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Dharmabyte: Owning Your Shadow

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 11 Feb, 2019 - 14:00

In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, is from a talk given by Vijayasri as a follow up to a showing of Sangharakshita’s video on Buddhism, world peace and nuclear war. In Owning Your Shadow Vijayasri explores the concepts of violence and non-violence as aspects of the power mode / love mode relationship, and looks at the Jungian concept of the shadow. We examine the idea that change is possible, but that growth and development requires personal...

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...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Sangha Morning - Imagination In Action

By Candradasa on Wed, 15 Jun, 2016 - 21:36

Sangha Morning - Imagination In Action

By Candradasa on Wed, 15 Jun, 2016 - 21:36

This Sunday morning (10am-12pm), as part of our involvement with Triratna’s participation in Buddhist Action Month (BAM!), we’ll be looking at bridging the gap between imagination and action. In a difficult week here in the U.S., with extreme violence near at hand, we’ll be engaging with Metta as a radical way to connect with others, and calling forth a sense of urgency to explore together how we might help bring forth a more peaceful world.

Come and help us build our community, and take a...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Reflecting On Peace - A Sangha Gathering for Memorial Day

By Candradasa on Thu, 26 May, 2016 - 14:58

Reflecting On Peace - A Sangha Gathering for Memorial Day

By Candradasa on Thu, 26 May, 2016 - 14:58

To mark Memorial Day this year, we’ll be having s special sangha gathering this Sunday to meditate together, and then reflect on the Buddha’s message of non-violence as the only truly viable way to peace. In the Commentaries of the Anguttara Nikaya and the Samyutta Nikaya we hear tale of the Buddha intervening in a dispute between rival clans and helping prevent a full-scale war. You can listen to a talk about this by Sangharakshita here:

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FBA Podcast: The Diamond Throne

By Rijupatha on Mon, 9 Mar, 2015 - 14:47

FBA Podcast: The Diamond Throne

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Does Buddhism have anything to say about the recent attacks in Paris? What about liberal democracy; does Buddhism agree? Our FBA Podcast this week, “The Diamond Throne” explores these very questions. With characteristic intelligence and sensitivity, Chairman of the Centre Jnanavaca launches 2015 by exploring such issues via the vision of the Vajrasana – the diamond throne...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Making a Statement on Buddhist Violence against Muslims in Burma

By Munisha on Thu, 24 Oct, 2013 - 12:15
The continuing violence by Buddhists against Muslims in Burma has been viewed with dismay by many Buddhists worldwide. Non-Buddhists, familiar with Buddhism’s reputation for non-violence, have found it baffling.

There have been occasional requests to Triratna Buddhist Centres for statements condemning this violence. After considerable deliberation, and with strong encouragement from Triratna’s founder, Sangharakshita, four writers have arrived at a text, signed individually by him and a number of preceptors, east and west. This is not a statement on...
European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

Statement on Buddhist Violence against Muslims in Burma

By Munisha on Wed, 23 Oct, 2013 - 16:33

The continuing violence by Buddhists against Muslims in Burma has been viewed with dismay by many Buddhists worldwide. Non-Buddhists, familiar with Buddhism’s reputation for non-violence, have found it baffling.

There have been occasional requests from members of the public for statements from Triratna Buddhist Centres, condemning this violence.

After some considerable deliberation about the purpose and nature of such a statement, and with strong encouragement from Subhuti and our founder Sangharakshita, we have arrived at a...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Buddhism and Violence on the BBC

By Candradasa on Sun, 25 Aug, 2013 - 12:03

Buddhism and Violence on the BBC

By Candradasa on Sun, 25 Aug, 2013 - 12:03This week on BBC Radio 4, the religious discussion programme “Beyond Belief” considered the topic of Buddhism and Violence, in the light of the recent Buddhist violence against Muslims in Burma. Curious about the role of Buddhist neo-fascists? Listen online.


Triratna News
Triratna News

Vishvapani broadcasts on Buddhist-Muslim violence in Burma

By Munisha on Sat, 29 Jun, 2013 - 07:34

Vishvapani broadcasts on Buddhist-Muslim violence in Burma

By Munisha on Sat, 29 Jun, 2013 - 07:34Vishvapani, member of the Triratna Buddhist Order, is one of the religious voices on the Today programme, BBC Radio 4’s flagship daily morning news programme, reaching six million listeners a week.

Along with writers from several other major faiths, he regularly writes and reads the Thought for the Day - a three-minute topical piece from a faith perspective.

Vishvapani writes:
‘When things happen, such as the anti-Muslim violence in Burma, I think it is important that other...