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New publication from Sangharakshita: Dear Dinoo: Letters to a Friend

By lokabandhu on Fri, 11 Nov, 2011 - 05:32

New publication from Sangharakshita: Dear Dinoo: Letters to a Friend

By lokabandhu on Fri, 11 Nov, 2011 - 05:32Kalyanaprabha writes from Birmingham with the announcement a new book by Sangharakshita has just been published She says -

“A new publication from Sangharakshita is now available! Dear Dinoo: Letters to a Friend brings together some twenty-nine letters written by Sangharakshita to a friend in Bombay over a period of nearly twenty years. To order directly click here.

In the course of the correspondence, Sangharakshita writes of his stay with the fascinating Dr Mehta (who believed...
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Celebrating Bhante's Birthday

By lokabandhu on Mon, 26 Sep, 2011 - 06:14

Celebrating Bhante's Birthday

By lokabandhu on Mon, 26 Sep, 2011 - 06:14Urgyen Sangharakshita’s 86th birthday was on August 26th this year, and it was marked in the middle of the Triratna Order Convention. We’ve recently received these photographs of the rather lovely card that was created for the occasion, plus a report from Viriyalila, who tells us all about it. She says:

“Bhante (‘Teacher’) Sangharakshita’s Birthday was celebrated on the Triratna International Order Convention a few days before his birthday on Sunday 21 August. Amitajyoti, a practicing artist...
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From the Archives - ‘On Glastonbury Tor’

By lokabandhu on Sun, 25 Sep, 2011 - 06:22

From the Archives - ‘On Glastonbury Tor’

By lokabandhu on Sun, 25 Sep, 2011 - 06:22Recently discovered in the archives of Triratna’s Order Library, at Madhyamaloka in Birmingham, are a number of copies of Sangharakshita’s long poem, ‘On Glastonbury Tor’. This is a long and vivid poem by the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order, describing a visit he made to the Tor one night, with friends, in 1970, soon after his founding of the FWBO (Friends of the Western Buddhist Order) – and the unusual events that then transpired.

The...
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Two More Site Visits for the Sangharakshita Land Project

By jnanarakshita on Thu, 8 Sep, 2011 - 04:21

Two More Site Visits for the Sangharakshita Land Project

By jnanarakshita on Thu, 8 Sep, 2011 - 04:21

Mokshapriya writes: “Firstly I’d like to thank all those of you that have been sending me web links to possible suitable properties. It’s great to have the help particularly when you come across places being sold through local agents or not even on the market. Keep it up! We have visited two properties recently that are worth mentioning. The first was situated in it’s own secluded valley of 152 acres. The land consisted of woodland, grass paddocks and small lakes...

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Bhante's birthday cake-cutting

By lokabandhu on Sun, 28 Aug, 2011 - 23:02

Bhante's birthday cake-cutting

By lokabandhu on Sun, 28 Aug, 2011 - 23:02

We’re about to post a whole collection of videos from the recent Triratna Buddhist Order conventions, but can’t resist bringing you this first - a short fly-on-the-wall shot of Bhante cutting his 86th birthday cake on the Combined Convention. It looks like a good time was had by all!

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Sangharakshita celebrates 86th birthday, marked by construction work starting in India

By lokabandhu on Fri, 26 Aug, 2011 - 03:32

Sangharakshita celebrates 86th birthday, marked by construction work starting in India

By lokabandhu on Fri, 26 Aug, 2011 - 03:32Today sees Sangharakshita’s 86th birthday and while he marks it quietly at home in Birmingham UK, a major new project gets underway at Triratna’s vibrant Amaravati centre in central India.

Amitayus, their Project Manager, writes to say:

“Dear Triratna News, I hope today brings you and all your readers great happiness and pleasure on this day Bhante’s 86th Birthday. Triratna Bauddha Mahasangha Amravati is celebrating this day by performing a long puja in the morning and also...
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Sangharakshita's Diary August 2011

By lokabandhu on Sat, 6 Aug, 2011 - 06:00

Sangharakshita's Diary August 2011

By lokabandhu on Sat, 6 Aug, 2011 - 06:00Vidyaruchi, Sangharakshita’s secretary, writes with his usual update on Bhante’s activities over the past month. He says -

“Literary work, old and new, has been the main theme of the last month. Bhante’s series of ‘Reveries and Reminiscences’ is now coming to the end of its fourth instalment (the third appears in this month’s Shabda), and the writing, dictating, checking, correcting and revising of this is a daily task. Bhante has had me read to him from quite diverse...

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