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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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What evocative remembrances.   Thank you Clear Vision.

Padmasuri 

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Sona and I have just sat and watched this. Deeply moving to hear these memories. Sadhu to clear vision for making such a beautiful film. Great images and very sensitively made and edited. 

it helped me connect with something of ‘the beyond’ that is much bigger than I can possibly understand. 

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I am so grateful for this beautiful video. Thank you. It filled my heart with hope.

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Beautiful.

Thank you.

Kalyanasri's picture

What a very beautifully put together piece of film, evoking Bhante and his friendships, in an honest, moving and beautiful way. Thank you Clear Vision.

Kalyanasri

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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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Great to hear. Thank you Mahamati. Love Prajnagita 

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Voices from the Buddhist world 15: Bhante S Dhammika (2)

Thu, 31 Jan, 2019 - 18:53

Voices from the Buddhist world 15: Bhante S Dhammika (2)

Thu, 31 Jan, 2019 - 18:53

Sorry for this very delayed post: an interesting appreciation of Triratna and the vision of its founder from Venerable S. Dhammika, of the Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society, Singapore, who previously expressed his appreciation of Bhante shortly after Bhante’s death.

Imagining an new, ideal, form of Buddhism for today, he suggests it could be governed by an organisation such as Triratna. Later he notes that his ideal is not a pipe dream because it has already been envisaged and brought into being in Triratna (which he...

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Voices from the Buddhist world 14: Ani Lhamo and Lama Yeshe, Samye Ling

Mon, 19 Nov, 2018 - 10:58

Voices from the Buddhist world 14: Ani Lhamo and Lama Yeshe, Samye Ling

Mon, 19 Nov, 2018 - 10:58

A further response to news of Bhante’s death; this time from from Ani Lhamo, secretary to Lama Yeshe at Samye Ling Tibetan Centre in Scotland.

It came before the funeral but it has taken some time to post all these Voices from the Buddhist world, amongst all the other funeral preparations.

“Dear Munisha,

Thanks for letting us know the sad news of Venerable Sangharakshita’s passing. We send our heartfelt condolences.

And thank you very much for inviting Lama Yeshe to...

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My tribute to Bhante, filmed the day after he died.

Thu, 15 Nov, 2018 - 11:04

My tribute to Bhante, filmed the day after he died.

Thu, 15 Nov, 2018 - 11:04

Dhammachari Vidyaruchi pays his tribute to Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita. Urgyen Sangharakshita died on 30th October, 2018 at 10am, Hereford, UK. Vidyaruci has personally worked for Bhante for four years and formed a very deep connection with him. As you could clearly see in this interview.

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Thank you, Vidyaruchi, very much for this moving tribute to our remarkable Teacher. I remember and appreciate your time as his secretary and your kind welcome to us, his visitors. With metta, Dharmavajri

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Voices from the Buddhist world 12: Robert Harrap

Mon, 12 Nov, 2018 - 12:05

Voices from the Buddhist world 12: Robert Harrap

Mon, 12 Nov, 2018 - 12:05

A further message of condolence from beyond Triratna, from Robert Harrap, director of Soka Gakkai UK (SGI-UK) (another one of the three largest Buddhist groups in the UK along with Triratna and the New Kadampa Tradition). He had met Bhante at the European Buddhist Union meeting at Adhisthana in September, and he attended the Bhante’s funeral.

“I was very sorry to hear the sad news about Sangharakshita passing away. I am sending prayers...

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Voices from the Buddhist world 11: Egil Lothe

Mon, 12 Nov, 2018 - 11:52

Voices from the Buddhist world 11: Egil Lothe

Mon, 12 Nov, 2018 - 11:52

Continuing our series of messages of condolence from Buddhists beyond Triratna, here is a message from Egil Lothe, who is President of the Buddhist Federation of Norway and one of those responsible - with Triratna’s Sraddhapa - for the new Common Buddhist Text, two copies of which he gave to Bhante and the library at Adhisthana.

“Dear Munisha,

Thank you so much for for your email about Sangharakshita’s passing away and your invitation to attend his funeral. I am also very thankful to you for...

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Voices from the Buddhist world 10: Venerable Seelawimala

Fri, 9 Nov, 2018 - 16:11

Voices from the Buddhist world 10: Venerable Seelawimala

Fri, 9 Nov, 2018 - 16:11

Venerable Seelawimala of the London Buddhist Vihara has sent this message of appreciation:

“Venerable Urgyen Sangharakshita was a great Buddhist leader in the West. In a long and dedicated life, he authored more than seventy books and gave hundreds of lectures communicating to people all over the world and from all walks of life about the Buddha’s Dhamma. His vast writings have given tremendous inspiration to many and there are many Buddhist followers today whose lives have been transformed under his spiritual...

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Dear Munisha,

Thank you for posting all these messages. They are truly heartening and inspiring and a very interesting window on Bhante’s appreciation in the wider Buddhist world.

Metta,

Dharmavadana

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Voices from the Buddhist world 9: Lama Shenpen Hookham

Fri, 9 Nov, 2018 - 13:17

Voices from the Buddhist world 9: Lama Shenpen Hookham

Fri, 9 Nov, 2018 - 13:17

Continuing our series of messages from Buddhists beyond Triratna, a message from Lama Shenpen of the Awakened Heart Sangha in north Wales. Lama Shenpen attended the meeting of the Buddhist Teachers in Europe recently hosted at Adhisthana, where she met Bhante again after many years. They have known each other since the 1960s when she attended classes and retreats with him.

“I’ve just returned from Adhisthana where I spent half an hour meditating beside Bhante’s body feeling the powerful and strangely joyful...

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