Articles

Rejoicing in Merits

Contemplating skillful action during Buddhist Action Month, Giles was inspired to write the following piece on the enriching practice of rejoicing in merits… Rejoicing in Merits is a fantastic practice that can enrich both rejoicer and receiver. For me, it has... Read more

The Mystery

The Mystery is here. Now. Right this instant. Wherever you are, Whatever you are doing. It is witnessing Even the most ordinary things. Peeling a potato, Smelling the roses, Cleaning the car, Wondering what to cook for dinner. Saying goodbye to a friend. It is there... Read more

Seeing Through The Eyes Of Love 

All is love Love is all there is Nothing else is real It is why you are here It is who you are Therefore give yourself whole-heartedly to love Embrace it Wallow in it and you will never die For love is eternal It knows nothing of past, present or future It is not... Read more

Remembering Dhardo Rimpoche

Rimpoche first spotted a yellow-robed Sangharakshita from a distance in 1949, exclaiming to his attendant ‘Look! The Dharma has gone as far as the West!’  On the façade of a school in northern India, two deer are depicted holding the Buddha’s Wheel... Read more

The Dharma Revolution in India

Uddyotani writes: We have many legacies that come from Sangharakshita’s years in India. This is where he practised, beginning as a young Englishman in the Signals Corps whose wartime placement took him to the land of the Buddha, staying there as a Buddhist monk... Read more

The Last Days of the Buddha

Jenny Roberts writes about the story of the Buddha’s passing as told in the Maha Parinibbana Sutta of the Pali Canon. The fifteenth of February was Parinirvana Day, an important festival when Buddhists everywhere celebrate the death of the Buddha. And to mark... Read more