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Death of K.R. Norman

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 16 Nov, 2020 - 11:24

Death of K.R. Norman

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 16 Nov, 2020 - 11:24

The Western Buddhist Review writes with the sad news of the death of Pāli scholar Kenneth Roy Norman, born in 1925, and the same age as Sangharakshita. His translations of early Buddhist texts in verse are more scholarly than poetic, but allow modern Western Buddhists to get close to the word of the Buddha.

From Rupert Gethin, President of the Pali Text Society:

“Roy or Mr Norman, as he liked to be known, was one of the...

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Obituary for Shraddhapushpa 1930-2020

By Centre Team on Thu, 4 Jun, 2020 - 12:17

Obituary for Shraddhapushpa 1930-2020

By Centre Team on Thu, 4 Jun, 2020 - 12:17

Shraddhapushpa (Susy Powlesland) was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order in 2003. Shraddhapushpa means - “Flower of Faith”. She was a “radical educationalist” with a long engagement working with children and supporting black and minority ethnic communities. In 2007 she was appointed MBE (a British honour that is awarded to a person by the Queen for a particular achievement) for services to Black, Asian, and minority ethnic people in east London. 

Shraddhapushpa died on Wednesday 13th May at the age of 90.
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Triratna News
Triratna News

In memory of Rob Burbea

By satyadasa on Sat, 30 May, 2020 - 15:27

In memory of Rob Burbea

By satyadasa on Sat, 30 May, 2020 - 15:27

Rob Burbea, who died aged 54 earlier this month, was a Dharma teacher loved and valued by many of us in the Triratna community. His clear teachings on emptiness and the imaginal may prove to be of great significance for the development of Dharma traditions in the West. Rob was steeped in the Insight meditation tradition in the USA and Europe. He was also, among other things, a classical and jazz guitarist, a climate activist and a lover of...

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An Obituary of Dharmacharini Anagarika Ratnasuri, 1923-2019

By Centre Team on Thu, 19 Sep, 2019 - 14:28

Kamalagita has written this lovely obituary of Ratnasuri, which you can also download below as a PDF. Please feel free to add any memories and eulogies you may wish to share as a comment below.

Updated 21/10/2019 to include link to condensed version of Kamalagita’s obituary in 
The Guardian 

This post appeared originally on the private Order spaces here on The Buddhist Centre Online. Ratnasuri was such an important pioneer and exemplar – for women and...

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Sangharakshita obituary in The Times

By Munisha on Fri, 9 Nov, 2018 - 10:15

Sangharakshita obituary in The Times

By Munisha on Fri, 9 Nov, 2018 - 10:15

Today in The Times you can read an obituary for Bhante, which finishes with this little story.

When a doctor gave him a long and convoluted explanation as to why he was going to stop treating him for sepsis, the monk interrupted him: “You mean I’m dying?” The doctor nodded. Sangharakshita looked thoughtfully at the pile of audiobooks that had just been stacked by his bed. He smiled and said: “You had better put those back.”

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Sangharakshita Obituary in the Daily telegraph

By Mahamati on Wed, 7 Nov, 2018 - 15:00

Sangharakshita Obituary in the Daily telegraph

By Mahamati on Wed, 7 Nov, 2018 - 15:00

The Daily Telegraph in the UK has written its obituary of Sangharakshita.

Read other obituaries

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Sangharakshita Memorial Space

An impromptu 'Indexer's Obituary'

By Satyalila on Sun, 4 Nov, 2018 - 12:59

An impromptu 'Indexer's Obituary'

By Satyalila on Sun, 4 Nov, 2018 - 12:59

I’ve been working on the index for Volume 13 of Bhante’s Complete Works for the last few weeks and finished it on Friday morning, having worked late into the night before.  It has felt like its own kind of vigil for Bhante to be doing this.  A great privilege to tend his ‘Dharma body’, or one physical manifestation of it, at least.  I’m not a professional indexer but a (supported) amateur - tho’ as Vidyadevi kindly reminded me, the etymology of...

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