Why Triratna Cannot Support Insight

Buddhism is about “awakening”: shortly after the Buddha experienced this for himself, that was how he described it: “I am awakened”.  By this, any organisation which considers itself to be “Buddhist” must offer teachings and practices that lead to this goal. What has become clear is that Triratna cannot support true awakening, or “insight”, because true awakening is entirely different than the self-improvement scheme that Sangharakshita taught.

Sangharakshita and Buddhist Romanticism

This is a focused summary of Thanissaro Bhikkhu's book "Buddhist Romanticism" that argues Buddhism as interpreted by some teachers in the West, such as Sangharakshita, is really Romanticism which uses the vocabulary of the Dharma, but is actually very different from the Dharma taught by the Buddha.