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...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Local Accommodation to Adhisthana

By akasajoti on Sat, 3 Nov, 2018 - 11:26

Local Accommodation to Adhisthana

By akasajoti on Sat, 3 Nov, 2018 - 11:26

Click on the images to find information about possible options for arranging your own accommodation nearby Adhisthana.

At the time of posting, there are lots of rooms available at Church Farm in Coddington for Friday 9th and Saturday 10th.

We also have a number of local Sangha members offering accommodation, some also with transport to the funeral. Please write to admin [at] adhisthana.org to arrange this.

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

An Update On Sangharakshita's Vigil and Funeral Arrangements

By parami on Fri, 2 Nov, 2018 - 17:35

An Update On Sangharakshita's Vigil and Funeral Arrangements

By parami on Fri, 2 Nov, 2018 - 17:35

Dear friends,

Bhante’s body is now at Adhisthana. He arrived yesterday afternoon (Thursday) and around 60 Order members, Mitras and friends from the Adhisthana mandala (the community, people here on meetings etc and local sangha) gathered to welcome him back. It was a beautiful afternoon with stunning light shining over Adhisthana and the hills beyond. The hearse arrived as the light was fading and we lined the drive as the car drove slowly up to the courtyard. In the courtyard Bhante was...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Hastings sangha remembers Sangharakshita

By Jen Rouse on Fri, 2 Nov, 2018 - 10:46

Hastings sangha remembers Sangharakshita

By Jen Rouse on Fri, 2 Nov, 2018 - 10:46

This evening Hastings sangha gathered together to remember Bhante Sangharakshita and the remarkable legacy he leaves behind for the benefit of us all. A single evening was really only an opportunity to start to reflect and process this huge event in the life of the movement – the conversation will continue as everything settles into its new form. We started with the Metta Bhavana, calling to mind both Sangharakshita and those who were closest to him. We listened to Vishvapani’s...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

For Bhante

By Aksobhin on Fri, 2 Nov, 2018 - 10:09

For Bhante

By Aksobhin on Fri, 2 Nov, 2018 - 10:09

The day after hearing the news of our precious teacher’s death I awoke to a strange feeling that the  world seemed more empty somehow. Reading some of my favourite poems by Bhante I came across one with which I was not familiar, however these appropriate lines almost leapt off the page…

Now you are gone; but only as a star, 

Which, though extinct, sheds radiance from afar 

To those who on this dark earth wandering are.

Go n-éirí an bóthar leat 
Go raibh an ghaoth go brách...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

In memory of Sangharakshita

By salutation on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 23:58

In memory of Sangharakshita

By salutation on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 23:58Now passing through time and condition you have gone beyond, and your life The Light Beyond all obstruction that knows no night, and your voice does call To Awake not sleep, To Joy not Sorrow, To Wisdom not ignorance, To Freedom not oppression, To Love not hate, To Nirvana not samsara, and so here I sing to you, in the dusk of day, for all who find themselves in the howl and gale and storm of the world, and our...
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

Poem

By jyotika on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 11:18

Poem

By jyotika on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 11:18

Knowing that I’d be at Adhisthana this month, I was hoping to meet Bhante. I haven’t been with him one to one since I used to read to him in his warm annexe at Madhyamaloka over fifteen years ago; those readings being one of the great pleasures and privileges of my life back then.

I wrote to him early last year to reconnect after a period of struggle in my life during which I tasted many sour fruits, the most plump among them being pride. Having tasted it, and its core of fear and...

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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