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Sangharakshita remembered on BBC obituary programme Last Word

Fri, 9 Nov, 2018 - 16:53

Sangharakshita remembered on BBC obituary programme Last Word

Fri, 9 Nov, 2018 - 16:53

This morning Vishvapani was interviewed about Bhante by BBC Radio Four’s weekly obituary programme ‘Last Word’, broadcast this afternoon.

Listen anywhere in the world. Interview starts at 14”.

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Voices from the Buddhist world 8 - Sulak Sivaraksa

Fri, 9 Nov, 2018 - 13:06

Voices from the Buddhist world 8 - Sulak Sivaraksa

Fri, 9 Nov, 2018 - 13:06

Here is a further appreciation of Bhante’s life and work, from Sulak Sivaraksa of the International Network of Engaged Buddhists, which will appear in the next edition of the INEB magazine ‘Seeds of Peace’.

“Sangharakshita was born Dennis Lingwood in London in 1925. When he was young, there were very few English books on Buddhism. However, he felt that he had always been a Buddhist, and began reading about the religion from the encyclopaedia and other...

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Sangharakshita obituary in The Times

Fri, 9 Nov, 2018 - 10:15

Sangharakshita obituary in The Times

Fri, 9 Nov, 2018 - 10:15

Today in The Times you can read an obituary for Bhante, which finishes with this little story.

When a doctor gave him a long and convoluted explanation as to why he was going to stop treating him for sepsis, the monk interrupted him: “You mean I’m dying?” The doctor nodded. Sangharakshita looked thoughtfully at the pile of audiobooks that had just been stacked by his bed. He smiled and said: “You had better put those back.”

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Sangharakshita Obituary in the Daily telegraph

Wed, 7 Nov, 2018 - 15:00

Sangharakshita Obituary in the Daily telegraph

Wed, 7 Nov, 2018 - 15:00

The Daily Telegraph in the UK has written its obituary of Sangharakshita.

Read other obituaries

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Lion's Roar marks Sangharakshita's passing

Tue, 6 Nov, 2018 - 17:39

Lion's Roar marks Sangharakshita's passing

Tue, 6 Nov, 2018 - 17:39

North American Dharma magazine Lion’s Roar has covered the news of Bhante’s death in this article.

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Tricycle magazine reports Bhante's death

Tue, 6 Nov, 2018 - 15:18

Tricycle magazine reports Bhante's death

Tue, 6 Nov, 2018 - 15:18

Sangharakshita’s passing was marked yesterday in an article on the website of the American Buddhist magazine Tricycle.

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Sangharakshita on BBC Radio 4's 'Sunday' programme

Mon, 5 Nov, 2018 - 13:59

Sangharakshita on BBC Radio 4's 'Sunday' programme

Mon, 5 Nov, 2018 - 13:59

On Sunday 4th November, BBC national radio marked Sangharakshita’s passing with an interview with Vishvapani on Radio Four’s weekly religious news programme, ‘Sunday’.

Listen to the interview, anywhere in the world. It starts at 12” 35’.

This coming Friday, Vishvapani will discuss Bhante’s life and work on BBC Radio Four’s obituary programme, ‘Last Word’.

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Sangharakshita: A Brief Account of his Life and Teachings

Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 - 09:44

Sangharakshita: A Brief Account of his Life and Teachings

Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 - 09:44

A Short Account of Sangharakshita (Dennis Philip Edward Lingwood)

With great sadness, we announce the death of Sangharakshita, the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order and the Triratna Buddhist Community. Here is a short account of his life and teachings.

Early Years
The man we know as Sangharakshita was born Dennis Lingwood in a working class family in Tooting, south London, in 1925. Aged eight, he was diagnosed with a heart problem (a misdiagnosis, it later turned out) and confined to bed for...