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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

Updated: view picture and clips on Instagram

‘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 facebook page

Note: To hear the...

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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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padmasuri's picture

What evocative remembrances.   Thank you Clear Vision.

Padmasuri 

Vidyamala's picture

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. 

Amaladipa's picture

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

Vassika's picture

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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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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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

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 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.

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That was lovely. Thank you. 

Kalyanasri x

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That’s beautiful.  Thank you.

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Dhardo Rinpoche's school marks Bhante's death

Sat, 17 Nov, 2018 - 15:29

Dhardo Rinpoche's school marks Bhante's death

Sat, 17 Nov, 2018 - 15:29

The pupils at the ITBCI school in Kalimpong, northern India, recite mantras for Bhante, led by the headmaster, Jampel Khalden. The school was founded for Tibetan refugee children by Bhante’s teacher, the late Dhardo Rinpoche.

(Bhante was buried with his head resting on Dhardo Rinpoche’s yellow monastic robe.)

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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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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

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

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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… 🤦🏻‍♂️ 🙂