Urgyen Sangharakshita has had a profound impact on the lives of thousands of people around the world; he’s created a vibrant international community of committed Buddhists inspired by his life lived for the Dharma.
But many people still know little about him or what he taught. Many who have heard of him, have only heard confusing, or one-sided stories.
Our projects help people connect with Sangharakshita on an ever-deeper level. This year we've published a multimedia telling of his life story, pilgrims to Urgyen House have felt a tangible sense of his presence of him preserved in his last home, and the Triratna Picture Library has given online access to his priceless photograph collection.
We have much more to do! We’re need your help to raise £20,000 per year for our next phase of work, which includes:
Those who knew Sangharakshita personally learnt as much from being around him as they did his lectures and books. Now he's no longer alive, is that opportunity completely lost?
Many people who never met Sangharakshita do feel a strong connection to him through stories from people who knew him well. We're going to be collecting these stories and publishing them, so the next generation can feel that personal connection with him that so many have benefitted from.
So many people talk of how important it is to see Sangharakshita animated, passionately teaching the Dharma.
We have a huge archive of video of Sangharakshita speaking in various contexts that is still yet to be published online.
Sangharakshita’s teachings are so plentiful and spread across different forms of media.
We want to make it really simple to search across all these teachings, across all forms of media, by any theme people may be interested in. So whenever someone wonders ‘What has Sangharakshita said about ____?’ they can find out easily.
Please give £25 a month, or whatever you can, to ensure we can move into our next phase.
Donate online using the form above, or donate via bank transfer if you prefer.
“Giving is the fundamental Buddhist virtue. Before taking up any other practice, one should learn to be generous.”
Sangharakshita, Living Ethically