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Dhammachari Abhayabhadra: 1993-2013

By lokabandhu on Fri, 14 Jun, 2013 - 06:24

Dhammachari Abhayabhadra: 1993-2013

By lokabandhu on Fri, 14 Jun, 2013 - 06:24Karmavajra writes from India with the sad news of the death of Dhammachari Abhayabhadra, saying - “Dhammachari Abhayabhadra (from Pune, India) passed away on 3rd June 2013 at around 10.30 PM. He was 51 at the time of his death. His Kalyanamitras Amrutdeep and Maitreyanath were both around him at the time of his death.
He was sick for more than two months, He had gall bladder surgery in March but since then he did not recover fully. He...
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Triratna News

Dharmachari Baladitya: 1984-2013

By lokabandhu on Mon, 25 Mar, 2013 - 15:31

Dharmachari Baladitya: 1984-2013

By lokabandhu on Mon, 25 Mar, 2013 - 15:31We’re sad to report that long-standing Order Member Baladitya died unexpectedly of a heart attack on 8 March. He died in northern Thailand where he lived for five months of the year, 2 hours inland from Chang Mai. His wife, Orasa, arranged his funeral celebrations in Thailand according to local customs and his body was cremated in a local wat. As news spread around the world, two of his close friends, Dharmabandhu and Sumana, were at Vulture’s Peak in India,...
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Community Highlights

Parinirvana 2013

By Candradasa on Mon, 11 Feb, 2013 - 15:35

Parinirvana 2013

By Candradasa on Mon, 11 Feb, 2013 - 15:35This week Triratna Buddhist Centres all over the world will be marking the Buddha’s last days and Parinirvana. It’s a time when we come together to reflect on his life and death, and remember those we have known who have passed away. A chance to strengthen our practice of one of the most essential reflections in any spiritually healthy life - the recollection of impermanence - by engaging with the ‘purification’ practice of ‘...
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Triratna News

Kshantidipa, Triratna Buddhist Order 2009-2012

By lokabandhu on Tue, 27 Nov, 2012 - 06:44

Kshantidipa, Triratna Buddhist Order 2009-2012

By lokabandhu on Tue, 27 Nov, 2012 - 06:44Suriyavamsa writes from Triratna’s Glasgow Buddhist Centre with news of a death in the Order. He says - “Kshantidipa died on Friday 23rd November at 2.40 pm at the Beatson Centre in Glasgow. His good friend Pasada was with him at the time, and his wife Janice, his sons Steve and Simon, Bodhidaka and myself arrived soon after. The date of his cremation will be arranged in the next few days - we’ll send a notice when we know. There...
Portsmouth Sangha Space
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Resources for Religion Without God, Week 3, Death and the Biggest Questions of All

By Candradasa on Sat, 10 Nov, 2012 - 17:18

Resources for Religion Without God, Week 3, Death and the Biggest Questions of All

By Candradasa on Sat, 10 Nov, 2012 - 17:18Ok folks, with sincere apologies for the delay, here are the references for talk 3. Lots to get your teeth into…

Dhammapada (opening section, Yamakavagga, ‘The Pairs’)
1. Acharya Buddharakkhita’s translation
2. Thanissaro Bhikkhu’s translation
3. Sangharakshita’s translation

Readings
Bodhi Sutta: Awakening - Thanissaro Bhikkhu’s translation
The Buddha’s vision of the lotuses with Brahma Sahampati
Nyanatiloka Mahathera on Kamma and Rebirth (1947).

Further...
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Triratna News

Dharmachari Devapriya: 1981-2012

By lokabandhu on Sat, 3 Nov, 2012 - 07:51

Dharmachari Devapriya: 1981-2012

By lokabandhu on Sat, 3 Nov, 2012 - 07:51Dharmachari Devapriya died peacefully in hospital in London on Thursday November 1st at noon. He was ordained by Sangharakshita in 1981 and had played a significant part in many aspects of the Triratna Buddhist Community for over three decades, especially in establishing the very successful ‘Dharma Parents’ retreats for families and children at Buddhafield and elsewhere.

His old friends Paul Boyce, Annie Munro, Rehana, Carl Davies, Kamalashila, Satyajit, Yashobodhi, and Rosie, plus his sister Akasacitta, were with him when...
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Dhairyashil, Triratna Buddhist Order Member Mar 2008-Oct 2012

By lokabandhu on Sun, 21 Oct, 2012 - 14:21

Dhairyashil, Triratna Buddhist Order Member Mar 2008-Oct 2012

By lokabandhu on Sun, 21 Oct, 2012 - 14:21Amrutdeep writes again from India with news of the recent death of Dhairyashil, an Indian Order Member living in Ahmedabad, in the north Indian state of Gujrat. He says - “This is to inform you all that Dhammachari Dhairyashil (age about 65) from died due illness on October 18th at 12.30 p.m. He was Ordained in 2008. His private Preceptor is Jutindhar & Public Preceptor is Chandrashil; he was practicing the Shakyamuni Sadhana. His funeral took place the same...
Triratna News
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Gaganchitta, Triratna Buddhist Order Member Dec 1987-Oct 2012

By lokabandhu on Sun, 21 Oct, 2012 - 11:00

Gaganchitta, Triratna Buddhist Order Member Dec 1987-Oct 2012

By lokabandhu on Sun, 21 Oct, 2012 - 11:00Amrutdeep writes from India with news of the recent death of Gaganchitta, an Indian Order Member living in Mumbai. He says - “This is to inform you all that Dhammachari Gaganchitta passed away on the morning of October 5th 7.30am. He was about 80 and got ordained on 25th Dec. 1987. His Preceptor is Kamalashila and he was practising the Shakyamuni Sadhana. His funeral took place on the same day at 3.00 P.M. Please think of him and send...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

New resources posted...

By Candradasa on Mon, 15 Oct, 2012 - 18:48

New resources posted...

By Candradasa on Mon, 15 Oct, 2012 - 18:48Hi all, a brief note to say I’ve posted to our sangha space some new resources (on the nidanas and skandhas, the Buddha’s unanswered questions, and St. Augustine!) that should help tie up any loose ends from the first two talks in our ‘Religion Without God’ series… Remember, you’ll have to log in and + join this Group to access the extra materials from the series and contribute responses and posts of your own...
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Durangama, April 1944 - August 2012

By lokabandhu on Sun, 9 Sep, 2012 - 05:44

Durangama, April 1944 - August 2012

By lokabandhu on Sun, 9 Sep, 2012 - 05:44Durangama, a long-standing member of the Triratna Buddhist order, died last month. He was ordained by Sangharakshita back in 1973, in the very early days of the Order, and lived in London, where he worked as a mural artist painting among other pieces the Hackney Peace Carnival Mural and Fitzrovia Murals.

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