The Rainbow Road From Tooting Broadway To Kalimpong: Memoirs Of An English Buddhist by SangharakshitaThe Rainbow Road From Tooting Broadway To Kalimpong: Memoirs Of An English Buddhist by Sangharakshita

The Rainbow Road From Tooting Broadway To Kalimpong: Memoirs Of An English Buddhist

bySangharakshita

Paperback | September 22, 2017

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A vivid picture of the people, the places, and the experiences that shaped Sangharakshita's life.Sangharakshita read theDiamond Sutra for the first time the summer he turned seventeen. It seemed to awaken him to something whose existence he had forgotten, and he joyfully embraced those profound teachings with an unqualified acceptance." This experience decided the whole future direction of his life.In this first volume of memoirs he describes how, from a working-class childhood in the London suburb of Tooting, he came, a twenty-four-year-old Buddhist novice monk, to Kalimpong in the eastern Himalayas.Sangharakshita paints a vivid picture of the people, the places, and the experiences that shaped his life: his childhood, his army days, and the gurus he met during his years as a wandering ascetic staying in the caves and ashrams of India. He moves between the ordinary and the extraordinary, from the mundane to the sublime; his narrative takes in the psychological and aesthetic, the philosophical and spiritual. His experiences are both universal-love and loss, comedy and tragedy-and unique to his an exceptional life.Sangharakshita is the founder and principal teacher of Triratna, a worldwide Buddhist movement. With teaching experience spanning sixty years, he is the author of over forty books. "
Sangharakshita is the founder and principal teacher of Triratna, a worldwide Buddhist movement. With teaching experience spanning 60 years, he is the author of over 40 books.
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Title:The Rainbow Road From Tooting Broadway To Kalimpong: Memoirs Of An English BuddhistFormat:PaperbackDimensions:552 pages, 9.14 × 6.53 × 1.74 inPublished:September 22, 2017Publisher:Windhorse PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1909314854

ISBN - 13:9781909314856

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'I have always looked to Sangharakshita's books for inspiration and ideas on how to better translate the principles and practices of Buddhism for Western audiences and practitioners today.' ? Lama Surya Das, author of Awakening the Buddha Within 'I have always looked to Sangharakshita's books for inspiration and ideas on how to better translate the principles and practices of Buddhism for Western audiences and practitioners today.' - Lama Surya Das, author of Awakening the Buddha Within