Vigil held at Sheffield Buddhist Centre for Urgyen SangharakshitaOn Fri, 2 November, 2018 - 21:55
Order Members, mitras and friends took part in a 24 hour vigil from 2pm on Tuesday. Each one hour session included a reading, chanting of one of the 5 mantras and metta bhavana. It has been a very loving time.
People brought white flowers to offer. All the flowers have now been put in our smaller shrine room where people can come any time over the next few days to sit and continue paying respects.
People also wrote messages of gratitude. Here is one short message from a young man who has attended just five sessions of our Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation course and who, moved by seeing the effects of Bhante’s death on us, asked me if anyone could write a message:
“Dear Precious Teacher Urgyen Sangharakshita. Although I never met you personally, I would like to express my gratitude to you. Thank you for what you have done. I would not be here today if it wasn’t for your teachings. I hope you have found enlightenment.”
The great work goes on.