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A Cathedral of Words

On Tue, 2 May, 2017 - 09:56
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The Complete Works of Sangharakshita was launched successfully last October with four volumes published so far. These volumes include previously out of print material such as What is the Sangha?, and never-before published material like various talks by Sangharakshita in India in the 1980s. In addition to these important works, much effort has been made by the editorial team to trace back the source of original teachings and present them as endnotes. The last volume, the Concordance, will index teachings and themes across all twenty-seven volumes, tying them together. This will be priceless in referring to different talks and commentaries by Sangharakshita on a specific theme across his decades of teaching. 

We’re sending you links to this beautiful talk by Vidyadevi on the Complete Works, given at Adhisthana in April for the celebrations around the fiftieth anniversary of Triratna. Vidyadevi gives a full and imaginative overview of Sangharakshita’s teachings, which is inspiring in or out of the context of the Complete Works project. We found it well worth a listen.

Beyond Us, Yet Ourselves by Vidyadevi



Vidyadevi likens Sangharakshita’s teachings to a cathedral, in an evocative metaphor that conveys the richness and depth of the wisdom and knowledge contained in them. 

Some Centres, such as Berlin, Bristol, Cambridge, London Buddhist Centre, Melbourne, Metta Vihara, Paris, and the West London Buddhist Centre have already taken out subscriptions. Saddhu to you! If you are another Centre we haven’t named or you have taken out an individual subscription, thank you. We hope you benefit from these rich volumes. Besides the benefit, subscriptions really help the project out. The project needs the financial support of our Community, and subscriptions help us move ahead more confidently.

If you haven’t taken out a subscription and would like to, please go to to see the subscription levels. Or feel free to ring Windhorse Publications at 01223 213300.

Thank you,

Windhorse Publications for the Complete Works project


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We’d like to add Taraloka, Sheffield and Amsterdam to our list of subscribed Centres!  If your Centre has taken out a subscription and is not listed, we’d love to know for our records.  (We can’t always tell from individual subscriptions if it’s for a person or for the Centre he/she is associated with).