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Sangharakshita's 90th Birthday Celebrations

By akasajoti on Fri, 4 Sep, 2015 - 14:29

Sangharakshita's 90th Birthday Celebrations

By akasajoti on Fri, 4 Sep, 2015 - 14:29

The recent Order weekend in celebration of Sangharakshita’s 90th birthday was a great success - thank you all who came and participated and helped to create such a wonderful gathering. It has had a deeply positive effect on Adhisthana and on all of us here, and is an example of the magic of gathering together in large numbers as a spiritual community. We’re already looking forward to hosting many more large gatherings into the future! You can see posts, talks...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Happy 90th birthday, Bhante!

By Munisha on Tue, 25 Aug, 2015 - 23:18

Happy 90th birthday, Bhante!

By Munisha on Tue, 25 Aug, 2015 - 23:18

On this day, 26th August, in 1925, Dennis Philip Edward Lingwood was born in Tooting, south London, UK. His life has changed those of hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.

We know him as Urgyen Sangharakshita, or, simply, “Bhante”: our teacher, founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community; a leading figure in ‘western’ Buddhism and in Dr Ambedkar’s ’Peaceful revolution’ among some of India’s most disadvantaged people. The Order he founded now numbers over 1,900.

Birthday celebrations are taking place in Triratna...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Happy Birthday, Bhante!

By Munisha on Sat, 22 Aug, 2015 - 20:46

Happy Birthday, Bhante!

By Munisha on Sat, 22 Aug, 2015 - 20:46

This morning saw Sarvananda giving a talk entitled “Communicating the Dharma through the arts: show, don’t tell”. As with Maitreyabandhu yesterday, we were by turns laughing hysterically and delving deep. Declaring a suspicion of standup comedy he tried demonstrating standup tragedy - in a Greek mask - and later ventriloquism with a shaggy-haired glove puppet character claiming to be a 15 year-old newly ordained anagarika Direct Pointing guide.

Grey weather turned very hot and humid this afternoon. Mahasukha’s Soulful singing group gave...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Sangharakshita receives £110,000 for his 90th birthday

By Munisha on Sat, 22 Aug, 2015 - 18:15

Sangharakshita receives £110,000 for his 90th birthday

By Munisha on Sat, 22 Aug, 2015 - 18:15

This afternoon at Adhisthana, during sudden and dramatic thunderous rain, Sangharakshita attended the UK and Ireland Order Weekend to mark his 90th birthday. Here he was presented with £110,000 given by over a thousand people from around the world of Triratna. Sadhu, everyone!

The money is for the publication of his Complete Works, and for translations into many languages.

Four hundred members of the Order are at Adhisthana this weekend, including some from mainland Europe, Mexico, India and Australia. In today’s...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Music, haiku and gratitude

By Munisha on Fri, 21 Aug, 2015 - 23:51

Music, haiku and gratitude

By Munisha on Fri, 21 Aug, 2015 - 23:51

Yesterday’s grey morning here at Adhisthana was greatly brightened by Maitreyabandhu’s talk, “What good are the arts?”, combining his usual mixture of depth and self-deprecating hilarity and including a particularly moving description of being “lifted up” by music, and grief at separation from the beautiful. The talk ended with the launch of his new book, The Journey and the Guide.

The many arts events today, planned and impromptu, included a haiku workshop and a performance by a small...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Ten thousand years of Dharma practice arrive at Adhisthana

By Munisha on Thu, 20 Aug, 2015 - 22:35

Ten thousand years of Dharma practice arrive at Adhisthana

By Munisha on Thu, 20 Aug, 2015 - 22:35

Around 370 Order members have arrived at Adhisthana this evening. The cars are lined up in the field, many tents have gone up, and we have a marquee shrine room. The Adhisthana community and a lot of volunteers have worked very hard all week to get ready.

This evening’s shrine room activities were led by the Order Convenors, Lokeshvara and Parami. Lokeshvara asked us to put our hands up if our Dharma lives had started over 20 years ago. Most of us...

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Buddhist Centre Features

Conscious Surrender To The Beautiful - Live Coverage All Weekend

By Centre Team on Thu, 20 Aug, 2015 - 13:37

Conscious Surrender To The Beautiful - Live Coverage All Weekend

By Centre Team on Thu, 20 Aug, 2015 - 13:37

This weekend over 400 members of the Triratna Buddhist Order will gather to share inspiration around the place of the Arts in contemporary Buddhist spiritual life. Timed as part of the celebrations to mark Sangharakshita’s 90th birthday, there will be a host of talks, events, rituals, and happenings exploring poetry and literature, the visual arts and music - all in the glorious setting of Adhisthana and the English countryside. Come rain or shine we’ll be there covering the...