Article summaries

A collection of articles on Buddhism and Budddhist practice from senior members of the Western Buddhist Order (WBO).



An introduction to the raison d’etre for madhyamavani.

Sangharakshita Diary August – October 1998

Sangharakshita’s activities in the autumn of 1998.

A Jorney to Il Convento


The ordination process for women moved into a new phase by Ordination courses again being held at Il Convento di Santa Croce, Batignano, Italy, the same venue used for men’s Ordination courses in the early Eighties. Sanghadevi summarizes her experience of leading the September 1998 retreat.

Twenty Years in India — What Next?


Lokamitra rejoices in his first twenty years in India. Having handed on his institutional responsibilities, he considers how best to help the Dharma spread in India and how to help it spread amongst the other Indian scheduled castes.

Four Years at Madhyamalaoka


Kamalashila describes his life at Madhyamaloka, having been it’s longest standing resident up to this point. He also reflects on the matter of defining one’s life around where one lives and what spiritual benefit there might be to becoming homeless.

A Week With Friends in Sweden



Abundance in the White Lotus Sutra





A poem rejoicing in Sangharakshita.

A Day in the Life of Kulananda


Kulananda offers us a glimpse of his daily routine.

Please note that many articles on this site were a product of their times. The FWBO is very much a growing and developing tradition; some of the institutions, offices and practices referred to will have matured, changed or been abandoned subsequent to publication.