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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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Voices from the Buddhist world 7 - Venerable S. Dhammika, Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society, Singapore

Thu, 8 Nov, 2018 - 15:12

Voices from the Buddhist world 7 - Venerable S. Dhammika, Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society, Singapore

Thu, 8 Nov, 2018 - 15:12

Continuing our series of appreciations of Bhante from Buddhists around the world, here is a message from Venerable S. Dhammika, Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society, Singapore.

“I was saddened to hear of the passing of Sangharashita, but only a little and just for a few moments. All lives end in death and can only be said to be tragic if they are cut short or leave nothing of consequence behind. Sangharashita’s life was a long and full one and his...

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Voices from the Buddhist world 6: Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhgaya

Thu, 8 Nov, 2018 - 13:05

Voices from the Buddhist world 6: Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhgaya

Thu, 8 Nov, 2018 - 13:05

We bring you another in our series of responses to Bhante’s death, this time from Nangzey Dorjee, General Secretary of the Mahabodhi Temple at Bodhgaya. A nephew of Sangharakshita’s teacher Kachu Rinpoche, he and his younger brother stayed with Sangharakshita for two or three years in Kalimpong in the 1950s.

“Very sad to hear about the demise of Most Ven. Bhante Sangharakshita and offered prayers at Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhgaya. It is a great loss for all of us in...

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Voices from the Buddhist world 5: Venerable Dhammaratna

Thu, 8 Nov, 2018 - 10:05

Voices from the Buddhist world 5: Venerable Dhammaratna

Thu, 8 Nov, 2018 - 10:05

Another in our series of responses to Bhante’s death, from Venerable Dhammaratana at the Buddhist Library in Singapore.

“We at the Buddhist Library are very sad to hear the news of Sangharakshita’s passing away as it is a great loss to Buddhist world. The late Sangharakshita was a very great leader who had shown the special path to Buddhists and he made Buddhist literature richer with his prolific writings and his Survey of Buddhism and The Three Jewels…
 
There...

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Voices from the Buddhist world 4 - Kurt Krammer of the Salzburg Buddhist Association, Austria

Wed, 7 Nov, 2018 - 21:33

Voices from the Buddhist world 4 - Kurt Krammer of the Salzburg Buddhist Association, Austria

Wed, 7 Nov, 2018 - 21:33

Continuing our series messages of condolence from Buddhists beyond Triratna, here is a message from Zen teacher Kurt Krammer of the Salzburg Buddhist Association, Austria (Buddhistische Gemeinschaft Salzburg), who convened the meeting of Buddhist Teachers in Europe at Adhisthana in October and was invited to Bhante’s funeral.

“Dear Munisha,

Thank you for the invitation! I will not be able to attend as we have arranged a contemplation morning on that day. We shall, however, seize the opportunity to commemorate a great...

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Voices from the Buddhist world 3: Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Community, Germany

Tue, 6 Nov, 2018 - 16:26

Voices from the Buddhist world 3: Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Community, Germany

Tue, 6 Nov, 2018 - 16:26

The latest in our series of messages of condolence and appreciation from Buddhists in other traditions, in German and below in English is a message from the Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Community, Germany.

Liebe Freunde im Dharma, 

Heute erfuhren wir, dass Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita in die grosse Verwandlung eingegangen ist. Wir möchten Euch unsere Anteilnahme zu diesem Verlust eines großen und wunderbaren Dharma Lehrers aussprechen. Seine Lehre und sein Werk wird in Euch weiterleben und den Menschen die Lehre...

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Voices from the Buddhist world 2: European Buddhist Union

Mon, 5 Nov, 2018 - 23:24

Voices from the Buddhist world 2: European Buddhist Union

Mon, 5 Nov, 2018 - 23:24

Continuing our series of messages of condolence from Buddhists beyond Triratna, here is a post from the Facebook page of the European Buddhist Union, of which Triratna has been an active member for many years.

“The EBU would like to express heartfelt condolences to the Triratna community, for the death of the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order and the Triratna Buddhist Community.

Sangharakshita, who has passed away at the age of 93, was one of...

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Voices from the Buddhist world 1: Lama Ganchen, Italy

Mon, 5 Nov, 2018 - 05:38

Voices from the Buddhist world 1: Lama Ganchen, Italy

Mon, 5 Nov, 2018 - 05:38

As news of Bhante’s death has spread, we’ve been receiving messages of condolence from Buddhist leaders in other traditions. I’ll be posting a few, day by day, starting with this message from Italy.

“To The Triratna Buddhist Order and Community,

The Kunpen Lama Gangchen Association and its members would like to express heartfelt condolences to the Triratna community, for the death of the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order and the Triratna Buddhist Community. Ven. Sangharakshita was one of the major figures for the...

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Dh Subhuti paying tribute to Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita

Wed, 31 Oct, 2018 - 14:56

Dh Subhuti paying tribute to Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita

Wed, 31 Oct, 2018 - 14:56

Subhuti’s video from an airport on his way back to Adhisthana. 

Urgyen Sangharakshita passed away this morning around 10am due to Pneumonia at Hereford Hospital, Hereford, UK at the age of 93. He was the founder and the guide of Triratna Buddhist community. He was one of the most influential Buddhist of our age. Due to his efforts Triratna community has reached to thousands of people through Buddhist centres in over 40 countries. Please join with us...