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The Death and Funeral of Urgyen Sangharakshita

By sanghadhara on Tue, 18 Dec, 2018 - 23:41

The Death and Funeral of Urgyen Sangharakshita

By sanghadhara on Tue, 18 Dec, 2018 - 23:41

Clear Vision works to document the life of the Triratna Buddhist Community, keeping us connected around the world and over the years, by creating and sharing a visual record of events and protecting the video and image archive of our Founder, Order and Movement.

Immediately after Bhante’s death we began to document the preparations for his vigil and funeral, and to do all we could to ensure that thousands of people in our worldwide community were able to witness the...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Funeral of Urgyen Sangharakshita by Guilhem Monin

By Centre Team on Thu, 13 Dec, 2018 - 17:40

Funeral of Urgyen Sangharakshita by Guilhem Monin

By Centre Team on 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

By Free Buddhist Audio on 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.

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Bhante at Padmaloka

By Sanghanistha on 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...

Lights In The Sky - Buddhist Media
Lights In The Sky - Buddhist Media

Subhuti brings joy

By Suryaprabha on Thu, 22 Nov, 2018 - 19:25

Subhuti brings joy

By Suryaprabha on Thu, 22 Nov, 2018 - 19:25

For Bhante’s funeral I was filming from very far back, almost in the weather, but I liked the compositions. 

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

From Sthanashraddha

By dh sthanashraddha on Mon, 19 Nov, 2018 - 22:07

From Sthanashraddha

By dh sthanashraddha on Mon, 19 Nov, 2018 - 22:07

I feel honoured and so very grateful to have been able to serve Bhante as secretary in the last few years of his life. Clear and bright was his mind right up until his death, full of warmth and kindness for those that came into his sphere. 

Though we were generations apart he always took interest in what interested me and our work together was so very smooth and straightforward, which is impressive given Bhante’s poor eyesight and my general lack of secretarial...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Deadline for submissions to the Book of Gratitude

By vajrapriya on Mon, 19 Nov, 2018 - 17:00

Deadline for submissions to the Book of Gratitude

By vajrapriya on Mon, 19 Nov, 2018 - 17:00

The deadline for submissions is Friday 30th November, so if you haven’t already, please do share your feelings of gratitude for the life of Urgyen Sangharakshita. To remind you, here are the criteria and means of submission:

Because the book will be professionally bound we ask you to follow these following simple instructions. The page will need to be:

  • A4
  • Landscape (wider than it is tall)
  • Plain paper
  • Left hand margin of 25mm to allow for binding
  • Right hand margin 20mm for balance

​Send a paper copy
Send your handwritten or printed copy to:

Book of Gratitude
...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Remembering Bhante at Abhayaloka retreat centre, Finland

By Akasaka99 on Fri, 16 Nov, 2018 - 19:34

Remembering Bhante at Abhayaloka retreat centre, Finland

By Akasaka99 on Fri, 16 Nov, 2018 - 19:34

People from Triratna Finland and friends gathered for the weekend retreat ’Mantra: Heart of Devotion’, which included chanting the five mantras requested by Bhante for the period around his death, and a special puja with reminiscences of our teacher, as well watching the live streaming of Sangharakshita’s funeral ceremony. Further gatherings of the Finnish sangha with remembrances and  pujas also took place...

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Thanks to Everyone Involved in the Funeral of Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita

By parami on Fri, 16 Nov, 2018 - 11:24

Thanks to Everyone Involved in the Funeral of Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita

By parami on Fri, 16 Nov, 2018 - 11:24

Dear friends,

It is almost a week since the funeral and Adhisthana is returning to normal, although of course it is a new normal. “Life is King” as Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita told us and Life goes on. The trees drop their leaves and work needs to be done. Sunday and Monday here saw community and volunteers taking down chairs, dismantling the shrine in the barn - will it ever be the same space? - and cleaning. Lots of cleaning,...

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The Funeral and Burial of Urgyen Sangharakshita - Complete Live Stream

By Candradasa on Tue, 13 Nov, 2018 - 08:00

The Funeral and Burial of Urgyen Sangharakshita - Complete Live Stream

By Candradasa on 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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