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The Archives

The Dharmachakra Archives are the sound and text archives of the The Triratna Buddhist Order.

Free Buddhist Audio is the home of our online service. Here we distribute our collections as we make digital versions of them, and it's where you'll also find community users from all over the world uploading their own archives.

We hope you'll enjoy our selection of talks, interviews, seminars, and question-and-answer sessions from the early 1960s to the present day, including an increasing number in languages other than English.

The Triratna Buddhist Order and Community

The Triratna Buddhist Order (formerly the Western Buddhist Order) is an international network of committed Buddhists founded by Urgyen Sangharakshita and dedicated to communicating the Buddhaʼs teaching in ways appropriate to the modern world. The wider association of friends of the Order in that work is known these days as the Triratna Buddhist Community (formerly the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order).

The essence of Buddhism is timeless and universal. But the forms it takes always adapt according to context. Now that Buddhism is spreading around the globe, the task is to create new traditions relevant to the 21st century. Triratna was started in response to these issues and during the past 40 years or so has become one of the largest Buddhist movements, with activities in many cities and rural retreat centres around the world.

Reports of current activities and events in our community can be found on the Triratna Buddhist Community News site. Many of our friends world wide also maintain websites in their native languages.

You can also find broad outlines of the Triratna approach to Buddhist practice in the following languages:

Dharmachakra has been registered as a charity (non-profit organisation) in the U.K. for over 20 years. Registered charity, no. 294143. Dharmachakra is currently based in Portsmouth, NH, USA and is also a classified US non-profit 501(3)C. Tax ID number, 26-3940667.