Planting a Seed

Planting a Seed tells the story, from my perspective, of the development of the Triratna Buddhist Community in the USA. The Blurb reads: How do you start a Buddhist movement? Charismatic teachers gather disciples by the thousand; Asian Buddhist organizations provide for the religious needs of immigrant communities; maverick monks trained in Asia set up temples of their own; eccentric Bohemians attract circles of devotees; academics ‘go native’ and preach what they teach. American Buddhism has become the most complex, … Continue reading

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Travels with my Guru

Urgyen Sangharakshita came to the United States four times between 1990 and 1997. He visited all the Triratna Centers and traveled widely, meeting many other Buddhist teachers. On his second trip he conducted the first ordinations on American soil and promoted his book The Drama of Cosmic Enlightenment with four talks entitled The Rain of the Dharma. He spoke at a conference in Tucson on The Nature of Reality; and in 1997 he traveled extensively in the Western States to … Continue reading

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