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Sahajatara - Apparell'd In Celestial Light

By Candradasa on Sat, 29 Aug, 2015 - 07:34

There was a time when meadow, grove, and stream, 
The earth, and every common sight,
To me did seem
Apparell’d in celestial light,
The glory and the freshness of a dream.

Appropriately enough, a talk in a rainstorm! Sahajatara offers a beautiful discourse to close the Conscious Surrender to the Beautiful Arts event. She opens with this short extract from Wordsworth’s ‘Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood’ and a long reading from...

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Sarvanananda - Communicating the Dharma Through the Arts: Show Don't Tell

By Candradasa on Sun, 23 Aug, 2015 - 11:38

Be prepared for the unexpected in Sarvananda’s very funny - and by turns wrongfooting - personal exploration of why the Arts are vital to the development of a genuine Buddhist community. Sarvananda discusses as background his attempts to find a synthesis between the Arts and spiritual life, leading to his current work as a successful playwright

But it’s in the three departures from a traditional Dharma talk that we glimpse something else - the crucial show-don’t-tell aspect...

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Maitreyabandhu - What Good Are the Arts? (with Book Launch)

By Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 21 Aug, 2015 - 17:11

Maitreyabandhu has long been a champion of the Arts as a viable path of spiritual practice in the Buddhist context. And here is an unapologetic but nuanced - in many ways delightfully good humoured and cultured - look at why the Arts must be part of a wider perspective on life if they are to be any good to us. 

Drawing on sources as diverse as John Carey and Wagner via Elizabeth Bishop and Hello Kitty, Maitreyabandhu illustrates why the Arts detached...


Sanghadarshini, Vimalamati and Sthanashraddha introduce themselves

By Munisha on Tue, 18 Aug, 2015 - 20:06

Three new members of the Adhisthana community introduce themselves, amid the preparations for the Order’s weekend celebration of Sangharakshita’s 90th birthday at Adhisthana.

Only £7,500 to go till we have the £100,000 needed for Bhante’s Complete Works project, including translations!


Sangharakshita, His Life and Work 5

By Abhayamaitri on Sat, 15 Aug, 2015 - 06:19

Manjuvajra talks about his personal friendship with Sangharakshita, and shares some of his memories of Bhante from their travels around the United States together in the 1990s. You can hear more from Manjuvajra at the forthcoming Order Event, in celebration of Bhante’s 90th birthday.


Sangharakshita, His Life and Work 4

By Abhayamaitri on Thu, 13 Aug, 2015 - 21:28

Today, from the Croydon series, we have a talk from Vandanajyoti. She entitles her talk ’ a personal taste of freedom’, and shares how studying Bhante’s work has helped her to make sense of her life. And despite not knowing him well, she says that Sangharakshita has changed her life more than anyone else.

Has Sangharakshita, either personally or through his teachings, changed your life?


Bhante talks about his literary legacy

By Amalavajra on Sat, 18 Jul, 2015 - 11:40

In the first section of this talk (4’54”) Bhante speaks of his literary legacy, alongside the other three of Dharma teachings, spiritual practices and institutions (especially the Order).

The occasion was the 2009 launch of ‘The Essential Sangharakshita’. Its editor Vidyadevi has read everything that Bhante has ever written (!) and will co-edit Bhante’s Collected Works with Kalyanaprabha.

This Collected Works will be the first and definitive collection of all of this precious material, including key edited seminars and talks, articles and short stories that have never been published in book form. 

I expect people in cultures...