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Sangharakshita's Diary

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Mon, 15 May, 2017 - 08:45

Sangharakshita's Diary

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Mon, 15 May, 2017 - 08:45

Sthanashraddha is Sangharakshita’s secretary. He writes:

“April was certainly a month of growth and birth; it seemed as though every day a new plant or flower was sprouting or coming into bud and blossom. The various nesting ducks have all hatched their ducklings and the swallows and housemartins have returned. Bhante himself seems no less affected or part of this springtime growth, as he has entered into a rich period of writing, going from one set of reflections to the next, addressing one theme...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Vidyadevi and the Complete Works

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Wed, 3 May, 2017 - 23:47

Vidyadevi and the Complete Works

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Wed, 3 May, 2017 - 23:47

Our video today is Vidyadevi’s beautiful talk, ‘Beyond Us, Yet Ourselves’ about her work as editor of Sangharakshita’s Complete Works, given in Adhisthana’s Sangharakshita Library on the Triratna 50th anniversary weekend. (Audio below.)

Giulietta Spudich writes from Windhorse Publications to update us on the the Complete Works project.

“The project was launched successfully last October with four volumes published so far. These volumes include previously out of print material such as What is the Sangha? and never-before published...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

A Cathedral of Words

Posted by Giulietta - Win... to Windhorse Publications on Tue, 2 May, 2017 - 09:56

A Cathedral of Words

Posted by Giulietta - Win... to Windhorse Publications on Tue, 2 May, 2017 - 09:56

The Complete Works of Sangharakshita was launched successfully last October with four volumes published so far. These volumes include previously out of print material such as What is the Sangha?, and never-before published material like various talks by Sangharakshita in India in the 1980s. In addition to these important works, much effort has been made by the editorial team to trace back the source of original teachings and present them as endnotes. The last volume, the Concordance, will index teachings...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Surprise visit from Sangharakshita for Triratna@50 celebrations

Posted by charlotte-l to Community Highlights on Mon, 24 Apr, 2017 - 16:34

Surprise visit from Sangharakshita for Triratna@50 celebrations

Posted by charlotte-l to Community Highlights on Mon, 24 Apr, 2017 - 16:34

Thanks Suvajra for catching this visit from Sangharakshita as part of Adhisthana’s celebrations of Triratna Buddhist Community’s 50th Birthday.

Filmed on a mobile, it’s best to keep the screen small to watch this video. 

Tiratanaloka
Tiratanaloka

Last daily quote from 'The Survey': the true miracle

Posted by vajratara to Tiratanaloka on Fri, 21 Apr, 2017 - 15:16

Last daily quote from 'The Survey': the true miracle

Posted by vajratara to Tiratanaloka on Fri, 21 Apr, 2017 - 15:16

The ‘Transcendental Principle’ retreat is over.  Here is your last quote from ‘The Survey’!  I hope you enjoyed us sharing a bit of our retreat with you:

The only true miracle, the only one that really counts, is when a man turns from an ignoble to a noble way of life.  Ch1.17

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Daily quote from 'The Survey': happiness

Posted by vajratara to Tiratanaloka on Fri, 21 Apr, 2017 - 15:13

Daily quote from 'The Survey': happiness

Posted by vajratara to Tiratanaloka on Fri, 21 Apr, 2017 - 15:13

To celebrate 60 years since the publication of ‘A Survey of Buddhism’, here is your daily quote:

Happiness can be attained wither when existence accords with our desires, or when our desires are in harmony with existence.  True the second alternative is difficult; but the first is impossible.  If we cannot gain happiness by refashioning the world we shall have to find it by reforming ourselves. Ch1.18

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Daily quote from 'The Survey': that most perfect of poems

Posted by vajratara to Tiratanaloka on Thu, 20 Apr, 2017 - 22:07

Daily quote from 'The Survey': that most perfect of poems

Posted by vajratara to Tiratanaloka on Thu, 20 Apr, 2017 - 22:07

To celebrate 60 years since the publication of ‘A Survey of Buddhism’, here is your daily quote:

Morality is, as it were, the words of that most perfect of all poems, the holy life, the language which makes intelligible the secrets of spirituality.  Meditation and Wisdom, the two remaining stages of the Way, are its rhythm and its imagery.  Ch1.16

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Daily quote from 'The Survey': transcending opposites

Posted by vajratara to Tiratanaloka on Wed, 19 Apr, 2017 - 22:00

Daily quote from 'The Survey': transcending opposites

Posted by vajratara to Tiratanaloka on Wed, 19 Apr, 2017 - 22:00

To celebrate 60 years since the publication of ‘The Survey of Buddhism’, here is today’s quote:

At every stage of the spiritual life we are faced by the necessity of making a choice between either of two opposites, on the one hand, and the mean which reconciles the opposition by transcending it, on the other’.  Ch1.16

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Daily quote from 'The Survey': simply for its own irresistible sake

Posted by vajratara to Tiratanaloka on Tue, 18 Apr, 2017 - 19:34

Daily quote from 'The Survey': simply for its own irresistible sake

Posted by vajratara to Tiratanaloka on Tue, 18 Apr, 2017 - 19:34

To celebrate 60 years since the publication of ‘The Survey of Buddhism’, here is today’s quote:

Not for our own sake, not even for the sake of others, should we seek to attain the Divine, but simply and solely for its own irresistible sake. Ch1.15

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Daily quote from 'The Survey': cessation is not the last word

Posted by vajratara to Tiratanaloka on Mon, 17 Apr, 2017 - 19:48

Daily quote from 'The Survey': cessation is not the last word

Posted by vajratara to Tiratanaloka on Mon, 17 Apr, 2017 - 19:48

To celebrate 60 years since the publication of ‘The Survey of Buddhism’, here is today’s quote:

Cessation is, however, far from being the last word of Buddhism.  Though indicated mainly by negative expressions, Nirvāna, the goal of the disciple’s career, is not in itself a state of mere non-existence… What the disciple achieves with the breaking of the last link of the chain binding him to phenomenal existence can be described not only as the cessation of ignorance, but also, more positively, as

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