Eighth Decade: 1995-2005

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Object 1: A magnifying glass

A poignant reminder for Sangharakshita of the loss of his eyesight and its effect on his life.

Object 2: A glass jewel tree

This object from from Sangharakshita’s personal shrine calls to mind his period of chronic insomnia and subsequent experiences in hospital – both the difficulties he had but also his dreams and visions from that time.

 

Object 3: A collection of Windhorse Publications Books

Sangharakshita talks about his many publications and about with Samacitta as his ‘reader’. He also reflects on the formation of the College of Public Preceptors who now assume responsibility for all ordinations into the Triratna Buddhist Order.