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Milarepa: A New Video From Urgyen House

Tue, 13 Apr, 2021 - 15:10

Milarepa: A New Video From Urgyen House

Tue, 13 Apr, 2021 - 15:10

Paramartha considers the importance of Tibet’s great yogi Milarepa in the life and teachings of Sangharakshita whilst introducing two objects from Urgyen House.

Urgyen House is a project dedicated to ensuring the long-term preservation of Sangharakshita’s collection of books, letters, papers, thangkas and artefacts as well as the building in which he spent the last years of his life.

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Padmasambhava: A New Video From Urgyen House

Thu, 24 Dec, 2020 - 12:12

Padmasambhava: A New Video From Urgyen House

Thu, 24 Dec, 2020 - 12:12

Dharmachari Paramartha considers Urgyen Sangharakshita’s deep spiritual connection with Padmasambhava, the Lotus-born Guru and introduces the images of Guru Rimpoche at Urgyen House.

Urgyen House is a project dedicated to ensuring the long-term preservation of Sangharakshita’s collection of books, letters, papers, thangkas and artefacts as well as the building in which he spent the last years of his life.

Visit the Urgyen House website

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Bhante Sangharakshita’s Last Days and the Jogi

Thu, 29 Oct, 2020 - 18:29

Bhante Sangharakshita’s Last Days and the Jogi

Thu, 29 Oct, 2020 - 18:29

In commemoration of the second death anniversary of Urgyen Sangharakshita, Urgyen House is pleased to offer a new video blog. Dharmachari Paramartha recalls Bhante Sangharakshita’s final days and, from the video archive, Bhante recounts a remarkable event in Kalimpong, India.

Urgyen House is a project dedicated to ensuring the long-term preservation of Sangharakshita’s collection of books, letters, papers, thangkas and artefacts as well as the building in which he spent the last years of his life.

Visit the Urgyen House website

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Second Anniversary of ​Sangharakshita's Death: October 30th, Online Day Event

From Adhisthana on Fri, 23 Oct, 2020 - 16:30

Second Anniversary of ​Sangharakshita's Death: October 30th, Online Day Event

From Adhisthana on Fri, 23 Oct, 2020 - 16:30

We would like to invite you to attend our online commemoration of the second anniversary of Sangharakshita’s death. Throughout the day there will be various opportunities to join in as part of the worldwide sangha, and we’ll also be sharing a preview of Adhisthana’s direction with our online programme for 2021.

The programme is as follows:

October 30th...

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Jnanavaca - Seeing Bhante: A Personal Perspective

Mon, 4 Nov, 2019 - 12:50

Jnanavaca - Seeing Bhante: A Personal Perspective

Mon, 4 Nov, 2019 - 12:50

On the first anniversary of Urgyen Sangharakshita’s death Jnanavaca gives a compelling and heartfelt talk about how we might view the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order and community: an extraordinary human but also finite and fallible, a visionary genius in the mould of Blake, and translator of the Dharma, who helped bring the Buddhist tradition alive. Jnanavaca also outlines how he himself views Bhante: a Bodhisattva and a Guru - a ‘Teacher’ with a capital ‘T’.

Sharing personal stories of meetings...

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47 Years of Friendship and Service: Saddhanandi Interviews Sona

From Adhisthana on Thu, 31 Oct, 2019 - 15:42

47 Years of Friendship and Service: Saddhanandi Interviews Sona

From Adhisthana on Thu, 31 Oct, 2019 - 15:42

On the 30th October 2019 there was a community practice day at Adhisthana to mark the first anniversary of the death of Sangharakshita, the founder of the Triratna Buddhist community. Sangharakshita spent the last few years of his life at Adhisthana and is now buried there.

During that day Saddhanandi, the chair of Adhisthana, interviewed Sona about his relationship with Sangharakshita. Sona was ordained by Sangharakshita in 1974 and had a long-standing friendship with him.

Recorded at Adhisthana, 30th October 2019.

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Watch the Sangharakshita Anniversary Livestream Here!

Wed, 30 Oct, 2019 - 12:05

Watch the Sangharakshita Anniversary Livestream Here!

Wed, 30 Oct, 2019 - 12:05

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‘Seeing Bhante - A Personal Perspective’

We will be live streaming Jnanavaca’s talk ‘Seeing Bhante - A Personal Perspective’ on Wednesday 30th October 7.30pm GMT. Jnanavaca reflects on the significance of Sangharakshita’s life, exactly one year after his death.

The talk will be live here as well as on the site home page, the Features space and on our ...

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Remembering Sangharakshita Through His Friendships

Fri, 25 Oct, 2019 - 17:57

Remembering Sangharakshita Through His Friendships

Fri, 25 Oct, 2019 - 17:57

Urgyen Sangharakshita - simply “Bhante” to his friends and to many who practice in the Triratna community world-wide - was a complex, even sometimes complicated, man. Much has been written and said about his contribution to the flourishing of Buddhism in India and the West since the 1960s - and about some of his more controversial sides as a teacher and leader. But we know a lot less about him as a friend.

In this film commissioned to...

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Last Glimpses of Sangharakshita by Mahamati

Fri, 25 Oct, 2019 - 17:32

In the weeks following Urgyen Sangharakshita’s death in 2018, Mahamati, one of his secretaries and companions, spoke informally at a number of Order gatherings about the experience of working closely with him during the last fifteen or so years of his life.

To mark the first anniversary of Sangharakshita’s death, we present this talk from early December 2018 to a gathering of continental European Order members. Mahamati reflects on aspects of their time together, and on aspects of Sangharakshita’s personality and character...

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The Funeral and Burial of Urgyen Sangharakshita, 1925-2018

Fri, 25 Oct, 2019 - 17:24

The Funeral and Burial of Urgyen Sangharakshita, 1925-2018

Fri, 25 Oct, 2019 - 17:24

The beautiful film of one extraordinary day in October 2018 when tens of thousands of people watching online around the world joined the many assembled mourners at Adhisthana to say goodbye to their friend and teacher, Urgyen Sangharakshita - “Bhante”. 

It’s rare enough for one person to found an entire international spiritual Movement and community. Sangharakshita was one such person, and his death was a major staging point for everyone involved with the Triratna Buddhist Community as it begins its second 50...