Tag: Western Buddhist Review

Triratna in the Buddhist world
Triratna in the Buddhist world

Death of K.R. Norman

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 16 Nov, 2020 - 11:24

Death of K.R. Norman

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 16 Nov, 2020 - 11:24

The Western Buddhist Review writes with the sad news of the death of Pāli scholar Kenneth Roy Norman, born in 1925, and the same age as Sangharakshita. His translations of early Buddhist texts in verse are more scholarly than poetic, but allow modern Western Buddhists to get close to the word of the Buddha.

From Rupert Gethin, President of the Pali Text Society:

“Roy or Mr Norman, as he liked to be known, was one of the...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Chairs' Letter – September 2020

By ratnadharini on Wed, 30 Sep, 2020 - 19:11

Chairs' Letter – September 2020

By ratnadharini on Wed, 30 Sep, 2020 - 19:11

Dear Order members

Two days ago I attended the public ordination of 16 women at Adhisthana. When Bhante chose the ‘miracle’ design of the stupa for Dhardo Rimpoche at Tiratanaloka, he said it was because the greatest miracle was Going for Refuge; it seemed especially miraculous to be having public ordinations, given the Covid 19 restrictions, with around 500 people joining the live zoom. I was on the balcony, above the flags and aware of the blessings of blue...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Launch of Western Buddhist Review Volume 7

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 22 Sep, 2020 - 11:55

Launch of Western Buddhist Review Volume 7

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 22 Sep, 2020 - 11:55

The Western Buddhist Review is the scholarly journal of the Triratna Buddhist Order and community. Volume 1 was published in 1994, and it has appeared periodically since then. Now, under the editorship of Dhivan, Silavadin and Matt Drage, the team are ready to launch volume 7, with a new website which will provide an exciting point of reference for scholarly and philosophical activities in the Triratna community.

You are invited to the launch party via Zoom on Monday 28th September 7.30-8.30pm...

Western Buddhist Review
Western Buddhist Review

Finding Out More About Early Buddhist Women

By Dhivan Thomas Jones on Wed, 28 Dec, 2016 - 12:52

Finding Out More About Early Buddhist Women

By Dhivan Thomas Jones on Wed, 28 Dec, 2016 - 12:52

With this post we present another fine review by Sarah Clelland of a recent work of scholarship on women monastics in early Buddhism.

Alice Collett, Lives of Early Buddhist Nuns: Biographies as History, Oxford University Press, India, 2016

Review by Sarah Clelland

In Lives of Early Buddhist Nuns Alice Collett, now lecturer at Nālanda University in India, explores changing attitudes to women in Buddhism through the stories of six early nuns: Dhammadinnā, Khemā, Kisāgotamī, Paṭācārā, Bhaddā Kuṇḍalakesā and Uppalavaṇṇā. In the first half...

Triratna News
Triratna News

The Western Buddhist Review relaunches itself

By lokabandhu on Thu, 16 Aug, 2012 - 12:21

The Western Buddhist Review relaunches itself

By lokabandhu on Thu, 16 Aug, 2012 - 12:21Dhivan writes from Cambridge, UK with new of the online relaunch of Triratna’s scholarly journal the Western Buddhist Review. You’re invited to subscribe of course! He says - “WBR is the free, on-line, peer-reviewed scholarly journal of the Triratna Buddhist Order and community, providing a forum for longer articles exploring all aspects of the theory and practice of Buddhism, and especially those exploring the translation of traditional Buddhist concerns into the language and outlook of modern...