The Buddhist Centre: buddhism for today
Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Deadline for submissions to the Book of Gratitude

By vajrapriya on Mon, 19 Nov, 2018 - 17:00

Deadline for submissions to the Book of Gratitude

By vajrapriya on Mon, 19 Nov, 2018 - 17:00

The deadline for submissions is Friday 30th November, so if you haven’t already, please do share your feelings of gratitude for the life of Urgyen Sangharakshita. To remind you, here are the criteria and means of submission:

Because the book will be professionally bound we ask you to follow these following simple instructions. The page will need to be:

  • A4
  • Landscape (wider than it is tall)
  • Plain paper
  • Left hand margin of 25mm to allow for binding
  • Right hand margin 20mm for balance

​Send a paper copy
Send your handwritten or printed copy to:

Book of Gratitude
...

Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

Sanghrakshita memorial tribute

By Amaradaya@Clear... on Tue, 6 Nov, 2018 - 17:04

Sanghrakshita memorial tribute

By Amaradaya@Clear... on Tue, 6 Nov, 2018 - 17:04

Compiled from a small fraction of Clear Visions extensive Sanghrakshita image and video archive, we pay tribute to our teacher after his passing on Oct 30th 2018.

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

gatherings in Thames, Aotearoa New Zealand

By lisa kelly on Sun, 4 Nov, 2018 - 04:53

gatherings in Thames, Aotearoa New Zealand

By lisa kelly on Sun, 4 Nov, 2018 - 04:53

Here in Thames, Aotearoa NZ, our sangha awoke to the sad news of Urgyen Sangharakshita’s death on Wednesday morning.  Since then we have been gathering both formally and spontaneously to honour Bhante and support each other in this significant and special time.  

On the Wednesday we had a cherry blossom viewing meditation and picnic lunch planned in front of the public library.  Which we went ahead with, with Bhante and the beauty of impermanence very much in our hearts and...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Help Wanted with Transport on Funeral Day

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 17:15

Help Wanted with Transport on Funeral Day

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 17:15

Here’s a request from the team co-ordinating Bhante’s funeral arrangements at Adhisthana:  If anyone has (or would be able to bring) a mini bus on the day of the funeral (Saturday 10th November) to help with bringing people from the nearby train stations to Adhisthana, please get in touch by email admin [at] adhisthana.org.  All offers of help appreciated!
 ...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Fulfilling Bhante's Wish

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 10:52

Fulfilling Bhante's Wish

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 10:52

If you would like to express your gratitude for Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita’s life you could give to a project which we know was very dear to Bhante’s heart and currently faces a funding crisis: the editing and publication of his Complete Works.

Bhante Sangharakshita’s wish was to see “a complete, uniform edition” of all his writings, published and unpublished. 

Many people’s generous gifts for Bhante’s 90th birthday began to fulfil this wish with the...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Compilation of Sangharakshita's images

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 31 Oct, 2018 - 14:55

Compilation of Sangharakshita's images

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 31 Oct, 2018 - 14:55

Here is a video of Sangharakshita’s images that Clear Vision Trust have compiled to mark Bhante’s death. You may wish to screen this at your local Centre or group or at use at home while chanting mantras. 

Add your own memory or reflection about Sangharakshita to the online remembrance page

Contribute to the ‘book of gratitude’...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Sharing to the Remembrance Page

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 - 13:18

Sharing to the Remembrance Page

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 - 13:18

If you would like to share your memories of Sangharakshita, or your response to his passing, you can choose + post something above and your contribution will be shared on the remembrance page. We’ll keep them here as an archive too. 

You can add video, favourite talks by Sangharakshita, photos or other media that communicates your thoughts and feelings.

Your post should appear shortly after you send it to us.

Read Sangharakshita’s obituary

Contribute to the printed Book of Gratitude...

San Francisco Buddhist Center
San Francisco Buddhist Center

Suvarnaprabha Sangha Memorial Singalong

By Viveka on Thu, 26 Sep, 2013 - 20:53
The SP fan club! We gathered in large numbers Wednesday night, September 25th, at the San Francisco Buddhist Center to mark Suvarnaprabha’s death and support her and those who knew her in this transition time.

At one point we watched the video of Suvarnaprabha reading poetry at the 2011 convention. Towards the end, she looks up and says, “God that went really fast, didn’t it?”

The video ends with her singing a few lines from...