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Dhammarati - A Brief History of the Triratna International Council

By dhammarati on Tue, 1 Oct, 2019 - 22:48

Dhammarati - A Brief History of the Triratna International Council

By dhammarati on Tue, 1 Oct, 2019 - 22:48

Here’s Dhammarati with another beautifully made presentation giving the history and Dharma context for the formation of the Triratna International Council. 

This includes an audio recording (towards the end of the presentation) of Urgyen Sangharakshita, Triratna’s founder, giving his thoughts on the essential work of the Council as part of a healthy succession plan for our community, in line with his intentions to pass on well his own duties, responsibilities and inspiration.

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Themes from the Dharma Life of Urgyen Sangharakshita (Triratna International Council 2019)

By Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 19 Sep, 2019 - 15:07

A series of talks from the 2019 Triratna International Council, with the whole event set in the context of the Council considering deeply and studying the Dharma together. 

This year’s theme was major elements from the Dharma biography of Sangharakshita, Triratna’s founder, which are of wider relevance to anyone endeavouring to lead a Buddhist life. The four areas explored are:

1. Going Forth and Going for Refuge by Saddhaloka

2. Sangharakshita’s First Connection with His Teachers and Receiving Practices by Aryajaya

3....

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30th Anniversary of the First Triratna Ordinations of Women by Women in the West

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 12 Sep, 2019 - 10:14

30th Anniversary of the First Triratna Ordinations of Women by Women in the West

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 12 Sep, 2019 - 10:14

2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the first ordinations of women by women in the West.

Ratnasuri previously had been the Public Preceptor for two dharmacharinis in India, January 1987, which she conducted ‘on behalf of’ Sangharakshita, the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order. 

In 1989 Sangharakshita asked Ratnasuri to perform ordinations ‘on her own responsibility’ - a very significant development for the Order. On 17th August 1989, on a retreat at Taraloka Retreat Centre, Wales, she received into the...

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Triratna International Council

Lokeshvara - Setting Up The Order And Movement (Triratna International Council 2019)

By Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 4 Sep, 2019 - 12:37

The third in a series of talks from the 2019 Triratna International Council. This year’s theme is major elements from the Dharma biography of Sangharakshita, Triratna’s founder, which are of wider relevance to anyone endeavouring to lead a Buddhist life. 

Lokeshvara recounts some of his own encounters with Sangharakshita and highlights some great quotes to delve into three key areas: setting up a context for people to share their lives; “the fundamental view” of Triratna’s approach to the Dharma; and ways to...

Triratna International Council
Triratna International Council

Aryajaya - Sangharakshita’s First Connection with His Teachers and Receiving Practices (Triratna International Council 2019)

By Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 3 Sep, 2019 - 23:36

The second in a series of talks from the 2019 Triratna International Council. This year’s theme is major elements from the Dharma biography of Sangharakshita, Triratna’s founder, which are of wider relevance to anyone endeavouring to lead a Buddhist life. 

Aryajaya explores Sangharakshita’s relationship to his teachers, who form the lineage for the Triratna Buddhist Order. A lovely exploration of the experience of relationship to the Bodhisattvas of Buddhist tradition via meditations passed from teacher to disciple, evoking a wide open sense...

Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma
Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma

In The Alchemist's Crucible (Triratna International Gathering 2019)

By Centre Team on Tue, 3 Sep, 2019 - 18:11

Amalavajra from Future Dharma Fund - which supports Triratna projects around the world - invites two young people to share their stories of transformation.

We hear from Deepak, a young man from India, whose life has been changed utterly since coming across Triratna when he was seventeen. He movingly shares his story of growing up in the caste system and how practising the Dharma allowed him to ‘reclaim his humanity’. Gleysa from Venezuela, who has recently finished the Dharma Life...

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Triratna International Council

Saddhaloka - Going Forth and Going for Refuge (Triratna International Council 2019)

By Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 2 Sep, 2019 - 23:06

Here is the first in a series of talks from the 2019 Triratna International Council, with the whole event set in the context of the Council considering deeply and studying the Dharma together. 

This year’s theme is major elements from the Dharma biography of Sangharakshita, Triratna’s founder, which are of wider relevance to anyone endeavouring to lead a Buddhist life. To kick things off, Saddhaloka explores the key aspects of any practitioner’s commitment, Going Forth and Going for Refuge to the Three...

Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma
Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma

Padmasambhava Mantras - Day 3 Triratna International Gathering 2019

By Centre Team on Mon, 2 Sep, 2019 - 12:41

The final evening of the 2019 Triratna International Gathering culminated in a rousing Padmasambhava puja led by Singhamati. Invoking Padmasambhava, himself a master magician, was a fitting end to the “Alchemy of the Dharma”.

Here are two of the mantras from this final puja: firstly, an energetic version, with drums and harmony, and then concluding with the ‘longing’ Padmasambhava mantra as the evening drew to a close…

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Follow the 6th International Council - Live All Week!

By Centre Team on Sat, 31 Aug, 2019 - 22:09

Follow the 6th International Council - Live All Week!

By Centre Team on Sat, 31 Aug, 2019 - 22:09

The 6th Triratna International Council meeting is taking place at Adhisthana in the UK. We’ll bring you talks, podcasts, videos and photos together with interviews with some of the participants.

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We got underway this evening with a simple dedication ceremony, Adhisthana’s beautiful starry shrine, full of little illuminated Buddhas, offering the perfect backdrop and image for what it’s...

Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma
Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma

Celebrating Internationality – Latin America (Triratna International Gathering 2019)

By Centre Team on Sat, 31 Aug, 2019 - 17:50

And now… Celebrating Internationality in Triratna: Latin America edition!

Vanaraji in conversation with Gleysa from Venezuela and Salvador from Mexico, on how the Dharma has changed their lives as young Buddhists in the Triratna community.

Recorded at Adhisthana, August 2019.

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