Tag: Triratna Buddhist Order

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Vessantara - Finding Deeper and Deeper Reservoirs of Energy (Full Interview)

By Zac on Fri, 20 May, 2022 - 19:05

Things have changed in the last 10 years or so. A lot of it was just building on what I’d received from Bhante and other Order Members and other people… over the years. But I think, for me, it feels as if those three years with all that time to completely focus on the Dharma did sort of liberate things or bring to fruition a lot of seeds that had been planted by Bhante and other people over a long

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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Ratnakumar - Changing Self, Changing World (Full Interview)

By Zac on Tue, 10 May, 2022 - 17:00

I asked him, if I would go there, will I get food? And he said “Yes, obviously there will be a feast and you can have enough to eat.’ And I thought then, ’I’ll go.’

In 1998 when Ratnakumar was 13 years old, one of his cousins asked him if he’d like to go to a public meeting. That meeting just so happened to be an anniversary celebration for the birthday of Dr. Bimrao Ambedkar, the great leader of India’s Dalit community...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Reflections on an Ordination Retreat

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 24 Jan, 2019 - 11:00

In today’s FBA Dharmabyte we hear from Bodhipakshini in Reflections On An Ordination Retreat. As part of a welcome back evening for new Order members, Bodhipakshini reflects on her experience of the recent 3-month retreat in Spain during which she was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order.

Excerpted from the talk Reflections On An Ordination Retreat, part of the series Ordination: A collection of personal talks.

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Connecting With the Order

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 21 Jan, 2019 - 11:00

In today’s FBA Dharmabyte Abhaya, who has been ordained for 44 years, reflects on how he connects with the order. Connecting with the Order is excerpted from the talk of the same name, available on Free Buddhist Audio.

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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices Website now live!

By Satyalila on Sun, 26 Aug, 2018 - 19:18

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices Website now live!

By Satyalila on Sun, 26 Aug, 2018 - 19:18

Just a quick note to announce that the Fifty Years, Fifty Voices website is now live!  It was always our intention to present the voices through a website, not just this, more ’linear’, blog.  Rijupatha has made a great start with the website, presenting all the voices currently available (20/50 so far) in an ‘at a glance’ way, side by side, but also sort-able by the topic areas each person touches on.  It’s a beginning of the vision for the website and...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

New Lights in the Sky Film Celebrating 50 Years of the Triratna Buddhist Order

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 23 Apr, 2018 - 14:21

New Lights in the Sky Film Celebrating 50 Years of the Triratna Buddhist Order

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 23 Apr, 2018 - 14:21

Lights in the Sky have just released a new film celebrating 50 years of the Triratna Buddhist Order, which was founded in London on the 7 April 1968.  ‘The Life of the Order’ contains archive footage and interviews with Order Members and gives a rounded picture of the era out of which the Order emerged.

The film is a 45 minute compilation of the main themes of the four-part History of the FWBO series.

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London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

Buddhist Lives

By Vidyasakhi on Thu, 15 Dec, 2016 - 10:49

Buddhist Lives

By Vidyasakhi on Thu, 15 Dec, 2016 - 10:49

Here’s a piece I wrote for the London Buddhist Centre magazine - enjoy!

At the heart of this Buddhist movement is an Order: men and women putting the Buddha’s teaching at the centre of their lives. What does that look like in 2017? Interviews by Vidyasakhi

Vajrabandhu

I grew up in Kent – Medway Towns, Gillingham to be precise. Predominantly a working class place, a lot of heavy industry traditionally, though Thatcher and her lot put paid to that. That’s why I joined the army: I needed...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Vassika - A Vision of History, Revisited

By akasajoti on Mon, 19 Sep, 2016 - 23:55

Vassika - A Vision of History, Revisited

By akasajoti on Mon, 19 Sep, 2016 - 23:55

Given on the Women’s International Order Convention 2016, at Adhisthana.

Revisiting Bhante’s 1978 talk on the Vision of History, Vassika articulates our responsibility to become a true and vital spiritual community in a pure and uncompromising form, in order to respond to and transform the world. She makes five suggestions; to strive to become true individuals; to maintain harmony in the Order, to reach out into the world and provide conditions for personal transformation; to keep alive Bhante’s vision of history and...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Twelve Days of FBA - Day 11

By Rijupatha on Sun, 3 Jan, 2016 - 22:40

The Triratna Buddhist Order, from its inception, has held as one of its core principles an identical ordination for both men and women - something unique among Buddhist traditions. On day 11 of our 12 Days of FBA event we celebrate the women of our community with two talks from the series “Women Elders of the Triratna Buddhist Community”.

Dhammadinna and Mallika - ordained in 1973 and 1974 respectively - talk about the journey their spiritual lives have taken from...

Tiratanaloka
Tiratanaloka

Why Ordination? Why an Order?

By vajratara on Wed, 29 Jan, 2014 - 20:01

Why Ordination? Why an Order?

By vajratara on Wed, 29 Jan, 2014 - 20:01A weekend retreat for women mitras to discuss these and any other questions with the wider women’s mitra sangha and with the team; Satyadakini, a newer and younger order member, Dayapakshini and Santasiddhi, both experienced dharmacharinis, and private preceptors and Padmasuri and Maitreyi, both members of the college of public preceptors. We’ll be having talks, meditation and puja, small and larger discussion groups.

It’s also a chance to visit Tiratanaloka if you haven’t been here before. The retreat centre...

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