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Voices from the Buddhist world 15: Bhante S Dhammika (2)

Thu, 31 Jan, 2019 - 18:53

Voices from the Buddhist world 15: Bhante S Dhammika (2)

Thu, 31 Jan, 2019 - 18:53

Sorry for this very delayed post: an interesting appreciation of Triratna and the vision of its founder from Venerable S. Dhammika, of the Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society, Singapore, who previously expressed his appreciation of Bhante shortly after Bhante’s death.

Imagining an new, ideal, form of Buddhism for today, he suggests it could be governed by an organisation such as Triratna. Later he notes that his ideal is not a pipe dream because it has already been envisaged and brought into being in Triratna (which he...

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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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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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Bhante at Padmaloka

Tue, 4 Dec, 2018 - 10:41

Bhante founded Padmaloka in 1976, living here for twelve years until moving to London in 1988, afterwards visiting us as often as he was able to. In many ways Bhante never left Padmaloka, he lit a sacred flame here which we still tend. We’ve always been crystal clear that he is our teacher and we are his disciples, regardless of the vicissitudes that intermittently sweep through the Order and movement. The last time I saw Bhante, during this summer’s European Chair’s Assembly at...

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Vishangka

The Sunflower's Farewell

Sun, 2 Dec, 2018 - 21:16

To honour Bhante, I offer this talk I gave recently at Manchester Buddhist Centre on Sangha Day. In it I reflect on the glow of sangha that I witnessed in various ways after his death. I also reflect on a teaching from Bhante on the meaning of sangha and friendship. With much love and gratitude to my precious teacher.

Vishangka

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With deep gratitude.

Sat, 1 Dec, 2018 - 05:11

With deep gratitude.

Sat, 1 Dec, 2018 - 05:11It’s very hard to imagine what my life would have been like if I hadn’t come across the Glasgow Buddhist Centre just over forty years ago. As a naively enthusiastic young man it was my good fortune to meet Bhante first through his talks and the order members inspired by his teaching the Dharma, then later more personally through individual meetings and in 1982 through ordination. That ordination, witnessing, gave me a tremendous confidence to practice a Buddhist Path -...
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Jnanacandra

In gratitude to my teacher Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita

Thu, 29 Nov, 2018 - 23:45

In gratitude to my teacher Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita

Thu, 29 Nov, 2018 - 23:45

My parents gave me my life and raised me with love, thereby giving me a stable and healthy basis for my entire life, for which I feel deeply grateful to them.

But in my adult life, the greatest formative influence has been my teacher, Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita.

I had met the Dharma and caught (some) fire before I met him or fwbo/Triratna. But would the Dharma ever have become the central focal point in my life that it did become, had I then embarked...

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Gratitude to Bhante

Tue, 27 Nov, 2018 - 13:51

Gratitude to Bhante

Tue, 27 Nov, 2018 - 13:51Gratitude to Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita My parents gave me the precious gift of life, Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita gave me the precious gift of a direction, a way for this human life to be fulfilled. He passed on the teachings of the Buddha that lead to the fulfilment of the deepest wish of the heart. As an adolescent I was desperate to find a way of life that would lead to such fulfilment and to the alleviation of suffering in the...