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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

50 Years, 50 Voices: Danayutta

By Satyalila on Thu, 26 Apr, 2018 - 15:00

The moment she opened the door and I saw the Buddha… I felt fine.

Danayutta’s Annals
In 1968… not alive.

In 1978… not alive.

In 1988… I was 6 years old, just about to start primary school in a convent in Malaysia. I lived in a big house that my grandfather built, with my father’s extended family (there were his 7 siblings, plus grandmother and great grandmother, my two older brothers). There was a big mango tree in the garden with a fishpond underneath it that...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

50 Years, 50 Voices: Ananda

By Satyalila on Wed, 18 Apr, 2018 - 22:55

So my impression of Bhante was that he was a magician who had some secrets that I wanted to get…

Ananda’s Annals 
In 1968 I was a 24 year old hippy living in a Buddhist commune in Purley.  I was also a sound engineer working at the BBC.  I was ordained into the Western Buddhist Order in April 1968.

In 1978 I was an ex-hippy art student studying for a Diploma in Graphic Design at Croydon College of Art.  I also began writing...

Triratna News
Triratna News

The 50 Years, 50 Voices Project

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 4 Apr, 2018 - 11:48

The 50 Years, 50 Voices Project

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 4 Apr, 2018 - 11:48

‘Fifty Years, Fifty Voices’ is a project cooked up by Lokeshvara and Satyalila last year and supported by the Triratna Trust and Adhisthana Trustees. It’s gathering the ‘voices’ of 50 different Order Members on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Order.

Satyalila writes: “This year we’ll present extracts from these voices and the recordings will be archived in their entirety. In future we hope that many of them can be released as full-length podcasts...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Four New Volumes of The Complete Works of Sangharakshita

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 28 Mar, 2018 - 14:33

Four New Volumes of The Complete Works of Sangharakshita

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 28 Mar, 2018 - 14:33

As part of the celebrations around the 50th anniversary of the Triratna Order, Windhorse Publications will release four new volumes of The Complete Works of Sangharakshita in early April.

The Complete Works include all previously published work by Sangharakshita, as well as talks, seminars and writings published for the first time. This collection represents the definitive edition of his life’s work as a Buddhist writer and teacher.

Launched in Oct, 2016 with Dr. Ambedkar...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Upekshanandi - The Lion's Roar for the Next 50 Years

By Free Buddhist Audio on Sun, 18 Feb, 2018 - 17:09

Our second and final talk on the last day of the 2018 Triratna Buddhist Order International Convention at Bodhgaya in India. Here’s Upekshanandi, originally from Poland, now living in Scotland, with her sense of the gifts we can leave for the practitioners of the future.

Talk recorded at Bodhgaya, India, February 2018.

See all posts from the 2018 International Order Convention

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International Convention 2018 - Sinhanada, The Lion’s Roar

Ratnakumar - The Lion's Roar for the Next 50 Years

By Free Buddhist Audio on Sun, 18 Feb, 2018 - 17:02

Our first talk on the final day of the 2018 Triratna Buddhist Order International Convention at Bodhgaya in India. Ratnakumar from Orissa, India, gives a rousing call to Dhamma practice as an example we can set for the future and for those who follow in our footsteps on the path over the next 50 years.

Talk recorded at Bodhgaya, India, February 2018.

See all posts from the 2018 International Order Convention

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Surmani Prabhakar Dhakade Live In Concert at Bodhgaya (Audio)

By Centre Team on Wed, 14 Feb, 2018 - 15:18

Recorded at the 2018 Triratna Buddhist Order International Convention at Bodhgaya, Bihar, here ‘s the great and renowned Indian classical violinist Surmani Prabhakar Dhakade, playing a full program of music for a very appreciative audience.

Watch the whole performance again

See all posts from the 2018 International Order Convention

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

The Gifts We Have Been Given By Sangharakshita

By Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 13 Feb, 2018 - 09:32

A day at the 2018 Triratna Order 50th anniversary Convention in Bodhgaya, India, paying tribute to the source of the Order itself: the life and work of our founder Urgyen Sangharakshita. Here are four short talks with Order members from around the world evoking the gifts we have received as an Order and community from Sangharakshita.

Recorded at Bodhgaya, India, February 2018.

See all posts from the 2018 International Order Convention

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Abhayanavita on Working With Women and Girls to Step Free of Discrimination and Sexual Violence in India - The Buddhist Centre Podcast

By sanghadhara on Tue, 13 Feb, 2018 - 07:04

Abhayanavita has been involved with Triratna as a community since the age of 13. In her early days she learned to face her own difficult past with a fearlessness that is now reflected in her Buddhist name. She also learned to fight back against social injustice and gender discrimination via the Ashvaghosha project, educating people with plays and songs. 

These days she continues that work in new ways, working at the Bahujan Hitay Project in her home town of Amravati...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Order Convention 2018 - Scenes From The Rest Of The Week

By Centre Team on Mon, 12 Feb, 2018 - 09:31

Order Convention 2018 - Scenes From The Rest Of The Week

By Centre Team on Mon, 12 Feb, 2018 - 09:31

The Convention has gently wound down now, the great assembly is scattering back to the four winds. Thanks for your engagement online all week! 

Some of us have now made the (somewhat grueling!) 15 hour transition by air and land to Bhaja for the International Council 2018, which is due to get underway ...

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