Third Decade: 1945-1955

Listen to the whole interview. Or to excerpts below.

Object 1: Personal Notebook

From his life of wandering and renunciation after the end of the Second World War. Includes the whole text of ‘Awakening of Faith’.

Object 2: Saffron Robes

Some Bikshu robes representing Sangharakshita’s ordination following a vision of Amitabha, the red Buddha of the Western quarter, from his ‘vision in the cave’ experience in India, which he discusses here.


Object 3: A First Edition of ‘A Survey Of Buddhism’

The origins of Sangharakshita’s prodigious first major work, still a key reference point in the development of western Buddhism.