Here, Manjuvajra highlights the fact that involvement and membership of the Triratna Buddhist Order is open to all, irrespective of gender, colour, sexual orientation, lifestyle, or any other personal characteristic.
Sangharakshita speaks to one of the central emphases of the Triratna Buddhist Community in today’s FBA Dharmabyte podcast, expanding on the meaning of the phrase “Commitment is Primary, Lifestyle is Secondary”. Excerpted from the talk “Twenty Years on the Middle Way”, he explores our tradition’s principle of an Order that places its weight on genuine Going for Refuge rather than the conditions a person was born into or lifestyle.
This special two-month online study is being led by Khemavassika, exploring the Six Emphases of the Triratna Buddhist Community, as described by its founder Sangharakshita. The Six Emphases detail central principles of the Triratna Community, marking what connects us and also what makes us different from other Buddhist traditions.
For those participating, the next study session will be held this Wednesday, September 30th at 3:00 ET / 8:00 UK. (This week will repeat last week’s session because, due to techical difficulties, no one...
Today’s FBA Dharmabyte continues our series of podcasts on the Six Emphases of Triratna in a talk entitled “Unified, not Unisex”. From the talk “The Six Distinctive Emphases of the FWBO”, here Sangharakshita outlines the Triratna principle of open ordination to men and women on equal terms, and an Order that accepts those of all lifestyles, races, classes and sexual orientations – a quite revolutionary stance in the Buddhist world.
In this talk Dhammarati explores Going for Refuge and its central emphasis in the Triratna Buddhist Order, bringing in the story of his own spiritual journey as an example of finding one’s unique response. He also looks to historical sources to identify some of the...
Viveka gives a great introduction to the meaning of Going for Refuge in today’s FBA Dharmabyte entitled “Understanding Going for Refuge”, continuing our exploration of the Six Emphases of Triratna. From the talk “Going for Refuge”, she speaks to the question of what it is to look to the ‘Three Jewels’ as a response to our dissatisfaction.
In principle, and in contrast with other approaches to contemporary Buddhism, any approach to the Dharma that conduces to a deepening of spiritual practice is valued in the Triratna context with a critical eye towards what constitutes fundamental Buddhism, and what works in practice.
In today’s FBA Dharmabyte Vishvapani’s usual good-natured and reflective approach is just the thing to expand our look at Ecumenical Buddhism as he examines how Sangharakshita’s initiative in founding Triratna might be viewed in terms of the unity of Buddhism.