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Will-writing service for Triratna

By lokabandhu on Mon, 2 Jul, 2012 - 06:22

Will-writing service for Triratna

By lokabandhu on Mon, 2 Jul, 2012 - 06:22Following yesterday’s story about Triratna’s Abhayaratna Trust and their mission to raise funds to support members of the Triratna Buddhist Order experiencing poverty or hardship in old age, Satyadasa, a qualified solicitor, writes from London with the news of a bespoke and confidential Will-Writing service he’s offering UK members of the Triratna Buddhist Community, under the trading name Greengate Wills.

He says - “A Will is something most people agree is a good idea...
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Virananda: Dharmachari 1978-2012

By lokabandhu on Tue, 24 Apr, 2012 - 12:03

Virananda: Dharmachari 1978-2012

By lokabandhu on Tue, 24 Apr, 2012 - 12:03

Sudaka writes from Barcelona with news of the sad death of Dharmachari Virananda, a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order for over 30 years. He says - “Virananda died at 18.15 Thursday 19 April 2012 here in Barcelona in the hospital del Mar, in the company of Rijumati, Claire (his sister), Nagesvara, one of his chess-playing friends, and Alber, a local friend.

His funeral will be at midday on Wednesday 25th in Barcelona. There will be a ceremony at...

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Dhammachari Vajrasambhava, 1970-2012

By lokabandhu on Thu, 12 Apr, 2012 - 15:07

Dhammachari Vajrasambhava, 1970-2012

By lokabandhu on Thu, 12 Apr, 2012 - 15:07Kumarjeev writes from India with news of the death of Order Member Vajrasambhava, saying “Dear brothers and sisters, Vajrasambhava passed away on April 9 this month. Please send your metta for him and his family. He has a daughter Visakha, 19, studying Ayurvedic medicine, and son Suvajra, 15, studying in 11th standard. His children and wife Vidya are the family left behind him.

Vajrasambhava was ordained in 2008 and lived near Mumbai in Maharastra. With metta, Kumarjeev”

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Vajradhara: 1957-2011

By lokabandhu on Mon, 21 Nov, 2011 - 11:54

Vajradhara: 1957-2011

By lokabandhu on Mon, 21 Nov, 2011 - 11:54Acalaraja and Achalapriya write with sad news of the death of Vajradhara, saying - “Dharmachari Anagarika Vajradhara died peacefully in his sleep at home on the night of November 17th, after a long illness bravely borne. He practiced the Vajrapani sadhana. He was instrumental in starting Shantikula, the Triratna centre in Johannesburg South Africa. He was indeed a diamond thunderbolt in this life and a vigorous and thorough teacher and a beautiful friend to many.

Thank you...
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Tarabodhi: 1926:2011

By lokabandhu on Sun, 30 Oct, 2011 - 06:02

Tarabodhi: 1926:2011

By lokabandhu on Sun, 30 Oct, 2011 - 06:02Dayasara writes to say – “I am sorry to report that Tarabodhi died peacefully after a short bout of pneumonia in the afternoon of Tuesday October 25th aged 85. This was at the nursing home in Bath where he had lived for about 3 years. His daughter Charlotte and other family members were with him.

He was ordained in 1998 at Padmaloka. He was a devoted Amitabha practitioner and used his Order name in most situations. Before his retirement...
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Bodhishri: 1936:2011

By lokabandhu on Sun, 23 Oct, 2011 - 18:49

Bodhishri: 1936:2011

By lokabandhu on Sun, 23 Oct, 2011 - 18:49Jnanagita writes from Finland with the sad news of Dharmacharini Bodhishri. Ordained in 1973, Bodhishri was one of the longest-ordained members of the Order. Jnanagita says -

“I am sad to tell you that Bodhishri died on Friday 21st October, some minutes after midnight in the Terhokoti Hospice in Helsinki. She had a long and painful period of illness behind her. Just one day earlier we were eight Finnish Order members there, doing a sevenfold puja for her. We...
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A death in the Order

By lokabandhu on Fri, 14 Oct, 2011 - 05:42

A death in the Order

By lokabandhu on Fri, 14 Oct, 2011 - 05:42Aryaketu, one of Triratna’s Indian Order Convenors, writes with the sad news of the death of an Order Member. He says -

“Dear Order Members, I am sad to inform you that Dhammacharini Shraddhaja from Nagpur died on October 3rd, at 3 pm at her home. At the time of death her husband and family members were around with her. Immediately the news spread a lot of people were visiting her death body continually and conducting ritual. The funeral...
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A Death in the Order - Acalamitra

By lokabandhu on Wed, 10 Aug, 2011 - 06:24

A Death in the Order - Acalamitra

By lokabandhu on Wed, 10 Aug, 2011 - 06:24Karmavajra writes from Triratna’s Indian Order Office to say -

“Dear Order Members and others,

“Jaibhim! I feel sad to inform you that Dhammachari Achalamitra, Mumbai, passed away on morning of 8th August around 1.00 a.m. He was suffering from Old Age. He was 72 years Old. He was ordained in May 2006 by Dhammachari Adityabodhi (private preceptor). His funeral was done today from his residence in the presence of Dhammachari Bodhisen and Mumbai’s Order.

“Yours in...
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Generous legacy left to Triratna's Abhayaratna Trust

By lokabandhu on Wed, 10 Aug, 2011 - 06:15

Generous legacy left to Triratna's Abhayaratna Trust

By lokabandhu on Wed, 10 Aug, 2011 - 06:15Satyadakini writes from Triratna’s Abhayaratna Trust - a fairly new charity, created as an international benevolent fund for members of the Triratna Buddhist Order who may be suffering from sickness, old age or disability. She says -

“I’m writing on behalf of the Abhayaratna Trust to express our gratitude and rejoice in the care and generosity of Dharmachari Manjusvara who has left a legacy in his will to the Abhayaratna Trust. The Abhayaratna Trust came into being...
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Manjusvara - Three Poems And A Funeral

By lokabandhu on Wed, 3 Aug, 2011 - 06:34

Manjusvara - Three Poems And A Funeral

By lokabandhu on Wed, 3 Aug, 2011 - 06:34July 6th saw Triratna’s Bristol sangha celebrating the funeral of Manjusvara, who died leading a retreat at Dhanakosa. Kamalamani has sent us an account of the day, and we’ve discovered three poems by Manjusvara in the latest edition of the Bristol Buddhist Centre’s on-line newsletter, which we reproduce below. Bristol’s Newsletter contains a moving ‘Rejoicing In Manjusvara’ by Ananda, his friend and colleague for many many years, during which he describes his friend as “the most generous person I ever...

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