Sthanashraddha is Bhante’s secretary. He writes from Adhisthana, UK:
“Spring only really fully arrived towards the end of April, and it was less than a month ago that the gardens were covered in our last batch of snowfall. But, yes, eventually after what felt like weeks of watching tulip flowers develop buds and slowly watching them rise up on their stems, and slowly see buds swelling, we had a few days of warm weather and sunshine, and...
On the 7th April 2018 - exactly fifty years after the first public ordinations into the Triratna Buddhist Order - Saddhanandi interviews Sangharakshita, the founder of the Order and movement. The interview took place during a seminar on the Bodhicaryavatara held in Adhisthana. To mark the 50th anniversary of the Order, Saddhanandi and Manjuvajra re-visited the ‘Endlessly Fascinating Cry’ which was one of the first seminars that Sangharakshita led in 1973.
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.
2017 saw the celebrations of 50 years of the Triratna Buddhist Community and 2018 sees the 50th anniversary of the Triratna Buddhist Order. In this context in the Padmaloka Retreat Centre - which runs ordination training retreats for men - members of the Ordination Team gave talks on each of the 4 acceptance vows, recited during one’s public ordination ceremony. These vows essentialise what it means to be an order member practising within the Triratna Buddhist Order. The...
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This weekend Triratna sanghas around the world are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Triratna Buddhist Community’s foundation (as the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order) in London, UK, on the evening of Friday 7th April 1967.
That evening is well described by Sangharakshita near the end of his volume of memoirs, Moving Against the Stream: the birth of a new Buddhist movement, which also gives an account of the context from which the FWBO emerged.
A day for the south-west region to celebrate our sangha in Bristol and worldwide.
10.00 doors open
10.30 Welcome & Dedication Ceremony & Triratna Metta Bhavana led by Jvalamalini
12.00 Four Gifts – short personal talks from Abhayamaitri, Satyalila, Bhadra and Ananda:
I come to you with four gifts. The first gift is a lotus-flower. Do you understand? My second gift is a golden net. Can you recognize it? My third gift is a shepherds’ round-dance. Do your feet know how to dance? My fourth gift
Celebrating fifty years of the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community This Saturday, the 8th of April 2017, the London Buddhist Centre hosts a day of events on behalf of all the London Centres to celebrate the presence of Bhante Sangharakshita’s vision in the world, and its significance in the unfoldment of the Buddha’s teachings.
Everyone is welcome to attend all or part of the day. The day is led by Order members associated with all five Triratna London Buddhist Centres.