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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

50 Years, 50 Voices: Amoghasiddhi

Posted by Candradasa to Fifty Years, Fifty Voices on Tue, 11 Sep, 2018 - 17:28

I don’t want to do any job anywhere. I just want to devote myself, a little money will do. And this is what I really want.

Amoghasiddhi’s Annals

In 1968 I was six years old studying in first standard in Nagpur.

In 1978 I was involved with the social organisation called Samata Sainik Dal, which was founded by Dr Ambedkar it means equality volunteers organisation.

In 1988 I came in contact with the Sangha. I started organising Dhamma talks and attending Dhamma classes. In the same year I started...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Journey to the North West: A Modern Pilgrimage

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Thu, 6 Sep, 2018 - 12:00

Journey to the North West: A Modern Pilgrimage

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Thu, 6 Sep, 2018 - 12:00

In late July, a GFR Mitra completed a 5 day ‘modern pilgrimage’, walking over 120 miles from Adhisthana to the Liverpool Buddhist Centre, in central Liverpool.  Along the way, David Tyfield carried four heavy texts from the newly published Complete Works of Sangharakshita, and signed by Bhante himself at Adhisthana the day before setting off.  Inspired by the great fabled pilgrimage of the 7th Century Chinese monk Xuanzang, mythologized in the Monkey Tales of...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Italian-speaking volunteers wanted for translation of Sangharakshita's work

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Tue, 4 Sep, 2018 - 12:08

Italian-speaking volunteers wanted for translation of Sangharakshita's work

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Tue, 4 Sep, 2018 - 12:08

Val Cartei is a mitra training for ordination in Brighton, UK. She’s a published author in both English and Italian, now working with Triratna’s Translations Board.  She is now looking for some volunteers to help her with translating some of Sangharakshita’s writings into Italian:-

She writes: “I am looking for Italian speaking volunteers with proofreading and editing skills to help me produce high-quality translations into Italian of Sangharakshita’s works. I have so far translated The Noble Eightfold Path, Who is the Buddha?...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

50 Years, 50 Voices: Purna

Posted by Satyalila to Fifty Years, Fifty Voices on Tue, 14 Aug, 2018 - 16:02

I couldn’t have done it any other way, as hard as it was…

Purna’s Annals 

In 1968 I turned 20 and was in the second year of a Maths and Physics degree. Joined my brother for a yacht trip around the South Pacific for two months, sailing to Samoa, Tonga and Fiji. Hove to for three days surviving a tropical cyclone. Finished my degree and started travelling in South-East Asia and India to find a Buddhist meditation teacher.

In 1978, having been ordained by Bhante on...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Sangharakshita's diary

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Fri, 10 Aug, 2018 - 14:24

Sangharakshita's diary

Posted by Sadayasihi to Triratna News on Fri, 10 Aug, 2018 - 14:24

Sthanashraddha is Bhante’s secretary. He writes from AdhisthanaUK:

“Rain is falling at Adhisthana! Usually this would be nothing out of the ordinary, however it’s been nearly two months since we had any actual rain, having gone through one of the hottest sunny dry spells I’ve seen in many years. So, yes, the rain is falling and has been now for most of the last couple of days, long constant refreshing showers, which the gardens and plants...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Reflecting on Old Age and Death

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 27 Jul, 2018 - 12:02

In this FBA Dharmabyte, ‘Reflecting on Old Age and Death’, Sangharakshita takes us through a personal ramble through the history of letters and letter writing.

As usual the range of Sangharakshita’s reflections in this is hugely impressive - taking in late mediaeval and 18th century letter culture, provocative takes on Christianity, the Romantic poets and even the economy! It’s an education and a genuine, poignant pleasure to hear him evoke a vanishing art, pass on...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Sangharakshita's Going Forth

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 23 Jul, 2018 - 11:22

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.

This talk is part of the series Sangharakshita’s life story.

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Sangharakshita - Early Self-Education

Posted by Sadayasihi to Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 23 Jul, 2018 - 11:05

This Dharmabyte podcast is entitled ‘Sangharakshita - Early Self-Education’ by Vajrapriya.

An excerpt from the talk, Sangharakshita’s Early Life, Vajrapriya covers the period from his birth up until his arrival in Kalimpong, including his extraordinary wandering days in India. This talk is part of the series Sangharakshita’s life story.

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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #6 Engaged Buddhism

Posted by Sadayasihi to Buddhist Centre Features on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 - 17:38

5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #6 Engaged Buddhism

Posted by Sadayasihi to Buddhist Centre Features on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 - 17:38

It is not enough to be compassionate. You must act. There are two aspects to action. One is to overcome the distortions and afflictions of your own mind, that is, in terms of calming and eventually dispelling anger. This is action out of compassion. The other is more social, more public. When something needs to be done in the world to rectify the wrongs, if one is really concerned with benefiting others, one needs to be engaged, involved.” - The Dalai Lama

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Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Science and Poetry - new writing from Sangharakshita

Posted by Sadayasihi to Community Highlights on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 - 11:33

Science and Poetry - new writing from Sangharakshita

Posted by Sadayasihi to Community Highlights on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 - 11:33

After reading Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time and Carlo Rovelli’s Reality Is Not What It Seems, in this piece written over three nights towards the end of June 2018, Sangharakshita reflects on the connection between science and poetry, and their common language of insight, intuition, inspiration and imagination.

This piece is open to all and can be read on Sangharakshita’s website: Science and Poetry: A Note along with other articles he has written.

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