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Bhante's Seminars - now in 16 handsome volumes!

By lokabandhu on Sun, 16 Dec, 2018 - 23:14

Bhante's Seminars - now in 16 handsome volumes!

By lokabandhu on Sun, 16 Dec, 2018 - 23:14

Dear Centre Managers,

Since Bhante died around a month ago I have wanted to do something to mark his passing and to actively contribute to our wonderful Order and Community going forwards.  This impulse, together with a few late nights, has manifested in a new collection of 16 substantial volumes, all available via lulu.com: his Collected Seminars! You can find them very easily by going to lulu.com and...

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

Portsmouth Sangha Saying Farewell to Sangharakshita

By Candradasa on Mon, 5 Nov, 2018 - 22:15

Portsmouth Sangha Saying Farewell to Sangharakshita

By Candradasa on Mon, 5 Nov, 2018 - 22:15

The Portsmouth Sangha saying farewell to Sangharakshita: some joyous mantra chanting after a morning looking at how a lifelong commitment to the Dharma changes lives.

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Marking Bhante's death at Sanghaloka Buddhist Centre in Krakow/Poland

By Saddhajala on Fri, 2 Nov, 2018 - 16:14

Marking Bhante's death at Sanghaloka Buddhist Centre in Krakow/Poland

By Saddhajala on Fri, 2 Nov, 2018 - 16:14

To mark this significant moment of our Friend’s and Teacher’s death Bhante Sangharakshita at Sanghaloka Buddhist Centre in Krakow from Tuesday until Sunday we have a morning and evening programme with metta bhavana meditation, puja for Bhante by Maitreyabandhu in the mornings and Seven Fold puja in the evenings, telling stories about Bhante and having conversations about the significance of his life...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Puja for Bhante in Mexico City, Coyoacán

By DavidChavez on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 20:03

Puja for Bhante in Mexico City, Coyoacán

By DavidChavez on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 20:03

Also in Mexico City in the Buddhist Centre, in Coyoacán neighborhood, there was a puja for Bhante. Here is the picture of the shrine.

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Bhante Urgyen Sangharaksit

By atishnnby on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 09:20

Bhante Urgyen Sangharaksit

By atishnnby on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 09:20

Gratitude for Bhante and Dedicated My Poem for Bhante in Marathi Language

We are paying Tribute to our Spiritual Friend a great teacher, my Kalyanmitra. I fell very sad bhante I missing You Bhante. 

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Puja for Bhante in Mexico City

By DavidChavez on Wed, 31 Oct, 2018 - 23:13

Puja for Bhante in Mexico City

By DavidChavez on Wed, 31 Oct, 2018 - 23:13

Yesterday evening we got together to do a special puja for our beloved Bhante, in Mexico City Buddhist Centre (Rome neighborhood). We recited Maitreyabandhu’s sevenfold puja for Bhante and also chanted mantras requested by Bhante. Upekshamati led the puja and said some lovely words. Many of us wouldn’t be buddhists if it was not for Bhante and his precious legacy of teachings and the Triratna order.

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

24 hour wake for Bhante Sangharakshita in BC Amsterdam

By vajrapriya on Wed, 31 Oct, 2018 - 18:57

24 hour wake for Bhante Sangharakshita in BC Amsterdam

By vajrapriya on Wed, 31 Oct, 2018 - 18:57

The Amsterdam Buddhist Centre holding a 24 hour vigil for Bhante. Image sent in by Matthijs Post.

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Pictures from night for Bhante in the Dublin Buddhist Centre

By Vajrashura on Wed, 31 Oct, 2018 - 17:46

Pictures from night for Bhante in the Dublin Buddhist Centre

By Vajrashura on Wed, 31 Oct, 2018 - 17:46

Last night we had a special night for Bhante. 40 of us were present for the night, which started with Jnanadhara rejoicing in Bhante and the influence Bhante has had on his life and Triratna. We then chanted 108 Shakyamuni mantras for Bhante, and had a special puja for Bhante.

Much appreciation was expressed for Bhante and all that he has done for us. A book of condolences has also been opened here...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Bhante visits the Four Winds Summer Retreat, 1976

By nagabodhi on Wed, 31 Oct, 2018 - 16:42

Bhante visits the Four Winds Summer Retreat, 1976

By nagabodhi on Wed, 31 Oct, 2018 - 16:42

… It’s been such a long journey. Hard to express even to myself a fraction of what I’m thinking or feeling. It’s too early to take in, even though we’ve been preparing for years. Confidence and fathomless, mysterious gratitude–and a big warm smile will have to do for today. – And a big mental bear-hug to Vajradipa, who took this picture and who died today.

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