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365 Days of Bhante

By Caroline I P on Fri, 27 Mar, 2020 - 14:06

365 Days of Bhante

By Caroline I P on Fri, 27 Mar, 2020 - 14:06

A significant aspect of our work here at Adhisthana is to keep alive the spirit of our founder and teacher, Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita, in the years after his passing on the 20th October 2018. There are many ways that we do this - by passing on his teachings; providing a context for people to visit his last residence and resting place; preserving and making available his library; and by celebrating his anniversaries.

We would like to bring more of the flavour of...

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
...

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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,...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

The one who placed The Dharma in my heart

By ccat27 on Sat, 10 Nov, 2018 - 08:35

The one who placed The Dharma in my heart

By ccat27 on Sat, 10 Nov, 2018 - 08:35Dear Bhante and friends. You put the words of the Buddha in my mouth. The Mantra of Padmasambhava became my keeper. Your presence felt like some new form of electricity - power - being. I met you when I was 15, - you sat on an old battered armchair in Bath Street in Glasgow. In those days - 1973 - your taped lectures were listened to and discussed all the time. How technology has grown. My love, respect and reverence...
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Watch Urgyen Sangharakshita's Funeral and Burial: Details of Our Live Stream and Online Coverage

By Centre Team on Sat, 10 Nov, 2018 - 00:08

Watch Urgyen Sangharakshita's Funeral and Burial: Details of Our Live Stream and Online Coverage

By Centre Team on Sat, 10 Nov, 2018 - 00:08

The Funeral of the Venerable Urgyen Sangharakshita
August 26, 1925 - October 30, 2018


Update: You can now watch a complete version of the livestream here

We will be starting our online coverage before the funeral ceremony begins, at around 12.20pm UK time. There will be a live video stream of the ceremony, as well as a regular stream of updates on social media throughout the day.

Download the Order of...

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Further Information Around The Funeral And Burial Service For Urgyen Sangharakshita

By Centre Team on Fri, 9 Nov, 2018 - 22:06

Further Information Around The Funeral And Burial Service For Urgyen Sangharakshita

By Centre Team on Fri, 9 Nov, 2018 - 22:06

Update: You can now watch a complete version of the live stream here

The funeral of the Venerable Urgyen Sangharakshita, August 26, 1925 - October 30, 2018

November 10th 2018, 12.30 pm UK time, at Adhisthana

Dear friends,

We wanted to give you some last minute information for those of you coming to Adhisthana tomorrow and also an update on how things are going here.

Over the last few days we have had a...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Sangharakshita's Funeral and Burial - Order of Service

By dhammarati on Fri, 9 Nov, 2018 - 16:14

Sangharakshita's Funeral and Burial - Order of Service

By dhammarati on Fri, 9 Nov, 2018 - 16:14

 

The funeral of the Venerable Urgyen Sangharakshita, August 26, 1925 - October 30, 2018
November 10th 2018, 12.30 pm UK time, at Adhisthana

Download the Order of Service for Sangharakshita’s Funeral and Burial

Details of how to watch or follow online...

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