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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

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.

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Dh Subhuti paying tribute to Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita

By sanghadhara on Wed, 31 Oct, 2018 - 14:56

Dh Subhuti paying tribute to Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita

By sanghadhara on Wed, 31 Oct, 2018 - 14:56

Subhuti’s video from an airport on his way back to Adhisthana

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Community Highlights

Compilation of Sangharakshita's images

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 31 Oct, 2018 - 14:55

Compilation of Sangharakshita's images

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 31 Oct, 2018 - 14:55

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. 

Add your own memory or reflection about Sangharakshita to the online remembrance page

Contribute to the ‘book of gratitude’...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Sangharakshita's Life and Impact

By sanghadhara on Wed, 31 Oct, 2018 - 14:10

Sangharakshita's Life and Impact

By sanghadhara on Wed, 31 Oct, 2018 - 14:10

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.

To download follow this link: https://vimeo.com/298153246 

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

puja at adhisthana last night

By dhammarati on Wed, 31 Oct, 2018 - 12:15

puja at adhisthana last night

By dhammarati on Wed, 31 Oct, 2018 - 12:15

A puja at Adhisthana last night, remembering Bhante, with someone there from all areas of Triratna internationally. A lovely atmosphere of sadness, appreciation and gratitude. 

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...

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