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Buddhist Action Month 2017
Buddhist Action Month 2017

Triratna Chester BAM

Posted by prashrabdhi to Buddhist Action Month 2017 on Wed, 7 Jun, 2017 - 22:08

Triratna Chester BAM

Posted by prashrabdhi to Buddhist Action Month 2017 on Wed, 7 Jun, 2017 - 22:08

BAM!  Thanks to Dave for talking to us this evening about fracking/anti-fracking and a film called The Bentley Effect https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CLnRD3neUFo
It stimulated questions and discussion and also turned us towards questions about what we can do locally and individually - buy local, alternative sources of power, cost v ethics, on-line activism. At the end of the session Dave suggested Lend With Care.  He told us that Lendwithcare.org is a revolutionary way to help people in the developing world to...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Why Buy From Us?

Posted by Giulietta - Win... to Windhorse Publications on Fri, 21 Apr, 2017 - 16:28

Why Buy From Us?

Posted by Giulietta - Win... to Windhorse Publications on Fri, 21 Apr, 2017 - 16:28

We value your custom no matter how you buy our books. But who you buy from can wind up directing more or less money to us … which affects our ability to support new and existing books. Besides this, there are ways all our customers can get a discount … read on …

Buying from our website

Buying from our website as compared with any other website is preferable for us, as we receive 100% of...

Adhisthana Kula
Adhisthana Kula

Triratna Controversy FAQ

Posted by Centre Team to Adhisthana Kula on Fri, 14 Apr, 2017 - 16:33

Updated April 26th 2017 to fix some broken links in PDF version.

From the introduction 
We’ve assembled this FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) in response to questions people have asked about historical controversy and unskilful behaviour in FWBO/Triratna, and the ways these are sometimes represented online. The main intention is to provide, in good faith, information we believe to be accurate. We wish to represent what are often complex issues in a fair-minded way without over simplifying, aware that other views...

Adhisthana Kula
Adhisthana Kula

A Reconciliation Process

Posted by lokeshvara to Adhisthana Kula on Thu, 13 Apr, 2017 - 14:37

A Reconciliation Process

Posted by lokeshvara to Adhisthana Kula on Thu, 13 Apr, 2017 - 14:37

From the outside Triratna can look like a homogenous organisation, but from within for much of our history it’s looked more anarchic and un-systematic, relying on personal connections with each project or centre financially and legally independent.  This has had many advantages but one significant disadvantage is that when relations have broken down there haven’t always been sufficient formal or consistent ways of acknowledging and repairing harm or restoring connection.

We place a high value on friendship in our community.  One of...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Subhuti - For the Welfare of the World (Audio)

Posted by Free Buddhist Audio to Community Highlights on Sat, 8 Apr, 2017 - 23:01

A great talk by Subhuti, live streamed around the world from London at the time, to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Triratna Buddhist Community. 

The fire of peace has been ignited in the world by the Buddha. It burns brightly today in the Triratna Order and movement, and inspired by Sangharakshita’s vision will burn well into the future – but how do we fan the flames so that the heat of practice transforms the world?

Chaired by Subhadramati....

Triratna@50
Triratna@50

Triratna@50 This Weekend...

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna@50 on Thu, 6 Apr, 2017 - 14:15

Triratna@50 This Weekend...

Posted by Centre Team to Triratna@50 on Thu, 6 Apr, 2017 - 14:15

Today, the 6th April 2017, marks the 50th birthday of Triratna! This weekend we kick off our year of celebration and gratitude for all that’s been achieved around the world since Sangharakshita and a small group of women and men first gathered to meditate together in a small room in London all those years ago…

+follow above for regular updates this weekend and throughout the year from Triratna@50 

We’ll be bringing you a flavour of just some of the international gatherings this weekend as our anniversary year...

Adhisthana Kula
Adhisthana Kula

Letter from the Chair of the College of Public Preceptors to all Order Members

Posted by saddhaloka to Adhisthana Kula on Fri, 31 Mar, 2017 - 23:56

Letter from the Chair of the College of Public Preceptors to all Order Members

Posted by saddhaloka to Adhisthana Kula on Fri, 31 Mar, 2017 - 23:56

Following the March meeting of the College of Public Preceptors, Saddhaloka, as Chair of the College, sent a message to all Order members. The ten-day meeting had been concerned with issues currently being raised regarding the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community, and Saddhaloka wanted to communicate the position of the College on these issues. We are now posting the letter, slightly adapted for a wider readership, on the Adhisthana Kula blog, to make it available to all who are interested. The Kula will be continuing...

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Parami, Lokeshvara and Saddhaloka In Conversation

Posted by parami to The College of Public Preceptors on Sat, 18 Mar, 2017 - 15:08

A new podcast from some members of the Adhisthana Kula as they come to the end of a 10-day meeting of the College. 

A great little summary of some of the more general issues discussed, including those arising from historical controversies in Triratna (formerly the FWBO). We get a little taster of other conversations to come - with news of new media, and of prospective reconciliation possibilities within the wider community.

What emerges is a picture of the College at a...

Adhisthana Kula
Adhisthana Kula

Parami, Lokeshvara and Saddhaloka In Conversation

Posted by parami to Adhisthana Kula on Sat, 18 Mar, 2017 - 15:01

A new podcast from some members of the Adhisthana Kula as they come to the end of a 10-day meeting of the College of Public Preceptors - the body responsible for maintaining the integrity and spirit of the Triratna Buddhist Order. 

A great little summary of some of the more general issues discussed, including those arising from historical controversies. We get a little taster of other conversations to come - with news of new media, and of prospective reconciliation possibilities within...

Adhisthana Kula
Adhisthana Kula

'Opening Up The Thatch' - Parami In Conversation with Tejananda

Posted by parami to Adhisthana Kula on Thu, 9 Mar, 2017 - 18:14

'Opening Up The Thatch' - Parami In Conversation with Tejananda

Posted by parami to Adhisthana Kula on Thu, 9 Mar, 2017 - 18:14

Some time ago, Tejananda wrote a piece entitled ‘Opening up the Thatch’. In this, he thoughtfully suggests that we need “an open and compassionate discussion” on the issues raised by allegations around historical controversy in Triratna, re-made in a recent short regional TV programme in the UK.

Amongst other points, Tejananda wondered if it would be helpful to engage in some form of ‘truth and reconciliation’ process. Recently, he visited Adhisthana and met with...

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