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50 Years, 50 Voices: Buddhadasa

From Triratna@50 on Thu, 12 May, 2022 - 17:08

“I think it began for me when I was 8 years old… “


 

Buddhadasa’s Annals

In 1968 - I was 25 and working as an interior designer with a firm of architects in Bloomsbury Square, London. It was the era of drawing boards and T squares and the time of transition from Imperial to Metric. It was also the year when decimalisation began to be introduced. This was my second and half-hearted attempt to establish a career having previously discharged myself from...

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50 Years, 50 Voices: Malini

Wed, 4 May, 2022 - 12:38

“I have a very definite sense of something which is above and beyond mundane living, and that’s what draws me. That’s what Going for Refuge is for me.”


 

Malini’s Annals

1967 - I was 17 and working as a junior secretary in the BBC Arabic service in Bush House. Here I met Ananda to be, who told me about Sakura as somewhere I could get incense however I not only got the exotic fragrance of incense but the perfume of being...

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Celebrating Dhivati - whose legacy part-funded Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Mon, 18 Jun, 2018 - 14:56

Here, Sucimani talks with me about Dhivati, whose legacy part-funded The Fifty Years, Fifty Voices Project..  Although we don’t have any recordings of Dhivati herself (a reminder to us to record while we can!), we do have a celebration of her life written by Vijayasri and her family have helped us to put together her ‘Annals’. 

Dhivati’s Annals

In 1968 Dhivati was Joyce Mumford, living in Chessington, married to Ian and mother of Bill, Liz and Julia, taking them to Quaker Meeting each...

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Some Glimpses Into The Vision And Sometimes Messy Unfolding Of The Triratna Buddhist Order on its 50th anniversary

Fri, 18 May, 2018 - 13:04

This is a talk I gave on our Sangha Night in Bristol to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Order in April.  It puts the ‘Fifty Years, Fifty Voices’ project in context alongside the Sangharakshita Complete Works and includes a sneak preview of a number of ‘voices’ from the project, including Vessantara on Bhante in the early days, Buddhadasa on the Order & Arya Sangha, Vajratara on what she loves about the Order, , Manjusvara...