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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.

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 men – in our community that we wanted to share it as widely as possible. R.I.P....

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

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.”

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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...

Centre bouddhiste Triratna de Paris
Centre bouddhiste Triratna de Paris

Décès de Sangharakshita

By Ujumani on Wed, 31 Oct, 2018 - 20:46

Décès de Sangharakshita

By Ujumani on Wed, 31 Oct, 2018 - 20:46

C’est avec une grande tristesse que nous annonçons le décès le 30 octobre 2018 de Sangharakshita, le fondateur de l’Ordre bouddhiste Triratna et de la Communauté bouddhiste Triratna. Voici une brève présentation de sa vie et de ses enseignements.

Les premières années
Sangharakshita est né sous le nom de Dennis Lingwood dans une famille ouvrière, à Tooting, au sud de Londres, en 1925. À l’âge de neuf ans, on lui diagnostiqua un problème cardiaque (ce qui plus tard s’avéra être un diagnostic...

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Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Sangharakshita: A Brief Account of his Life and Teachings

By Vishvapani on Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 - 09:44

Sangharakshita: A Brief Account of his Life and Teachings

By Vishvapani on Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 - 09:44

A Short Account of Sangharakshita (Dennis Philip Edward Lingwood)

With great sadness, we announce the death of Sangharakshita, the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order and the Triratna Buddhist Community. Here is a short account of his life and teachings.

Early Years
The man we know as Sangharakshita was born Dennis Lingwood in a working class family in Tooting, south London, in 1925. Aged eight, he was diagnosed with a heart problem (a misdiagnosis, it later turned out) and confined to bed for...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Dhammacharini Ojonanda

By Munisha on Wed, 21 Jan, 2015 - 16:38

Dhammacharini Ojonanda

By Munisha on Wed, 21 Jan, 2015 - 16:38With sadness we report the death of Dhammacharini Ojonanda on Thursday 15th January, of a heart attack. She was 71 years old.

She was ordained on 2nd January, 2000; Dhammacharini Srimala was her private and public preceptor. Her yidam was Shakyamuni.

Karmavajra writes: “She was very kind and polite, contributing to the Order since meeting it 30 years ago. She was a much respected Order member in our Thane Centre, and worked to create harmony among Order members...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Dharmachari Chakkhupala

By Munisha on Mon, 12 Jan, 2015 - 17:42

Dharmachari Chakkhupala

By Munisha on Mon, 12 Jan, 2015 - 17:42With sadness we report the death of Chakkhupala from pancreatic cancer at 9pm on Saturday 10th January in a hospice in Ulverston, Lancashire, UK.

Ratnaprabha writes: “Lalitaratna had just finished preparing a slap-up curry for all of us staying at Chakkhupala’s house when his son, Eldon, got a call to come urgently to the hospice. We left the meal behind, and sat very quietly with Chakkhupala, 8 or 9 of us. His breathing was difficult and laboured. But...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Dharmachari Buddharakshita

By Munisha on Tue, 6 Jan, 2015 - 22:25

Dharmachari Buddharakshita

By Munisha on Tue, 6 Jan, 2015 - 22:25With sadness we report the death of Buddharakshita on Sunday 4th January.

Buddharakshita was a member of the Manchester, UK, sangha. He died, unconscious, of pneumonia, just before 1pm in the Royal Oldham Hospital, with his wife Shirley and their daughter, Helen, by his bedside. He also leaves a son, Simon, and two grandchildren.

Vishangka writes, “He had gone into hospital on the Saturday, aware and chatty, but his condition later deteriorated and he was sent to...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Death of Navachitta

By Munisha on Sat, 29 Nov, 2014 - 22:07

Death of Navachitta

By Munisha on Sat, 29 Nov, 2014 - 22:07With sadness we report the death of Dharmacharini Navachitta from Auckland, New Zealand.

She died in hospital in London, UK, at 18.30 local time today (7.30am 30th November, New Zealand time) from a severe bacterial and viral infection. Her daughter Genevieve had flown over from New Zealand and was with her, as was Dhammadinna; her sister Roi was present by telephone.

Navachitta was 62. She was ordained in the summer of 1990 at Taraloka. Her private preceptor...

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