Abhayamaitri's picture
Abhayamaitri

Sangharakshita, His Life and Work 4

Thu, 13 Aug, 2015 - 21:28

Today, from the Croydon series, we have a talk from Vandanajyoti. She entitles her talk ’ a personal taste of freedom’, and shares how studying Bhante’s work has helped her to make sense of her life. And despite not knowing him well, she says that Sangharakshita has changed her life more than anyone else.

Has Sangharakshita, either personally or through his teachings, changed your life?

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

Munisha's picture
Munisha

51 years since Bhante's return from India

Thu, 13 Aug, 2015 - 08:53

51 years since Bhante's return from India

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...

Abhayamaitri's picture
Abhayamaitri

Sangharakshita, His Life and Work 2

Tue, 11 Aug, 2015 - 18:00

Another talk from the Croydon series, this time by Amaraghosha. Among many things he shares his personal experience of hearing Sangharakshita for the first time, and how Sangharakshita has continued to influence his life. And how he walked 4 miles in the snow to meet him in Birmingham!

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

Munisha's picture
Munisha

Sangharakshita's new book

Thu, 6 Aug, 2015 - 14:25

Sangharakshita's new book

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!

Munisha's picture
Munisha

Not just pounds... Birthday collection accepts nine currencies

Tue, 4 Aug, 2015 - 11:43

Not just pounds... Birthday collection accepts nine currencies

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...

akasajoti's picture
akasajoti

Sangharakshita@90 - In The Library

Sun, 2 Aug, 2015 - 19:46

Sangharakshita@90 - In The Library

Sun, 2 Aug, 2015 - 19:46

A lovely video from the Sangharakshita Library at Adhisthana in Herefordshire, England, where Kalyanaprabha and Vidyadevi - the editors of Sangharakshita’s Complete Works - speak about the project and their own heart connection to this great gathering of Buddhist Dharma to mark Urgyen Sangharakshita’s 90th birthday.

Help make the Complete Works happen! 

Munisha's picture
Munisha

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

Fri, 31 Jul, 2015 - 12:21

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

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/

Abhayamaitri's picture
Abhayamaitri

Sangharakshita, His Life and Work

Fri, 31 Jul, 2015 - 08:59

A fantastic series of talks have emerged from the Croydon Buddhist Centre, to celebrate Sangharakshita’s 90th birthday. Here is a link to a talk by Padmavajra, where he shares how Sangharakshita’s friendship and teachings have changed his life since the 1980s. Other speakers in the series include Vandanajyoti, Dhammadinna, Manjuvajra, and more.

Has Sangharakshita, either personally or through his teachings, changed your life? If so, donate today, to enable his teachings to benefit many others for decades to come.

The gift of...

Candradasa's picture
Candradasa

Trailer For Sangharakshita@90 - A Life In Objects

Thu, 30 Jul, 2015 - 20:21

For the past couple of months, Saddhanandi has been conducting a very personal set of interviews with Bhante, looking back on his long life through the lens, as it were, of a set of objects he has chosen to represent each of his nine decades. They are quite fascinating conversations - I’m halfway through editing them and have already heard a number of surprising new things about Bhante and his early days as a Buddhist!

We thought you’d like...

Munisha's picture
Munisha

Amalavajra reports from the fundraiser's desk

Wed, 29 Jul, 2015 - 13:47

Amalavajra reports from the fundraiser's desk

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.