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Continuing our series of messages of condolence from Buddhists beyond Triratna, here is a post from the Facebook page of the European Buddhist Union, of which Triratna has been an active member for many years.
“The EBU would like to express heartfelt condolences to the Triratna community, for the death of the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order and the Triratna Buddhist Community.
Sangharakshita, who has passed away at the age of 93, was one of the most significant figures in the inter-Buddhist dialogue and a towering pioneer of Buddhism in the West.”
Invited to the funeral, Ron Eichhorn, President of the European Buddhist Union emailed to say:
“I am very sad to hear this news and would like to express my heartfelt condolences. I am very happy and blessed to have been able to meet with Sangharakshita during our last AGM [held at Adhisthana]. He was so kind and full of goodness. I will hold his memory very dearly.”