Sthanashraddha is Sangharakshita’s secretary. He writes:
“Looking out of the window here in the annexe and seeing the trees now in full leaf it’s hard to imagine they were so bare and stark but a couple of months ago. Our late spring is rushing headlong into summer and the great field has had two or three cuts now, in almost as many weeks. Plants and flowers are emerging everywhere and while the cuckoo was heard here last month, now morning walks and tea breaks are accompanied...
An evening of poetry and stories to share and discuss led by Christine Cather; plus a wee bit of expressive writing on the side.
Come for a blether about the stuff that dreams are made on. Soul food, medicine for the soul, finding the meaning beyond words. Poets will include: Rilke, Wendell Berry, Rumi, Alexander Pope and others!
“Waking up in the same skin isn’t enough.You need more and more evidence of who it is that wakes up in the same skin.” Kapka Kassabova
He writes: “Spring has been bursting forth here at Adhisthana during April. The oaks are coming into their lime green fresh mantles and the copper beech are sprouting, while the ducklings are finally hatching out! Just the other day Bhante heard the first cuckoo call while sitting out by the pond with Buddhadasa, and he tells me that there are primroses and violets in flower by the path he takes to the pond, while further afield...
Maitreyabandhu interviewed him. He writes: “We invited Dr Rowan Williams - Archbishop of Canterbury 2002-12, currently Master of Magdalen College, Cambridge - to talk about poetry, faith, religion and suffering. Here he is in the main shrine room of the LBC, talking to me about his life, his poetry and his faith. He read from his two collections of poetry with ...
We’ve been moved to share an abundant handful of Sangharakshita’s writings and poems this month. Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is a poem entitled “Before Dawn”. Selected from “Hercules and the Birds”, read by the author and published by Windhorse Publications, Glasgow, 1990.
We’ve been moved to share an abundant handful of Sangharakshita’s writings and poems this month. Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is a poem entitled “Life is King”. Selected from “Conquering New Worlds”, read by the author and published by Windhorse Publications, Glasgow, 1986.
Urgyen Sangharakshita, the founder of the Western Buddhist Order, is many things to many people. Yet all inspiration and controversies aside, he is first and foremost a follower of the Buddha’s way and his own evocations of his personal practice give many clues as to the nature of a committed Dharma life.