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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
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Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

Sanghrakshita memorial tribute

By Amaradaya on Tue, 6 Nov, 2018 - 17:04

Sanghrakshita memorial tribute

By Amaradaya on Tue, 6 Nov, 2018 - 17:04

Compiled from a small fraction of Clear Visions extensive Sanghrakshita image and video archive, we pay tribute to our teacher after his passing on Oct 30th 2018.

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Tribute to Bhante

By sanghadhara on Tue, 6 Nov, 2018 - 16:26

Tribute to Bhante

By sanghadhara on Tue, 6 Nov, 2018 - 16:26

This is a four and a half video of Bhante’s images with audio extracts from interviews that my colleage Amaradaya made. 

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Portsmouth Sangha Saying Farewell to Sangharakshita

By Candradasa on Mon, 5 Nov, 2018 - 22:15

Portsmouth Sangha Saying Farewell to Sangharakshita

By Candradasa on Mon, 5 Nov, 2018 - 22:15

The Portsmouth Sangha saying farewell to Sangharakshita: some joyous mantra chanting after a morning looking at how a lifelong commitment to the Dharma changes lives.

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Memoir of Bhante in the Early Days​

By dhabhaya on Sat, 3 Nov, 2018 - 19:51

I was invited to write the following little memoir as a contribution to a possible booklet to be published for Bhante’s funeral. Plans then changed, so it now seems fitting to post it on the Remembrance page for the Book of Gratitude.

With warm wishes to all at this strong time.

Abhaya

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Bhante In the Early Days by Abhaya62.96 KB
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...

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