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Blood Donation Camp

Mon, 10 Dec, 2018 - 12:40

Blood Donation Camp

Mon, 10 Dec, 2018 - 12:40

NNBY MEGA BLOOD DONATION CAMP on 6TH DECEMBER 2018 Paid tribute to the Dr. B. R. Ambedkar & Bhante Sangharakshita. MIND TO LIFE SAVING REVOLUTION. NNBY on the occasion of Dr B R Ambedkar 62nd death anniversary organised blood donation camp first time in Nagpur in support of Government Hospital Nagpur. We were able to get 115 bags from the camp which will be available free...

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With deep gratitude.

Sat, 1 Dec, 2018 - 05:11

With deep gratitude.

Sat, 1 Dec, 2018 - 05:11It’s very hard to imagine what my life would have been like if I hadn’t come across the Glasgow Buddhist Centre just over forty years ago. As a naively enthusiastic young man it was my good fortune to meet Bhante first through his talks and the order members inspired by his teaching the Dharma, then later more personally through individual meetings and in 1982 through ordination. That ordination, witnessing, gave me a tremendous confidence to practice a Buddhist Path -...
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In gratitude to my teacher Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita

Thu, 29 Nov, 2018 - 23:45

In gratitude to my teacher Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita

Thu, 29 Nov, 2018 - 23:45

My parents gave me my life and raised me with love, thereby giving me a stable and healthy basis for my entire life, for which I feel deeply grateful to them.

But in my adult life, the greatest formative influence has been my teacher, Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita.

I had met the Dharma and caught (some) fire before I met him or fwbo/Triratna. But would the Dharma ever have become the central focal point in my life that it did become, had I then embarked...

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Gratitude to Bhante

Tue, 27 Nov, 2018 - 13:51

Gratitude to Bhante

Tue, 27 Nov, 2018 - 13:51Gratitude to Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita My parents gave me the precious gift of life, Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita gave me the precious gift of a direction, a way for this human life to be fulfilled. He passed on the teachings of the Buddha that lead to the fulfilment of the deepest wish of the heart. As an adolescent I was desperate to find a way of life that would lead to such fulfilment and to the alleviation of suffering in the...
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Dayapakshini

Sat, 24 Nov, 2018 - 10:31

Dayapakshini

Sat, 24 Nov, 2018 - 10:31

In the half light of a November day, damp and drizzly I remember our teacher who let go of his body, seemingly easily and has escaped this wintry darkness. Despite him being 93 and frail I was not ready for Bhante’s death. I sobbed aloud when I read the news. Selfishly, of course, I wanted him to stay a bit longer, maybe I’d see him one more time. But also, I was glad that he had a relatively easy passing.The last...

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Amaravati monastery marks Bhante's death

Thu, 22 Nov, 2018 - 13:32

Amaravati monastery marks Bhante's death

Thu, 22 Nov, 2018 - 13:32

At Amaravati Buddhist Monastery in Hertfordshire, UK, the evening chanting on the day after Bhante’s funeral was dedicated to him.

Amaravati is a monastery in the Thai Forest Tradition, run by the English Sangha Trust, who owned the Hampstead Buddhist Vihara where Bhante lived in the 1960s. 

Read about Munisha’s visit to Ajahn Amaro, abbot of Amaravati, in 2016.

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from Vajratara

Thu, 22 Nov, 2018 - 11:33

from Vajratara

Thu, 22 Nov, 2018 - 11:33

I remember once going to see Bhante in his flat in Madhyamaloka.  I was there to talk about ‘births, deaths and marriages’, and how we should conduct those important life rituals in Buddhist Centres.  We talked about naming ceremonies and weddings, laying down basic principles and establishing how to enable them to be performed in line with the Dharma. So far, so practical. When we came to funerals Bhante perked up a bit “Now this is something we Buddhists are...

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From Sthanashraddha

Mon, 19 Nov, 2018 - 22:07

From Sthanashraddha

Mon, 19 Nov, 2018 - 22:07

I feel honoured and so very grateful to have been able to serve Bhante as secretary in the last few years of his life. Clear and bright was his mind right up until his death, full of warmth and kindness for those that came into his sphere. 

Though we were generations apart he always took interest in what interested me and our work together was so very smooth and straightforward, which is impressive given Bhante’s poor eyesight and my general lack of secretarial...

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Sending lots of metta Sthanashraddha, I have been wondering how you are. I really appreciate you facilitated those written communications between myself and Bhante last year. Take care, Satyadakini
Malini's picture

Thank you Sthanashraddha, that was so beautify written I felt really moved by it.     And thanks for blowing the conch shell it really added to celebrating Bhantes life at his funeral.    Love Malini

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I have tears in my eyes as I reply to you, Sthanashraddha. Beautifully written from the heart. I have been thinking of you, wondering how you’re doing. These were precious years and you will always have them. Go well, whatever comes next, with love, Dayapakshini

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That’s really lovely Sthanashraddha - thank you for sharing with us.  I have been wondering how you and the others on Bhante’s team are doing.  Thinking of you all with metta.

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Thank you, very beautiful.

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Deadline for submissions to the Book of Gratitude

Mon, 19 Nov, 2018 - 17:00

Deadline for submissions to the Book of Gratitude

Mon, 19 Nov, 2018 - 17:00

The deadline for submissions is Friday 30th November, so if you haven’t already, please do share your feelings of gratitude for the life of Urgyen Sangharakshita. To remind you, here are the criteria and means of submission:

Because the book will be professionally bound we ask you to follow these following simple instructions. The page will need to be:

  • A4
  • Landscape (wider than it is tall)
  • Plain paper
  • Left hand margin of 25mm to allow for binding
  • Right hand margin 20mm for balance

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