It was great - and fitting! - to have Ananda’s help in putting up the Fifty Years, Fifty Voices exhibition in the Adhisthana library just after the Blake retreat last month. Here he is hanging a photo we’ve used of the first ordinations in 1968 - tho’ unfortunately he’s not actually in that image himself. Huge thanks to Dhammarati for fitting in the design work on this - and doing such a fab job, as ever - amidst his myriad other tasks
With Caroline at the end of week three of the summer Karuna appeal - featuring Caroline’s honest feedback on my fundraising and some fox sightings. Find out more about Karuna at www.facebook.com/karuna.org and join the Karuna Fundraisers group for info on future opportunities to take part in an appeal like this one!
Place available at Uddiyana Community in Leytonstone (E11) from November
We’re a well established men’s community in Leytonstone (London E11) that’s been going strong for over 10 years. It’s a friendly, easy-going household. We do our best to look after each other and support each other to grow. We’re serious about Buddhist practice, but the atmosphere is informal and there’s always plenty of laughter.
Currently we’re two Order Members and three mitras training for ordination, but with...
Starting in his teenage years by reading three translations of the Koran, Sangharakshita has long taken an interest in the cultural, philosophical and mystical sides of Islam, and in 1982 he led a seminar on Al-Ghazali’s The Duties of Brotherhood in Islam. In this article, written in July 2018, he reflects on this earlier interest, with further thoughts about contact today between Buddhists and Muslims, post ‘9/11’.
This piece is open to all and can be read on Sangharakshita’s website: ...
Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Fri, 10 Aug, 2018 - 14:24
Sthanashraddha is Bhante’s secretary. He writes from Adhisthana, UK:
“Rain is falling at Adhisthana! Usually this would be nothing out of the ordinary, however it’s been nearly two months since we had any actual rain, having gone through one of the hottest sunny dry spells I’ve seen in many years. So, yes, the rain is falling and has been now for most of the last couple of days, long constant refreshing showers, which the gardens and plants...