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Dharmabyte: Contemplating Nature

By Zac on Mon, 18 Jul, 2022 - 06:00

Appreciating Natural Beauty We seek happiness, but often we find that our desires and aspirations are in conflict. Sangharakshita implores us to appreciate nature for her own sake.

From the talk Nature, Man, and Enlightenment, part of the series Transformation of Life and World in the Sutra of Golden Light, 1976.

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Dharmabyte: The Relational Quality of Sadhana

By Zac on Mon, 4 Apr, 2022 - 06:00

Bhante has said that his sadhana practices and the teachers who gave him the practices are ‘inseparable’. Dayanandi tells some of the stories of how Bhante Sangharakshira received each of his sadhanas.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Bhante, His Teachers and Sadhanas given on the Women’s Private Preceptors’ Retreat at Adhisthana, February 2019, as part of the series Talks from Women’s Private Preceptors’ Retreat, February 2019.

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FBA Podcast: Carrying the Flame of the Lineage of Inspiration

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 12 Jun, 2021 - 06:00

Parami introduces our four-fold lineage and shows how the lineage of inspiration underpins them all. Now that Bhante has died our responsibility to keep this flame burning is more important than ever.

This talk is part of the series Talks from Women’s Private Preceptors’ Retreat given at Adhisthana, 2019.

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Sangharakshita's Funeral - Eulogies

By Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 4 Dec, 2018 - 23:47

Urgyen Sangharakshita, 1925-2018, was laid to rest at his home in Adhisthana on November 10th 2018.

Here are the main welcoming speeches and eulogies from Sangharakshita’s close friends and colleagues as they say their own goodbyes to our teacher.

Recorded at Adhisthana, November 2018.

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Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Bhante at Padmaloka

By Sanghanistha on Tue, 4 Dec, 2018 - 10:41

Bhante founded Padmaloka in 1976, living here for twelve years until moving to London in 1988, afterwards visiting us as often as he was able to. In many ways Bhante never left Padmaloka, he lit a sacred flame here which we still tend. We’ve always been crystal clear that he is our teacher and we are his disciples, regardless of the vicissitudes that intermittently sweep through the Order and movement. The last time I saw Bhante, during this summer’s European Chair’s Assembly at...

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Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Sangharakshita Foresees His Death

By Vishvapani on Sun, 11 Nov, 2018 - 14:37

At Sangharakshita’s funeral the Adhisthana trees were filled with golden leaves and the cosmos still flowered burgundy and pink in the formal gardens. The weather changed from a chill breeze to warm sunshine, and heavy rain showers slowly gave way to clear skies stirred with barred clouds, turning ochre in the fading light. It was an autumn scene and filled, for me, with the evocations of autumn when the year declines towards winter, with all its intimations of mortality.

In the 1970s Sangharakshita...