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?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.