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The Triratna Story
Title : The Triratna Story
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ISBN : 9781899579921
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 224

This is the story of a circle of friends dreaming a dream, and working to make it a reality. . . . It’s the nitty-gritty story of how a community evolves. It’s a story of idealism and naivety, growth and growing pains, hard work and burn-out, friendship and fall-out.This book tells the story of an international Buddhist movement, from its inception in London to its growthThis is the story of a circle of friends dreaming a dream, and working to make it a reality. . . . It’s the nitty-gritty story of how a community evolves. It’s a story of idealism and naivety, growth and growing pains, hard work and burn-out, friendship and fall-out.This book tells the story of an international Buddhist movement, from its inception in London to its growth worldwide. It is the story of mistakes made, lessons learned, and how a Buddhist community was built.Vajragupta is the author of the best-selling Buddhism: Tools for Living your Life.


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The Triratna Story Reviews

  • Steve

    Much of this book, I know the information. I read some of it sarcastically to a friend, and he thought I was a bit cynical. I have asked for ordination into the Triratna Order. Much of this book is known to me. But there are also bits I don't know about, and it's a courageous attempt to tell the order's story, with so many disparate strands. I would like to see other memoirs. I've read the others so far, but I want more!In the early days of the movement, it was like a wrathful form of Vajrapani, [...]

  • Laura

    This book was recommended to me by an Order member at my local Triratna centre because of my mixed feelings about becoming a Mitra (owing to what I had read online about the 'FWBO Files'). Vajragupta is clear from the outset that this is not an extensive history of the FWBO, and as such it was frustrating at times to be moved on so swiftly to each new topic, but he has referenced and indicated extra reading extensively. In short he has done a terrific job!Importantly he covers the 'FWBO Files' a [...]

  • Carol

    I read this book as I am interested in the Western Buddhist movement and I found it interesting and honest.It is good that an organisation puts it hands up and says 'yes, we messed up, but we learned from it, and are now moving on'. Good for them! Very interesting read that just made me more interested in the movement.

  • Viv JM

    Concise history of the Triratna Buddhist Community (formerly known as FWBO). Although written by an "insider" provides insight into the scandals that have arisen within this organisation, and documents the lessons that could be learned from them. An interesting, if brief, history.