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Twelve Days of FBA - Day 10

By Rijupatha on Mon, 4 Jan, 2016 - 11:00

On Day 10 of our 12 Days of FBA fundraising event we offer you another two absolutely excellent unreleased talks from the Free Buddhist Audio archives!

The main talk is a very special recording of Sangharakshita in a talk given to the European Chairs’ Assembly in 2009 called “The Teachers of the Past”. Sangharakshita makes clear his intentions around the creation of a Refuge Tree for the Western Buddhist Order, specifically drawing a distinction between the inspirational value of historical...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Preceptors' College video features a message from Bhante

By Munisha on Fri, 12 Dec, 2014 - 17:43

Preceptors' College video features a message from Bhante

By Munisha on Fri, 12 Dec, 2014 - 17:43An idiosyncratic and rich 15-minute video about the latest meeting of the Preceptors’ College and their consideration of current issues in Triratna, made by College member Moksananda, featuring a remarkable Skype conversation between them and Vajragita - who couldn’t attend because, as she said, she was dying. “It’s not too bad, dying!” she laughs.

And, to start and end, an interview with Sangharakshita. Well worth watching.
Triratna News
Triratna News

Vajragita's death ritual

By Munisha on Sun, 30 Nov, 2014 - 15:01

Vajragita's death ritual

By Munisha on Sun, 30 Nov, 2014 - 15:01Akasasuri, Dayapadma, Jayavajri and Mokshagandhi write with funeral details, from Vajragita’s community, Subhavana, in Amsterdam:

“This notice is about Vajragita but our hearts are also with the friends and family of Navachitta; two deaths so close to one another of two precious people.

Vajragita is ‘laid out’ at home with us in her own bed, in her own room.

On Thursday 4th December we would like to be with as many people as possible at ...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Death of Vajragita

By Munisha on Sat, 29 Nov, 2014 - 21:54

Death of Vajragita

By Munisha on Sat, 29 Nov, 2014 - 21:54With sadness we report the death from cancer of Dharmacharini Vajragita, who died very peacefully at home in Amsterdam at around 18.00 local time today, in the company of her community. She was 76 years old.

Vajragita was ordained by Sangharakshita in 1981 in Seaford, Sussex, UK. Her yidam was Padmasambhava. A founder member of the sangha in the Netherlands, she lived and worked at Taraloka (UK) for several years. She recently became a Public preceptor.

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The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Day 3 of the College meeting with Sanghadevi & Maitreyabandhu

By Vidyatara on Thu, 13 Nov, 2014 - 21:21
Tonight Parami chats to Sanghadevi - a public preceptor for over 20 years - and Maitreyabandhu who joined the college in March of this year. As well as their impressions of the college, they movingly share with us their experience of a Skype meeting earlier today with Vajragita. Vajragita is not with us as she is unwell with terminal cancer and in today’s Skype with the college, she shared her thoughts and feelings about facing her death.