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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...

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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

Immediately after Bhante’s death we at Clear Vision began to document the preparations for his vigil and funeral, and working with our colleagues at The Buddhist Centre Online  to do all we could to help ensure that thousands of people in our worldwide community were able to witness the event through a live-stream. We have produced this short film of highlights from the funeral and time surrounding the event for you all, and for future generations, to revisit...

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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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Sangharakshita's Funeral - Eulogies

Tue, 4 Dec, 2018 - 23:47

Urgyen Sangharakshita, 1925-2018, was laid to rest at his home in Adhisthana on November 10th 2018.

Here are the main welcoming speeches and eulogies from Sangharakshita’s close friends and colleagues as they say their own goodbyes to our teacher.

Recorded at Adhisthana, November 2018.

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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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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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Thanks,Sadayasihi for posting full album of bhante’s funeral program & Dhammarati for beautiful, memory photos.Its moving, touching to heart, I feel I am in the funeral.Bhante’s journey after passing away,a full funeral pictures history of Buddhism in this century.amrutasiddhi.
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The Funeral and Burial of Urgyen Sangharakshita - Complete Live Stream

Tue, 13 Nov, 2018 - 08:00

The Funeral and Burial of Urgyen Sangharakshita - Complete Live Stream

Tue, 13 Nov, 2018 - 08:00

Thanks to everyone - the many thousands - who tuned into our live stream on the day of Urgyen Sangharakshita’s funeral and burial. And to those who have been watching and re-watching since. It’s been moving to read the continuing flood of messages and appreciation from around the world. 

On the day we were faced with a number of unexpected (and some expected!) technical difficulties, and the live stream was effectively broken up across different channels, posts and platforms. Here then is...

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parami's picture

thanks so much for all the dedication and work that went into this.  Hours and hours not just of filming but of editing, cutting and all the other onerous tasks that you all do with such positivity and love

Parami

parami's picture

Have just made a small donation to Dharmachakra (buddhistcentreonline) and to Clear Vision.  It’s not much but every little helps

jvalamalini's picture

Me too. If everyone who watched the video either live or later made a small donation, Clear Vision and TheBuddhistCentreOnline could be funded properly this year. And if we all made a tiny donation regularly every month, they’d be funded in future years too.

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Many thanks for making this available

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Sorry about the date mistake at the start! We’ll fix anon… 🤦🏻‍♂️ 🙂

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Sangharakshita's Funeral and Burial - Order of Service

Fri, 9 Nov, 2018 - 16:14

Sangharakshita's Funeral and Burial - Order of Service

Fri, 9 Nov, 2018 - 16:14

 

The funeral of the Venerable Urgyen Sangharakshita, August 26, 1925 - October 30, 2018
November 10th 2018, 12.30 pm UK time, at Adhisthana

Download the Order of Service for Sangharakshita’s Funeral and Burial

Details of how to watch or follow online...

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