Here, Nagabodhi recounts his favorite memories of his time with Dhardo Rinpoche in Kalimpong, expresses his feelings about the strengthening power of stupa building for centers, and ties it all together with a reminder of the central role of sangha in the Triratna Community. Lovely introducation and conclusion by Dayalocana.
The pupils at the ITBCI school in Kalimpong, northern India, recite mantras for Bhante, led by the headmaster, Jampel Khalden. The school was founded for Tibetan refugee children by Bhante’s teacher, the late Dhardo Rinpoche.
(Bhante was buried with his head resting on Dhardo Rinpoche’s yellow monastic robe.)
This Dharmabyte podcast is entitled ‘Sangharakshita’s Going Forth’ by Ashvajit.
In this excerpt from the talk, Sangharakshita’s Life In Kalimpong, Ashvajit evokes Sangharakshita’s time in Kalimpong, his setting up of his first Buddhist organisation, and describes some of the wide variety of people that he met.
We’ve been inspired to share writings and poems by Bhante Sangharakshita this month. Our FBA Podcast today, “Sangharakshita – Facing Mount Kanchenjunga”, is a delightful talk from 1991. Sangharakshita starts by reading an extract from the new volume of his autobiography, Facing Mount Kanchenjunga. He follows this by talking about and reading eight poems that he composed in Kalimpong which give a real feel for his appreciation of the place but also for...
By vajratara on Fri, 6 Mar, 2015 - 12:54Two Order Members were the first to stay in Sangharakshita’s old vihara in Kalimpong. This was the setting for Sangharakhsita’s book ‘Precious Teachers’ and Khantipalo’s book called ‘Noble Friendship’. Here is a short video interview with Ajahn Sitling who is the current owner and who, as a boy, knew Sangharakshita. He talks about his experience living there and reminisces about Sangharakshita and his friends.