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The Arts Edition

By Helen - Windhor... on Thu, 12 May, 2022 - 10:03

The Arts Edition

By Helen - Windhor... on Thu, 12 May, 2022 - 10:03

Today we take a look at the last of the volumes of the Complete Works of Sangharakshita to come out in July this year. Volume 26 is called Aphorisms, the Arts, and Late Writings, and it was edited by the seemingly indefatigable Vidyadevi.

Publishing this volume is cause to celebrate the arts in Triratna, so in the Community Highlights section, we’ll point you to two recent self-published books around Buddhism and the arts, from paintings to poetry and beyond.

Volume 26 Sneak Peek

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Dharmabyte: What is Art?

By Zac on Thu, 28 Apr, 2022 - 06:00

“Art is the organisation of sensuous impressions that express the artist’s sensibility and communicate to his audience a sense of values that can transform their lives.” Using his own definition, Sangharakshita investigates the relevance of art and the artist to higher evolution.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Art and the Spiritual Life given in 1969 as part of the series The Higher Evolution.

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Dharmabyte: The Bodhisattvas Are Necessary

By Zac on Mon, 11 Apr, 2022 - 06:00

Aryajaya explores Sangharakshita’s relationship to his teachers, who form the lineage for the Triratna Buddhist Order. A lovely exploration of the experience of relationship to the Bodhisattvas of Buddhist tradition via meditations passed from teacher to disciple, evoking a wide open sense of connection to the great beauty they represent.

Excerpted from the talk Sangharakshita’s First Connection with His Teachers and Receiving Practices given at the Triratna International Council meeting, 2019.
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Dharmabyte: Taking Our Seat in the Cremation Ground

By Zac on Thu, 31 Mar, 2022 - 06:00

To plunge ourselves into the crucial citation takes tremendous courage. Sangharakshita asks:

Are we ready to face our own death, and the total transformation it symbolizes? From the talk The Symbolism of the Cremation Ground and the Celestial Maidens part of the series Creative Symbols of the Tantric Path to Enlightenment, 1971.

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Announcing The Complete Works Study Bundle

By Helen - Windhor... on Fri, 11 Mar, 2022 - 10:00

Announcing The Complete Works Study Bundle

By Helen - Windhor... on Fri, 11 Mar, 2022 - 10:00

We’re excited to announce a new, money-saving way of buying volumes from The Complete Works of Sangharakshita: The Complete Works Study Bundle.

The Study Bundle is made up of six volumes that contain much of the required and recommended reading for the four-year mitra study course and for the series of ordination training retreats for mitras who have asked for ordination.

There are three variations of The Complete Works Study Bundle: hardback, paperback and eBook, costing £120, £90 and £60 respectively. All are great...

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Mañjughosha: A New Video Blog from Urgyen House

By Zac on Tue, 22 Feb, 2022 - 10:06

Mañjughosha: A New Video Blog from Urgyen House

By Zac on Tue, 22 Feb, 2022 - 10:06

Urgyen House has released a new video blog now available on their website. This is the seventeenth video in a unique series which aims to bring Bhante (Sangharakshita) to mind by exploring objects and archives in Urgyen House.

In this latest video Dharmachari Mahamati considers Urgyen Sangharakshita’s deep spiritual connection with Manjughosha through images of Manjughosha at Urgyen House and Sangharakshita’s own words.

Urgyen House is the responsibility of the Urgyen Sangharakshita Trust which...

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Dharmabyte: A Vision of Humanity

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 20 Dec, 2021 - 06:00

Exposing a modern disease of frustrated craving for experience, Sangharakshita suggests that spiritual life is better seen in more concrete ways; as growth, work, and duty.

In this excerpt from the talk Enlightenment as Experience and Non-experience given in 1975.

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25% off selected paperbacks for Sangha Day

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 15 Nov, 2021 - 11:55

25% off selected paperbacks for Sangha Day

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 15 Nov, 2021 - 11:55

As you may know, Sunday 21st November is International Sangha Day. To celebrate, we’re offering 25% off five paperbacks on the themes of friendship, communication and the spiritual community. The discounts will end on 6th December.

What is the Sangha? The Nature of Spiritual Community by Sangharakshita

Was £11.99, Now £8.99

In Buddhism, the sangha is the free association of developing individuals choosing to help each other along the path. In What is the Sangha? Sangharakshita suggests that to explore the nature of spiritual community is also to examine...

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Dharmabyte: The Three Liberations

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 1 Nov, 2021 - 05:00

Sangharakshita describes the three liberations (vimokshas) arising from transcending the three marks (lakshanas) of conditioned existence. 

From the talk entitled The Texture of Reality as part of the series Introducing Buddhism, 1966.***

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