Maybe Sangharakshita's life's work of writing, teaching the Dharma and creating the Triratna Buddhist Community has also transformed you?
If so, help others by funding the mammoth project of collecting all of his writings for the benefit of future generations around the world. And make this landmark birthday a very happy one for Bhante!
When I asked Bhante what he'd like for his birthday, he said that he doesn't need anything personally, but he'd like some money to give away. Half his writings are out of print and unavailable, searching through his entire oeuvre is impossible (even digitally), and few books have been translated from English.
Our gift will be to publish Bhante’s collected works for the first time, including unpublished or ‘lost’ material, new prefaces and endnotes and a comprehensive index for easy exploration – all verified by Bhante and beautifully produced. These will be the definitive texts for us and future generations, in durable hardback, affordable softback and flexible digital. Bhante would also like to support the translation of more of his Dharma books.
To make this happen, all of us around the Triratna world need to gather £100,000/€140,000/$155,000 by 26th August.
So please give whatever you can. I know that this sounds like a lot of money, but if you're reading this then you probably have a lot to be thankful for. And if you are like me then you probably spend money on all sorts of fleeting pleasures or useless things that on reflection don't really matter to you. So how about expressing in your gift how much the Dharma life and community that you enjoy means to you?
Bearing all of that in mind, how much do you think you could contribute? Now how about doubling that?!
Thank you for anything that you do give.
You know that Bhante will use it well.
With much metta,
PS Do write a message with your donation and I will add it to the birthday card that we give to Bhante on the 26th August.
PPS Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to Triratna's European Chairs Assembly which is 'hosting' this appeal.