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Ratnadharini is walking 150 miles over 10 days, from Sangharakshita’s birthplace in London, to Adhisthana – where he died. Setting off from Tooting on 12th June, and arriving at Adhisthana on the 22nd, to raise money for Tiratnaloka [UN]LIMITED… Just in time to catch the pilgrims week and 108-hour circumambulation of his burial mound. She’ll be travelling as light as possible, but will...
The decision to walk from Tooting to Adhisthana seemed spontaneous but obvious. I still don’t really know what it will mean, but alongside the practical preparation, themes are beginning to emerge – and no doubt there will be more. But before I go on to share one of these in particular, I will just mention a couple of other recent highlights.
The most recent of which is that there will soon...
At times in the spiritual life we may need considerable energy to overcome obstacles, such as negative emotions, psychological conditionings, rational thinking, and even the sense of ‘time’ itself. How, when, and where can we break through?
A new edition of What is the Dharma? by Sangharakshita is available in Dutch.
It can be bought either as hardback or paperback on lulu.com: link to both. Sadhu to all involved! Best wishes, Viryabodhi
Here is what Sobhanandi wrote on Facebook:
The translation from 10 years ago has been checked and improved where necessary. Sangharakshita says: What is the meaning of life? How can we experience true happiness? These questions are still relevant even though they have been asked many times.
By Windhorse Publi... on Wed, 24 May, 2023 - 12:20
We’ll be publishing the next three volumes in The Complete Works of Sangharakshita in August. Over the last few weeks, we’ve been inviting you to explore each new title. For the last in our series of sneak peeks, we are introducing volume 17.
The Dharma is a universal teaching and an array of practices for liberation. In history, it is embodied by teachers who respond to the particular forms of suffering and bondage that they are born into, human and social.
In its spread between India and what could broadly be called the West, the Triratna Buddhist movement and order is rather unique in contemporary convert Buddhism.
In this episode, Dhammamegha is in conversation with Vajratara about...
Last year at the Order Convention, I was so struck by the amazing Amitabha thangka in the shrineroom in Wymondham. Having just come back from my ordination retreat in Guhyaloka, I was overjoyed to see such a beautiful image of Amitabha in exactly the form that I visualise in sadhana.
In the thangka, Amitabha is holding up the lotus. The origins of that image are fascinating and mysterious: the image...
By Windhorse Publi... on Wed, 10 May, 2023 - 09:55
We’ll be publishing the next three new volumes in The Complete Works of Sangharakshita in August. In our last newsletter, we kicked off a series of sneak peeks into the new volumes with Volume 8: Beating the Dharma Drum: India Writings II. This week, we invite you to explore Volume 15.
Over the last few years I’ve been rereading and writing about Sangharakshita. I started thinking I had something to say about him that would integrate criticisms with appreciation and might be helpful to others in Triratna. But the more I tried to identify what I wanted to say, the deeper I found myself travelling into his writing and his life. I realised that, even though I have been absorbing Sangharakshita’s teachings for four decades and lived with him for six...