This was how we started our puja on tuesday evening, with a walking meditation chanting Padmasambhava mantra for Bhante. Then Upekshamati recited the sevenfold puja for Bhante that Maitreyabandhu wrote. Then we chanted other mantras that Bhante requested.
Subhuti’s video from an airport on his way back to Adhisthana.
Urgyen Sangharakshita passed away this morning around 10am due to Pneumonia at Hereford Hospital, Hereford, UK at the age of 93. He was the founder and the guide of Triratna Buddhist community. He was one of the most influential Buddhist of our age. Due to his efforts Triratna community has reached to thousands of people through Buddhist centres in over 40 countries. Please join with us...
Here is a video of Sangharakshita’s images that Clear Vision Trust have compiled to mark Bhante’s death. You may wish to screen this at your local Centre or group or at use at home while chanting mantras.
A video I made yesterday. I aimed to summaries bhante’s life and his impact in 1 min. I failed, I did 2 mins, and I still failed. No time in space, no word or images can make justice to his life. Unmeasurable is the impact. I’m for ever grateful! I still cannot believe you’re gone.
The Middle Way Society is an international group for the study, promotion and practice of the Middle Way. In June, Robert M. Ellis, a member of the Society, interviewed Sangharakshita about the Middle Way for their podcast. The conversation covered much ground: starting with an exploration of the Middle Way in the context of the Buddha’s life, it moves into the areas of right effort, eternalism and nihilism, rebirth, livelihood and more.
The Middle Way ultimately is a matter of practice. One
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