We would like to invite you to attend our online commemoration of the second anniversary of Sangharakshita’s death. Throughout the day there will be various opportunities to join in as part of the worldwide sangha, and we’ll also be sharing a preview of Adhisthana’s direction with our online programme for 2021.
After Sangharakshita’s death, the Uddiyana Trustees (the charity which is dedicated to preserving his legacy) renamed the annexe where Sangharakshita spent his final years, Urgyen House.
Urgyen House was Sangharakshita’s home for the last five-and-a-half years of his life. This building and the Sangharakshita Library (which is located in a different building at Adhisthana) provided not only living quarters for Sangharakshita but a place for his entire collection of books, letters, papers, thangkas and artefacts.
The Uddiyana Trust has now embarked on a project to...
On the first anniversary of Urgyen Sangharakshita’s death Jnanavaca gives a compelling and heartfelt talk about how we might view the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order and community: an extraordinary human but also finite and fallible, a visionary genius in the mould of Blake, and translator of the Dharma, who helped bring the Buddhist tradition alive. Jnanavaca also outlines how he himself views Bhante: a Bodhisattva and a Guru - a ‘Teacher’ with a capital ‘T’.
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:
Landscape (wider than it is tall)
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:
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...
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!
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...
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.
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