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Dharma library opens in Mexico

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 24 Jan, 2018 - 13:11

Dharma library opens in Mexico

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 24 Jan, 2018 - 13:11

The Cuernavaca Sangha in Mexico have worked together to create a library full of Dharma books and electronic resources, thanks to help from Future Dharma Fund.

The political situation in Mexico has led to much social inequality and many young people have never had the opportunity to use a library.  In response the Sangha have created the library as a place of inspiration and hope and a place where people can learn and exchange ideas. And the library isn’t just for the...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Bhante visits his exhibition; now you can too - online

By Munisha on Thu, 27 Aug, 2015 - 16:29

Bhante visits his exhibition; now you can too - online

By Munisha on Thu, 27 Aug, 2015 - 16:29

Yesterday, on his 90th birthday, Sangarakshita visited the Sangharakshita Library’s first exhibition, at Adhisthana. ‘Nine Decades: A Life in Objects’ tells the story of his life though a series of objects and audio interviews. He was shown around by Danasamudra, the librarian, and Saddhanandi, who conducted the interviews and is Adhisthana’s Chair.

A beautiful virtual version of the exhibition and audio is now available worldwide here on The Buddhist Centre Online.

See Suvajra’s pictures of Bhante’s visit, left.

View the online version of the exhibition....

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Triratna Writers Convention 2015 - Satyadaka on Sangharakshita's library, Richard Holmes and Samuel Johnson

By Satyalila on Mon, 13 Jul, 2015 - 18:00

After our weekend break, Satyalila is back with the latest installment from the Triratna Writers Conference. It’s unusual perhaps for a Buddhist community to place such an emphasis on the Arts as a route to spiritual inquiry - but it’s a real pleasure to listen to it happening ‘as live’! 

This conversation with Satyadaka takes place in the brand new Sangharakshita library and we hear much about one of “Bhante’s” literary heroes, Dr. Johnson, as well as the...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Gathering Wisdom

By Rijupatha on Thu, 26 Mar, 2015 - 09:50

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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Gathering Wisdom”, we hear from Vidyadevi during the opening of the new Sangharakshita Library at Adhisthana.

Sangharakshita, founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order, has long dreamed of starting a new library to house his collection of 11,000 books on Buddhism, the Dharma and literature (including extensive reference and poetry collections). Vidyadevi, one of the...

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Community Highlights

Gathering Wisdom While We May - The Opening of the Sangharakshita Library

By Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 4 Feb, 2015 - 00:04
Sangharakshita, founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order, has long dreamed of starting a new library to house his collection of 11,000+ books on Buddhism, the Dharma and literature (including extensive reference and poetry collections). Vidyadevi, one of the people who helped make it happen, introduces the new library as it finally opens its doors. Her passion for this project and her love of books is both infectious and challenging as she speaks about a library with its eyes...
Triratna News
Triratna News

The Sangharakshita Library opens

By Munisha on Tue, 27 Jan, 2015 - 15:59

The Sangharakshita Library opens

By Munisha on Tue, 27 Jan, 2015 - 15:59Sunday 11th January saw the opening of the Sangharakshita Library at Adhisthana.

Hattie Johnson, of the Adhisthana team, writes: “About 80 people gathered to mark the opening of the Sangharakshita Library. Vajragupta welcomed us all and rejoiced in the many people who have brought the Library into being, particularly Ratnadharini, Ajjavin and Yashodeva.

Vidyadevi gave a talk titled ‘Gathering Wisdom While We May’. Evoking the mythic, as well as practical, significance of the library...
Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Buddhist Voices - Vidyadevi On The Sangharakshita Library

By Candradasa on Wed, 14 Jan, 2015 - 19:23
Sangharakshita, founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order, has long dreamed of starting a new library to house his collection of 11,000+ books on Buddhism, the Dharma and literature (including extensive reference and poetry collections). Vidyadevi, one of the people who helped make it happen, introduces the new library at Adhisthana as it finally opens its doors. Her passion for this project and her love of books is both infectious and challenging as she talks with us about a...
Triratna News
Triratna News

The Sangharakshita Library: books on shelves!

By Munisha on Sun, 26 Oct, 2014 - 00:50

The Sangharakshita Library: books on shelves!

By Munisha on Sun, 26 Oct, 2014 - 00:50Sangharakshita recently visited his new library at Adhisthana, as his 11,000 books appeared on the shelves at last.

It’s hard to remember that the Adhisthana project began as the “SLP”: the Sangharakshita Library Project, a home for Bhante’s books. This gradually became the Sangharakshita Land Project: a long search for land and buildings for a retreat centre and library.

Vidyadevi is one of Bhante’s editors. She writes:

“Thanks to the building and decorating efforts of Yashodeva,...