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The Death and Funeral of Urgyen Sangharakshita

By sanghadhara on Tue, 18 Dec, 2018 - 23:41

The Death and Funeral of Urgyen Sangharakshita

By sanghadhara on Tue, 18 Dec, 2018 - 23:41

Clear Vision works to document the life of the Triratna Buddhist Community, keeping us connected around the world and over the years, by creating and sharing a visual record of events and protecting the video and image archive of our Founder, Order and Movement.

Immediately after Bhante’s death we began to document the preparations for his vigil and funeral, and to do all we could to ensure that thousands of people in our worldwide community were able to witness the...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Extracts from a Puja for Urgyen Sangharakshita on the Evening of His Funeral and Burial

By Candradasa on Sun, 25 Nov, 2018 - 21:28

On the evening of Urgyen Sangharakshita’s funeral and burial, after the departure of most of the 1,200 guests, those who remained gathered together to perform a special, final sevenfold puja and close an extraordinary day. 

Padmavajra led the devotional ritual, specifically dedicated to Padmasambhava. In this extract we hear Surata reading verses to Vajrasattva known as ‘The Confounder of Hell’, followed by a rousing version of the Great Guru of Tibet’s mantra. 

Voices were uplifted and many offerings made: to say a last farewell...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Podcast - Extracts from a Puja for Urgyen Sangharakshita on the Evening of His Funeral and Burial

By Candradasa on Sun, 25 Nov, 2018 - 21:25

On the evening of Urgyen Sangharakshita’s funeral and burial, after the departure of most of the 1,200 guests, those who remained gathered together to perform a special, final sevenfold puja and close an extraordinary day. 

Padmavajra led the devotional ritual, specifically dedicated to Padmasambhava. In this extract we hear Surata reading verses to Vajrasattva known as ‘The Confounder of Hell’, followed by a rousing version of the Great Guru of Tibet’s mantra. 

Voices were uplifted and many offerings made: to say a last farewell...

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...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Podcast - Starting To Say Goodbye to Sangharakshita

By Candradasa on Fri, 9 Nov, 2018 - 23:55

A conversation with Candradasa, Munisha, Parami and Sthanashraddha towards the end of a strong week at Adhisthana, home of Urgyen Sangharakshita, who died last week at the age of 93. 

We talk about our personal relationships to the founder of the Triratna Buddhist sangha over decades, and the great change his passing represents for our community.

Join us online to begin saying farewell to a man whose long work for the Dharma transformed so many lives around the world for the good. 

www.thebuddhistcentre.com/sangharakshita

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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

The Tara Sanctuary and Natural Burial Ground

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 26 Sep, 2018 - 12:33

“Nature is, in itself, a healing environment”. 

During the 2018 Combined Order Weekend in Adhisthana, Dayajoti talks about a newly forming project - the Tara Sanctuary and Natural Burial Ground which has a vision of creating a beautiful ecological burial ground and retreat site. Here she speaks about the what the natural burial movement is about, the links between nature, death and the land, how it connects with Buddhist practice and where the project is currently at.

Find out more about the Tara...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Sangharakshita's diary

By Munisha on Wed, 9 Aug, 2017 - 09:57

Sangharakshita's diary

By Munisha on Wed, 9 Aug, 2017 - 09:57

Sthanashraddha is Bhante’secretary. He writes from Adhisthana, UK:

“Finally, after many weeks of dry and often sunny weather, the grounds and gardens have been treated in the last couple of weeks to downpours of rain, misty drizzle and long gentle overnight soakings. The rock-hard lumps of clay earth are softening again. We’ve also seen this month second broods of moorhens hatching - tiny, little, black golfball-sized fluff, chirruping and calling for their mothers.

Bhante’s month has been...

San Francisco Buddhist Center
San Francisco Buddhist Center

Suvarnaprabha's Burial At Fernwood

By Dayamudra on Sat, 28 Sep, 2013 - 13:55

Suvarnaprabha's Burial At Fernwood

By Dayamudra on Sat, 28 Sep, 2013 - 13:55
It was a golden radiant day on that hillside. The children’s voices from the playground rang up from the valley and the canopy of eucalyptus shimmered in the breeze. After we shoveled the dirt and laid down our flowers 5 hawks circled above in the dazzling blue sky, then each flew off in a different direction. Driving home the bay sparkled. Golden. Radiant.