News and reviews from across the worldwide Triratna Buddhist Community (formerly known as the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order (FWBO) and Trailokya Bauddha Mahasangha Sahayaka Gana (TBMSG) in India)
The last night of the FWBO/Triratna International Retreat saw a special puja to mark the changing of the name from ‘Friends of the Western Buddhist Order’ to ‘Triratna Buddhist Community’. Thanks once again to the great work of ClearVision and VideoSangha, we’re delighted to be able to bring you this video from Padmavajra in which he introduces the new name - and much more... Along the way he explains how the Movement came to have two names - being known as ‘Trailokya Bauddha Mahasangha Sahayaka Gana’, or TBMSG, in India. He concludes with a moving description of the Thousand-Armed Avalokitesvara as the symbol for the Order and its work in the world.
Essential viewing for anyone interested in Triratna!
The Triratna Buddhist Community - formerly known as the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order (FWBO) - was founded in 1967 by Sangharakshita. It is now an international movement with activities in more than 20 countries, including India. The Triratna Buddhist Community is a non-sectarian Buddhist movement which seeks promote the practice of Buddhism in a form appropriate to the modern world.
Triratna means "Three Jewels", specifically the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha, which are the central foci of a Buddhist's life and practice. They've long been represented in our logo and we're delighted that our name will now reflect them as well.