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The Death and Funeral of Urgyen Sangharakshita

Tue, 18 Dec, 2018 - 23:41

The Death and Funeral of Urgyen Sangharakshita

Tue, 18 Dec, 2018 - 23:41

Clear Vision works to document the life of the Triratna Buddhist Community, keeping us connected around the world and over the years, by creating and sharing a visual record of events and protecting the video and image archive of our Founder, Order and Movement.

Immediately after Bhante’s death we began to document the preparations for his vigil and funeral, and to do all we could to ensure that thousands of people in our worldwide community were able to witness the...

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Amalajoti's picture

Exquisite 🙏 in deep gratitude, appreciation and metta, Amalajoti 

Purna's picture

A beautiful and moving visual record.  It evoked the combination of grief, gratitude and confidence that many of us will have experienced over this very important part of our collective history.  Thank you Clear Vision and to all who made this recording possible.

dayapakshini's picture

So beautiful, thank you for bringing back memories of the day.

With love and gratitude, Dayapakshini 

nagesvara's picture

That’s beautiful! Thanks to all involved in putting this together, thank you.

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Funeral of Urgyen Sangharakshita by Guilhem Monin

Thu, 13 Dec, 2018 - 17:40

Funeral of Urgyen Sangharakshita by Guilhem Monin

Thu, 13 Dec, 2018 - 17:40

Urgyen Sangharakshita. 26 Aug 1925 - 30 Oct 2018.

Funeral and burial at his home, Adhisthana, on November 10th 2018. 

A short tribute put together by Guilhem Monin.

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maitripala's picture

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Xx

Dharmabandhu's picture

 Thank you, this is very moving, allowing me to remember that day even though I couldn’t make it myself and to fell again the sadness and loss as well as the beauty and memory of Bhante, the Sangha and Adhisthana 

Amaladipa's picture

Thank you so much for posting this. It felt like a blessing today and filled my heart with hope and gratitude.

Kalyanasri's picture

That was lovely. Thank you. 

Kalyanasri x

Maddava's picture

That’s beautiful.  Thank you.

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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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 And excellent initiative  Sadhu!!

Much Metta  Dharmbandhu

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Bhante at Padmaloka

Tue, 4 Dec, 2018 - 10:41

Bhante founded Padmaloka in 1976, living here for twelve years until moving to London in 1988, afterwards visiting us as often as he was able to. In many ways Bhante never left Padmaloka, he lit a sacred flame here which we still tend. We’ve always been crystal clear that he is our teacher and we are his disciples, regardless of the vicissitudes that intermittently sweep through the Order and movement. The last time I saw Bhante, during this summer’s European Chair’s Assembly at...

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Vishangka

The Sunflower's Farewell

Sun, 2 Dec, 2018 - 21:16

To honour Bhante, I offer this talk I gave recently at Manchester Buddhist Centre on Sangha Day. In it I reflect on the glow of sangha that I witnessed in various ways after his death. I also reflect on a teaching from Bhante on the meaning of sangha and friendship. With much love and gratitude to my precious teacher.

Vishangka

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Amoghavajra

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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 Dear Jhanachandrs, thank you for sharing your love and appreciation and gratitude for all you have received from your teacher Bhante Sangharakshita and for what he has  given you and so many others and for what he has accomplished

with much metta  Dharmabandhu 

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Amalasiddhi

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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Thank you Amalasiddhi,  it’s great to read your gratitude and appreciation for Bhante and all that he has done. I rejoice in your aspirations and commitment to The Three Jewels.

 With much metta Dharmabandhu  

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Extracts from a Puja for Urgyen Sangharakshita on the Evening of His Funeral and Burial

Sun, 25 Nov, 2018 - 21:28

On the evening of Urgyen Sangharakshita’s funeral and burial, after the departure of most of the 1,200 guests, those who remained gathered together to perform a special, final sevenfold puja and close an extraordinary day. 

Padmavajra led the devotional ritual, specifically dedicated to Padmasambhava. In this extract we hear Surata reading verses to Vajrasattva known as ‘The Confounder of Hell’, followed by a rousing version of the Great Guru of Tibet’s mantra. 

Voices were uplifted and many offerings made: to say a last farewell...

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