Introducing a biography of SangharakshitaOn Wed, 16 November, 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 would introduce Sangharakshita as a person, a teacher, and a founder. Nagabodhi is a great writer, and we knew he would be well placed to write a candid, engaging, and thoughtful portrait of a man he knew for most of his adult life. We look forward to sharing the book with you next year.
Why sponsor a book?
Publishing in the 21st century is all about adapting to challenges, with lower profits from online sales. At the moment we are also operating in difficult conditions, with the costs of printing, freight and paper increasing, and lots of logistical challenges. We’re keeping our head above water at Windhorse Publications, but it definitely helps to get start-up funding for our books’ production and marketing. You can help us by choosing to sponsor one of our upcoming books.
How sponsorship works
Give £40 or more to sponsor a book and we will send you both the print edition and the eBook immediately on publication.
About the book
Sangharakshita: The Boy, the Monk, the Man is a page-turning biography of Sangharakshita, the controversial British Buddhist teacher and founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community. In an absorbing narrative, Nagabodhi takes us on a journey through the twists and turns of Sangharakshita’s life; the experiences, insights, and reflections that nurtured his approach as a teacher; and the legacy he left behind.
Praise for Sangharakshita: The Boy, the Monk, the Man
‘…a wonderfully engaging account of the life and work of a remarkable man….’
Maitreyabandhu, author of Life with Full Attention and founder of PoetryEast
‘Consistently subtle, perceptive, and engaging, this book is a vivid description of what it was like to be around Sangharakshita, and a perceptive account of Sangharakshita’s growing understanding of what it means to live an authentic Buddhist life….’
Vishvapani Blomfield, author of Gautama Buddha: The Life and Teachings of the Awakened One
About the author
Nagabodhi joined Sangharakshita’s new Buddhist Order in 1974 and has given his life to a range of Triratna projects in the UK and abroad. For many years, he was the director of Windhorse Publications. Nagabodhi worked closely with Sangharakshita, sometimes living in communities with him. In 1982 they travelled on tour in India, an adventure Nagabodhi chronicled in Jai Bhim! Dispatches from a Peaceful Revolution.
New online course on Mindfulness of Breathing
Bhikkhu Anālayo, the author of Mindfulness of Breathing, will be leading an online course based on the book in the new year. The course will be hosted by the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies and will run from January 21 to March 18, 2023.
In case you missed it
If you missed our online book launch for Prajnaketu’s new book, Cyberloka: A Buddhist Guide to Digital Life, you can watch the recording on our YouTube channel.