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Sangharakshita Memorial Space
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Just giving in honour of Bhante's legacy to the world

By mvenditozzi on Wed, 7 Nov, 2018 - 10:10

Just giving in honour of Bhante's legacy to the world

By mvenditozzi on Wed, 7 Nov, 2018 - 10:10

To honour and support Bhante’s vision of a strong, vibrant, self sustainable centre in Bodhgaya. l have set up this page to help support our sangha in India who are trying to support and educate the poorest people of their society.

Give to a campaign supporting Triratna land at Bodh Gaya

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Vigil, Funeral and Burial Information for Urgyen Sangharakshita

By Mahamati on Wed, 7 Nov, 2018 - 00:02

Vigil, Funeral and Burial Information for Urgyen Sangharakshita

By Mahamati on Wed, 7 Nov, 2018 - 00:02

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

View an update with further information

You are very welcome to attend the funeral service for Urgyen Sangharakshita. We are expecting large numbers. For the many not able to attend, we are hoping to provide live streaming of the funeral and burial but please note that, for technical reasons, we cannot guarantee this will be possible. 

The ceremony
We will gather at 12.30 in the large...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Viewing of Bhante’s Body

By parami on Tue, 6 Nov, 2018 - 20:02

Viewing of Bhante’s Body

By parami on Tue, 6 Nov, 2018 - 20:02

This week we are able to offer the opportunity to come and spend time with the body of our Teacher.

Centre and Groups coming in groups together have been informed of the time slots available to them over this period. Aparajita and Nandavajra will be co-ordinating this. The Chair of your Centre should be in contact to let you know what has been arranged for your centre should you wish to come along as a group.

Individual visitors and those local to Adhisthana will be...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Funeral and Burial Service for Urgyen Sangharakshita

By Centre Team on Tue, 6 Nov, 2018 - 20:00

Funeral and Burial Service for Urgyen Sangharakshita

By Centre Team on Tue, 6 Nov, 2018 - 20:00

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

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


You are very welcome to attend the funeral service for Urgyen Sangharakshita. We are expecting large numbers. For the many not able to attend, we are hoping to provide live streaming of the funeral and burial but please note that, for technical reasons, we cannot guarantee this will be possible. 

The ceremony
We...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Local Accommodation to Adhisthana

By akasajoti on Sat, 3 Nov, 2018 - 11:26

Local Accommodation to Adhisthana

By akasajoti on Sat, 3 Nov, 2018 - 11:26

Click on the images to find information about possible options for arranging your own accommodation nearby Adhisthana.

At the time of posting, there are lots of rooms available at Church Farm in Coddington for Friday 9th and Saturday 10th.

We also have a number of local Sangha members offering accommodation, some also with transport to the funeral. Please write to admin [at] adhisthana.org to arrange this....

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

An Update On Sangharakshita's Vigil and Funeral Arrangements

By parami on Fri, 2 Nov, 2018 - 17:35

An Update On Sangharakshita's Vigil and Funeral Arrangements

By parami on Fri, 2 Nov, 2018 - 17:35

Dear friends,

Bhante’s body is now at Adhisthana. He arrived yesterday afternoon (Thursday) and around 60 Order members, Mitras and friends from the Adhisthana mandala (the community, people here on meetings etc and local sangha) gathered to welcome him back. It was a beautiful afternoon with stunning light shining over Adhisthana and the hills beyond. The hearse arrived as the light was fading and we lined the drive as the car drove slowly up to the courtyard. In the courtyard Bhante was...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

In memory of Sangharakshita

By salutation on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 23:58

In memory of Sangharakshita

By salutation on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 23:58Now passing through time and condition you have gone beyond, and your life The Light Beyond all obstruction that knows no night, and your voice does call To Awake not sleep, To Joy not Sorrow, To Wisdom not ignorance, To Freedom not oppression, To Love not hate, To Nirvana not samsara, and so here I sing to you, in the dusk of day, for all who find themselves in the howl and gale and storm of the world, and our...
Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Questions arising following your passing

By Bodhidasa on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 06:42

Questions arising following your passing

By Bodhidasa on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 06:42

Should I mourn your absence?
What form could contain
that unrivalled presence?

Should I weep for you?
What tears offer release
to one already freed?

Should I run to your side?
What frantic display
reveres your stillness?

Should I recall you?
What image gives shape
to your shabby elegance?

Should I speak of you?
What eulogy does justice
to your eloquence?

Should I bequeath garlands?
What wilted flowers
could embody such wisdom?

Should I hold to your words?
Why...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Sangharakshita: A Brief Account of his Life and Teachings

By Vishvapani on Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 - 09:44

Sangharakshita: A Brief Account of his Life and Teachings

By Vishvapani on Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 - 09:44

A Short Account of Sangharakshita (Dennis Philip Edward Lingwood)

With great sadness, we announce the death of Sangharakshita, the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order and the Triratna Buddhist Community. Here is a short account of his life and teachings.

Early Years
The man we know as Sangharakshita was born Dennis Lingwood in a working class family in Tooting, south London, in 1925. Aged eight, he was diagnosed with a heart problem (a misdiagnosis, it later turned out) and confined to bed for...

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