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Dharmabyte: Make a Difference - Women in India

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 28 Mar, 2019 - 13:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte, Make a Difference - Women in India, is excerpted from the talk Triratna Sangha In India and the Work of the India Dharma Trust by Tarahridaya.

This talk was given as part of Manchester Buddhist Centre’s celebration of Dr Ambedkar’s 60th anniversary of his conversion to Buddhism. She provides a personal recount of the transformative nature of the Dharma and the Triratna Buddhist movement witnessed in India.

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Triratna News
Triratna News

Launch of the Triratna Women project

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 7 Mar, 2019 - 17:30

Launch of the Triratna Women project

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 7 Mar, 2019 - 17:30

To celebrate International Women’s Day, the Triratna Women project are launching their own space on The Buddhist Centre Online! This project has been a number of years in the planning so it is very exciting that it is finally out there.

It started as a direct response to the deaths of Vajragita in 2014 and Anjali in 2015. Danasamudra, one of the project coordinators, had been aware for some time of the need to record the experience of women in Triratna, especially those...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: The New Society

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 7 Mar, 2019 - 14:00

In today’s FBA Dharmabyte Sangharakshita speaks on: The New Society.

Sangharakshita describes the events of his life that led him to found the Western Buddhist Order (now the Triratna Buddhist Order), and explains how an individual can join it. He then discusses its relation to the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order (Triratna Buddhist Community) and introduces the idea of the nucleus of a new society.

Excerpted from the talk ...

Triratna News
Triratna News

The Three Jewels meet the Climate Emergency

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 11 Feb, 2019 - 16:05

The Three Jewels meet the Climate Emergency

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 11 Feb, 2019 - 16:05

In December the Bristol Buddhist Centre hosted a practice morning on the theme ‘The Three Jewels Meet the Climate Emergency’. The event offered a space for the Sangha to come together to explore thoughts and feelings around the climate emergency, how Dharma practice helps with facing the reality of the situation, and what ‘taking action’ might look like in this context. This was followed by an action outside Barclays bank in the afternoon with meditation, leafletting and singing ‘climate carols.’

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Adhisthana Kula
Adhisthana Kula

Triratna Controversy FAQ

By Centre Team on Thu, 6 Dec, 2018 - 15:33

Version 2.0, published October 2018
- Added 14 new questions
- General minor textual changes to the introduction and text as part of incorporating the new questions.
- Correcting small details in older questions based on new information.
- Added a new section about the Triratna Panel Process work as part of Triratna Safeguarding.
- Updated the text to take account of Sangharakshita’s death in October 2018.


From the introduction 
We’ve assembled this FAQ in response...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

gatherings in Thames, Aotearoa New Zealand

By lisa kelly on Sun, 4 Nov, 2018 - 04:53

gatherings in Thames, Aotearoa New Zealand

By lisa kelly on Sun, 4 Nov, 2018 - 04:53

Here in Thames, Aotearoa NZ, our sangha awoke to the sad news of Urgyen Sangharakshita’s death on Wednesday morning.  Since then we have been gathering both formally and spontaneously to honour Bhante and support each other in this significant and special time.  

On the Wednesday we had a cherry blossom viewing meditation and picnic lunch planned in front of the public library.  Which we went ahead with, with Bhante and the beauty of impermanence very much in our hearts and...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Sharing to the Remembrance Page

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 - 13:18

Sharing to the Remembrance Page

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 - 13:18

If you would like to share your memories of Sangharakshita, or your response to his passing, you can choose + post something above and your contribution will be shared on the remembrance page. We’ll keep them here as an archive too. 

You can add video, favourite talks by Sangharakshita, photos or other media that communicates your thoughts and feelings.

Your post should appear shortly after you send it to us.

Read Sangharakshita’s obituary

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Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Sangharakshita: A Brief Account of his Life and Teachings

By Vishvapani on Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 - 09:44

Sangharakshita: A Brief Account of his Life and Teachings

By Vishvapani on Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 - 09:44

A Short Account of Sangharakshita (Dennis Philip Edward Lingwood)

With great sadness, we announce the death of Sangharakshita, the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order and the Triratna Buddhist Community. Here is a short account of his life and teachings.

Early Years
The man we know as Sangharakshita was born Dennis Lingwood in a working class family in Tooting, south London, in 1925. Aged eight, he was diagnosed with a heart problem (a misdiagnosis, it later turned out) and confined to bed for...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Kerala Floods - Relief and Rehabilitation

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 4 Sep, 2018 - 16:59

Kerala Floods - Relief and Rehabilitation

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 4 Sep, 2018 - 16:59

Kerala is suffering its worst floods for 100 years. Hundreds of thousands have been displaced and are living in over 1,000 relief camps set up in the State. There have been a number of deaths and many serious injuries. Many are missing. The numbers are rising all the time. But even in such disaster, ugly face of untouchability rises and Dalits are discriminated during relief, as reported by India Today on July 24th, 2018. It happened earlier in Gujarat Earthquake; even the Tsunami...

FutureDharma
FutureDharma

The New Dharma Revolution in Hungary

By Jai Teather on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 - 12:46

The New Dharma Revolution in Hungary

By Jai Teather on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 - 12:46

FutureDharma supporters have brought Roma Buddhists from Hungary together with those from Belgium, India and Holland. Metta Vihara Retreat Centre recently hosted a unique Bodhisattva Ideal retreat, connecting Sangha members from across the world.

Hungarian gypsies, known as the Roma community, have a deep connection with the Dalits of India. Both communities are segregated, unable to get access to education or employment, and are treated like lesser humans. Buddhist Romas are few and far between, isolated, and lacking a Sangha which makes...

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