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Safeguarding in Triratna: an update

Thu, 22 Nov, 2018 - 10:18

Safeguarding in Triratna: an update

Thu, 22 Nov, 2018 - 10:18

Since 2015, ‘Safeguarding’ has become an integral part of the life of Triratna organisations in the UK, and indeed those in many other countries, even where Safeguarding as understood in Britain is unknown. (See below for an explanation of Safeguarding.)

All Triratna centres in the UK now have Safeguarding policies and named Safeguarding officers. Triratna centres in other countries are encouraged to do the same, or to do whatever is required locally; and many have done so.

Earlier this year Triratna’s Ethics kula...

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Large worldwide audience for live funeral video

Fri, 16 Nov, 2018 - 16:55

Large worldwide audience for live funeral video

Fri, 16 Nov, 2018 - 16:55

It’s become clear that the apparently large gathering of 1,200-1,400 people in the barn at Adhisthana on Saturday for Bhante’s funeral was, in fact, a small fraction of the international audience taking part by following the day live on Facebook and YouTube, and by participating in simultaneous events at Buddhist Centres around the world.

Watch the complete edited livestream.

For a start, it’s estimated that those watching at public screenings across India numbered at least 61,000 – not including all those who watched at home or in social projects...

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Thanks for all the updates. It is very moving to hear about how many people in so many places were with us on Saturday. I don’t know if Sangharakshita’s funeral was watched in Kalimpong, but his death certainly didn’t go unmarked at the ITBCI, as this clip shows: https://youtu.be/TusmmcZLGq4
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Thanks and good to know. I’ve posted that here:

https://thebuddhistcentre.com/sangharakshita/dhardo-rinpoches-school-mar…

Love
Munisha

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Quite a few of us were joining in from Australia as well. Thanks for the broadcast it made us all feel that much closer. Love Dharmamati

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A Selection of Photos from Sangharakshita's Funeral

Fri, 16 Nov, 2018 - 10:26

A Selection of Photos from Sangharakshita's Funeral

Fri, 16 Nov, 2018 - 10:26

On Saturday 10th November the funeral of Urgyen Sangharakshita took place with an estimated 1,200 to 1,400 people attending the ceremony and burial in Adhisthana.  Here are some of the photographs taken by Dhammarati during this significant day in the life of our community.

See the full album of...

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Thanks,Sadayasihi for posting full album of bhante’s funeral program & Dhammarati for beautiful, memory photos.Its moving, touching to heart, I feel I am in the funeral.Bhante’s journey after passing away,a full funeral pictures history of Buddhism in this century.amrutasiddhi.
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After the funeral

Sat, 10 Nov, 2018 - 22:52

After the funeral

Sat, 10 Nov, 2018 - 22:52

Today Adhisthana welcomed 1,200-1,400 friends from many countries. They arrived throughout the morning by coach, train and car, drank 1,800 paper cups of tea and later disappeared into the darkness - after a few momentous and beautiful hours in which we said goodbye to our teacher, Bhante Sangharakshita.

I’d like to offer two impressions from today and some of Dhammarati’s photographs. (Click to see full-frame.)

The arrangements for a high quality Facebook Live online video transmission from the funeral mysteriously failed at the last minute, which...

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We watched online from a small town in rural Wales. We would like to thank everyone in their work in filming the funeral and attempt to live stream the occasion. It was great to be able to watch the occasion alongside everyone who was there. Thanks to everyone who made it happen,

Alison and Joy

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Wow Munisha. Thanks for this. I’m amazed and grateful you found the energy to write this last night after such a full day. Sadhu to you, to thebuddhistcentre.com and clear vision for serving us so well yesterday - and always

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Thank you Munisha for sharing that beautiful song with all of us, it touched me deeply ,and for your post about how the service went.  I appreciate your efforts very much. 

Kind wishes

Janine

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To all of the Buddhist Centre Online team and everyone who has been involved in helping get all this out to the whole world, thank you wholeheartedly for all your hard work…! Deep gratitude to be able to check in and read a few posts on the memorial page or listen to a short podcast from this last week or see some images and videos. THANK YOU! Lots of love xxx Prajnagita 

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It’s so moving to read this Munisha. I was there yesterday and it was indeed a wonderful day. I was particularly moved reading this to see you and the teams’ dedication to sharing this event live with the wider Sangha, despite challenges! It has been amazing how much work has been happening to keep us all updated in the last few weeks. Thank you so much x

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Adhisthana prepares for Bhante's funeral

Fri, 9 Nov, 2018 - 17:35

Adhisthana prepares for Bhante's funeral

Fri, 9 Nov, 2018 - 17:35

Here at Adhisthana many people have been hard at work preparing for Bhante’s funeral tomorrow, and the arrival in the small village of Coddington of an estimated one thousand people via narrow country roads.

Join us online at 12.20pm UK time.

Watch this space for the live stream embedded on The Buddhist Centre Online. 
We’ll also be streaming live on YouTube and on Facebook, with a feed of regular online updates throughout on Instagram and on Twitter.

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So inspiring to hear of the atmosphere at Adhisthana and all the work being done to make tomorrow’s event happen. Special gratitude to those toiling to set up the live stream. Please know how much this is appreciated by those of us in far-flung places. Much metta to all!

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Thank you, Jo! Candradasa says toiling is the right word! We are all slightly nervous in case of technical troubles at the last minute so could you all chant a lot of mantras, please? x Munisha

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Just wanted to express my deep gratitude for all the effort that has been made to enable us all over the world to join the beautiful and significant ceremony today. I was so moved to be able to sit in front of my shrine clad in blue chanting the mantras and doing the sevenfold puja together with such a large number of people paying respect to our teacher and guide, who changed and will continue to change peoples lives all around the world. I also want to thank everyone who has contributed with material on this site since Bhante left us, it has been very moving and helpful. Much love to you all from Dayadharani in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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Varsågod, Dayadharani! (You’re welcome!) How lovely to read about how you spent the day with us - in Sweden. Much love, Munisha

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Urgyen Sangharakshita 1925-2018

Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 - 11:27

Urgyen Sangharakshita 1925-2018

Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 - 11:27

With great sadness we inform you of the passing away of Urgyen Sangharakshita, today, 30th October 2018, at approximately 10 am in Hereford Hospital. He had been diagnosed with pneumonia and this morning the consultant said that he also had sepsis, from which recovery was not possible. 

Please join with us as we direct our metta towards Bhante, recollecting his wonderful qualities and remembering with gratitude all that he has given to so many of us. Local Centres around the world may...

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The Celebration of the 62nd Anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar's Mass Conversion to Buddhism

Thu, 25 Oct, 2018 - 12:26

The Celebration of the 62nd Anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar's Mass Conversion to Buddhism

Thu, 25 Oct, 2018 - 12:26

On the 18th to the 20th October the Nagarjuna Institute in Nagaloka, India, organised a celebration of Dhammachakra Pravartana day or the 62nd Anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar’s Mass Conversion to Buddhism.  This event included an international conference on the theme of ”The Revival of Buddhism in India and its impact on Buddhist Dynamics in South Asia.”

The Nagarjuna Institute, located in Nagpur Maharashtra, India, each year celebrates the anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar’s Mass Conversion to Buddhism by organising...

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European Buddhists gather at Adhisthana

Sat, 20 Oct, 2018 - 21:51

European Buddhists gather at Adhisthana

Sat, 20 Oct, 2018 - 21:51

The last weekend in September saw the annual gathering of the European Buddhist Union (EBU), this year hosted by Triratna at Adhisthana, followed as always by the annual meeting of the Buddhist Teachers in Europe (BTE).

For the EBU meeting, around 30 people from national Buddhist unions and individual Buddhist traditions across Europe, and including some young Buddhist guests, spent three days together, concentrating on two topics: 1) Young Buddhists and 2) preventing abuse in...

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Sangharakshita's Diary

Wed, 17 Oct, 2018 - 17:43

Sangharakshita's Diary

Wed, 17 Oct, 2018 - 17:43

Sthanashraddha is Bhante’s secretary. He writes from AdhisthanaUK:

“August:
August continued to blaze with sunshine and heat, though eventually it did break and the rains fell with a downpour here or there and rainy days mixed between sunny ones. Wonderful for slowly rejuvenating the very dry and crispy gardens, less attractive for Bhante’s morning walk and sit by the pond.

The wet weather was very noticeable during the Order weekend at the end of the month...

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Suryagupta becomes Chair of the London Buddhist Centre

Thu, 11 Oct, 2018 - 11:14

Suryagupta becomes Chair of the London Buddhist Centre

Thu, 11 Oct, 2018 - 11:14

In a special ritual on Monday 9th March 2018 Suryagupta became the new Chair of the London Buddhist Centre - one of Triratna’s oldest and largest urban Buddhist Centres, outside of India.  Suryagupta is the first woman to become a chair of the LBC.  Furthermore, as a mother and a woman of African Caribbean heritage, she brings a breadth of experience to this important role in the Triratna Buddhist Community.

Here is an interview with Suryagupta. 

1. Can you say a...

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So happy to hear you have become Chair of the LBC Suryagupta…..who’d have thought hey all those years ago in Bristol? Your inspiration has carried you far and will continue to affect everyone around you too in very positive and mysterious ways. Much love and best wishes, Sraddhadipa xx

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Greetings from Finland Suryagupta. So very good to see you getting into your stride as LBC chair and bringing in your energy, enthusiasm, intelligence and, I imagine, intuitive qualities to this work. all good wishes for the future Love Akasaka

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A very big sadhu to you! x Munisha

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Congratulations Suryagupta. I hope to meet you someday at the LBC when Triratna Gender Diverse has events there.