishvapani has been studying, reflecting upon, and living out the Dharma life as presented by Urgyen Sangharakshita, Triratna’s founding teacher, for over 40 years. To mark the fourth anniversary of “Bhante” Sangharakshita’s death in 2018, this new talk delves deep into the heart of what Vishvapani calls a “unique and strange” intuitive approach to Buddhism that, at its best, seems to capture and...

Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Invitation to an online event commemorating Sangharakshita

By Caroline I P on Fri, 28 Oct, 2022 - 17:02

Invitation to an online event commemorating Sangharakshita

By Caroline I P on Fri, 28 Oct, 2022 - 17:02

We would like to invite you to join us online on 30 October in remembering and celebrating Sangharakshita’s life and teachings on the 4th anniversary of his death.

PROGRAMME

19.20 Welcome

19.30 Reflections on Bhante: Talk by Ratnavyuha

Followed by a ritual: Chanting and readings

For international timings, see here.

Zoom link

We look forward to having you join us!

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Final chapter in Sangharakshita's life story is now online!

By Centre Team on Fri, 28 Oct, 2022 - 11:09

Final chapter in Sangharakshita's life story is now online!

By Centre Team on Fri, 28 Oct, 2022 - 11:09

The final chapter in Sangharakshita’s life story is now online

Read all the chapters here

Ahead of his 4th death anniversary this Sunday 30th October, the concluding chapter of Sangharakshita’s life story has been published.

Over the past 6 months, Suryanaga and Prajnaketu from the...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Entering the Dharma Parlour

By Zac on Thu, 13 Oct, 2022 - 06:00

Sangharakshita goes to Buddhafield! A first for him, and a first for the fabulous Buddhafield Festival that takes place each year at the height of the English summer. This talk was given in a tent in Devon - and the sounds of this great Dharma celebration are everywhere around as Sangharakshita marks his entry to the ‘Dharma Parlour’ with a rolling set of thoughts and reminiscences and encouragements to practice.

From the...

Buddhist Voices
Buddhist Voices

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Abhaya (Highlights)

By Zac on Sat, 1 Oct, 2022 - 11:48

“You have to balance or hold the bearer of the archetype with the ordinary human being, that’s very important. Because there’s no way you’re going to reconcile them.”

Abhaya Annals:

In 1968 I was living in Cornwall with my family, sharing in a kind of family community experiment. I had met Bhante and the seedling movement a year before at his first summer retreat at Haslemere, Surrey.

In 1978 I was working as a carpenter at Sukhavati in Bethnal Green, which soon came to be...

The Sikkha Project
The Sikkha Project

New Courses based upon Bhante's Classic Lectures

By Vajrashura on Wed, 28 Sep, 2022 - 16:17

New Courses based upon Bhante's Classic Lectures

By Vajrashura on Wed, 28 Sep, 2022 - 16:17

Dear friends,

We now have three new courses online which you can use in your Centres and teaching situations.

After running many of these in Dublin, I’m confident these courses will be very useful for Centres and a great way to help relative newcomers ‘meet’ Bhante and his thinking very effectively. They are primarily aimed at people who have learned to meditate, but, really, they’re...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Three Doors of Liberation

By Zac on Mon, 26 Sep, 2022 - 06:00

When one approaches the transcendental, one approaches the three transcendental samadhis, which Sangharakshita describes as three doors of liberation - namely as that of emptiness, signlessness, and directionlessness. 

From the talk The Rain of the Dharma given in the USA, 1994.

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