Triratna web resources

This page has been rewritten in May 2012; and among many other changes now reflects our new and beautiful website thebuddhistcentre.com.  This will be growing and changing for a long time to come, so what’s said here may grow out of date over time.  Latest news is that all Triratna Centres, groups, and other projects are now invited to create their own spaces on the site – please contact Candradasa for instructions.

Finding us online.

Many local Triratna websites have changed as the name change from FWBO to Triratna has slowly worked its’ way through; check http://thebuddhistcentre.com/contact for the latest.

Triratna News is now at http://thebuddhistcentre.com/news .  It remains the main source of news and developments around Triratna.  Archives remain at http://fwbo-news.blogspot.co.uk.  The Feedblitz subscription service is currently not open to new subscribers, but we hope this will be revived soon.

Triratna Jobs (and Volunteering) is now at http://www.thebuddhistcentre.com/triratna/jobs .  Contributions welcome – you just need to register on thebuddhistcentre and ask Lokabandhu to be added to the group as a contributor.

 

Triratna has many fundraising pages on justgiving including a home page at www.justgiving.com/triratna .  Some of these are administered by the ECA, some by Dhammaloka, a Triratna charity dedicated to fundraising for Indian Dhamma projects, some by other Triratnas.

Social Networking
The main Triratna Facebook pages are at  www.facebook.com/triratnabuddhistcommunity and www.facebook.com/thebuddhistcentre ; there are numerous others eg Padmaloka, Vajraloka, Buddhafield, Karuna, Sangharakshita, Wildmind, Buddhafield New Zealand and more – there is, in principle, a list here .

Linked to thebuddhistcentre are a raft of new elements in Triratna’s ‘web presence’.  Here’s a few:

Twitter    https://twitter.com/#!/buddhistcentre

Google +   https://plus.google.com/106270516772870120531/posts

Pinterest    http://pinterest.com/buddhistcentre/

Issuu (eBooks, Essays, and Articles)  http://issuu.com/thebuddhistcentre

Lulu (Triratna Print On-demand Books)  http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/thebuddhistcentre

Scribd (eBooks, Essays, and Articles)  http://www.scribd.com/thebuddhistcentre

Soundcloud (The Buddhist Centre)  http://soundcloud.com/thebuddhistcentre

Tumblr (Three Jewels in the World)  http://thebuddhistcentre.tumblr.com/

Audioboos (short audio posts on Buddhist practice) http://audioboo.fm/search?&q=triratna

 

Audio-Visual-Video Media
Free Buddhist Audio http://www.freebuddhistaudio.com is exactly that, and more. It also contains a great many texts, especially Sangharakshita’s lectures and seminars.

Videosangha www.videosangha.net 200 or so short videos on all sorts of Triratna/Buddhist topics. Managed by ClearVision.

Triratna Photos www.flickr.com/photos/fwbo/sets 3000+ photos in 80 sets. Unlimited account with Flickr. Very useful for creating little slideshows etc in other posts.

Triratna Artists www.flickr.com/photos/fwbo/sets/72157602143090639 An unofficial and very partial collection of photographs of works by Triratna artists.

Sangharakshita www.sangharakshita.org  Administered by Candradasa.
Including on-line books by Sangharakshita www.sangharakshita.org/online_books.html. There are currently 14 available, and more are being added.

Audio books by Sangharakshita buddhistaudiobooks.com 18 of Bhante’s books read out for free download, courtesy of Subhadra

Schools
Ask a Buddhist www.clear-vision.org/Students/AskaBud.aspx A great collection of one-minute answers to children’s questions, by a range of Buddhists inside and outside Triratna.

Award-winning DVD packs with teacher’s notes: www.clear-vision.org/teachers

Loads of information for pupils (and others): www.clear-vision.org/students

Other Resources
Triratna Resources www.fwbo-news.org/resources.html is a bit of a one-stop shop maintained by Lokabandhu. It includes anthologies of past Triratna News stories and also –

* Triratna Texts – our main texts eg the Puja, for easy download

* Triratna Translations (at www.fwbo-news.com/resources/translations_2007.pdf) – dated 2007 but reasonably current.

* Triratna Searches – three Google custom search facilities, searching Triratna News; Triratna Centres; and Triratna People respectively.  There is also a Google Search facility for thebuddhistcentre available here.

* The Order Mosaic www.fwbo-news.org/resources/mosaic/thumbnail is a clickable version of the 2008 Order Poster, including a Google search facility at the bottom of each photo.

* Triratna Articles fwbo-buddhist-articles.org is an index of Triratna articles

* Triratna Bibliography An academic bibliography of the FWBO, compiled by Vishvapani, is available at fwbodiscussion.blogspot.com/2007/04/fwbo-academic-bibliography.html

* Triratna on Google Books Google seem to be scanning an extraordinary number of books, including many referring to the Triratna. See books.google.com/books?q=fwbo

 

Other less used spaces include –

Triratna People people.fwbo.org was created by Satyadarshin, it lists 200+ Triratna people and their websites; it will hopefully be integrated into thebuddhistcentre.com over time.

FWBO MySpace www.myspace.com/fwbo  – The FWBO as you’ve never seen it before! A profile administered by Lokabandhu but not yet developed at all.

Triratna Orkut www.orkut.com/Community.aspx?cmm=35310067  An Indian initiative, created by Dhammakranti people.

Last but not least is Triratna Centre Support at www.triratna-centre-support.org .  This site! A WordPress blog administered by Lokabandhu. A great resource as you doubtless know if you’re using it!

As part of Triratna Centre Support there is Lighting the Flame, aka Triratna Dharma triratna-centre-support.org/lightingtheflame administered by Dhammaloka. Substantial resource but it’s not that easy to find stuff  – maybe best to use the Search function.

 

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