The Triratna Dharma Training Course for Mitras
Viriyalila, FBA Team
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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...
Viriyalila, Portsmouth, USA
FBA lets me hear the whole of our community's 'voice', and sit in a room with Sangharakshita as he elucidates the Dharma as it was originally passed on to us by the Buddha, ie. as an oral tradition.
Coleen, FBA Team
My experience of FBA is that without it, I wouldn't have the chance to hear others in the Triratna community teach. It would be harder to keep going without that inspiration and sense of connection.
Nagabodhi, London, UK
FBA transmits some of the best talks given by members of the Triratna Buddhist Order. A friend in Hamburg can now listen to a talk given in India, or England, within hours of its original delivery!
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've gained so much from listening to the talks on FBA that it's truly a pleasure to offer what I can in return to support the work. I can find a talk on pretty much any subject that interests me!
Viveka, San Francisco, USA
In a famous Sutra, the walls and doors of the enlightened Vimalakirti's house disappear to accommodate hundreds of thousands of beings accompanying Manjusri on a visit. FBA has that kind of magic.
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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