Updates from Adhisthana


Tomorrow has been cancelled; don’t rush in

James and Subhuti in conversation about the opportunity that the lockdown can give us to be present with our experience. The first in a series of videos – watch out for the other two coming up on facebook or on our YouTube channel over the next few days.

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Gathering Around and Listening to Bhante

On Thursday afternoon the community came together in Bhante’s lounge and sat around his chair to listen to his 1965 talk on the Arising of the Bodhicitta. You can listen to that talk here : The Arising of the Bodhicitta – 1965 – Sangharakshita   View this post on Instagram   Bhante’s chair, Bhante’s words. […]

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Our Artist in Residence

This morning Yashodeva took advantage of the weather and the freshly blooming trees around the burial made to create one of his signature iPad sketches.

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365 Days of Bhante

A significant aspect of our work here at Adhisthana is to keep alive the spirit of our founder and teacher, Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita, in the years after his passing on the 20th October 2018. There are many ways that we do this – by passing on his teachings; providing a context for people to visit […]

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Daily Circumambulations

Bhante’s body lies at Adhisthana and Bhante’s spirit lies at the heart of what we do. During the lockdown the community is circumambulating every evening at 7pm in an act of worship, devotion and rememberance. Here’s a short snippet that was livestreamed last night:

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Online Exhibitions

We’d like to draw your attention to some online exhibitions that have been made available by the team at Dharmachakra. These are a great way to get a deeper connection with Bhante and the Order from wherever you are. Nine Decades In these very personal conversations with Saddhanandi, Bhante chooses objects from each period and […]

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Bodhicitta: The Heart of Buddhism

How do we meet this world that is burning? We are fortunate enough to have a whole raft of practices to turn to, and for a lot of us it is the Bodhicitta practice that will shine brightly at this time. The Order has begun a collective weekly Bodhicitta practice and we’d like to offer […]

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One More Alumni in the Order

This morning we watched ex-Itir from the Women’s 2017 Dharma Life Course become Varadhi. She was publicly ordained at around 8am UK time in a community in Melbourne watched by hundreds online having been privately ordained a few weeks early in advance of the now-cancelled 2020 Akashavana ordination retreat. It’s such a delight for the […]

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Preparing for when you return

  View this post on Instagram   The team are readying the site for when you all return. Yesterday: cleaning outside the seminar room. #work #sangha #cleaning A post shared by Adhisthana (@_adhisthana_) on Mar 25, 2020 at 5:48am PDT

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