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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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Sangharakshita Memorial Space

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,...

Community Highlights
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

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...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Sangharakshita Foresees His Death

By Vishvapani on Sun, 11 Nov, 2018 - 14:37

At Sangharakshita’s funeral the Adhisthana trees were filled with golden leaves and the cosmos still flowered burgundy and pink in the formal gardens. The weather changed from a chill breeze to warm sunshine, and heavy rain showers slowly gave way to clear skies stirred with barred clouds, turning ochre in the fading light. It was an autumn scene and filled, for me, with the evocations of autumn when the year declines towards winter, with all its intimations of mortality.

In the 1970s Sangharakshita...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Alternative Stream for Sangharakshita's Funeral (Updated)

By Centre Team on Sat, 10 Nov, 2018 - 14:16

Alternative Stream for Sangharakshita's Funeral (Updated)

By Centre Team on Sat, 10 Nov, 2018 - 14:16

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

You can also watch live via Facebook on our page there or on The Buddhist Centre Online here.

The embed here is another phone feed. Rest assured we are filming the whole ceremony for a proper film record.

This feed is from our main cameras which are working intermittently with the network. If this stream goes down again you can...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Live Stream of Sangharakshita's Funeral and Burial Service

By Centre Team on Sat, 10 Nov, 2018 - 08:35

Live Stream of Sangharakshita's Funeral and Burial Service

By Centre Team on Sat, 10 Nov, 2018 - 08:35

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


Our online coverage starts just 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...

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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