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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...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Bhante's Departure (from Suratna by email)

By Centre Team on Wed, 31 Oct, 2018 - 20:30

Bhante's Departure (from Suratna by email)

By Centre Team on Wed, 31 Oct, 2018 - 20:30

With sad and heavy heart we celebrate the death of our beloverd and cherished teacher and friend Bante Sangharákshita he who gave us the Dharma and inspired us over many many years.

May his next life be as spiritually inspiring as the last. R.I.P.

Amitavati, Spain  

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Carrying the Flame

By Carol Robertson on Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 - 21:22

Carrying the Flame

By Carol Robertson on Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 - 21:22

Like so many friends today, I am absorbing and reflecting on the passing of my teacher Urgyen Sangharakshita (Bhante). Only a week ago I was at Adhisthana, Bhante’s home, working with the amazing people from Friends of the Sangharakshita Library. Having Danasamudra passing on Bhante’s heartfelt appreciation for the work that we were doing in his memorial library, was so touching as was his emphasis on her passing this appreciation to us. He stressed the importance of this library and his legacy...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Gratitude to Bhante

By Nagapriya on Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 - 19:49

Gratitude to Bhante

By Nagapriya on Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 - 19:49

Our spiritual teacher, Urgyen Sangharakshita has died. I don´t feel sad (at least not now), just immensely grateful for the courageous, intelligent, and generous life he lived. I had the fortune to meet with him just a couple of months ago along with a group of Mexican friends and he was so welcoming, relaxed, and friendly to us. His teachings have created the context for the whole of my life and I will proudly continue to practise and share them to...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

What bhante meant to me

By Simon gorvin on Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 - 17:59

What bhante meant to me

By Simon gorvin on Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 - 17:59

It was my birthday, it felt like everything had fallen apart around me and I felt alone and desperate. I’d spent the past few years driving everyone and everything I cared about away and refusing to acknowledge that I was struggling and needed help. Instead I numbed my pain with drugs and alcohol… But that can only work for so long and in the weeks building up to my birthday it wasn’t enough… I didn’t know what else to do...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Sharing to the Remembrance Page

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 - 13:18

Sharing to the Remembrance Page

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 - 13:18

If you would like to share your memories of Sangharakshita, or your response to his passing, you can choose + post something above and your contribution will be shared on the remembrance page. We’ll keep them here as an archive too. 

You can add video, favourite talks by Sangharakshita, photos or other media that communicates your thoughts and feelings.

Your post should appear shortly after you send it to us.

Read Sangharakshita’s obituary

Contribute to the printed Book of Gratitude...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Urgyen Sangharakshita 1925-2018

By Munisha on Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 - 11:27

Urgyen Sangharakshita 1925-2018

By Munisha on Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 - 11:27

With great sadness we inform you of the passing away of Urgyen Sangharakshita, today, 30th October 2018, at approximately 10 am in Hereford Hospital. He had been diagnosed with pneumonia and this morning the consultant said that he also had sepsis, from which recovery was not possible. 

Please join with us as we direct our metta towards Bhante, recollecting his wonderful qualities and remembering with gratitude all that he has given to so many of us. Local Centres around the world may...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Book Of Gratitude

By vajrapriya on Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 - 10:27

Book Of Gratitude

By vajrapriya on Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 - 10:27

As well as having this online memorial space we would like to invite people from all around the world to contribute to a Book of Gratitude.

We will be collecting pages sent to us by post at Adhisthana, or sent orderoffice [at] triratnaorder.org (by email), or uploaded to this space to be printed out by us. These will then be collated and bound into book form and kept in the Sangharakshita library at Adhisthana.

This is an opportunity to remember Sangharakshita and to...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
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...

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