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Dharmabyte: An Encounter With Padmasambhava in Darjeeling

From Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 29 Nov, 2018 - 13:00

Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is a recollection from Sangharakshita called An Encounter with Padmasambhava in Darjeeling. Padmasambhava, often known as the ‘Second Buddha’, is famous for converting the demons of Tibet. In this lecture we are given a brief biography of Padmasambhava and an outline of the progressive Nyingmapa practices attributed to him.

N.B. Poor original recording. From the talk Padmasambhava: Tantric Guru of Tibet, given in 1972.

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Windhorse Publications Books Featured in Parabola, Vajra Bell and the Spiritual Media Blog

Tue, 20 Nov, 2018 - 11:56

Windhorse Publications Books Featured in Parabola, Vajra Bell and the Spiritual Media Blog

Tue, 20 Nov, 2018 - 11:56

Quite a number of Windhorse Publications’ books have been featuring recently in a variety of different magazines and blogs!

Firstly, you can find a chapter of Wild Awake: Alone, Offline and Aware in Nature by Vajragupta in the Fall 2018 edition of Parabola magazine, ’The Journey Home’.  

“Each time I dive deeper into the wilderness I can feel that green fire burning through me. Within me and without, I can sense the intense aliveness of life. But then I have to go back...

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Thanks to Everyone Involved in the Funeral of Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita

From Sangharakshita Memorial Space on Fri, 16 Nov, 2018 - 11:24

Thanks to Everyone Involved in the Funeral of Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita

From Sangharakshita Memorial Space on Fri, 16 Nov, 2018 - 11:24

Dear friends,

It is almost a week since the funeral and Adhisthana is returning to normal, although of course it is a new normal. “Life is King” as Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita told us and Life goes on. The trees drop their leaves and work needs to be done. Sunday and Monday here saw community and volunteers taking down chairs, dismantling the shrine in the barn - will it ever be the same space? - and cleaning. Lots of cleaning,...

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Oh, oui, un Grand Merci à tous !

From the little corner of the globe that is the Paris Triratna Centre, seeing Adhisthana through the internet during Bhante’s funerals it was obvious that things were done there with much love and care, attention to details and commimtment from all those who were taking part, be it by just being there or by organizing and supporting the day in all sorts of ways.

With much gratitude to each and all of you,
Ujumani, on behalf of all those who were gathered in Paris

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The Funeral and Burial of Urgyen Sangharakshita - Complete Live Stream

From Sangharakshita Memorial Space on Tue, 13 Nov, 2018 - 08:00

The Funeral and Burial of Urgyen Sangharakshita - Complete Live Stream

From Sangharakshita Memorial Space on Tue, 13 Nov, 2018 - 08:00

Thanks to everyone - the many thousands - who tuned into our live stream on the day of Urgyen Sangharakshita’s funeral and burial. And to those who have been watching and re-watching since. It’s been moving to read the continuing flood of messages and appreciation from around the world. 

On the day we were faced with a number of unexpected (and some expected!) technical difficulties, and the live stream was effectively broken up across different channels, posts and platforms. Here then is...

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thanks so much for all the dedication and work that went into this.  Hours and hours not just of filming but of editing, cutting and all the other onerous tasks that you all do with such positivity and love

Parami

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Have just made a small donation to Dharmachakra (buddhistcentreonline) and to Clear Vision.  It’s not much but every little helps

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Me too. If everyone who watched the video either live or later made a small donation, Clear Vision and TheBuddhistCentreOnline could be funded properly this year. And if we all made a tiny donation regularly every month, they’d be funded in future years too.

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Many thanks for making this available

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Sorry about the date mistake at the start! We’ll fix anon… 🤦🏻‍♂️ 🙂

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Watch Urgyen Sangharakshita's Funeral and Burial: Details of Our Live Stream and Online Coverage

Sat, 10 Nov, 2018 - 00:08

Watch Urgyen Sangharakshita's Funeral and Burial: Details of Our Live Stream and Online Coverage

Sat, 10 Nov, 2018 - 00:08

The Funeral of the Venerable Urgyen Sangharakshita
August 26, 1925 - October 30, 2018


Update: You can now watch a complete version of the livestream here

We will be starting our online coverage before the funeral ceremony begins, at around 12.20pm UK time. There will be a live video stream of the ceremony, as well as a regular stream of updates on social media throughout the day.

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Further Information Around The Funeral And Burial Service For Urgyen Sangharakshita

Fri, 9 Nov, 2018 - 22:06

Further Information Around The Funeral And Burial Service For Urgyen Sangharakshita

Fri, 9 Nov, 2018 - 22:06

Update: You can now watch a complete version of the live stream here

The funeral of the Venerable Urgyen Sangharakshita, August 26, 1925 - October 30, 2018

November 10th 2018, 12.30 pm UK time, at Adhisthana

Dear friends,

We wanted to give you some last minute information for those of you coming to Adhisthana tomorrow and also an update on how things are going here.

Over the last few days we have had a...

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Dearest Bhante farewell with utmost gratitude and love thank-you Anuttara

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I am responding as not able to post from my computer for some reason but I did want to express my feelings as I sit here preparing to witness the funeral proceedings of my beloved teacher, Urygen Sangharakshita. Reflecting on the impact he has had on my life, I am overwhelmed. Some of my dear friends have wondered if they would even be here if it wasn’t for Bhante’s bringing the dharma into their lives. In a video documentary done by Clear Vision one of Bhante’s teachers Dhardo Rimpoche (the 13th) states that one can get a sense of the spiritual stature of a person by the extent of the smoke their fire spreads throughout the world (quite paraphrased). He was speaking of Bhante. Just look at his vision and look into the future. I know that I alone cannot address the woes of this present world, but as a tiny cog in the beautiful wheel of Triratna who knows?

I have been very moved by expressions of condolence issued by the father of Dhardo Rimpoche, the 14th and by a video of Jampel Kaldhen

, principal of ITBCI in Kalimpong, speaking eloquently of the significance of Sangharakshita to his life and to that of the school and and then chanting mantras with the students.  My hope is that those condolences can eventually be shared on the remembrance page. Now I am off to watch the funeral online, thinking of all who are present there, Viriyagita

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I’m unable to find out how to watch online 

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Bhante's Wish - Support The Complete Works

Thu, 8 Nov, 2018 - 14:59

Bhante's Wish - Support The Complete Works

Thu, 8 Nov, 2018 - 14:59

Granting Bhante’s Wish

Windhorse Publishing is raising £90,000 to ensure the completion of Sangharakshita’s Complete Works.

At last Sunday’s order weekend, Maitreyabandhu asked everyone to give £250. This raised 20,000 in pledges from 75 people, an average of over £250 each.

Together we can do this, let’s keep that momentum going. £21,700 has been raised so far, with pledges being fulfilled daily, please visit the following link and give generously.

Give to the Complete Works fund...

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Wonderful to see.

If people would like to subscribe to The Complete Works, that also supports the project. Receive eight volumes upon subscribing, and twenty-seven in total. Find out more or subscribe: 

https://www.windhorsepublications.com/sangharakshita-complete-works

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Tribute to Bhante

From Sangharakshita Memorial Space on Tue, 6 Nov, 2018 - 16:26

Tribute to Bhante

From Sangharakshita Memorial Space on Tue, 6 Nov, 2018 - 16:26

This is a four and a half video of Bhante’s images with audio extracts from interviews that my colleage Amaradaya made. 

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Funeral and Burial Service for Urgyen Sangharakshita

Tue, 6 Nov, 2018 - 20:00

Funeral and Burial Service for Urgyen Sangharakshita

Tue, 6 Nov, 2018 - 20:00

Update: You can now watch a complete version of the live stream here

November 10th 2018, 12.30 pm UK time, at Adhisthana


You are very welcome to attend the funeral service for Urgyen Sangharakshita. We are expecting large numbers. For the many not able to attend, we are hoping to provide live streaming of the funeral and burial but please note that, for technical reasons, we cannot guarantee this will be possible. 

The ceremony
We...

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Local Accommodation to Adhisthana

From Sangharakshita Memorial Space on Sat, 3 Nov, 2018 - 11:26

Local Accommodation to Adhisthana

From Sangharakshita Memorial Space on Sat, 3 Nov, 2018 - 11:26

Click on the images to find information about possible options for arranging your own accommodation nearby Adhisthana.

At the time of posting, there are lots of rooms available at Church Farm in Coddington for Friday 9th and Saturday 10th.

We also have a number of local Sangha members offering accommodation, some also with transport to the funeral. Please write to admin [at] adhisthana.org to arrange this....

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http://www.malvernholidaypark.co.uk/ has self-catering accommodation 6 miles from Adhisthana from 1 night minimum, if that’s of help.