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Ensuring a High Degree of Commonality of Practices and Teachings: Continuity and Creativity in a United Order - by Subhuti (Download Versions)

By Candradasa on Wed, 30 Apr, 2014 - 19:08
Here are some download versions of Subhuti’s new paper for specific devices, to go with the online reading version.

How does an international spiritual community, crossing cultures and language barriers, ensure a coherent, consistent set of practices is in place? What is it to experiment with new approaches? How does a community face both the death of its founder and its own future in a healthy way?

Subhuti’s new paper (written as reference material...
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Ensuring a High Degree of Commonality of Practices and Teachings: Continuity and Creativity in a United Order - by Subhuti

Ensuring a High Degree of Commonality of Practices and Teachings: Continuity and Creativity in a United Order - by Subhuti

By Candradasa on Wed, 30 Apr, 2014 - 18:53How does an international spiritual community, crossing cultures and language barriers, ensure a coherent, consistent set of practices is in place? What is it to experiment with new approaches? How does a community face both the death of its founder and its own future in a healthy way?

Subhuti’s new paper (written as reference material for a discussion group) lays out some key principles in considering such questions within the Triratna Buddhist Community, and suggests some procedures...
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New series of talks by Subhuti: The Five Aspects of Sangharakshita’s System of Dharma Life

By lokabandhu on Mon, 1 Jul, 2013 - 20:42

New series of talks by Subhuti: The Five Aspects of Sangharakshita’s System of Dharma Life

By lokabandhu on Mon, 1 Jul, 2013 - 20:42Over on Padmaloka’s space on The Buddhist Centre Online there’s a major new series of 8 talks by Subhuti entitled ‘The Five Aspects of Sangharakshita’s System of Dharma Life’, along with a question-and-answer session on the material.

This series was given by Subhuti on a recent ‘System of Practice’ retreat at Padmaloka for men who have asked for Ordination. In these talks, Subhuti delves into the fundamental principles behind ...
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Major New Series of Talks by Subhuti

By Candradasa on Tue, 4 Jun, 2013 - 20:14

Major New Series of Talks by Subhuti

By Candradasa on Tue, 4 Jun, 2013 - 20:14Over on Padmaloka’s space you’ll now find the complete set of a major new series of 8 talks by Subhuti entitled ‘The Five Aspects of Sangharakshita’s System of Dharma Life’, along with a question-and-answer session on the material.

This series was given by Subhuti on the System of Practice retreat at Padmaloka for men who have asked for Ordination. In these talks, Subhuti delves into the fundamental principles behind ...
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Meeting Subhuti in Snowdonia

By Candradasa on Thu, 16 May, 2013 - 15:13

Meeting Subhuti in Snowdonia

By Candradasa on Thu, 16 May, 2013 - 15:13A great introductory interview with Subhuti, one of Sangharakshita’s first disciples, in his home hermitage in Wales where he spends part of the year… With some lovely guitar music by Vidyaruci.

This video has had the sound adjusted from earlier versions to improve audibility.

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The Making of Seven Papers by Subhuti with Sangharakshita

By Candradasa on Fri, 12 Apr, 2013 - 22:27

The Making of Seven Papers by Subhuti with Sangharakshita

By Candradasa on Fri, 12 Apr, 2013 - 22:27If you haven’t seen it yet you can now get hold of a definitive collection of seven papers by Subhuti with Sangharakshita, outlining and reaffirming the approach to the Dharma that underpins the Triratna Buddhist Community. It’s a rather magisterial undertaking, even by Subhuti’s standards, and worth celebrating as both an important source text for Triratna and as a spur to conversation and debate within the community at large.

Quite apart from all the sustained work that...
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Lokamitra and Subhuti

By Candradasa on Fri, 12 Apr, 2013 - 22:00

Lokamitra and Subhuti

By Candradasa on Fri, 12 Apr, 2013 - 22:00
Lokamitra and Subhuti in 1979! That is all… :)
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Seven Papers by Subhuti with Sangharakshita

Seven Papers by Subhuti with Sangharakshita

By Candradasa on Fri, 12 Apr, 2013 - 21:52

To round off our ‘Triratna anniversaries’ week, here is the appropriately definitive complete set of seven papers by Subhuti and Sangharakshita, documenting their conversations over the past few years about the whole basis of our approach to the Dharma within the Triratna Buddhist Community.

In Subhuti’s words, each attempts to follow through the implications of Sangharakshita’s statement, in the first paper, What is the Western Buddhist Order?, that the Triratna Buddhist Order...

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