In February 2002 a new Buddhist opera was performed in London’s East End - 'The Triumph of Life - Last Days of the Buddha'. This is a record of the performance.
‘The Message of the Bowl: aspects of Going Forth in the poetry of Sangharakshita.'
This talk was the highlight of the 1991 Western Buddhist Order Convention. Padmavajra explores Sangharakshita’s poems that deal with the theme of Going Forth and so presents a valuable insight into his Going Forth and a moving introduction to this vital Buddhist principle.
In this talk, given in 1992, Padmavajra shares the stage with Sangharakshita to explore his poetry.
This varied selection reveals facets of sangharakshita’s personality and includes poems observing the beauty of the world, poems of insight, poems of sympathy, poems which describe an active, heroic, defiant engagement with the world and a deepening exploration of the greater mandala.
“Four Gifts - Transformation in the Poetry of Sangharakshita”.
Padmavajra points to and explores the themes of the short poem ‘Four Gifts’. Throughout Sangharakshita’s poetry, life and work, he shows the many different senses in which the theme of transformation occurs in his poetry.