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Sangharakshita@90
Sangharakshita@90

Sangharakshita, His Life and Work

By Abhayamaitri on Fri, 31 Jul, 2015 - 08:59

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.

The gift of...

Sangharakshita@90
Sangharakshita@90

Shraddhalocani's Gift to Bhante

By Abhayamaitri on Fri, 24 Jul, 2015 - 01:43

Shraddhalocani's Gift to Bhante

By Abhayamaitri on 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...

Sangharakshita@90
Sangharakshita@90

Bhante's Birthday Appeal in Bristol

By Abhayamaitri on Sun, 19 Jul, 2015 - 20:00

Bhante's Birthday Appeal in Bristol

By Abhayamaitri on 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...

Sangharakshita@90
Sangharakshita@90

Bhante talks about his literary legacy

By Amalavajra on 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...

Sangharakshita@90
Sangharakshita@90

Snaps from Bhante's recent holiday

By Amalavajra on Tue, 14 Jul, 2015 - 11:52

Snaps from Bhante's recent holiday

By Amalavajra on 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/

Triratna News
Triratna News

60 to 90: buy Bhante a birthday present!

By Munisha on Fri, 26 Jun, 2015 - 23:11

60 to 90: buy Bhante a birthday present!

By Munisha on Fri, 26 Jun, 2015 - 23:11

With just 60 days to go until Sangharakshita is 90, we’ve found out what he really wants!

Has Bhante’s life’s work transformed your life? Will you help make his 90th birthday wish a reality?

Amalavajra, Triratna’s European fundraiser, explains:

“I’m lucky enough to live next door to Bhante at Adhisthana, so I asked him what he’d like for his 90th birthday on 26th August. He said that he didn’t need anything personally, but he’d like some money to give away - for a very...