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Introducing a biography of Sangharakshita

From Windhorse Publications on Wed, 16 Nov, 2022 - 12:45

Introducing a biography of Sangharakshita

From Windhorse Publications on Wed, 16 Nov, 2022 - 12:45

We’re delighted to introduce a biography of Sangharakshita, due for publication in February. It’s Sangharakshita: The Boy, the Monk, the Man by Nagabodhi, and we’d like to invite you to consider sponsoring it.

It’s now four years since Sangharakshita’s death. Unlike generations before, people new to the Triratna Buddhist Community or interested in the spread of Buddhism in India and internationally can no longer meet and encounter him directly. So Windhorse Publications commissioned this book. We asked Nagabodhi to write something that...

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The Sound of One Hand: An Interview with Satyadasa

Wed, 21 Sep, 2022 - 17:12

The Sound of One Hand: An Interview with Satyadasa

Wed, 21 Sep, 2022 - 17:12

Many of you will have heard our recent podcast The Sound of One Hand, where we chat to Satyadasa about his new memoir of the same name, published in February 2022.

Satyadasa’s book is a relatable and humorous account of a Buddhist life, and is already well regarded by many readers. In this video from a recent Sangha night at the The Nottingham Buddhist Centre in the UK, Zac Pomphrey, a member of our team here at...

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FBA Podcast: Leaping Into the Unknown with the Dakinis

From Free Buddhist Audio on Sat, 17 Sep, 2022 - 06:00

Kusalasara explores the significance of the Dakinis - a strong symbol of freedom. This talk was given at London Buddhist Centre, 2017.

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The Act of Awareness - Subhuti in Conversation with Maitreyabandhu About a Buddhist View of Mind

Fri, 9 Sep, 2022 - 14:16

The Act of Awareness - Subhuti in Conversation with Maitreyabandhu About a Buddhist View of Mind

Fri, 9 Sep, 2022 - 14:16

Early this year the Nature of Mind team filmed Subhuti in conversation with Maitreyabandhu about The Act of Awareness: A Buddhist View of Mind. Filmed with three cameras at Adhisthana, their conversation explored the essential Buddhist teachings about the mind and how to make the most of it. Subhuti’s insights are truly remarkable!

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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Samasuri (Highlights)

From Fifty Years, Fifty Voices on Wed, 24 Aug, 2022 - 15:48

It’s the wounded healer myth. I guess part of me wanting to be Doctor is my psyche trying to sort all that suffering out… Helping others like I’ve been helped or am being helped.

Samasuri’s Annals:

In 1968 I was not born yet!

In 1978 I was 4 years old, so probably at a play group and living in South Devon with my parents.

In 1988 I was 14 years old. Living with parents and younger brother in South Devon still. At private girls’ school in Exeter.

In 1998...

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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Maitripala (highlights)

From Fifty Years, Fifty Voices on Thu, 4 Aug, 2022 - 12:45

I don’t need to go away from samsara to be really going for refuge. I can be right in the middle of it.

Maitripala Annals:
 
In 1968, I was 12 years old. I was living with my parents and siblings in suburban Reservoir, Melbourne Australia.
I was second eldest (first daughter) of five children. We had moved up to the city from an idyllic country life in Gippsland to have closer access to secondary schools. My early life...

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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Jayadevi (Highlights)

From Fifty Years, Fifty Voices on Wed, 6 Jul, 2022 - 12:28

I’d be a bitter, burned-out trade unionist, I think, if I wasn’t a Buddhist…

Jayadevi’s Annals

In 1968 - I was living in Hackney, at St Paul’s Church of England Primary School. Winning the school scripture prize, attending Girl Guides, Church (C of E) and Sunday School.

In 1978 - I was a student in Liverpool studying English Lit and Psychology with Divinity. In a long term relationship with a boyfriend. The nearest I have ever come to being married!

In 1988 - A full-on GFR Mitra...

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Dharmabyte: Reimagining the Significance of Breaking

From Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 4 Jul, 2022 - 06:00

Allowing Sensitivity + Poignancy 

Maitridevi explores how things that are broken can be given a fresh perspective through their repair and how, through this process, a greater beauty can be revealed. Excerpted from the talk entitled Love and the Beauty of Broken Things given at Manchester Buddhist Centre, 2018.

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News from Windhorse Publications

From Windhorse Publications on Thu, 7 Jul, 2022 - 16:00

News from Windhorse Publications

From Windhorse Publications on Thu, 7 Jul, 2022 - 16:00

We’re pleased to announce a new podcast episode and our plans for Buddhafield.

NEW PODCAST EPISODE

In February this year, we published a memoir by a man diagnosed with life-threatening prostate cancer. That man is Devamitra, and his book, Entertaining Cancer, covers his remarkable story of working with his mind through diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

In this podcast episode Dhammamegha interviews Devamitra to learn more about the man behind the cancer journey, and finds out what conditioned his strength of character, and...

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Dr. Samuel Johnson - A New Video by Urgyen House

Tue, 14 Jun, 2022 - 15:40

Dr. Samuel Johnson - A New Video by Urgyen House

Tue, 14 Jun, 2022 - 15:40

Sangharakshita would oft quote Dr. Johnson in his talks and writings. His portrait was displayed in Sangharakshita’s bedroom at Urgyen House. In this video blog Paramartha explores the connection between Sangharakshita and his eighteenth century literary hero.

Urgyen House, at Adhisthana, has proved a popular and inspiring space for visitors offering the opportunity to see Bhante’s last home and visit the current ‘Precious Teachers’ exhibition. The video blogs posted on the Urgyen House website...