We’d like to invite you to join us next week for the online book launch of Nagabodhi’s page-turning biography, Sangharakshita: The Boy, the Monk, the Man. In it, Nagabodhi gives a vivid account of Sangharakshita’s life, what it was like to live among his committed followers, and the controversies he left behind.
The book launch will take place from 19:00 to 20:30 GMT on Wednesday 1st March, when Nagabodhi will be in conversation with Saddhanandi. Nagabodhi has a reputation as a gifted storyteller, so it promises to be an entertaining and illuminating evening.
Join the Zoom meeting on the day or watch the livestream on our YouTube channel.
To whet your appetite for the book launch, you may want to listen to our latest podcast episode, in which Dhammamegha talks to Nagabodhi about the book. Listen on the Windhorse Publications website, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
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. He 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.
Praise for Sangharakshita: The Boy, the Monk, the Man
‘Nagabodhi’s vivid portrait of his teacher and friend reveals a remarkable life – brilliant, visionary, and controversial.’
– Hozan Alan Senauke, Abbot, Berkeley Zen Center, Berkeley, California
‘… 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
We thought you might be interested in an online event hosted by Adhisthana later this month, the first in a series of events marking Adhisthana’s ten-year anniversary.
Commemorating Sangharakshita’s Arrival at Adhisthana
24 Feb | Open to all | Online | Led by Prajnaketu and Paramartha
In February 2013 Sangharakshita moved to Adhisthana, where he lived his last – happiest – years and is now buried. Ten years on, what does that mean for us, and how will it shape the future of our community? Join Adhisthana and the Urgyen Sangharakshita Trust online in celebrating this key moment with ritual, readings, and personal reflections from those present at the time.