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Michael Etzold

Bhante Memorial shrine in Tübingen (Germany)

Fri, 23 Nov, 2018 - 16:35

Bhante Memorial shrine in Tübingen (Germany)

Fri, 23 Nov, 2018 - 16:35

Our small Triratna group in Tübingen (southern Germany) held a special Memorial Session early November 2018.

Dharmapushpa, our local Order Member, led a very moving sevenfold Puja and we meditated on our gratitude to Bhante and the impetus its gives to our practice. Now, that our Founder is gone, I feel even more encouraged to make my practice cutting-edge and share the Dharma, that Sangharakshita has...

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Jnanacandra

The Essen Sangha saying farewell to Bhante

Mon, 19 Nov, 2018 - 11:58

The Essen Sangha saying farewell to Bhante

Mon, 19 Nov, 2018 - 11:58

On 10th November about 80 people from the Essen Sangha gathered to say farewell to Bhante. We met at the same time and followed the same programme as the one happening in Adhisthana, celebrating Puja in spirit with those 1400 of you present for Bhantes funeral, reciting the same mantras, listening to the same readings… and in the background seeing images (some of the time) coming in on screen from...

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A Paris, pour les funérailles de Sangharakshita

Sat, 17 Nov, 2018 - 11:31

A Paris, pour les funérailles de Sangharakshita

Sat, 17 Nov, 2018 - 11:31

Au centre bouddhiste Triratna de Paris nous nous sommes rassemblés, venus de Chambéry, de Clermont-Ferrand, de Paris et même de Cheltenham, pour l’après-midi des funérailles de Bhante. Nous y avons suivi à peu près le même programme qu’au même moment à Adhisthana, en suivant par moments...

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Remembering Bhante at Abhayaloka retreat centre, Finland

Fri, 16 Nov, 2018 - 19:34

Remembering Bhante at Abhayaloka retreat centre, Finland

Fri, 16 Nov, 2018 - 19:34

People from Triratna Finland and friends gathered for the weekend retreat ’Mantra: Heart of Devotion’, which included chanting the five mantras requested by Bhante for the period around his death, and a special puja with reminiscences of our teacher, as well watching the live streaming of Sangharakshita’s funeral ceremony. Further gatherings of the Finnish sangha with remembrances and  pujas also took place...

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A Selection of Photos from Sangharakshita's Funeral

From Triratna News on Fri, 16 Nov, 2018 - 10:26

A Selection of Photos from Sangharakshita's Funeral

From Triratna News on Fri, 16 Nov, 2018 - 10:26

On Saturday 10th November the funeral of Urgyen Sangharakshita took place with an estimated 1,200 to 1,400 people attending the ceremony and burial in Adhisthana.  Here are some of the photographs taken by Dhammarati during this significant day in the life of our community.

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NNBY paid rich tribute to Bhante Sangharakshita.

Sat, 10 Nov, 2018 - 09:03

NNBY paid rich tribute to Bhante Sangharakshita.

Sat, 10 Nov, 2018 - 09:03

On 10th November 2018 on behalf of National Network of Buddhist Youth (NNBY) paid the rich tribute to Bhante Sangharakshita at NNBY office mahendra nagar, Nagpur at 10.30am. Around 25 youths attended the event and gave their deliberation and also expressed the contribution given by Bhante. We also remembered the Bhantes 93 years contribution to the movement. We...

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Dharmasuri

Bhante, my teacher

Fri, 9 Nov, 2018 - 13:42

Bhante, my teacher

Fri, 9 Nov, 2018 - 13:42

This selfie was taken one year ago.  I am filled with gratitude and appreciation for having such an amazing teacher and friend.  He will always be in my heart.  Thank you, Bhante for the gift of the Dharma. 

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Triratna Highlands Centre, Inverness

Tue, 6 Nov, 2018 - 21:00

Triratna Highlands Centre, Inverness

Tue, 6 Nov, 2018 - 21:00

We met at the centre on the 31st October , built a Vajrasttva shrine, chanted, listened to Padmolka reading out some of the obituary and rejoiced in Bhante.

The next day a Sevenfold puja and more rejoicings.

Several of us had met Bhante and those who hadn’t said how grateful they were to him for bringing the movement into being  - everyone contributed something.

I feel much...

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Cardiff Sangha Puja for Bhante

Tue, 6 Nov, 2018 - 11:51

Cardiff Sangha Puja for Bhante

Tue, 6 Nov, 2018 - 11:51

Last night the Cardiff Sangha remembered Bhante using Maitreyabhandu’s beautiful puja. The shrine is steadily changes as things are added and now last night we added pictures of Bhante young and old. Kamalagita had a ceremony two weeks ago where Padmasimha handed her the vajra our ritual object that the chair holds. She spoke about her vision for the centre and talked about the painting by Aloka the...

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Shrewsbury Sangha’s shrine for Bhante

Mon, 5 Nov, 2018 - 23:15

Shrewsbury Sangha’s shrine for Bhante

Mon, 5 Nov, 2018 - 23:15

Many thanks to Samantabhadri and Shraddhabha for creating this beautiful shrine to Bhante at the Shrewsbury Centre. And much gratitude to Vajradevi for co-ordinating our 3 day vigil last week and the ongoing daily chanting for Bhante that has followed it. The atmosphere at the Centre has been tender and full of love. 

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