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Sangharakshita Memorial Space
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Manchester shrine

By Mahabodhi on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 14:34

Manchester shrine

By Mahabodhi on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 14:34

Hello from Manchester. Here is our shrine to Bhante.

Ratnaguna and Dayanandi have been leading in memorial sessions for the Sangha since Tuesday.

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Bhante's Departure (from Suratna by email)

By Centre Team on Wed, 31 Oct, 2018 - 20:30

Bhante's Departure (from Suratna by email)

By Centre Team on Wed, 31 Oct, 2018 - 20:30

With sad and heavy heart we celebrate the death of our beloverd and cherished teacher and friend Bante Sangharákshita he who gave us the Dharma and inspired us over many many years.

May his next life be as spiritually inspiring as the last. R.I.P.

Amitavati, Spain  

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

24 hour wake for Bhante Sangharakshita in BC Amsterdam

By vajrapriya on Wed, 31 Oct, 2018 - 18:57

24 hour wake for Bhante Sangharakshita in BC Amsterdam

By vajrapriya on Wed, 31 Oct, 2018 - 18:57

The Amsterdam Buddhist Centre holding a 24 hour vigil for Bhante. Image sent in by Matthijs Post.

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Pictures from night for Bhante in the Dublin Buddhist Centre

By Vajrashura on Wed, 31 Oct, 2018 - 17:46

Pictures from night for Bhante in the Dublin Buddhist Centre

By Vajrashura on Wed, 31 Oct, 2018 - 17:46

Last night we had a special night for Bhante. 40 of us were present for the night, which started with Jnanadhara rejoicing in Bhante and the influence Bhante has had on his life and Triratna. We then chanted 108 Shakyamuni mantras for Bhante, and had a special puja for Bhante.

Much appreciation was expressed for Bhante and all that he has done for us. A book of condolences has also been opened here...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Bhante visits the Four Winds Summer Retreat, 1976

By nagabodhi on Wed, 31 Oct, 2018 - 16:42

Bhante visits the Four Winds Summer Retreat, 1976

By nagabodhi on Wed, 31 Oct, 2018 - 16:42

… It’s been such a long journey. Hard to express even to myself a fraction of what I’m thinking or feeling. It’s too early to take in, even though we’ve been preparing for years. Confidence and fathomless, mysterious gratitude–and a big warm smile will have to do for today. – And a big mental bear-hug to Vajradipa, who took this picture and who died today.

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Video of Bhante's Images

By sanghadhara on Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 - 18:07

Video of Bhante's Images

By sanghadhara on Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 - 18:07

Dear sangha,

Here is a video of Bhante’s images that we’ve put together at clear vision as an offering for this time.

You may want to project it at your centre or group, or just watch it at home while chanting some mantras, doing puja or however you’ll mark our teachers death.

Metta to you all, it is hard to know what to say. 

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Sevenfold Puja for Bhante Sangharakshita

Sevenfold Puja for Bhante Sangharakshita

By Maitreyabandhu on Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 - 14:08

I thought I’d send you this on this so sad day. Mahamati asked me to write it for when Bhante died. I’ve sent it to Mahamati and Parami in case they want to use it on some occasion. I have re-wrtten it just now. Do use it or pass it on if you think that’s appropriate.

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Sharing to the Remembrance Page

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 - 13:18

Sharing to the Remembrance Page

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 - 13:18

If you would like to share your memories of Sangharakshita, or your response to his passing, you can choose + post something above and your contribution will be shared on the remembrance page. We’ll keep them here as an archive too. 

You can add video, favourite talks by Sangharakshita, photos or other media that communicates your thoughts and feelings.

Your post should appear shortly after you send it to us.

Read Sangharakshita’s obituary

Contribute to the printed Book of Gratitude...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

50 Years, 50 Voices: Vessantara

By Satyalila on Thu, 31 May, 2018 - 15:00

…there was something which came through Bhante which really was full of Dharma qualities, and that’s what started Triratna…

 Vessantara’s Annals
In 1968 I’m 18, and spend eight months working in clerical jobs, earning money before going to Cambridge University to study English. I’ve adopted a hippie view of the world and spend hours in my friend Les Doyle’s attic bedroom, which is painted black and decorated with silver foil, listening to early Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix. I’m reading about eastern religions,...

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