Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Remembering Bhante at the Bristol Centre

On Thu, 8 November, 2018 - 10:50
khemajoti's picture

Here in Bristol we have been experiencing the flow of appreciation for Bhante and connection with him and amongst the Sangha here and world-wide. On hearing of Bhante’s death, a group of dharmacharinis came together to create a shrine and from 4-10pm on the day of his death we had periods of chanting the mantras and just sitting. This continued the following day from 7am - 5pm with a 7 fold puja beautifully led by Moksanandi.  Throughout the time since then we have been sharing in small groups (mitra groups, chapters) and had an order gathering on Sunday to share memories of Bhante. As we are not far from Adhisthana, a number of people have been up to participate in the vigil, some will be helping over the weekend and a lot are planning to travel to the funeral on Saturday. This Friday, we will have another period of chanting, meditating, sharing and puja from 2-9pm and on Sunday eve a session of sharing experience of the last 2 weeks.

Metta to you all around the world - there is a strong sense of our connectedness.

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Cardiffbuddhistcentre's picture

The Cardiff Sangha have been busy over the past week holding various opportunities for people to come along and sit with the news of Bhante’s passing and say goodbye. Here we have a picture of a number of the Cardiff sangha attending the recent Puja for him.

A beautiful evening full of memories and gratitude to our teacher Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita

In the words of Maitreyabandhu (taken from his puja to Bhante)

4. Giving thanks:

On this very day, 

Here in this place,

I thank you, Urgyen Sangharakshita,

Bhante, revered teacher, 

for your four most precious gifts:

A lotus flower.

A golden net.

A shepherd’s round-dance.

A garden planted in the wilderness.

Here on this day,

In this place,

I dare accept them.

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Cardiff Puja Mon 5th November 20181.01 MB
vajrabhadri's picture

Yes, I wholeheartedly agree with you Khemajoti. I have such a strong feeling of the Sangha jewel this week. Much love, Diane M

Dharmabandhu's picture

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

Dharmabandhu's picture

Sadhu Sadhu Sadhu!!!!