Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Podcast - Starting To Say Goodbye to Sangharakshita

By Candradasa on Fri, 9 Nov, 2018 - 23:55

A conversation with Candradasa, Munisha, Parami and Sthanashraddha towards the end of a strong week at Adhisthana, home of Urgyen Sangharakshita, who died last week at the age of 93. 

We talk about our personal relationships to the founder of the Triratna Buddhist sangha over decades, and the great change his passing represents for our community.

Join us online to begin saying farewell to a man whose long work for the Dharma transformed so many lives around the world for the good. 

www.thebuddhistcentre.com/sangharakshita

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Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Memoir of Bhante in the Early Days​

By dhabhaya on Sat, 3 Nov, 2018 - 19:51

I was invited to write the following little memoir as a contribution to a possible booklet to be published for Bhante’s funeral. Plans then changed, so it now seems fitting to post it on the Remembrance page for the Book of Gratitude.

With warm wishes to all at this strong time.

Abhaya

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Bhante In the Early Days by Abhaya62.96 KB
Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Puja for Bhante in Ghent

By arthakusalin on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 21:58

Tonight, in our Buddhist centre in Ghent, we did Maitreyabandhu’s puja for Bhante in Flemish and sang mantras for him. Next to that we sat in silence and remembered our beloved teacher, did metta for him and some memories and rejoicings were shared. Also we listened to Bhante himself singing the Tiratana Vandana. May our Teacher live on through our friendships in the sangha.

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Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

book of gratitude contribution

By arthakusalin on Wed, 31 Oct, 2018 - 09:31

Dear beloved, dearest Teacher

i am coming to the end of a month living in christian monasteries as i wanted to write on sacredness and wanted some time on my own and i thought the conditions in monasteries very supportive. And indeed they were. In this period i read large parts of From Genesis to the Diamond Sutra and O Bhante you were so close. I am so glad to be a Buddhist, i am so glad to have come across a...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Sevenfold Puja for Bhante Sangharakshita

Sevenfold Puja for Bhante Sangharakshita

By Maitreyabandhu on Tue, 30 Oct, 2018 - 14:08

I thought I’d send you this on this so sad day. Mahamati asked me to write it for when Bhante died. I’ve sent it to Mahamati and Parami in case they want to use it on some occasion. I have re-wrtten it just now. Do use it or pass it on if you think that’s appropriate.

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

50 Years, 50 Voices: Vijaya (Highlights)

By sucimani on Wed, 24 Oct, 2018 - 20:21

Who I am? I am just a little part of this process which is coming from the Buddha. … Disciple of disciple of disciple… Bhante ordained Srimala, Srimala ordained me… I am ordaining other people. I am just part of that process.

Vijaya

Vijaya’s Annals

In 1968 I was born in Nagpur.

In 1978 I was ten years old and called Indu Gajbhiye. I was studying in primary school. We all were six brothers and sisters living with father and mother in a small...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

50 Years, 50 Voices: Amoghasiddhi (Highlights)

By Candradasa on Tue, 11 Sep, 2018 - 17:28

I don’t want to do any job anywhere. I just want to devote myself, a little money will do. And this is what I really want.

Amoghasiddhi’s Annals

In 1968 I was six years old studying in first standard in Nagpur.

In 1978 I was involved with the social organisation called Samata Sainik Dal, which was founded by Dr Ambedkar it means equality volunteers organisation.

In 1988 I came in contact with the Sangha. I started organising Dhamma talks and attending Dhamma classes. In the same year I started...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

50 Years, 50 Voices: Purna (Highlights)

By Satyalila on Tue, 14 Aug, 2018 - 16:02

I couldn’t have done it any other way, as hard as it was…

Purna’s Annals 

In 1968 I turned 20 and was in the second year of a Maths and Physics degree. Joined my brother for a yacht trip around the South Pacific for two months, sailing to Samoa, Tonga and Fiji. Hove to for three days surviving a tropical cyclone. Finished my degree and started travelling in South-East Asia and India to find a Buddhist meditation teacher.

In 1978, having been ordained by Bhante on...

Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

New Writings from Sangharakshita, 2015-2018

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 20 Jun, 2018 - 15:11

Sangharakshita’s writings from 2015 to 2018 are open to all and are now available in Kindle, ePub and PDF format.

You can find them individually on his website.  There are thirty pieces altogether, covering a wide range of topics. The two most recent pieces, from April-May 2018, are Dreams Old and New 1 and 2, where Sangharakshita recalls some of the dream worlds he has inhabited, including ashrams, churches, woodlands, and outer space. 

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Kindle version296.71 KB
ePub version203.63 KB
PDF version921.93 KB
Espace Sangha de Paris
Espace Sangha de Paris

Le goût de la liberté

By Ujumani on Thu, 14 Jun, 2018 - 20:48

Hier soir, à la soirée Sangha, nous avons étudié les trois premières des dix entraves qui nous lient à l’existence mondaine, au samsara. Ce sont l’entrave de l’existence du soi, l’entrave de l’attachement aux observances religieuses (rites et rituels) comme à des fins en elles-mêmes, et l’entrave du doute et de l’indécision.

Sangharakshita, dans un texte intitulé Le goût de la liberté, décrit ces entraves d’une façon très utile : il en parle en termes d’habitude, de superficialité et d’imprécision.

Je vous joins ce texte,...

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