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Dharmacharini Candrasri 1945-2013

By Munisha on Fri, 22 Nov, 2013 - 15:19

Dharmacharini Candrasri 1945-2013

By Munisha on Fri, 22 Nov, 2013 - 15:19With sadness we report the death of Candrasri, in Cambridge, UK, on Monday 18th November, aged 68.

Candrasri’s funeral will take place at Cambridge Buddhist Centre on Monday, 2nd December at 12 noon, with a memorial service on Wednesday 18th December at 7.30pm.

Candrasri was ordained at Akashavana in the summer of 2012 and was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer shortly after.

According to her preceptor Viryaprabha, “Candrasri faced death in the way that she...
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Death is Certain, and Other Points of Freedom

By viriyalila on Sun, 3 Nov, 2013 - 02:22

Death is Certain, and Other Points of Freedom

By viriyalila on Sun, 3 Nov, 2013 - 02:22We rolled out some esoteric talks through the rest of October, giving space for reflection on Padmasambhava, the great guru of Tibet, including a ‘long-lost talk’ by Sangharakshita given at the London Buddhist Center in 1979 along with sprinkles of death, change and compassion.

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Check out these little Dharma nuggets in our twice weekly FBA Dharmabytes podcast:

In “Death is Certain” from the talk “The Transitoriness of Life and...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Dharmacharini Sumati: Triratna Buddhist Order 1977-2013

By lokabandhu on Fri, 1 Nov, 2013 - 06:19

Dharmacharini Sumati: Triratna Buddhist Order 1977-2013

By lokabandhu on Fri, 1 Nov, 2013 - 06:19Sridevi writes from Finland with news of the death of Sumati, one of the elders of the Triratna Sangha in Finland.

She says - “This is to let you know that Dharmacharini Sumati, from Helsinki, Finland, has died. She was ordained by Bhante in 1977 or 1978 in Finland and was very active in the early years of the Helsinki centre, especially in translating many important Dharma texts into Finnish. Her younger son has been attending some...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Death: your Hallowe'en treat!

By Munisha on Thu, 31 Oct, 2013 - 00:37

Death: your Hallowe'en treat!

By Munisha on Thu, 31 Oct, 2013 - 00:37To mark Hallowe’en, Siddhisambhava writes from north Wales about her workshops and retreats on facing death. (Some readers may need to know that Hallowe’en is a festival concerned with ghosts, witches, death and other things we’d rather not think about. Children often mark it by “trick or treating”: going house to house playfully demanding sweets in return for not playing tricks on the owners. Pumpkin lanterns are traditional too.)

“I keep a copy of Sogyal Rinpoche’s Daily...
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Free Buddhist Audio

Fear & Fearlessness - October Podcasts

By viriyalila on Wed, 16 Oct, 2013 - 02:10

Fear & Fearlessness - October Podcasts

By viriyalila on Wed, 16 Oct, 2013 - 02:10With the coming of autumn in the northern hemisphere, we thought we’d explore the theme of fear, and fearlessness as we begin the month of October. Subscribe to both our free podcasts! Every Saturday we release a full length talk in our FBA Podcast and then twice weekly we offer a little nugget of Dharma in our Dharmabytes. Our team loves putting these podcasts together for our community - info [at] freebuddhistaudio.com...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Dharmacharini Anagarika Suvarnaprabha 1963-2013

By Munisha on Wed, 9 Oct, 2013 - 13:24

Dharmacharini Anagarika Suvarnaprabha 1963-2013

By Munisha on Wed, 9 Oct, 2013 - 13:24It was with great sadness that we learned of the death from cancer of Dharmacharini Suvarnaprabha in San Francisco, on Tuesday 24th September.

Suvarnaprabha died at home at 4.40pm, in the company of her three sisters and her friends Julie and Padmatara. She was buried on the afternoon of Friday, 27th September in a green cemetery on a hill in Marin County.

Suvarnaprabha was ordained in October 2001, with Sanghadevi as both private and public preceptor. The practice...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Jayasri and Paramlokapriya: Triratna Buddhist Order 1983-2013 and 2002-2013

By lokabandhu on Sat, 21 Sep, 2013 - 06:00

Jayasri and Paramlokapriya: Triratna Buddhist Order 1983-2013 and 2002-2013

By lokabandhu on Sat, 21 Sep, 2013 - 06:00In the past week Triratna News has been informed of the deaths of two Order Members: Jayasri in New Zealand and Paramlokapriya in India. Varadevi writes from New Zealand saying - “Dear Bhante, Dharmacharinis and Dharmacharis, Jayasri passed away peacefully around 10pm NZ time on Wednesday 18th September. Her sister Barbara, her son Adam and her friend Asangamati were with her . Jayasri was one of the earliest Dharmacharinis in NZ. She was ordained in 1983 by Bhante...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Urgyen Sangharakshita on Death and Grief

By Candradasa on Tue, 10 Sep, 2013 - 17:38

Urgyen Sangharakshita on Death and Grief

By Candradasa on Tue, 10 Sep, 2013 - 17:38Over on the Abhayaratna Trust’s website there’s a little-known but fascinating conversation extract from 2007 between Sangharakshita ( the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Community) and Ratnachuda talking about the death of Sangharakshita’s mother and sister. It’s part of a longer, in-depth discussion of death and grief generally, and we wanted to draw your attention to that as well as to the excellent work Abhayaratna Trust does on behalf of members of the Order...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Dhammachari Shantirakshita: Triratna Buddhist Order 2012-13

By lokabandhu on Thu, 5 Sep, 2013 - 16:24

Dhammachari Shantirakshita: Triratna Buddhist Order 2012-13

By lokabandhu on Thu, 5 Sep, 2013 - 16:24Adityabodhi writes from India with news of the death of Dhammachari Shantirakshita from Gulbarga in the state of Karnataka. He says - “I am sad to inform you that Dhammachari Shantirakshita passed away on Tuesday 3 September at 7 pm. He was 76 years old and was involved in Dr Ambedkar’s Dhamma Revolution since his early age & had strong faith in Dr Ambedkar. He dedicated his whole life to the Dhamma movement. In the year 1990 he came...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Krpakara: Order Member 1999-2013

By lokabandhu on Thu, 25 Jul, 2013 - 14:46

Krpakara: Order Member 1999-2013

By lokabandhu on Thu, 25 Jul, 2013 - 14:46Amrutdeep writes from India with the news of the death of Dhammachari Krpakara, saying - “Dear Order Members, I am sad to inform you that Dhammachari Krpakar passed away unexpectedly on the morning of July 23rd from a heart attack. He was at Taluka Varud, in Dist. Amravati., India.

He was born on 15 January 1959 and got ordained on 6 June 1999. Amoghasiddhi and Vivekratna were his K.Ms. His Private & Public Preceptor was Subhuti and he...

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