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saravantu

Shrewsbury Sangha’s shrine for Bhante

Mon, 5 Nov, 2018 - 23:15

Shrewsbury Sangha’s shrine for Bhante

Mon, 5 Nov, 2018 - 23:15

Many thanks to Samantabhadri and Shraddhabha for creating this beautiful shrine to Bhante at the Shrewsbury Centre. And much gratitude to Vajradevi for co-ordinating our 3 day vigil last week and the ongoing daily chanting for Bhante that has followed it. The atmosphere at the Centre has been tender and full of love. 

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Candradasa

Portsmouth Sangha Saying Farewell to Sangharakshita

Mon, 5 Nov, 2018 - 22:15

Portsmouth Sangha Saying Farewell to Sangharakshita

Mon, 5 Nov, 2018 - 22:15

The Portsmouth Sangha saying farewell to Sangharakshita: some joyous mantra chanting after a morning looking at how a lifelong commitment to the Dharma changes lives.

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Akasaruci

Events at Glasgow Buddhist Centre in honour of our teacher Urgyen Sangharakshita

Mon, 5 Nov, 2018 - 20:17

Events at Glasgow Buddhist Centre in honour of our teacher Urgyen Sangharakshita

Mon, 5 Nov, 2018 - 20:17

We have been gathering in the Glasgow Buddhist Centre to celebrate and honour Sangharakshita’s incredible life and legacy.

We had a beautiful Puja on Tuesday 30th October, shared food followed by a Celtic Puja on Saturday 3rd November where many people shared their memories of Bhante, and a Bodhicitta Puja in honour of his work and life on Sunday 4th November.

On Tuesday 6th November we...

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DhBuddhapalita

Missoula puja for Bhante

Mon, 5 Nov, 2018 - 16:42

Missoula puja for Bhante

Mon, 5 Nov, 2018 - 16:42

Yesterday we held a puja for Bhante that was attended by our local order members, mitras and friends. Shuddhabha led it beautifully. There was a sense deep gratitude for all that Bhante has give us. A connection to the rest of Triratna.

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Karunada

German National Order Weekend for Men in Berlin in remembrance of Bhante

Mon, 5 Nov, 2018 - 12:33

German National Order Weekend for Men in Berlin in remembrance of Bhante

Mon, 5 Nov, 2018 - 12:33

Dear Bhante, our National Mens’ Order Weekend (2-4- November) was dedicated to you. Apart from personal expressions of reverence and gratitude, the most uplifting moments occurred while reciting Maitreyabandhu’s Puja to you translated into German, and while practising the Kalyana Mitra Yoga with our preceptors, you, your teachers, the teachers of the past and Buddha Shakyamuni above our heads, radiating the...

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Jnanacandra

The Essen Sangha honouring our teacher

Sat, 3 Nov, 2018 - 09:59

The Essen Sangha honouring our teacher

Sat, 3 Nov, 2018 - 09:59
In the Essen Buddhist Centre we have ceased most of our regular activities for this week, like study groups, and instead have been practising together every day remembering our precious teacher. Each day we have communal meditations in the morning and an hour of mantra chanting in the evening followed by a special programme devoted to Bhante with meditation, sharing of memories, poems and puja. On tuesday we held...
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sujiva

Pujas at Auckland Buddhist Centre

Fri, 2 Nov, 2018 - 22:03

Pujas at Auckland Buddhist Centre

Fri, 2 Nov, 2018 - 22:03

Since we heard the news, we have been having pujas & meditations every evening at the Auckland centre remembering & rejoicing in Bhante. Malini led one for order members on Thursday. Last night I led an evening for order members & mitras. Before and during the 7-fold puja, we read out a passage from the Mahaparinibbana Sutta, ...

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maitridasa

Vigil held at Sheffield Buddhist Centre for Urgyen Sangharakshita

Fri, 2 Nov, 2018 - 21:55

Vigil held at Sheffield Buddhist Centre for Urgyen Sangharakshita

Fri, 2 Nov, 2018 - 21:55

Order Members, mitras and friends took part in a 24 hour vigil from 2pm on Tuesday. Each one hour session included a reading, chanting of one of the 5 mantras and metta bhavana. It has been a very loving time.

People brought white flowers to offer. All the flowers have now been put in our smaller shrine room where people can come any time over the next few days to sit and continue paying respects...

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Living Ethically editing work 2007

Fri, 2 Nov, 2018 - 19:53

Living Ethically editing work 2007

Fri, 2 Nov, 2018 - 19:53

Working on this manuscript with Bhante from 2007 to 2009 was the highlight of my life. It was an honour and a great joy to be in the presence of his mind at work. He was so methodical and focussed, completely present with the task in hand. At the same time there was no sense of straining or forcing. Occasionally if he felt tired or a little unwell, he would take a break for a few minutes and relax with eyes...