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Adhisthana Kula
Adhisthana Kula

Sikkha, A Conversation with Dhammamegha And Dhammarati

By dhammarati on Mon, 4 Sep, 2017 - 20:12

In March 2017, Saddhaloka wrote about steps the Preceptors’ College would be taking in the coming months. One of these steps was to acknowledge the importance of the ‘shared system of teaching and practice that we derive from Bhante’s particular presentation of the Dharma, while allowing for its systematic and orderly evaluation and development, so that it is more and more effective’ .

One of the important ways that ‘evaluation and development’ is happening is through the work...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Reaching Out – Communicating the Dharma

By Rijupatha on Sat, 11 Jul, 2015 - 05:07

“The dharma changes lives, it has changed our own and it can change others.” This week’s FBA Podcast is a talk by Dharmashalin he called: “Reaching Out – Communicating the Dharma From Our Appreciation, Courage and Conviction.” Buddhism is a communication, the Buddha, gained Awakening and shared his experience with others which has led us to be here today. This is the origins of Outreach, taking the Dharma to others.

“I have started working for the Birmingham Buddhist Centre to do...

Vajra Bell
Vajra Bell

Vajra Bell - Spring 2013

Vajra Bell - Spring 2013

By Rijupatha on Wed, 19 Jun, 2013 - 19:17In this issue of the Vajra Bell newsletter:

• What Does “Engaged Buddhism” Mean to You?
• Sangha updates from the U.S. and Canada
• Meditation Marathon fundraising event kicks off in June
• Upcoming retreats at Aryaloka
• Reflections on Nonviolent Communication
• Men’s Retreat Planned
• “Being Prepared for Teaching” by Narottama
• Starting Out as a Vegetarian
• Arts events & sangha poetry
• Movie Review: “The U.S. vs. John Lennon
• Going...
Aryaloka Buddhist Center
Aryaloka Buddhist Center

Vajra Bell - Spring 2013

Vajra Bell - Spring 2013

By Rijupatha on Sat, 30 Mar, 2013 - 00:42In this issue of the Vajra Bell newsletter:

• What Does “Engaged Buddhism” Mean to You?
• Sangha updates from the U.S. and Canada
• Meditation Marathon fundraising event kicks off in June
• Upcoming retreats at Aryaloka
• Reflections on Nonviolent Communication
• Men’s Retreat Planned
• “Being Prepared for Teaching” by Narottama
• Starting Out as a Vegetarian
• Arts events & sangha poetry
• Movie Review: “The U.S. vs. John Lennon
• Going...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Buddhist Voices from India - A Discussion with Kalyanadharini and Vidyadharini

By Candradasa on Tue, 5 Mar, 2013 - 10:46
Another ‘Buddhist Voices’ episode from the end of the Triratna Buddhist Order Convention 2013 at Bodh Gaya in India. A pretty fantastic discussion with two ‘dharinis’ - young, inspired Indian Dharmacharinis who speak boldly about the challenges faced by women practising the Dharma in India.

A wonderful conversation too around issues of leadership and taking one’s place in the sangha in order to come alive and help others. Very exciting listening!

Recorded at Bodh Gaya, India,...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

All Four Papers from Subhuti and Sangharakshita

By Candradasa on Mon, 24 Dec, 2012 - 23:14

Updated December 2018 to include a new revision of ‘Initiation Into A New Life’.

Here are all four of the articles written over the past couple of years by Subhuti following his conversations with Sangharakshita, clarifying and taking further expositions of Sangharakshita’s teaching as the basis of the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community. Essential reading!

European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

Dhammarati on the System of Practice

By Candradasa on Thu, 21 Jun, 2012 - 18:45
Here’s Dhammarati’s talk from the last Chairs’ meeting…