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Thursday, November 19, 2009

New Russian Dharma website launched

Suvannavira, a Russian-born Order Member writes with news of a major new Dharma resource for Russian speakers. He says -

“I do have one news item for you from Russia. There is a new Russian FWBO website - - which has just gone live. It is a stylish and substantial site with four complete books translated into Russian plus 300 or more pages of the first year of the new mitra study course.

The four books are:

"Vision and Transformation" -путь-будды.html
"The Guide to the Buddhist Path" - soon to be available
"Who is the Buddha" -кто-такой-будда.html by Bhante Sangharakshita
"Meditation" -медитация.html by Kamalashila,

"The study material is atучебный-курс.html; and there's samples of the artwork of Aloka and Chintamani atизображения.html.

"Saddhaloka masterminded both the creation of and the publishing project, with help with Russian from Nagadakini from Germany. The website itself was designed by Taivo Org from Estonia.

“The site joins two other FWBO websites in Russian - the main “” site introducing the FWBO, at; and свободный дух, or the Russian version of Wildmind meditation teaching, at

"As well as making available a large number of Buddhist texts on the web for Russian speakers, and the other sites will provide a valuable way for Order Members to make known their teaching activities in Russia. Saddhaloka, Nagadakini and Sarvamitra have all visited and taught in Russia, and early in 2010 I myself, Suvannavira, plan to live again in Moscow and start teaching activities.

“Much metta from snowy south Estonia,

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Saturday, August 09, 2008

Rijumati's travels, part IV: central asia, and beyond...

FWBO News is pleased to publish part IV of Order Member Rijumati's travel diaries, as he heads around the world after many year's work in Right Livelihood in Cambridge, UK.

Part IV follows him taking the slow train across the Russian steppes, visiting stupas in the remote datsans of Buryatia, and – after many adventures – taking the Korsakov ferry across the to Japan..

But it’s by no means all plain sailing – as he himself begins: “Arriving in Almaty was a shock, an almighty dose of culture shock…" Click here to read on…

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Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Adventures of Rijumati - part III

FWBO News is pleased to present part III of a series of excerpts from the travel diaries of Rijumati.

Six months ago Rijumati left his home town of 24 years and headed off on a freighter bound for Sri Lanka. These excerpts find him entering Kazakhstan en route for Russia.

He says "I now am on my way to Kyrgyzstan, which is probably the most unpronounceable sovereign state in the world. Try saying Keer-gish-stan but with a strong 'zzz' at the end of the 'gish' I hear you asking “How on earth have you ended up there, Rijumati...?"" Click here to find out...

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Sunday, March 30, 2008

FWBO Home page now available in Russian

A new translation of the FWBO's main website,, has been launched, this time in Russian. The address is -

As with the other versions of, the site carries information on basic Buddhism, meditation practices, and the FWBO's distinctive approach, as well as a short biography of Sangharakshita, founder of the FWBO.

Russian is of course not the only languaged into which the FWBO's website has been translated; below is a list of some others -

The FWBO's Wildmind meditation website is available in many of the above languages plus Portuguese.

See our contacts section for a fuller list and for details of the local centres in each country...

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