By lokabandhu on Thu, 25 Oct, 2012 - 06:01Change is very much the colour of the season here at Madhyamaloka and for Sangharakshita especially. He has both been adapting to a new secretary, and preparing concertedly for his imminent move to Herefordshire and Coddington Court (shown in the photographs opposite), which Bhante visited for the first time on 25th September. The historic occasion was caught on film; if you would care to see some images from this, please navigate to the recent news article. Sangharakshita was...
By bodhinaga on Sun, 7 Oct, 2012 - 21:29Padmavajra recollects his teacher, Urgyen Sangharakshita, under the headings of ‘Creator of Environments’, ‘Translator’, ‘Spiritual Friend’, ‘Vajra Guru’ and ‘Urgyen’. Given on 3rd October 2012 at Sheffield Buddhist Centre.
By lokabandhu on Tue, 2 Oct, 2012 - 05:36Singhamanas writes from the Sangharakshita Land Project with news of a video showing Sangharakshita visiting his new home - Coddington Court - for the first time. He says - “On Tuesday the 25th September 2012, Sangharakshita took his first steps on the site that will be his new home and future resting place. This historic occasion was caught on film, so please enjoy some footage from that historic occasion in the accompanying video…”
By lokabandhu on Sat, 22 Sep, 2012 - 11:28Mokshapriya writes from Birmingham, UK with major news from the Sangharakshita Land Project: they’ve bought somewhere! Triratna now has a major new retreat centre, and Sangharakshita has a new home. He says - “At five o’clock on Friday 21st September, after three years of talking and planning and searching and travelling and head-scratching, contracts have been signed, cheques cashed and keys handed over. We have bought a property: the Sangharakshita Land Project has a home.
By bodhinaga on Thu, 20 Sep, 2012 - 09:42Satyajyoti talks about Sangharakshita’s life, how he came to found the Triratna Buddhist Order and the principles upon which it is founded. Given at Sheffield Buddhist Centre on 21st August 2012 as part of a series of talks on the Refuge Tree of the Triratna Buddhist Order.
Listen to an extract from Sangharakshita’s newly remastered and tracked talk, at once both erudite and moving as recalls his long friendship in letters with Dinoo Dubash from Bombay.
This extract deals with The Towers of Silence - Parsee ‘air burials’; Parsee culture; meeting Dinoo at a lecture - ‘Inspiration Whence’; the Arts as a source of spiritual inspiration; Dinoo’s painted visions of Maitreya Buddha