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'Secret Wings' by Sangharakshita

Posted by Abhayamaitri on Sun, 16 Aug, 2015 - 20:58

'Secret Wings' by Sangharakshita

Posted by Abhayamaitri on Sun, 16 Aug, 2015 - 20:58

We cry that we are weak although
We will not stir our secret wings;
The world is dark – because we are
Blind to the starriness of things.

We pluck our rainbow-tinted plumes
And with their heaven-born beauty try
To fledge nocturnal shafts, and then
Complain ‘Alas! we cannot fly!’

We mutter ‘All is dust’ or else
With mocking words accost the wise:
‘Show us the Sun which...

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51 years since Bhante's return from India

Posted by Munisha on Thu, 13 Aug, 2015 - 08:53

51 years since Bhante's return from India

Posted by Munisha on Thu, 13 Aug, 2015 - 08:53

Fifty one years ago yesterday (12th August 1964), Sangharakshita moved into the Hampstead Buddhist Vihara in north London, having returned from 20 years in India.

You can read about this period of his life in the volume of memoirs Moving against the Stream: the Birth of a new Buddhist Movement.

Celebrate Bhante’s long and varied life by making a donation for his 90th birthday project: his complete works, to be published online and on paper, for everyone, for ever.

Just £23,000 to go! By...

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Sangharakshita's new book

Posted by Munisha on Thu, 6 Aug, 2015 - 14:25

Sangharakshita's new book

Posted by Munisha on Thu, 6 Aug, 2015 - 14:25

Over on Triratna News we recently covered the announcement of Bhante’s newest book, A Moseley Miscellany.

Read what Kalyanaprabha has to say.

We still have £34,000 to go before we reach our target gift of £100,000 for Bhante’s Complete Works, online and on paper, for everyone, for ever. Please help!...

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Not just pounds... Birthday collection accepts nine currencies

Posted by Munisha on Tue, 4 Aug, 2015 - 11:43

Not just pounds... Birthday collection accepts nine currencies

Posted by Munisha on Tue, 4 Aug, 2015 - 11:43

The collection for Bhante’s birthday has reached £64,000 - 64% of the 100,000 needed for the publication of his complete works, for everyone, for ever. The project also includes plans for translations.

But the online donation page accepts nine currencies so if British Pounds aren’t your thing, or the exchange rate is bad, see what other options are available.

We need to raise £1,636 per day for the next 22 days.

Or AUS $3,452 per day
Or US $2,551.
Or...

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Use your email signature to raise the last £39,000

Posted by Munisha on Fri, 31 Jul, 2015 - 12:21

Use your email signature to raise the last £39,000

Posted by Munisha on Fri, 31 Jul, 2015 - 12:21

How to help raise the last £39,000 for Urgyen Sangharakshita’s birthday present: just paste the following line below your email signature so it goes out with every email!

Don’t miss the chance to contribute to Sangharakshita’s 90th birthday present! Please tell your friends.
https://www.justgiving.com/Bhante90th/

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Amalavajra reports from the fundraiser's desk

Posted by Munisha on Wed, 29 Jul, 2015 - 13:47

Amalavajra reports from the fundraiser's desk

Posted by Munisha on Wed, 29 Jul, 2015 - 13:47

Written a few thousand pounds back (when we were 50% there), this is a great Triratna News report on the fundraising for Bhante’s birthday present. Amalavajra, Triratna’s fundraiser in Europe, explains his enthusiasm.

https://thebuddhistcentre.com/news/sangharakshita90-appeal-halfway-there

PS Today we’re 58% there! We still need another £41,000 and we’ve got just 28 days to raise it. That’s £1464 per day.

But that shouldn’t be hard. Yesterday we raised more than that!

Make your donation here....

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Sangharakshita: a life in pictures

Posted by Munisha on Tue, 28 Jul, 2015 - 11:14

Sangharakshita: a life in pictures

Posted by Munisha on Tue, 28 Jul, 2015 - 11:14

Manchester Buddhist Centre’s exhibition: “Sangharakshita: a life in pictures” opens on 17th August, with pictures from the Clear Vision archive. They write: “To mark this spe­cial occa­sion, a set of framed pho­tos show­ing Sangharakshita’s life in its breadth and full­ness will go on dis­play in the Centre’s recep­tion area. It will then be sited more per­man­ently within the building.”
Find out more.

Bhante’s birthday collection, for the publication of his Complete Works, for everyone for ever,...

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Shraddhalocani's Gift to Bhante

Posted by Abhayamaitri on Fri, 24 Jul, 2015 - 01:43

Shraddhalocani's Gift to Bhante

Posted by Abhayamaitri on Fri, 24 Jul, 2015 - 01:43

In Bristol, Shraddhalocani will be celebrating her birthday this coming weekend. She writes “Dear to my heart is the celebration of Bhante’s 90th birthday next month, and the birthday present he has requested”. Instead of a personal gift she has asked her friends to make a donation towards Bhante’s birthday present. She continues “This gift would give me immense pleasure, as I wrote in Bhante’s birthday card ‘My life would be immensely impoverished without your generosity’, and without his generosity...

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Bhante's Birthday Appeal in Bristol

Posted by Abhayamaitri on Sun, 19 Jul, 2015 - 20:00

Bhante's Birthday Appeal in Bristol

Posted by Abhayamaitri on Sun, 19 Jul, 2015 - 20:00

I wanted to share some of our fundraising efforts here at the Bristol Buddhist Centre, with the hope of giving inspiration to others. We have created a ‘Bhante’s 90th Birthday’ display, including a time-line of his life so far, various pictures of Bhante, a display of some of his books, some best loved Bhante quotes, plus an area for people to share how the Dharma has impacted on their life. We also have a ‘Bhante Birthday Bowl’ for people to...

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