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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

Funeral of Urgyen Sangharakshita by Guilhem Monin

By Centre Team on Thu, 13 Dec, 2018 - 17:40

Funeral of Urgyen Sangharakshita by Guilhem Monin

By Centre Team on Thu, 13 Dec, 2018 - 17:40

Urgyen Sangharakshita. 26 Aug 1925 - 30 Oct 2018.

Funeral and burial at his home, Adhisthana, on November 10th 2018. 

A short tribute put together by Guilhem Monin.

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Sangharakshita's Funeral - Eulogies

By Free Buddhist Audio on Tue, 4 Dec, 2018 - 23:47

Urgyen Sangharakshita, 1925-2018, was laid to rest at his home in Adhisthana on November 10th 2018.

Here are the main welcoming speeches and eulogies from Sangharakshita’s close friends and colleagues as they say their own goodbyes to our teacher.

Recorded at Adhisthana, November 2018.

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...

Lights In The Sky - Buddhist Media
Lights In The Sky - Buddhist Media

Subhuti brings joy

By Suryaprabha on Thu, 22 Nov, 2018 - 19:25

Subhuti brings joy

By Suryaprabha on Thu, 22 Nov, 2018 - 19:25

For Bhante’s funeral I was filming from very far back, almost in the weather, but I liked the compositions. 

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...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Large worldwide audience for live funeral video

By Munisha on Fri, 16 Nov, 2018 - 16:55

Large worldwide audience for live funeral video

By Munisha on Fri, 16 Nov, 2018 - 16:55

It’s become clear that the apparently large gathering of 1,200-1,400 people in the barn at Adhisthana on Saturday for Bhante’s funeral was, in fact, a small fraction of the international audience taking part by following the day live on Facebook and YouTube, and by participating in simultaneous events at Buddhist Centres around the world.

Watch the complete edited livestream.

For a start, it’s estimated that those watching at public screenings across India numbered at least 61,000 – not including all those who watched at home or in social projects...

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Thanks to Everyone Involved in the Funeral of Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita

By parami on Fri, 16 Nov, 2018 - 11:24

Thanks to Everyone Involved in the Funeral of Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita

By parami on Fri, 16 Nov, 2018 - 11:24

Dear friends,

It is almost a week since the funeral and Adhisthana is returning to normal, although of course it is a new normal. “Life is King” as Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita told us and Life goes on. The trees drop their leaves and work needs to be done. Sunday and Monday here saw community and volunteers taking down chairs, dismantling the shrine in the barn - will it ever be the same space? - and cleaning. Lots of cleaning,...

Triratna News
Triratna News

A Selection of Photos from Sangharakshita's Funeral

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 16 Nov, 2018 - 10:26

A Selection of Photos from Sangharakshita's Funeral

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 16 Nov, 2018 - 10:26

On Saturday 10th November the funeral of Urgyen Sangharakshita took place with an estimated 1,200 to 1,400 people attending the ceremony and burial in Adhisthana.  Here are some of the photographs taken by Dhammarati during this significant day in the life of our community.

See the full album of...

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