Portsmouth Buddhist Center

The Death of Urgyen Sangharakshita

On Tue, 30 October, 2018 - 12:59
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Below is an excerpt from a message released from the Order office this morning. Urgyen Sangharakshita, the founder of Triratna, died this morning. Please visit the memorial space here for remembrances and information: Sangharakshita memorial space

We’ll keep you informed of local events pertaining to his death and memorial. Best wishes to you all,

Suddhayu and the PBC Council

With great sadness we inform you of the passing away of Urgyen Sangharakshita today 30 October 2018 at approximately 10.00 a.m. in Hereford Hospital. As informed earlier today Bhante had been diagnosed with pneumonia and this morning the Consultant said that Bhante had sepsis from which recovery is 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. Bhante asked that the following mantras be chanted at the time of his death: Shakyamuni, Green Tara, Manjushri, Amitabha and Padmasambhava.

After a few days Bhante’s body will be laid out at Adhisthana. We will inform you of the arrangements for visiting as well as online coverage of the rituals that will be taking place there.

The funeral and burial will take place at Adhisthana. We will inform you of the date and arrangements as soon as we are able.


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