We’re delighted to announce the release of the next three volumes in The Complete Works of Sangharakshita. This brings the total number of volumes published so far to 21. Those of you who have a subscription may need to think about getting another bookshelf! 😉 There are another six volumes yet to be published: three next year, and three in 2024.
The new volumes are available in hardback, paperback and eBook editions. There are various buying options: you can take out a subscription to all 27 volumes, buy the new volumes as part of a great-value bundle (hardback or paperback only), or buy them individually using the buttons below.
The new volumes are:
Volume 12: A New Buddhist Movement II
This illuminating collection of previously unpublished talks traces the development of Sangharakshita’s presentation of the Dharma in the West from 1965 to 2011.
Drawing on a wide range of sources, from the Pāli canon and The Tibetan Book of the Dead to Beowulf and William Wordsworth, there are many intriguing perspectives: an exploration of Buddhist psychology, the histories of great teachers like Padmasambhava and Atīśa, reflections on going forth, creativity, the demons around and within us, the role of the will in the spiritual life, and much more. The final talks in the volume, given towards the end of Sangharakshita’s life, are more personal, and they include reflections on dreams, old age and rebirth.
Volume 24: Through Buddhist Eyes
Through Buddhist Eyes continues Sangharakshita’s five volumes of memoirs. Covering journeys across five continents and two decades, this volume is made up of nineteen travel letters and one talk. They are Sangharakshita’s heartfelt communications to the growing membership of the new Buddhist movement he founded: the Triratna Buddhist Order.
Part reflection, part travelogue, part chronicle of a vibrant new spiritual movement, Through Buddhist Eyes opens a window on the inner life and the outer world of Urgyen Sangharakshita, one of the greatest Buddhist teachers of the twentieth century.
Volume 26: Aphorisms, the Arts, and Late Writings
This multi-faceted volume includes a collection of aphorisms, a selection of teachings on Buddhism and the arts, and two collections of late writings.
The aphorisms, from the first phase of Sangharakshita’s teaching in the West, are by turns uncompromising, provocative, witty, self-evident, gnomic and plain common sense. The sequence on the arts sheds light on one of Sangharakshita’s most distinctive perspectives on the Dharma. The late writings cover an astonishingly wide range of themes, from his childhood memories to the lucid reflections of Sangharakshita’s old age.
If you’re interested in knowing more about Sangharakshita’s life, head over to www.sangharakshita.org where you’ll find information about his childhood and his life as a Buddhist teacher and friend.
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