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Local Accommodation to Adhisthana

From Sangharakshita Memorial Space on Sat, 3 Nov, 2018 - 11:26

Local Accommodation to Adhisthana

From Sangharakshita Memorial Space on Sat, 3 Nov, 2018 - 11:26

Click on the images to find information about possible options for arranging your own accommodation nearby Adhisthana.

At the time of posting, there are lots of rooms available at Church Farm in Coddington for Friday 9th and Saturday 10th.

We also have a number of local Sangha members offering accommodation, some also with transport to the funeral. Please write to admin [at] adhisthana.org to arrange this....

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An Update On Sangharakshita's Vigil and Funeral Arrangements

Fri, 2 Nov, 2018 - 17:35

An Update On Sangharakshita's Vigil and Funeral Arrangements

Fri, 2 Nov, 2018 - 17:35

Dear friends,

Bhante’s body is now at Adhisthana. He arrived yesterday afternoon (Thursday) and around 60 Order members, Mitras and friends from the Adhisthana mandala (the community, people here on meetings etc and local sangha) gathered to welcome him back. It was a beautiful afternoon with stunning light shining over Adhisthana and the hills beyond. The hearse arrived as the light was fading and we lined the drive as the car drove slowly up to the courtyard. In the courtyard Bhante was...

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50 Years, 50 Voices: Vijaya

From Fifty Years, Fifty Voices on Wed, 24 Oct, 2018 - 20:21

Who I am? I am just a little part of this process which is coming from the Buddha. … Disciple of disciple of disciple… Bhante ordained Srimala, Srimala ordained me… I am ordaining other people. I am just part of that process.

Vijaya

Vijaya’s Annals

In 1968 I was born in Nagpur.

In 1978 I was ten years old and called Indu Gajbhiye. I was studying in primary school. We all were six brothers and sisters living with father and mother in a small...

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Sevenfold Puja for Bhante Sangharakshita

Sevenfold Puja for Bhante Sangharakshita

From Sangharakshita Memorial Space on Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 - 14:08

I thought I’d send you this on this so sad day. Mahamati asked me to write it for when Bhante died. I’ve sent it to Mahamati and Parami in case they want to use it on some occasion. I have re-wrtten it just now. Do use it or pass it on if you think that’s appropriate.

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Thank you Maitreyabandhu.      

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thank you so much Maitreyabhandu.

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Thank you Maitreyabandhu.

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Thank you Maitreyabandhu, we used it tonight in York and it helped to make the evening very special indeed. 

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Sangharakshita's Life and Impact

From Sangharakshita Memorial Space on Wed, 31 Oct, 2018 - 14:10

Sangharakshita's Life and Impact

From Sangharakshita Memorial Space on Wed, 31 Oct, 2018 - 14:10

A video I made yesterday. I aimed to summaries bhante’s life and his impact in 1 min. I failed, I did 2 mins, and I still failed. No time in space, no word or images can make justice to his life. Unmeasurable is the impact. I’m for ever grateful! I still cannot believe you’re gone.

To download follow this link: https://vimeo.com/298153246 

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Thank you so much Sanghadhara, beautiful. love Sanghadevi

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Beautiful. Thank you Sanghadhara. 

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Beautiful. Thank you

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Very beautiful. Thank you Sanghadhara x

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Thanks so much for making this Sanghadhara. I could have gone on watching it for much longer. Very moving.

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Weighing the Evidence

From Western Buddhist Review on Fri, 12 Oct, 2018 - 10:55

Weighing the Evidence

From Western Buddhist Review on Fri, 12 Oct, 2018 - 10:55

We present a review by Nāgapriya of Anālayo’s recent study of the Buddhist teaching of rebirth and what evidence there might be for the truth of it:

Rebirth in Early Buddhism and Current Research

by Bhikkhu Analayo

Wisdom Publications, Somerville MA, 279pp. hb. £22.50

review by Nāgapriya

Bhikkhu Anālayo has garnered a distinguished reputation as an authoritative scholar of the Pali Canon and early Buddhism. His mastery not only of Pāli sources but also of parallels in Chinese translation has enabled him to produce a growing corpus of...

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Philosopher Strikes Gold

From Western Buddhist Review on Mon, 15 Oct, 2018 - 13:19

Philosopher Strikes Gold

From Western Buddhist Review on Mon, 15 Oct, 2018 - 13:19

Another review – this time by myself (Dhīvan) on an excellent new history of Buddhist philosophy in India:

The Golden Age of Indian Buddhist Philosophy

by Jan Westerhoff

Oxford University Press, 2018, 326pp £30 hb

 review by Dhīvan

In a customary gesture in books like this one, [1] Jan Westerhoff asks in his introduction what the purpose might be in his writing another history of Buddhist philosophy, given that those already available were written by such eminent scholars. In this case, the eminent scholars are Volker Zotz (writing in...

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50 Years, 50 Voices - Aryavacin y Manjugita

From Fifty Years, Fifty Voices on Mon, 15 Oct, 2018 - 20:46

I’m men’s Mitra Convenor in Nottingham, very actively involved with the Venezuelan Sangha and exploring William Blake’s legacy…

Aryavacin

…and I fell in love with the Order.
Manjugita

Track titles in English
01 Manjugita reading one of her poems ‘The Mirror’ (El Espejo) - the metaphors she delights in
02 Our ordinations – the impact on Sangha in Mexico and on Venezuelans
03 Our Order names – the meaning given at ordination, how we responded at the time, how...

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Tuesday Meditation: Going Deeper

From Online Meditators on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 17:54

Tuesday Meditation: Going Deeper

From Online Meditators on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 17:54

Our online meditations will be resuming on Tuesday 13th November at 4pm GMT /  5pm CET / 9.30pm IST / 11am EST / 8.00am PST - hopefully you can join us!

For a series of six Tuesdays we will be looking at how we can go deeper in meditation. Starting with the practices of the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana we will be exploring how we can work with hindrances that arise and become more absorbed - and, ultimately,...

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Freedom and persuasion in the attention economy

From Western Buddhist Review on Sat, 8 Sep, 2018 - 11:32

Freedom and persuasion in the attention economy

From Western Buddhist Review on Sat, 8 Sep, 2018 - 11:32

We’re delighted to present a review by Akasapriya of an important new book of philosophical reflection on the effects of contemporary social media:

James Williams, Stand Out of our Light

Cambridge University Press, 2018, pb £13, or available as a free ebook

Readers of Vaddhaka’s book The Buddha on Wall Street (reviewed here) may recall that he dedicated a chapter to the attention economy. The term refers to the various ways in which internet-based companies make money, often indirectly, from the users of their services. Stand...