Welcome to my web-site. Perhaps you have already had some personal contact with me, or know me through some of my books or recorded lectures; or perhaps you have never heard of me and have come to this page seemingly by chance. Whatever may have brought you here, I hope the words and images you find will enable you to discover more about me, about my life and work for the Dharma, and about the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community.
In the course of my long life I have authored more than seventy books and given hundreds of lectures communicating to people all over the world and from all walks of life the Buddha’s Dharma, or Teaching, which for two-and-a-half thousand years has transformed the lives of millions of men and women. As I have tried to communicate in many different ways, it is just as relevant today. You will find links to my books and recorded lectures on the various pages of this web-site, as well as extracts from my writings, including some of my poems, and a short biography.
The Triratna Buddhist Order, which I founded in 1968, is an international fellowship of committed Buddhists, men and women who ‘Go for Refuge to the Three Jewels’. Many are involved in running urban Buddhist Centres and Groups, as well as rural Retreat Centres, across five continents. Some live together in residential spiritual communities and a few work together in team-based Right Livelihood businesses.
Nearly one third of Order members are Indian. I myself lived in the East for twenty years, and was involved with the mass conversions inaugurated by Dr B.R. Ambedkar whom I knew and whose work I continued after his death. (See Dr Ambedkar and the Buddhist Revival I, available from Windhorse Publications).
If you would like to come into contact with the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community, if you want to learn to meditate, or are interested in discovering how the Buddha’s Teaching can transform both the individual and society, thebuddhistcentre.com will give you a list of Triratna Centres and Groups and many resources to help you.