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Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

A Book of Gratitude - Remembrances of Urgyen Sangharakshita (1925-2018)

A Book of Gratitude - Remembrances of Urgyen Sangharakshita (1925-2018)

By vajrapriya on Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 - 04:20

As well as having an online memorial space to mark the passing of Urgyen Sangharakshita, the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Community and one of the foremost western Buddhists of the 20th Century , we invited people from all around the world to contribute to a Book of Gratitude.

These have now been collated and bound into book form to be kept in the Sangharakshita library at Adhisthana. And now you can read the moving rememberances of Sangharakshita online too.

This is an opportunity...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Bhante at Padmaloka

By Sanghanistha on Tue, 4 Dec, 2018 - 10:41

Bhante founded Padmaloka in 1976, living here for twelve years until moving to London in 1988, afterwards visiting us as often as he was able to. In many ways Bhante never left Padmaloka, he lit a sacred flame here which we still tend. We’ve always been crystal clear that he is our teacher and we are his disciples, regardless of the vicissitudes that intermittently sweep through the Order and movement. The last time I saw Bhante, during this summer’s European Chair’s Assembly at...

Triratna News
Triratna News

A Selection of Photos from Sangharakshita's Funeral

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 16 Nov, 2018 - 10:26

A Selection of Photos from Sangharakshita's Funeral

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 16 Nov, 2018 - 10:26

On Saturday 10th November the funeral of Urgyen Sangharakshita took place with an estimated 1,200 to 1,400 people attending the ceremony and burial in Adhisthana.  Here are some of the photographs taken by Dhammarati during this significant day in the life of our community.

See the full album of...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Tribute to Bhante

By sanghadhara on Tue, 6 Nov, 2018 - 16:26

Tribute to Bhante

By sanghadhara on Tue, 6 Nov, 2018 - 16:26

This is a four and a half video of Bhante’s images with audio extracts from interviews that my colleage Amaradaya made. 

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Tiratanaloka remembers Bhante

By vajratara on Sat, 3 Nov, 2018 - 20:30

Tiratanaloka remembers Bhante

By vajratara on Sat, 3 Nov, 2018 - 20:30

The team at Tiratanaloka are bearing Bhante, the Order, and the Sangha in mind at this time.  Kalyanasri is running a retreat here for her preceptees.  We joined with them on Tuesday, spending the day chanting and meditating.  In the evening Santavajri led a puja.  We are very glad to be with the Order at such a time.  Our connections with each other, and with Bhante, run deeper than we can ever fathom, through life and death.  We have been able...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Events commemorating Sangharakshita at the North London Buddhist Centre

By Satyapurna on Fri, 2 Nov, 2018 - 12:00

Events commemorating Sangharakshita at the North London Buddhist Centre

By Satyapurna on Fri, 2 Nov, 2018 - 12:00

Sitting with recollection of Sangharakshita.
North London Buddhist Centre small shrine room is a dedicated space, 11 AM-6:30 PM Monday to Friday until 9 November.

Anyone is welcome to come and sit quietly in the room, or write in the book of memories and appreciation. Do bring flowers and donations in his memory if you wish. Donations will go to our ongoing purchase of his complete writings, and the Centre’s continuation of his work in introducing...

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

Manchester shrine

By Mahabodhi on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 14:34

Manchester shrine

By Mahabodhi on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 14:34

Hello from Manchester. Here is our shrine to Bhante.

Ratnaguna and Dayanandi have been leading in memorial sessions for the Sangha since Tuesday.

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...

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