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 thebuddhistcentre.com’s articles and eBooks service. You can read it here.