Writings by Sangharakshita

Latest Writings

Looking Back – In which Sangharakshita writes of his search for traces of his Lingwood ancestors in Suffolk, the results of the search, and his personal reflections arising therefrom.

Reveries and Reminiscences – A set of eight sketches in which Sangharakshita combines the describing of various recollections he has not elsewhere set to paper, with associative musings on various themes related to these recollections.

New writing: 'A Mosaic of Memories' - A series of sketches detailing incidents from Sangharakshita’s childhood that he has not written of elsewhere.

Books by Sangharakshita

Books by Sangharakshita are available from  Windhorse Publications in the UK and Windhorse Books in Australia or from your local Triratna Centre. Selected titles have been published in the following languages: Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Gujerati, Hindi, Kanada, Marathi, Modern Greek, Polish, Portugese, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Swedish, Telegu.

Following is a list of books published by Sangharakshita.


Anagarika Dharmapala: A Biographical Sketch
Great Buddhists of the Twentieth Century

Books on Buddhism

The Eternal Legacy: An Introduction to the Canonical Literature of Buddhism
A Survey of Buddhism: It's Doctrines and Methods Through the Ages
The Ten Pillars of Buddhism
The Three Jewels: The Central Ideals of Buddhism

Edited Seminars and Lectures on Buddhism

The Bodhisattva Ideal
Buddha Mind
The Buddha's Victory
Buddhism for Today - and Tomorrow
Creative Symbols of Tantric Buddhism
The Drama of Cosmic Enlightenment
The Essence of Zen
A Guide to the Buddhist Path
Human Enlightenment
The Inconceivable Emancipation
Know Your Mind
Living with Awareness
Living with Kindness
The Meaning of Conversion in Buddhism
New Currents in Western Buddhism
Ritual and Devotion in Buddhism
The Taste of Freedom
The Yogi's Joy: Songs of Milarepa
Tibetan Buddhism: An Introduction
Transforming Self and World
Vision and Transformation
What Is the Dharma?
What Is the Sangha?
Who Is the Buddha?
Wisdom Beyond Words

Essays and Papers

Alternative Traditions
Crossing the Stream
Going For Refuge
The Priceless Jewel
Aspects of Buddhist Morality
Dialogue between Buddhism and Christianity
The Journey to Il Covento
St Jerome Revisited
Buddhism and Blasphemy
Buddhism, World Peace, and Nuclear War
The Bodhisattva Principle
The Glory of the Literary World
A Note on The Burial of Count Orgaz
Criticism East and West
Dharmapala: The Spiritual Dimension
With Allen Ginsburg In Kalimpong (1962)
Indian Buddhists
Ambedkar and Buddhism

Memoirs, Autobioraphy and letters

Facing Mount Kanchenjunga: An English Buddhist in the Eastern Himalayas
From Genesis to the Diamond Sutra: A Western Buddhist's Encounters with Christianity
In the Sign of the Golden Wheel: Indian Memoirs of an English Buddhist
Moving Against the Stream: The Birth of a New Buddhist Movement
The Rainbow Road: From Tooting Broadway to Kalimpong
The History of My Going for Refuge
Precious Teachers
Travel Letters
Through Buddhist Eyes

Poetry and Art

The Call of the Forest and Other Poems
Complete Poems 1941-1994
Conquering New Worlds: Selected Poems
Hercules and the Birds
In the Realm of the Lotus
The Religion of Art


Forty Three Years Ago: Reflections on My Bhikkhu Ordination
The FWBO and 'Protestant Buddhism': An Affirmation and a Protest
The Meaning of Orthodoxy in Buddhism
Was the Buddha a Bhikkhu? A Rejoinder to a Reply to 'Forty Three Years Ago'.

Reflections and Aphorisms

Peace is a Fire
A Stream of Stars