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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.

See all posts from the 2019 International Council...

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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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Adhisthana Kula

Addressing Our Collective History

By ratnadharini on Fri, 23 Aug, 2019 - 22:29

Addressing Our Collective History

By ratnadharini on Fri, 23 Aug, 2019 - 22:29

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Since it was established in February 2017, the members of the Adhisthana Kula have been working together in response to renewed criticism of Triratna, and we recently published a ‘Next Steps’ document setting out how we intend to take this work forward. 

The first of...

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A Message of Apology and Regret

By ratnadharini on Fri, 23 Aug, 2019 - 22:04

A Message of Apology and Regret

By ratnadharini on Fri, 23 Aug, 2019 - 22:04

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Read about the background to this statement and our next steps in Addressing our Collective History

At the end of 2016 Sangharakshita published a statement of his regret and apology for occasions when, as he put it, ‘I have hurt, harmed or upset fellow Buddhists, whether within...

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Video: Suryagupta in conversation with Subhuti

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 22 Jan, 2019 - 17:13

Video: Suryagupta in conversation with Subhuti

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 22 Jan, 2019 - 17:13

Here’s Suryagupta in conversation with Subhuti about his life and practice. Subhuti has been the President of the London Buddhist Centre for over 30 years and was part of the original team who built the LBC in the 1970s.

Watch recent film ‘What the London Buddhist Centre (Really) Is’...

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5 Years of the Buddhist Centre Online: #7 Triratna and the Internet

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 27 Jul, 2018 - 10:59

5 Years of the Buddhist Centre Online: #7 Triratna and the Internet

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 27 Jul, 2018 - 10:59

“Media used to be one way. Everyone else in the world just had to listen. Now the internet is allowing what used to be a monologue to become a dialogue. I think that’s healthy”. - Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

“I have one major problem with the internet: it’s full of liars” - John Lydon.

As long as the world wide web has been in mainstream use, debates about the pros and cons of “The Internet” have bubbled - sometimes raged - away. On the one...

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Triratna@50

Refuge - A Film From 1972

By Candradasa on Thu, 22 Jun, 2017 - 18:15

Refuge - A Film From 1972

By Candradasa on Thu, 22 Jun, 2017 - 18:15

Something for anyone who enjoyed ‘Gyproc and Flares - Sukhavati in the 1970s’

“Refuge” is a film made by Victress Hitchcock and Steven Burckhardt. Locations in and around London: Keffolds, Pundarika, Aryatara.

Here’s what Kamalashila said about the film back in 2013:

“This is how it was - and in many ways, is still. 1972, the year I discovered Triratna. Beautifully made with fascinating clips of such luminaries as Subhuti, Dhammadinna, Graham Sowter, Nagabodhi, Vajradaka and...

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Resources Around Historical Controversy In Triratna

By Centre Team on Thu, 16 Feb, 2017 - 20:01

​Download archive updated August 2019 to include updated Triratna Controversy FAQ (minor changes, see document change log), Triratna Ethics Kula FAQs and Adhisthana Kula Updates (July 2019)

Download archive updated 29th January 2019 to include updated FAQ - häufig gestellte Fragen zu Kontroversen um Triratna (Version 2.0)

Download archive updated 29th October 2018 to include new versions of the Triratna Controversy FAQ, including 14 new questions and further updates to the previous version. Also contains
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