Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

The Organic Core of Sangharakshita's Teaching by Vishvapani

By Centre Team on Mon, 31 Oct, 2022 - 18:28

The Organic Core of Sangharakshita's Teaching by Vishvapani

By Centre Team on Mon, 31 Oct, 2022 - 18:28

Vishvapani has been studying, reflecting upon, and living out the Dharma life as presented by Urgyen Sangharakshita, Triratna’s founding teacher, for over 40 years. To mark the fourth anniversary of “Bhante” Sangharakshita’s death in 2018, this new talk delves deep into the heart of what Vishvapani calls a “unique and strange” intuitive approach to Buddhism that, at its best, seems to capture and...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

#IC22 - Follow the International Council, Live All Week

By Centre Team on Fri, 28 Oct, 2022 - 20:21

#IC22 - Follow the International Council, Live All Week

By Centre Team on Fri, 28 Oct, 2022 - 20:21

All this week and next we’re live at the International Council! Order members from all around the globe meeting at Adhisthana to engage with the future of Triratna and of the Dharma manifesting in the world. It’s an inspiring, quietly radical gathering at the last home of our founder, Urgyen Sangharakshita. Come for Dharma stories, talks, magic.

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Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Are you FutureDharma's next Fundraising and Communications Director?

By Amalavajra on Sat, 8 Oct, 2022 - 09:00

Are you an inspired and engaged Order Member or TFO Mitra with the fundraising, sales or marketing experience to lead our income-generation?

Do you want to use your skills and experience to help spread the Dharma around the world and help Triratna sanghas to develop?

You’ll manage a very effective fundraising and communications team, develop major donor relationships, and contribute to Triratna’s international strategy as a member of our Directors’ Team. You’ll also participate in a rich context for spiritual development through the...

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Dharmabyte: Turning Towards

By Zac on Mon, 15 Aug, 2022 - 06:00

Sangha as a Spiritual Practice 

Saravantu talks about one of Triratna’s emphases - a unified Order - by looking inwards. If we turn away from elements of our own character, we will find ourselves turning away from others. A unified Order needs us to be able to turn towards all aspects of ourselves. From the talk An Inclusive Order -Turning Away, Turning Towards, Meeting the Shadows In Ourselves and Others, a practical talk that includes helpful exercises...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Dhammadinna (highlights)

By Zac on Tue, 2 Aug, 2022 - 15:22

I want people to have the freedom to do what they need to do to grow as individuals AND I want the movement to have that very strong collective dimension. That can be a source of tension for me.
 

Dhammadinna Annals:

In 1968 I was 22, and recently graduated from Imperial College of Science and Technology, with a Biology degree. I was a hippy, living with my partner in the Notting Hill area, temping and making clothes, and exploring...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Jayadevi (Highlights)

By Zac on Wed, 6 Jul, 2022 - 12:28

I’d be a bitter, burned-out trade unionist, I think, if I wasn’t a Buddhist…

Jayadevi’s Annals

In 1968 - I was living in Hackney, at St Paul’s Church of England Primary School. Winning the school scripture prize, attending Girl Guides, Church (C of E) and Sunday School.

In 1978 - I was a student in Liverpool studying English Lit and Psychology with Divinity. In a long term relationship with a boyfriend. The nearest I have ever come to being married!

In 1988 - A full-on GFR Mitra...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Bringing Welcoming Liberation to a Close

By Zac on Thu, 23 Jun, 2022 - 15:32

Bringing Welcoming Liberation to a Close

By Zac on Thu, 23 Jun, 2022 - 15:32

Dear friends,

As a team we’ve decided that it’s the right time to bring Welcoming Liberation to a close.

We started this monthly gathering to support BIPOC/BAME in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd and resulting conversations in Triratna about providing safer, affirming spaces for the diversity of BIPOC/BAME within the movement and beyond. At the time there were few spaces for us to gather and practice together. It’s been a powerful space to get to know one...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Eight Guidelines | Understanding the Principles of Triratna

By akasajoti on Thu, 23 Jun, 2022 - 11:29

Eight Guidelines | Understanding the Principles of Triratna

By akasajoti on Thu, 23 Jun, 2022 - 11:29

Karunadevi and Viradhamma, from California USA, share some of their reflections on the principles of the Triratna Order and Community, in a series of informal, personal, conversations between Public Preceptors about the Eight Guidelines for Ordination Training.

The Eight Guidelines offer a framework through which Order Members and Mitras can reflect on and communicate about their going for refuge and process of training for Ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order. In this series, members of the Preceptors’ College from around the...

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FBA Podcast: Going For Refuge - The Deepest Revolution

By Zac on Sat, 30 Apr, 2022 - 06:00

Drawing on 40 years of experience as an Order Member, Surata confidently and uncompromisingly expounds his understanding of ‘The Deepest Revolution’, referring to both the Buddhist tradition and his own personal experience. Given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2018.

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Dharmabyte: What is Art?

By Zac on Thu, 28 Apr, 2022 - 06:00

“Art is the organisation of sensuous impressions that express the artist’s sensibility and communicate to his audience a sense of values that can transform their lives.” Using his own definition, Sangharakshita investigates the relevance of art and the artist to higher evolution.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Art and the Spiritual Life given in 1969 as part of the series The Higher Evolution.

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