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Funeral and Burial Service for Urgyen Sangharakshita

By Centre Team on Tue, 6 Nov, 2018 - 20:00

Funeral and Burial Service for Urgyen Sangharakshita

By Centre Team on Tue, 6 Nov, 2018 - 20:00

Update: You can now watch a complete version of the live stream here

November 10th 2018, 12.30 pm UK time, at Adhisthana


You are very welcome to attend the funeral service for Urgyen Sangharakshita. We are expecting large numbers. For the many not able to attend, we are hoping to provide live streaming of the funeral and burial but please note that, for technical reasons, we cannot guarantee this will be possible. 

The ceremony
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Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Lion's Roar marks Sangharakshita's passing

By Munisha on Tue, 6 Nov, 2018 - 17:39

Lion's Roar marks Sangharakshita's passing

By Munisha on Tue, 6 Nov, 2018 - 17:39

North American Dharma magazine Lion’s Roar has covered the news of Bhante’s death in this article.

Read all ‘Voices from the Buddhist world’ posts.

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Voices from the Buddhist world 3: Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Community, Germany

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

Voices from the Buddhist world 3: Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Community, Germany

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

The latest in our series of messages of condolence and appreciation from Buddhists in other traditions, in German and below in English is a message from the Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Community, Germany.

Liebe Freunde im Dharma, 

Heute erfuhren wir, dass Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita in die grosse Verwandlung eingegangen ist. Wir möchten Euch unsere Anteilnahme zu diesem Verlust eines großen und wunderbaren Dharma Lehrers aussprechen. Seine Lehre und sein Werk wird in Euch weiterleben und den Menschen die Lehre...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Tricycle magazine reports Bhante's death

By Munisha on Tue, 6 Nov, 2018 - 15:18

Tricycle magazine reports Bhante's death

By Munisha on Tue, 6 Nov, 2018 - 15:18

Sangharakshita’s passing was marked yesterday in an article on the website of the American Buddhist magazine Tricycle.

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Honouring and remembering Sangharakshita at Stockholms Buddhistcenter

By Viryabodhi on Tue, 6 Nov, 2018 - 09:30

Honouring and remembering Sangharakshita at Stockholms Buddhistcenter

By Viryabodhi on Tue, 6 Nov, 2018 - 09:30

On Monday night 5 November we celebrated Sangharakshita’s life and work. Prasadacarin welcomed people, 30 plus of us, and shared some of his meetings and feelings for Bhante, then Viryabodhi filled in what had happened and what has been shared on social media etc. as well as share some of his own meetings with Bhante. Then Vidyaketu (visiting stockholm with his wife Jude) read out part of Suvajra’s beautiful Shabda report, on Bhante’s last few days. After this many people shared their own...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Voices from the Buddhist world 2: European Buddhist Union

By Munisha on Mon, 5 Nov, 2018 - 23:24

Voices from the Buddhist world 2: European Buddhist Union

By Munisha on Mon, 5 Nov, 2018 - 23:24

Continuing our series of messages of condolence from Buddhists beyond Triratna, here is a post from the Facebook page of the European Buddhist Union, of which Triratna has been an active member for many years.

“The EBU would like to express heartfelt condolences to the Triratna community, for the death of the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order and the Triratna Buddhist Community.

Sangharakshita, who has passed away at the age of 93, was one of...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Sangharakshita on BBC Radio 4's 'Sunday' programme

By Munisha on Mon, 5 Nov, 2018 - 13:59

Sangharakshita on BBC Radio 4's 'Sunday' programme

By Munisha on Mon, 5 Nov, 2018 - 13:59

On Sunday 4th November, BBC national radio marked Sangharakshita’s passing with an interview with Vishvapani on Radio Four’s weekly religious news programme, ‘Sunday’.

Listen to the interview, anywhere in the world. It starts at 12” 35’.

This coming Friday, Vishvapani will discuss Bhante’s life and work on BBC Radio Four’s obituary programme, ‘Last Word’.

...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Voices from the Buddhist world 1: Lama Ganchen, Italy

By Munisha on Mon, 5 Nov, 2018 - 05:38

Voices from the Buddhist world 1: Lama Ganchen, Italy

By Munisha on Mon, 5 Nov, 2018 - 05:38

As news of Bhante’s death has spread, we’ve been receiving messages of condolence from Buddhist leaders in other traditions. I’ll be posting a few, day by day, starting with this message from Italy.

“To The Triratna Buddhist Order and Community,

The Kunpen Lama Gangchen Association and its members would like to express heartfelt condolences to the Triratna community, for the death of the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order and the Triratna Buddhist Community. Ven. Sangharakshita was one of the major figures for the...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
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...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

gatherings in Thames, Aotearoa New Zealand

By lisa kelly on Sun, 4 Nov, 2018 - 04:53

gatherings in Thames, Aotearoa New Zealand

By lisa kelly on Sun, 4 Nov, 2018 - 04:53

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...

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