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The Presentation (A Gallery)

Posted by Candradasa on Sat, 29 Aug, 2015 - 16:10

The Presentation (A Gallery)

Posted by Candradasa on Sat, 29 Aug, 2015 - 16:10

At the end of last weekend’s ‘Conscious Surrender to the Beautiful’ weekend to celebrate Sangharakshita’s 90th birthday, Amalavajra was able to present Bhante with the money to fund his Complete Works! 

Listen to the full event and...

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Thankyou so much for taking and sharing these photos. All week Urgyen Sangharakshita has been on my mind including in a dream. Sadhu! 

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Sangharakshita, His Life and Work 9

Posted by Abhayamaitri on Wed, 19 Aug, 2015 - 05:00

In this final talk from the Croydon series, Ratnachuda shares how Bhante’s teachings have influenced his life. Thank you to all the speakers of these rich and varied talks, given in celebration of Sangharakshita’s 90th birthday.

Yes, here it is one more time….! :-)

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Sanghadarshini, Vimalamati and Sthanashraddha introduce themselves

Posted by Munisha on Tue, 18 Aug, 2015 - 20:06

Three new members of the Adhisthana community introduce themselves, amid the preparations for the Order’s weekend celebration of Sangharakshita’s 90th birthday at Adhisthana.

Only £7,500 to go till we have the £100,000 needed for Bhante’s Complete Works project, including translations! 

https://www.justgiving.com/Bhante90th/

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Sangharakshita, His Life and Work 8

Posted by Abhayamaitri on Tue, 18 Aug, 2015 - 05:00

Today we hear from Suryagupta, in a lively and engaging talk about how she has been inspired by Sangharakshita.

Just 4 days to go…and less than £10,000 to raise.

Given already? Why not give a little more?! :-)

Donate now to give the gift of the Dharma.

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Sangharakshita, His Life and Work 7

Posted by Abhayamaitri on Mon, 17 Aug, 2015 - 05:00

Dayapakshini shares how Bhante’s teachings have influenced her life, together with quotes from his work, in particular the Bodhisattva Ideal. This talk was given as the first in the series to celebrate Sangharakshita’s 90th birthday at the Croydon Buddhist Centre.

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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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… et une version en français…

Les ailes secrètes

Nous nous plaignons de notre faiblesse et pourtant
Nous ne voulons pas ouvrir nos ailes secrètes :
Le monde est sombre, car nous sommes aveugles
Face à la nature étoilée des choses.

Nous arrachons nos plumes aux couleurs irisées
Et avec leur beauté céleste nous tentons
De façonner des flèches nocturnes,
Puis gémissons « Hélas ! voler nous ne pouvons ! »

Nous marmonnons que tout n’est que poussière,
Ou bien d’un ton moqueur nous abordons les sages :
« Montrez-nous donc le Soleil qui brille au-delà
Du Voile » – et puis nous fermons les yeux.

Des forces d’en haut et des forces d’en bas
Dans leur quête de Vérité les hommes cherchent l’aide,
Se mettant au-devant de la Lumière
Et craignant l’ombre qu’eux-mêmes ont créée.

Ô ne te plains plus de ta faiblesse
Mais secoue et déploie tes deux ailes secrètes,
Et dis « Le monde est lumineux, car des choses
Nous entrevoyons la nature étoilée. »

Élève-toi avec tes plumes irisées
Et atteins la terre proche et lointaine où tous sont un,
Où la face de la Beauté est dévoilée
Et où chaque étoile deviendra un soleil.

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Thank you Ujumani!  :-)

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Sangharakshita, His Life and Work 6

Posted by Abhayamaitri on Sun, 16 Aug, 2015 - 05:00

Today we hear from Dhammadinna about her long friendship with Sangharakshita, and the effect this has had on her life.

Just six days to go…

https://www.justgiving.com/Bhante90th/

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Sangharakshita, His Life and Work 5

Posted by Abhayamaitri on Sat, 15 Aug, 2015 - 06:19

Manjuvajra talks about his personal friendship with Sangharakshita, and shares some of his memories of Bhante from their travels around the United States together in the 1990s. You can hear more from Manjuvajra at the forthcoming Order Event, in celebration of Bhante’s 90th birthday.

https://www.justgiving.com/Bhante90th/

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17 Reasons Not to Give to Sangharakshita's Complete Works...

Posted by Amalavajra on Thu, 13 Aug, 2015 - 21:52

…and 17 responses from one of Bhante’s two editors, Kalyanaprabha.

Persuaded? You know the link by now…https://www.justgiving.com/Bhante90th

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Hi there Amalavajra,
Just a wee question: will one be able to contribute and give after the 22 August to Bhante’s 90th birthday campaign?
with metta,

Viryabodhi
 

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Yes :)

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thanks Kalyanaprabha!

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Sangharakshita, His Life and Work 3

Posted by Abhayamaitri on Wed, 12 Aug, 2015 - 23:30

Today, a wonderful talk from Karunamaya, as part of the Croydon series to celebrate Sangharakshita’s 90th birthday. Shraddhavajri and Vidyadharini, two Indian Order Members who recently attended the women’s 5 month Dharma Life course at Adhisthana, also share how Bhante has influenced their life.

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