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Introducing a biography of Sangharakshita

From Windhorse Publications on Wed, 16 Nov, 2022 - 12:45

Introducing a biography of Sangharakshita

From Windhorse Publications on Wed, 16 Nov, 2022 - 12:45

We’re delighted to introduce a biography of Sangharakshita, due for publication in February. It’s Sangharakshita: The Boy, the Monk, the Man by Nagabodhi, and we’d like to invite you to consider sponsoring it.

It’s now four years since Sangharakshita’s death. Unlike generations before, people new to the Triratna Buddhist Community or interested in the spread of Buddhism in India and internationally can no longer meet and encounter him directly. So Windhorse Publications commissioned this book. We asked Nagabodhi to write something that...

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Triratna reaches Trinidad!

From FutureDharma on Tue, 15 Nov, 2022 - 14:15

Triratna reaches Trinidad!

From FutureDharma on Tue, 15 Nov, 2022 - 14:15

Hugh Skinner, from Trinidad, is a permaculturist in his 90s and lives in a hermitage in the Trinidadian countryside. Hugh came across Subhuti’s Windhorse book, Buddhism for Today, and was fascinated by the idea of a new society. This inspired him to reach out to Subhuti and the two of them started speaking by phone. Subhuti also put Hugh in touch with an Order Member from India, Kumarjeev. Save for one group, there are currently no Buddhist activities in Trinidad,...

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Anniversary of Sangharakshita's Funeral

Wed, 9 Nov, 2022 - 21:26

Anniversary of Sangharakshita's Funeral

Wed, 9 Nov, 2022 - 21:26

A special event from the College of Public Preceptors Meeting held at Adhiṣṭhāna remembering the funeral of Sangharakshita who died in 2018. The evening will have echos of the funeral, led by Parami. There will be elements of ritual and readings of extracts from Nagabodhi’s forthcoming book about Bhante and Maitreyabandhu’s Canto - a long-form poem dedicated to Sangharakshita.

Thursday,...

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Join The Book Launch Tonight! - Cyberloka: A Buddhist Guide to Digital Life

Thu, 3 Nov, 2022 - 10:57

Join The Book Launch Tonight! - Cyberloka: A Buddhist Guide to Digital Life

Thu, 3 Nov, 2022 - 10:57

USA PST 11:00 | Mexico 13:00 | USA EST 14:00 | IE & UK 19.00 | Europe 20:00 CET | India 23:30 | Australia AEDT 04:00 (next day) | New Zealand NZDT 06:00

Join us for the online book launch at 19:00 pm UK time on Thursday, 3rd November, when Maitreyabandhu will be in conversation with the book’s author, Prajnaketu.

Join the Zoom meeting on the day, or watch...

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The Organic Core of Sangharakshita's Teaching

Mon, 31 Oct, 2022 - 00:00

Vishvapani has been studying, reflecting upon, and living out the Dharma life as presented by Urgyen Sangharakshita, Triratna’s founding teacher, for over 40 years. To mark the fourth anniversary of “Bhante” Sangharakshita’s death in 2018, this new audio essay delves deep into the heart of what Vishvapani calls a “unique and strange” intuitive approach to Buddhism that, at its best, seems to capture and vibrate with the essential vital energy of the universe.

Many people’s lives have been touched and profoundly changed in relation to Sangharakshita’s teaching, which is never less than ambitious, bold, imaginative and uncompromising. Here Vishvapani looks at what lies at the core of “the organic whole” of Sangharakshita’s approach to Buddhism, tracing its roots through the words of Lama Anagarika Govinda, John Middleton Murray and the Diamond Sutra back to the original spirit of the Buddha’s revolutionary approach to spiritual life.

For anyone concerned with trying to understand Sangharakshita or Triratna, this is a brilliant primer on the principal ideas that animate our community today; and an excellent general introduction to the work of a pioneer of “Western” Buddhism, whose life was dedicated to the cultivation of a new garden of the Dharma where the flowers of wisdom and compassion might bloom resplendent.

Listen to or read ‘The History of My Going for Refuge’ by Sangharakshita

Vishvapani is a writer and teacher of Buddhism, mindfulness and meditation. Find his work at Wise Attention

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Final chapter in Sangharakshita's life story is now online!

Fri, 28 Oct, 2022 - 11:09

Final chapter in Sangharakshita's life story is now online!

Fri, 28 Oct, 2022 - 11:09

The final chapter in Sangharakshita’s life story is now online

Read all the chapters here

Ahead of his 4th death anniversary this Sunday 30th October, the concluding chapter of Sangharakshita’s life story has been published.

Over the past 6 months, Suryanaga and Prajnaketu from the...

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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Satyadaka & Sarvananda (Highlights)

From Fifty Years, Fifty Voices on Thu, 27 Oct, 2022 - 11:26

“I think it’s about 18 years we’ve lived together, in one form or another.”
 

Satyadaka’s Annals:

In 1968 I was eight years old. I was into swimming, had just realised I didn’t like mathematics and loved the Narnia books by C.S.Lewis even more than the Alice books by Lewis Carroll.

In 1978 I was taking my A-Levels but was more interested in the life that seemed to be passing me by. I associated life with the Arts in general and with...

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Public Ordinations Live from México! | Ordenaciones públicas en vivo desde México

Wed, 19 Oct, 2022 - 01:35

Public Ordinations Live from México! | Ordenaciones públicas en vivo desde México

Wed, 19 Oct, 2022 - 01:35

You’re invited to connect online with us live from the lovely retreat centre of Chintamani in Morelos, Mexico, to witness eight women being ordained (names below), accompanied by their preceptors and other dharmacharinis.

Watch live on YouTube

The public ceremony is at 12pm (local time) on Friday 21st October.

USA PST 10:00 | Mexico 12:00 | USA EST 13:00 | IE & UK 18.00 | Europe 19:00 CET | India 22:30 | Australia AEDT 04:00 (next day) | New Zealand NZDT 06:00 (next day)

Ordinands:
Paola Valdivieso, Tania Dulché, Carolina Seminara, Lucía...

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Are you FutureDharma's next Fundraising and Communications Director?

From Jobs, Volunteering & Communities on Sat, 8 Oct, 2022 - 09:00

Are you an inspired and engaged Order Member or TFO Mitra with the fundraising, sales or marketing experience to lead our income-generation?

Do you want to use your skills and experience to help spread the Dharma around the world and help Triratna sanghas to develop?

You’ll manage a very effective fundraising and communications team, develop major donor relationships, and contribute to Triratna’s international strategy as a member of our Directors’ Team. You’ll also participate in a rich context for spiritual development through the...

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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Khemajoti (Highlights)

From Fifty Years, Fifty Voices on Wed, 5 Oct, 2022 - 17:03

“We used to do rituals in the basement of the shop, invoking Padmasambhava while we made egg sandwiches”

Khemajoti’s Annals:

In 1968 I was living in my birthplace, Swindon UK, with my parents and younger brother in the house we’d moved into in 1960. I was finishing primary school where I’d been a bright, happy child (top of the class) and moving to secondary school where I met children who were more of a match for me. I was moving into the...