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Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Aryajaya - Sangharakshita’s First Connection with His Teachers and Receiving Practices (Triratna International Council 2019)

By Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 3 Sep, 2019 - 23:36

The second in a series of talks from the 2019 Triratna International Council. This year’s theme is major elements from the Dharma biography of Sangharakshita, Triratna’s founder, which are of wider relevance to anyone endeavouring to lead a Buddhist life. 

Aryajaya explores Sangharakshita’s relationship to his teachers, who form the lineage for the Triratna Buddhist Order. A lovely exploration of the experience of relationship to the Bodhisattvas of Buddhist tradition via meditations passed from teacher to disciple, evoking a wide open sense...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Jamyang Khyentse Rimpoche

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 11 Jul, 2019 - 09:00

Sangharakshita gives us today’s FBA Dharmabyte - an introduction to Jamyang Khyentse Rimpoche, one of the foremost Tibetan Buddhist teachers of his time. Although a Nyingma master, Jamyang Khyentse was a chief exponent of the Rime movement, which brought together the different Tibetan schools to create a more unified tradition. Sangharakshita met him in 1957 and received several initiations from him. Due to Jamyang Khyentse’s spiritual eminence and the significance of these initiations, Sangharakshita regards him as...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Yogi Chen and the new Buddhists of India

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 8 Jul, 2019 - 14:00

The missing memoir years of Sangharakshita’s life story has been told by Khantipalo in his book, Noble Friendship. Khantipalo and Sangharakshita spent a year together in India receiving meditation instruction from Yogi Chen, a meditation master in the Cha’an tradition. Sangharakshita describes Yogi Chen as having an intense inner life, full of visions, psychic experiences, and a penetrating insight into the Dharma. 

From the talk, Fields of Creativity by Sangharakshita,  2011. A sparkling talk...

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Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Dilgo Khyentse Rimpoche

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 6 Jul, 2019 - 14:00

Here is a talk by Punyamala on Dilgo Khyentse Rimpoche, (1910-1991) one of Sangharakshita’s main eight teachers. Forced to flee Tibet in 1959, Dilgo Khyentse Rimpoche was an accomplished meditation teacher, scholar and holder of the Nyingma lineage, the oldest school of Tibetan Buddhism. Punyamala offers a brief history of his life, his connection with Sangharakshita and a set of reflections on his teachings.

Talk given at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, 29th August 2006, as part of...

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Dharmabyte: Jagdish Kashyap

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 4 Jul, 2019 - 14:00

In today’s FBA Dharmabyte we meet Jagdish Kashyap, Sangharakshita’s first teacher, the Theravadin scholar/monk with whom he lived and studied Pali, logic and Buddhist philosophy at Benares. After higher ordination, on the advice of Jagdish Kashyap, Sangaharakshita moved to the Himalayan border town of Kalimpong, to work for the good of Buddhism.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Jagdish Kashyap by Vadanya at Sangha Night, Sheffield Buddhist Centre (15th...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Kachu Rimpoche

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 1 Jul, 2019 - 16:19

In our FBA Dharmabyte today we are introduced to Kachu Rimpoche by Vajratara one of Sangharakshita’s eight main teachers.

Kachu Rimpoche was a man of great learning, renowned as a deep meditator and visionary, and a gifted sculptor. Rimpoche went out of his way to befriend Sangharakshita. In 1960, on Jampyang Khyentse’s recommendation, Kachu Rimpoche initiated Sangharakshita into the practice of Guru Padmasambhava. At the same time Kachu Rimpoche gave Sangharakshita a new name: Urgyen,...

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Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Chetul Sangye Dorje

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 29 Jun, 2019 - 14:00

Here’s a forthright and passionate talk by Vajratara, taking as its starting point the great contemporary Tibetan teacher (sometimes also written ‘Chatral Sangye Dorje’) and his relationship to practice in Triratna, rooted in his giving of the Green Tara practice to Sangharakshita.

The main focus, however, is the need to practice the Dharma for others as part of a meaningful community, and Vajratara argues her case with a balance...

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Community Highlights

Triyana Vardhana Vihara, Kalimpong

By vajratara on Fri, 6 Mar, 2015 - 12:54

Triyana Vardhana Vihara, Kalimpong

By vajratara on Fri, 6 Mar, 2015 - 12:54Two Order Members were the first to stay in Sangharakshita’s old vihara in Kalimpong. This was the setting for Sangharakhsita’s book ‘Precious Teachers’ and Khantipalo’s book called ‘Noble Friendship’. Here is a short video interview with Ajahn Sitling who is the current owner and who, as a boy, knew Sangharakshita. He talks about his experience living there and reminisces about Sangharakshita and his friends.
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To The Hills

By Candradasa on Fri, 31 Jan, 2014 - 14:07

To The Hills

By Candradasa on Fri, 31 Jan, 2014 - 14:07A rather wonderful, beautifully shot film from Shantiketu of the Glasgow Buddhist Centre, detailing a trip some members of the Triratna Buddhist Order made in 2013 to visit places in north east India associated with their teacher Urgyen Sangharakshita, and some of his own main teachers.

Watch another film about pilgrimage to the hermitages and monasteries of Kalimpong, Darjeeling and Sikkim. (From Lights In The Sky.)