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Dharmabyte: Coming to Stillness

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 15 Jul, 2021 - 06:00

Drawing on sources from Russell Brand to Tenzin Palmo, Suryadarshini navigates the third precept. Covering sex, relationships, confessional writing, and social media, she offers suggestions for how to start a shift from attention and attachment into stillness, simplicity and contentment.

From the talk entitled Sex and Social Media: From Attention and Attachment to Contentment given at Norwich Buddhist Centre, 2019.

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Triratna Safeguarding
Triratna Safeguarding

The Safeguarding team's enquiries into concerns about Sangharakshita and sex

By ECA Safeguarding on Thu, 18 Jun, 2020 - 11:31

The Safeguarding team's enquiries into concerns about Sangharakshita and sex

By ECA Safeguarding on Thu, 18 Jun, 2020 - 11:31

In early 2018 (in collaboration with members of the Adhisthana Kula) the ECA’s Safeguarding team looked in detail into concerns that a number of men had been told to share Sangharakshita’s bed with him in the 1980s. The following is the text we wrote which forms part of the Triratna Controversy FAQ

In 2003 a then Order member published an account of how, in the early 1980s, he attended an Order weekend at Padmaloka and found himself allocated

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Triratna News
Triratna News

The Observer interview: what I really said, by Munisha (Triratna Safeguarding officer)

By Munisha on Thu, 2 Mar, 2017 - 17:34

The Observer interview: what I really said, by Munisha (Triratna Safeguarding officer)

By Munisha on Thu, 2 Mar, 2017 - 17:34

As you may know, Triratna featured in the British newspaper The Observer on Sunday 19th February 2017, in an article referring to allegations of sexual misconduct in the FWBO in the 1970s and 80s.

As the person interviewed for the article, I thought I’d explain how this came about and what I actually said; in several places the article was misleading or quoted me inaccurately.

On 8th February a journalist emailed Adhisthana:

“Hi. I’m a journalist writing about what is going on within...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Sangharakshita's diary

By Centre Team on Thu, 2 Mar, 2017 - 14:43

Sangharakshita's diary

By Centre Team on Thu, 2 Mar, 2017 - 14:43

Sthanashraddha is Bhante’s secretary. He writes:

“As this short month of February comes to a close here at Adhisthana it’s clear the seasonal battle between summer and winter is on. We have enjoyed a few delightful days of blue skies and warm sunshine as the snowdrops blossom all around the hills, but the winds have howled too! The rain has lashed the window panes on more than one side of the building and the temperature has fluctuated. Nonetheless...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Resources Around Historical Controversy In Triratna

By Centre Team on Thu, 16 Feb, 2017 - 20:01

​Download archive updated November 2020 to include the full report from the Adhisthana Kula.

Visit the dedicated space for the Adhisthana Kula report


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A number of friends have gotten in touch to ask where they can get easy access to resources around controversy arising from Triratna’s past, including responses to allegations of historical sexual misconduct and other issues that are still discussed at Buddhist Centres and online.

Here’s a survey of all...

Mitra Support
Mitra Support

Resources Around Controversy In Triratna

By Candradasa on Wed, 15 Feb, 2017 - 16:15

​Download archive updated November 2020 to include the full report from the Adhisthana Kula.

Visit the dedicated space for the Adhisthana Kula report


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A number of Mitras have gotten in touch to ask where they can get easy access to resources around controversy arising from Triratna’s past, including responses to allegations of sexual misconduct and other issues that are still being discussed at Centres and online. Here’s a survey of all relevant public...

Triratna News
Triratna News

A letter from Triratna's College of Preceptors

By Munisha on Thu, 19 Jan, 2017 - 13:51

A letter from Triratna's College of Preceptors

By Munisha on Thu, 19 Jan, 2017 - 13:51

Endorsing a Personal statement from SangharakshitaTriratna’s College of preceptors have released this letter, sent to all Order members on 15th January.

“Dear brothers and sisters in the Order,

On 31st December 2016 Bhante released a personal statement to all Order members via the Order Information Service. I am speaking on behalf of all Public Preceptors when I say how glad we are that Bhante has felt able to make this statement and how much we welcome the confessional nature of the contents. I believe...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Preceptors' College Letter to the Order

By Saccanama on Wed, 18 Jan, 2017 - 19:23

Dear brothers and sisters in the Order,

On 31st December 2016 Bhante released a personal statement to all Order members via the Order Information Service. I am speaking on behalf of all Public Preceptors when I say how glad we are that Bhante has felt able to make this statement and how much we welcome the confessional nature of the contents. I believe it will contribute to the further integration of some of the more complex and problematic aspects of...

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