In the Sign of the Golden Wheel

Indian Memoirs of an English Buddhist

By Bikshu Sangharakshita

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A volume of memoirs recounting the experiences of an English Buddhist monk working in the mid-1950s to revive Buddhism in the land of its birth. The author's descriptions present a detailed kaleidoscope of the Indian landscape.

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Windhorse Publications

Windhorse Publications is a Buddhist charitable company based in the UK. They seek to produce accessible and relevant books of high quality for all those interested in Buddhism at whatever level. They are the main publisher of Sangharakshita, the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order. They seek to draw on the whole range of the Buddhist tradition, including translations of traditional texts, commentaries, biographies of Buddhists, and works on meditation.

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Full of curious episodes such as the miracle of the talking calf, rumours of black magic in personal conflicts, and lamas with "supernormal powers", this volume of memoirs recounts the experiences of an English Buddhist monk working in the mid-1950s to revive Buddhism in the land of its birth. The author's descriptions present a detailed kaleidoscope of the Indian landscape as he relates his grittier encounters with royalty and religion, poverty and politics, corruption and ignorance. His quest takes him all over India, from his hermitage in Kalimpong in the Himalayas to collaboration with a film star in Bombay and involvement in the spectacular festivals to celebrate 2500 years of Buddhism. The story reaches its climax when Sangharakshita addresses 30 mass meetings in four days to console and encourage the hundreds of thousands of ex-untouchables - recent converts to Buddhism - following the sudden death of their hero, Dr Ambedkar.

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Format eBook
Imprint Windhorse Publications
Publication Date 29 Apr 2014
ISBN 9781909314375

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