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Looking Ahead A Little Way (Triratna International Council 2019)

by Dhammarati (2019)

The last in a series of talks from the 2019 Triratna International Council. This year's theme is major elements from the Dharma biography of Sangharakshita, Triratna's founder, which are of wider relevance to anyone endeavouring to lead a Buddhist life.

This talk begins with Dhammarati's intimate account of his immediate personal experience of the death of his teacher. From there, this talk blossoms into a deeply felt manifesto about the practice of harmony as way to cultivate insight into the nature of reality as a community, and as an individual within a community. It's also about how sanghas can survive the death of their founder and flourish.

Taking in Sangharakshita himself on the future of the Order he founded, William Blake, the Cetokhila Sutta, and the Karaniya Metta Sutta, Dhammarati offers a condensed, down-to-earth guide to working with others as a practice that conduces to the good of all.

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This talk is part of the series Themes from the Dharma Life of Urgyen Sangharakshita (Triratna International Council 2019).