Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Questions arising following your passing

By Bodhidasa on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 06:42

Questions arising following your passing

By Bodhidasa on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 06:42

Should I mourn your absence?
What form could contain
that unrivalled presence?

Should I weep for you?
What tears offer release
to one already freed?

Should I run to your side?
What frantic display
reveres your stillness?

Should I recall you?
What image gives shape
to your shabby elegance?

Should I speak of you?
What eulogy does justice
to your eloquence?

Should I bequeath garlands?
What wilted flowers
could embody such wisdom?

Should I hold to your words?
Why...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Memorial poem written the day Bhante died

By james murphy on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 02:45

Memorial poem written the day Bhante died

By james murphy on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 02:45

In one way or another, Sangharakshita’s spiritual genius has been the sheet anchor throughout the storm of my own deviating spiritual aspirations and divagations. More often than not, in the middle of any particular struggle for understanding, his was the aesthetic and moral compass which I depended on for a true reading of the way out of the labyrinth; his star the brilliant Sirius on a dark night; his, the lodestone that attracted the light of clarity. My gratitude to him is unrepayable. In...

Centre bouddhiste Triratna de Paris
Centre bouddhiste Triratna de Paris

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...

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