Norwich Buddhist Centre
Norwich Buddhist Centre

Vajraguptā on the body

By Maitrisingha on Wed, 20 Aug, 2014 - 17:45

Vajraguptā on the body

By Maitrisingha on Wed, 20 Aug, 2014 - 17:45We are pleased to present the first of a series of short videos of Order Members talking on the Dharma. The first comes from Vajraguptā’s hut! Here Varjagupta tells us about the the importance of the body both in and out of meditation.

It’s recorded in HD (high definition), so watch it on YouTube and choose the HD option if you have a good connection to get a better picture (click the cog symbol underneath the video...
Buddhist Action Month 2014
Buddhist Action Month 2014

All three International Retreat talks on video now

By Munisha on Sat, 31 May, 2014 - 13:57

All three International Retreat talks on video now

By Munisha on Sat, 31 May, 2014 - 13:57Thanks to Clear Vision, the videos of the three main talks from the recent International Retreat 2014 are now available to view on VideoSangha.net, all addressing the topic of practical response to suffering in the world.

Watch them here.


Triratna News
Triratna News

The videos of the three main talks from International Retreat 2014

By Munisha on Sat, 31 May, 2014 - 13:43

The videos of the three main talks from International Retreat 2014

By Munisha on Sat, 31 May, 2014 - 13:43All three main talks from the Triratna International Retreat 2014 are now available to view on VideoSangha.net, thanks to the Clear Vision team’s hard work.

The retreat theme being “The Bodhisattva’s Reply”, the talks are all about our practical responses to suffering in the world. Thoroughly recommended, and especially if you are interested in Triratna’s participation in the UK’s pan-Buddhist Buddhist Action Month, which begins tomorrow and has already spread to our sanghas in Sweden and...
International Retreat 2014
International Retreat 2014

All three main talks on video now

By Munisha on Sat, 31 May, 2014 - 13:32

All three main talks on video now

By Munisha on Sat, 31 May, 2014 - 13:32All three main talks from the International Retreat are now available to view on VideoSangha.net, thanks to the Clear Vision team’s hard work.

Watch them here:
Vajragupta: “The Bodhisattva’s reply” (53 mins)
Vaddhaka: “Going beyond capitalism: a Buddhist perspective” (1 hour)
Mokshini: “Altruism, actually: Getting out and doing It” (57 mins)


VideoSangha.net is a mine of Triratna/FWBO video old and new, provided for us by Clear Vision, Triratna’s audio-visual media project....
International Retreat 2014
International Retreat 2014

Mud, sun and compassion

By Munisha on Sun, 25 May, 2014 - 15:58

Mud, sun and compassion

By Munisha on Sun, 25 May, 2014 - 15:58As the mud deepened, so did our investigation of the topic of compassion in action in the world, through workshops, study groups and talks. And then the sun finally arrived.

Before each day’s main talk Nandavajra’s been giving out practical notices and then there’s been a short presentation related to social action: on Saturday we heard from four women on a Karuna fundraising appeal; on Sunday Danasamudra talked about Dr Ambedkar’s Dhamma Revolution in India and the continuing oppression...
book reviews
book reviews

Sailing the Worldly Winds: A Buddhist way through the ups and downs of life

By jvalamalini on Sat, 11 Aug, 2012 - 00:35

Sailing the Worldly Winds: A Buddhist way through the ups and downs of life

By jvalamalini on Sat, 11 Aug, 2012 - 00:35‘Sailing the Worldy Winds: A Buddhist Way Through the Ups and Downs of Life’ by Vajragupta. Windhorse Publications, 2011.

This little gem of a book is well worth reading. It is tardis-like: it looks little but synthesises a lot of material. Vajragupta initially introduces the eight worldly winds quite simply, then explores them through Dharma practice, meditation and looking more deeply at the winds in the light of ‘pratitya-samutpada’ or conditioned co-production. He challenges the views and beliefs of...
Triratna News
Triratna News

New history of Triratna published in Spanish: ‘Comunidad Budista Triratna: una historia’, by Vajragupta

By lokabandhu on Sat, 16 Jun, 2012 - 11:24

New history of Triratna published in Spanish: ‘Comunidad Budista Triratna: una historia’, by Vajragupta

By lokabandhu on Sat, 16 Jun, 2012 - 11:24Dharmakirti writes from Triratna’s Buddhist Centre in Valencia, Spain, with news of the newly-published Spanish translation of one of Triratna’s best-selling publications: ‘The Triratna Story: Behind the Scenes of a New Buddhist Movement’ by Vajragupta. It’s now available as the ‘Comunidad Budista Triratna: una historia’.

He says - “We are delighted to finally have this long-awaited book available in Spanish. The publication was made possible thanks to funds from Libros Budistas (our Spanish book distribution...
Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

The Triratna Story by Vajragupta

The Triratna Story by Vajragupta

By Candradasa on Mon, 23 Apr, 2012 - 21:43“This is a courageous and important book. Written by a serious adherent, and commissioned by the Triratna Community itself, it defies all expectations to tell the brilliant, troubled, and inspiring history of this unique Western Buddhist movement with a thoroughness and honesty that, frankly, would not have been possible had it been written by an outsider. This is a valuable and instructive text for anyone interested in looking beyond the idealism of the Buddhist teachings to what actually happens when...

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