It was great - and fitting! - to have Ananda’s help in putting up the Fifty Years, Fifty Voices exhibition in the Adhisthana library just after the Blake retreat last month. Here he is hanging a photo we’ve used of the first ordinations in 1968 - tho’ unfortunately he’s not actually in that image himself. Huge thanks to Dhammarati for fitting in the design work on this - and doing such a fab job, as ever - amidst his myriad other tasks
Sthanashraddha is Bhante’secretary. He writes from Adhisthana, UK:
“Finally, after many weeks of dry and often sunny weather, the grounds and gardens have been treated in the last couple of weeks to downpours of rain, misty drizzle and long gentle overnight soakings. The rock-hard lumps of clay earth are softening again. We’ve also seen this month second broods of moorhens hatching - tiny, little, black golfball-sized fluff, chirruping and calling for their mothers.
By Munisha on Fri, 6 Feb, 2015 - 12:43Sangharakshita’s latest book, Metaphors, Magic and Mystery, is now available from Windhorse Publications.Timed to celebrate the opening of Adhisthana’s Sangharakshita Library last month, it’s an anthology on the theme of words.
The book’s editor, Vidyadevi, writes: “It was through reading that Sangharakshita first realised that he was a Buddhist. He has had a great deal to say about words, as this collection shows. For very clear advice on how to approach all the reading opportunities that Dharma...
By akasajoti on Thu, 8 Jan, 2015 - 15:40Right at the heart of Adhisthana is the Sangharakshita Library – a collection of books and artefacts collected by Bhante over his lifetime, plus a wealth of letters, papers, photos and images connected with him and his life. One of the most important roles of Adhisthana will be caring for this precious legacy. It will be a way of future generations having a tangible connection with the founder of our sangha, and getting a sense of him and his life’s...
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,...