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Bhante's Departure (from Suratna by email)

By Centre Team on Wed, 31 Oct, 2018 - 20:30

Bhante's Departure (from Suratna by email)

By Centre Team on Wed, 31 Oct, 2018 - 20:30

With sad and heavy heart we celebrate the death of our beloverd and cherished teacher and friend Bante Sangharákshita he who gave us the Dharma and inspired us over many many years.

May his next life be as spiritually inspiring as the last. R.I.P.

Amitavati, Spain  

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Sharing to the Remembrance Page

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 - 13:18

Sharing to the Remembrance Page

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 - 13:18

If you would like to share your memories of Sangharakshita, or your response to his passing, you can choose + post something above and your contribution will be shared on the remembrance page. We’ll keep them here as an archive too. 

You can add video, favourite talks by Sangharakshita, photos or other media that communicates your thoughts and feelings.

Your post should appear shortly after you send it to us.

Read Sangharakshita’s obituary

Contribute to the printed Book of Gratitude...

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...

Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now
Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now

August 26th, 2017: Bhante's birthday!

By mokshini on Fri, 11 Aug, 2017 - 09:06

August 26th, 2017: Bhante's birthday!

By mokshini on Fri, 11 Aug, 2017 - 09:06

On 26 August, right in the middle of the International Gathering, is Bhante’s birthday! A very special 92nd birthday and we are hoping, if Bhante if well enough, that he can join us in the marquee before the evening puja so we can all wish him a Happy Birthday and many happy returns of the day. 

The evening’s puja on the 26th will be Led by Vassika, and dedicated to Bhante. She is planning to bring out the theme of Bhante’s life and...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Responding To Triratna Controversy

By Centre Team on Sat, 18 Feb, 2017 - 22:31

Responding To Triratna Controversy

By Centre Team on Sat, 18 Feb, 2017 - 22:31

Many of our readers and friends will be aware that over the years Triratna has periodically needed to revisit troubling issues relating to events in our past. These derive in part from allegations of sexual misconduct by our founder, Sangharakshita, in his relations with a number of adults in the 1970s and ’80s. You can read about the general background here: Our Development & Values

At present there is a renewal of interest in these matters at Triratna Centres...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Sangharakshita's diary

By Centre Team on Mon, 6 Feb, 2017 - 10:13

Sangharakshita's diary

By Centre Team on Mon, 6 Feb, 2017 - 10:13

Sthanashraddha is Sangharakshita’s secretary. He writes:

“There is not much to report from the early part of December apart from Bhante having a rather quiet time having recovered from a long spell of poor sleep over the summer and autumn. During that time he saw Subhuti, Lokamitra and Devamitra, having seen almost no one in the previous month or two.

Then Bhante caught a cold. He quickly deteriorated and was admitted on the evening of Tuesday 20th December to Hereford County Hospital suffering from...

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