The Triratna Dharma Training Course for Mitras
Sangharakshita, Birmingham, UK
As the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Community, I am very happy to have learned that by the end of this year more than a million talks will have been downloaded - that is a tremendous achievement.
Mary, FBA Team
I love it when a deeply moving excerpt from a Dharma talk is randomly followed on my MP3 player by a piece of music, and then more Dharma comes randomly through. That pretty much rocks my world.
Suvarnagarbha, Cambridge, UK
When I think about FBA, the inexhaustible lamps from the Vimalakirti Nirdesa comes to mind. With the internet, the capacity for lamps to light other lamps is inexhaustible. It never needs to stop...
Padmatara, San Francisco, USA
Being in San Francisco, I value the easy access to talks from so many different people in the Triratna Buddhist Order - not just the famous ones! It makes me feel connected. A bit like Pirate Radio!
Viryaja, Toowoomba, Australia
People's hunger for the Dharma is met openly and freely with Free Buddhist Audio. Our little centre library just cannot compete with all that is available here!
Aileen, Shetland Islands
I live on an island far away from a Buddhist centre and am rarely able to go on retreats. It has been especially beneficial to me to be able to download so many inspiring talks to go deeper in my practice.
Candradasa, FBA Team
Connecting with my own Buddhist friends and colleagues helps keep me inspired in my own life and practice, so it's very cool that I get to work on projects that help make this possible for others too.
Vicki, Seattle, USA
I received the most delightful gift of the Dharma: an iPod with all of Sangharakshita's FBA downloads on it. I just love listening to my 'Bhante pod' and having Dharma talks so easily accessible.
Triratna dharma training course for mitras
Newly updated version now online for Spring 2011! Sign up for email notifications below and we'll let you know when we change things and introduce new features.
Welcome to the Dharma Training Course designed primarily for Mitras ('friends') involved with the Triratna Buddhist community.
The course aims to give people in the Triratna community a thorough grounding in Dharma study and practice. It also makes an excellent general course for anyone interested in putting Buddhist teaching into practice in their life. Download the official Guide or listen to the launch talk and other special course resources now!
The foundation year is available with a full reference section for further context and engagement. We'll add further reference sections for other years in 2011. In the meantime, there are complete reference links for all modules within the pdf files themselves.
We've formatted these pdf files to print out for use in a study group, and also to make them easy to read, navigate and search on-screen. There are complete reference links for each module within the files themselves. Click any file to read online, or right-click and choose 'save (or download) linked file' to download to your computer. You should be able to use the pdfs without any trouble. If you're experiencing difficulty viewing them, you may need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader.
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