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Sangharakshita: a life in pictures

Tue, 28 Jul, 2015 - 11:14

Sangharakshita: a life in pictures

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

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Shraddhalocani's Gift to Bhante

Fri, 24 Jul, 2015 - 01:43

Shraddhalocani's Gift to Bhante

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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A form for people to make pledges

Fri, 26 Jun, 2015 - 19:58

You might wish to use this pledge form at classes and events when people won’t generally have much cash with them. They can also write a message which we will paste into Bhante’s birthday card. 

Collect the forms and then email an image to me at amalavajra [at] triratnadevelopment.org or post them to:

Dh. Amalavajra, Adhisthana, Coddington, Ledbury HR8 1JL, UK 

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Pledge Form (PDF)69.65 KB
euro_pledge_form.jpg283.37 KB
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Bhante's Birthday Appeal in Bristol

Sun, 19 Jul, 2015 - 20:00

Bhante's Birthday Appeal in Bristol

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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Bhante talks about his literary legacy

Sat, 18 Jul, 2015 - 11:40

In the first section of this talk (4’54”) Bhante speaks of his literary legacy, alongside the other three of Dharma teachings, spiritual practices and institutions (especially the Order).

The occasion was the 2009 launch of ‘The Essential Sangharakshita’. Its editor Vidyadevi has read everything that Bhante has ever written (!) and will co-edit Bhante’s Collected Works with Kalyanaprabha.

This Collected Works will be the first and definitive collection of all of this precious material, including key edited seminars and talks, articles and short stories that have never been published in book form. 

I expect people in cultures...

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Snaps from Bhante's recent holiday

Tue, 14 Jul, 2015 - 11:52

Snaps from Bhante's recent holiday

Tue, 14 Jul, 2015 - 11:52

It was great to see Bhante out and about for the first time in a long while during his May week in Devon and Somerset, in the SW of England.

Help preserve all of Bhante’s words for everyone, for ever at:

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

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Other donation payment options

Tue, 30 Jun, 2015 - 21:36

Bhante’s trust Uddiyana has no supported administrators whatsoever, so please use JustGiving, even if it is isn’t your preference :) You can leave a personal message there too, which we will copy into Bhante’s birthday card.

If that really is impossible for some reason then you could use one of the other methods on this document.

Thanks,

Amalavajra

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How has Sangharakshita's life changed yours?

Sat, 11 Jul, 2015 - 15:25

How has Sangharakshita's life changed yours?

Sat, 11 Jul, 2015 - 15:25

Four young women from Adhisthana’s DharmaLife course - which finished yesterday - talk to Amalavajra about how their lives have been changed by Sangharakshita’s life and writings.

Bhante’s 90th birthday present will be the collation, editing and publication (paper and digital) of everything that he has ever written. This is an enormous project that will need five years work and £100,000 (including some translations from English).

Without it, the scattered share of Bhante’s writings that is currently available will simply become harder to come by and explore in full.

Bhante’s...

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Mahamati and Amalavajra launch the Sangharakshita@90 appeal

Tue, 30 Jun, 2015 - 09:53

Mahamati and Amalavajra launch the Sangharakshita@90 appeal

Tue, 30 Jun, 2015 - 09:53

Mahamati is Chair of Triratna Uddiyana, which looks after Sangharakshita’s needs. Bhante’s 90th birthday wish is the publications of his complete written words for the benefit of the world and future generations. You can make his wish a reality by Collecting, Contributing and Celebrating:

1 Collect
Raise as much as you can in pledges from members of Triratna groups such as mitra study, class teams, chapters, Going for Refuge groups and centres. Give them the Just Giving link www.justgiving.com/Bhante90th,...