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From the Archives - ‘On Glastonbury Tor’

On Sun, 25 September, 2011 - 06:22
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Recently discovered in the archives of Triratna’s Order Library, at Madhyamaloka in Birmingham, are a number of copies of Sangharakshita’s long poem, ‘On Glastonbury Tor’. This is a long and vivid poem by the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order, describing a visit he made to the Tor one night, with friends, in 1970, soon after his founding of the FWBO (Friends of the Western Buddhist Order) – and the unusual events that then transpired.

The poem was hand-printed, with illustrations by Richard Caston and Bob Chaplin, and only three hundred copies were ever produced. Most of the recent discoveries have been distributed to a number of libraries in and around Glastonbury - but we’ve prepared a digital facsimile of this beautiful work poem which we’re delighted to present here, courtesy of’s articles and eBooks service. You can read it here.

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