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Dharmacharini Aryamati

On Sun, 28 September, 2014 - 12:12
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With great sadness we report the death of Dharmacharini Aryamati, in the evening of Friday 26th September. Knocked down by a van on a pedestrian crossing, she suffered many broken bones. Having regained consciousness she died later in hospital from brain trauma.

Aryamati was ordained in 2005 and was a much-loved member of the sangha in Manchester, UK. Her preceptor Maitreyi writes: “Her name means ‘She whose mind is noble’, and her yidam was Green Tara, who gave her great strength in her practice and in her life. She was a woman of great generosity, indomitable spirit and creativity, with a very big heart that went out to all who suffered and to her friends and family.”

She will be very greatly missed by her family and her many, many friends. Writing to the Manchester sangha, Vishangka writes: “Aryamati was one of life’s beautiful people - kind, generous, with a huge heart that went out to those who suffer in the world. She truly had a big and positive impact on those she met. A writer, academic, linguist and poet, she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.”

Today’s Padmasambhava Day celebrations in Manchester have been replaced by a memorial day for Aryamati.

Funeral details will follow.
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The funeral and celebration of Aryamati’s life will take place on Monday 20th October at 4pm at the Manchester Buddhist Centre, UK. (See below.) There will be refreshments and food at the Buddhist Centre after the celebration.

A woodland burial will take place the next day, Tuesday 21st October, at 1.30pm at Thornsett Cemetery, High Hill Road, New Mills, SK22 2EU. This will be a more informal event with the opportunity to speak, share poems and readings etc. It will be followed by afternoon tea at a nearby cafe.

Everyone is welcome to attend both events. Please wear something bright and colourful.

The Manchester Buddhist Centre
16-20 Turner Street
Manchester M4 1DZ
tel: 0161 834 9232
e: info [at]