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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...
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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...
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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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Triratna News

Dharmachari Vivekapriya

By Munisha on Thu, 30 Oct, 2014 - 00:03

Dharmachari Vivekapriya

By Munisha on Thu, 30 Oct, 2014 - 00:03With sadness we annound the death of Dharmachari Vivekapriya who died in hospital in the evening of Tuesday 28th October.

Vivekapriya was 66 years old and lived in Maharashtra, India, where he was connected with the Triratna centre in Wardha. He had suffered with asthma for several months.

He was ordained on 16th October 1988 and Bhante was his private and public preceptor. Becoming involved with Triratna he gave up his job and contributed many years to develop...
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Dharmacharini Mokshapushpa

By Munisha on Wed, 29 Oct, 2014 - 12:54

Dharmacharini Mokshapushpa

By Munisha on Wed, 29 Oct, 2014 - 12:54With sadness we announce the death of Dharmacharini Mokshapushpa, who died in the evening of Monday 27th October, in a hospice. Her last hours were spent with her brother, a good friend and Suchitta, her private preceptor.

Mokshapushpa, who was 63 and lived in Hereford, UK, had been suffering with an aggressive form of cancer for several months and had been facing her death with courage and grace. She was ordained on the first day of the European...
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Dharmacharini Aryamati

By Munisha on Sun, 28 Sep, 2014 - 12:12

Dharmacharini Aryamati

By Munisha on Sun, 28 Sep, 2014 - 12:12With great sadness we report the death of Dharmacharini Aryamati, in the evening of Friday 26th September. Knocked down by a van on a pedestrian crossing, she suffered many broken bones. Having regained consciousness she died later in hospital from brain trauma.

Aryamati was ordained in 2005 and was a much-loved member of the sangha in Manchester, UK. Her preceptor Maitreyi writes: “Her name means ‘She whose mind is noble’, and her yidam was Green Tara, who gave...
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Dharmacharini Bhadrachitta 25th January 1930 - 1st April 2014

By Munisha on Wed, 2 Apr, 2014 - 12:55

Dharmacharini Bhadrachitta 25th January 1930 - 1st April 2014

By Munisha on Wed, 2 Apr, 2014 - 12:55With great sadness we inform you of the death of Dharmacharini Bhadrachitta at 4.00pm on 1st April, 2014. She was 84 years old and had been ill for over a year with blood cancer.

Bhadrachitta (auspicious, friendly-hearted one) was ordained in 2001 at Il Convento by Anjali (private preceptor) and Sanghadevi (public preceptor). Her sadhana was Amitabha.

She fell a few days ago and broke two vertebrae, went to hospital and then came home to her family in...
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Triratna News

Dharmacharini Candrasri 1945-2013

By Munisha on Fri, 22 Nov, 2013 - 15:19

Dharmacharini Candrasri 1945-2013

By Munisha on Fri, 22 Nov, 2013 - 15:19With sadness we report the death of Candrasri, in Cambridge, UK, on Monday 18th November, aged 68.

Candrasri’s funeral will take place at Cambridge Buddhist Centre on Monday, 2nd December at 12 noon, with a memorial service on Wednesday 18th December at 7.30pm.

Candrasri was ordained at Akashavana in the summer of 2012 and was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer shortly after.

According to her preceptor Viryaprabha, “Candrasri faced death in the way that she...

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