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?
The collection for Bhante’s birthday has reached £64,000 - 64% of the 100,000 needed for the publication of his complete works, for everyone, for ever. The project also includes plans for translations.
But the online donation page accepts nine currencies so if British Pounds aren’t your thing, or the exchange rate is bad, see what other options are available.
We need to raise £1,636 per day for the next 22 days.
A lovely video from the Sangharakshita Library at Adhisthana in Herefordshire, England, where Kalyanaprabha and Vidyadevi - the editors of Sangharakshita’s Complete Works - speak about the project and their own heart connection to this great gathering of Buddhist Dharma to mark Urgyen Sangharakshita’s 90th birthday.
For the past couple of months, Saddhanandi has been conducting a very personal set of interviews with Bhante, looking back on his long life through the lens, as it were, of a set of objects he has chosen to represent each of his nine decades. They are quite fascinating conversations - I’m halfway through editing them and have already heard a number of surprising new things about Bhante and his early days as a Buddhist!
Urgyen Sangharakshita turns 90 in August 2015 - and his birthday wish is that his legacy of written Dharma be secure and continue to reach people all over the world. To celebrate the campaign to raise the funds required for his Complete Works we’ll be bringing you a brand new series of 9 interviews with Sangharakshita - one for each decade of his life.
In these very personal conversations with Saddhanandi, Bhante chooses objects from each period of...
Manchester Buddhist Centre’s exhibition: “Sangharakshita: a life in pictures” opens on 17th August, with pictures from the Clear Vision archive. They write: “To mark this special occasion, a set of framed photos showing Sangharakshita’s life in its breadth and fullness will go on display in the Centre’s reception area. It will then be sited more permanently within the building.” Find out more.
Bhante’s birthday collection, for the publication of his Complete Works, for everyone for ever,...