Clear Vision Trust

About Us

Our History

Clear Vision was founded in the early 1980s by a small group of Triratna Buddhist Order members (formerly the Western Buddhist Order) as an audio-visual project, which sought to record the teachings and lectures of the Venerable Urgyen Sangharakshita, founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community.

We soon also branched out into the educational sector, producing a series of videos, as well as some online interactive materials, to help schools teach Buddhism to a wide range of ages.

Throughout the 1990s and into the new millennium, we also produced a twice yearly Newsreel programme, which we revived in 2013 as the Triratna NewsByte, a regular short video report, to keep members of the worldwide movement informed of what was going on around the Triratna globe.

We are now launching our new project, Living Buddhism Today, a series of internet video blogs of specific Buddhist teachings, delivered by practising Buddhist teachers, available to everyone.

We have also always been the holders of the Triratna image archive, making thousands of photographs and Buddhist images easily available.

the team

Sanghadhara

Director

Involved with Triratna in Mexico at the age of 16, with a passion for helping the Dharma meeting people and cultures taking new expressions. 

His name means Supporter/Upholder of the Sangha, task he takes seriously while leading the Clear Vision team with its various projects in relation with the wider Sangha and beyond.

Upekshapriya

Technical director

After many years of independent filmwork, he joined Clear Vision in 1997. He began making videos when he was 22 and gained a first class honours degree in film/video in 1990 from what is now the University of the Arts, London.

Ordained in 2002. His name means “Lover of equanimity"

Graham

Video editor and Business manager

Providing camera work and video editing, Graham has been with the team since 2010, after graduating in Factual Film and TV Production.

He is also Clear Visions Business Manager, looking after finance, invoicing and dispatch.

He is currently training for ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order.

Sthirajyoti

Image Archivist

Sthirajyoti cares for the image archive; sorting, cataloguing, and digitising hundreds of images and making them available to view or purchase.

Garavachitta

School Visists Coordinator

Garavachitta looks after the administration of the school visits service, and welcomes nearly 2,000 students a year to the Manchester Buddhist Centre, teaching Buddhism to a wide range of ages. 

Contact us

We are here

Manchester Buddhist Centre
16-20 Turner Street
Manchester
M4 1DZ

Tel: 0161 839 9579
Fax: 0161 850 1839

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