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Sangharakshita's Funeral and Burial - Order of Service

By dhammarati on Fri, 9 Nov, 2018 - 16:14

Sangharakshita's Funeral and Burial - Order of Service

By dhammarati on Fri, 9 Nov, 2018 - 16:14

 

The funeral of the Venerable Urgyen Sangharakshita, August 26, 1925 - October 30, 2018
November 10th 2018, 12.30 pm UK time, at Adhisthana

Download the Order of Service for Sangharakshita’s Funeral and Burial

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Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Voices from the Buddhist world 10: Venerable Seelawimala

By Munisha on Fri, 9 Nov, 2018 - 16:11

Voices from the Buddhist world 10: Venerable Seelawimala

By Munisha on Fri, 9 Nov, 2018 - 16:11

Venerable Seelawimala of the London Buddhist Vihara has sent this message of appreciation:

“Venerable Urgyen Sangharakshita was a great Buddhist leader in the West. In a long and dedicated life, he authored more than seventy books and gave hundreds of lectures communicating to people all over the world and from all walks of life about the Buddha’s Dhamma. His vast writings have given tremendous inspiration to many and there are many Buddhist followers today whose lives have been transformed under his spiritual...

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Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Voices from the Buddhist world 9: Lama Shenpen Hookham

By Munisha on Fri, 9 Nov, 2018 - 13:17

Voices from the Buddhist world 9: Lama Shenpen Hookham

By Munisha on Fri, 9 Nov, 2018 - 13:17

Continuing our series of messages from Buddhists beyond Triratna, a message from Lama Shenpen of the Awakened Heart Sangha in north Wales. Lama Shenpen attended the meeting of the Buddhist Teachers in Europe recently hosted at Adhisthana, where she met Bhante again after many years. They have known each other since the 1960s when she attended classes and retreats with him.

“I’ve just returned from Adhisthana where I spent half an hour meditating beside Bhante’s body feeling the powerful and strangely joyful...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Voices from the Buddhist world 8 - Sulak Sivaraksa

By Munisha on Fri, 9 Nov, 2018 - 13:06

Voices from the Buddhist world 8 - Sulak Sivaraksa

By Munisha on Fri, 9 Nov, 2018 - 13:06

Here is a further appreciation of Bhante’s life and work, from Sulak Sivaraksa of the International Network of Engaged Buddhists, which will appear in the next edition of the INEB magazine ‘Seeds of Peace’.

“Sangharakshita was born Dennis Lingwood in London in 1925. When he was young, there were very few English books on Buddhism. However, he felt that he had always been a Buddhist, and began reading about the religion from the encyclopaedia and other...

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Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Sangharakshita obituary in The Times

By Munisha on Fri, 9 Nov, 2018 - 10:15

Sangharakshita obituary in The Times

By Munisha on Fri, 9 Nov, 2018 - 10:15

Today in The Times you can read an obituary for Bhante, which finishes with this little story.

When a doctor gave him a long and convoluted explanation as to why he was going to stop treating him for sepsis, the monk interrupted him: “You mean I’m dying?” The doctor nodded. Sangharakshita looked thoughtfully at the pile of audiobooks that had just been stacked by his bed. He smiled and said: “You had better put those back.”

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Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

The Complete Works of Sangharakshita

By Helen - Windhor... on Thu, 8 Nov, 2018 - 16:13

The Complete Works of Sangharakshita

By Helen - Windhor... on Thu, 8 Nov, 2018 - 16:13

A dedicated teacher of the Dharma and a prolific author, the words of Sangharakshita live on through his Order and community, recorded talks and books.

Windhorse Publications has been the main publisher of Sangharakshita since its foundation in 1974, and we continue to publish his writings through The Complete WorksThe Complete Works of Sangharakshita include all his previously published work, as well as talks, seminars and writings published for the first time. Eight volumes have been published, and there are nineteen more to come.

This collection represents the definitive...

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Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Voices from the Buddhist world 7 - Venerable S. Dhammika, Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society, Singapore

By Munisha on Thu, 8 Nov, 2018 - 15:12

Voices from the Buddhist world 7 - Venerable S. Dhammika, Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society, Singapore

By Munisha on Thu, 8 Nov, 2018 - 15:12

Continuing our series of appreciations of Bhante from Buddhists around the world, here is a message from Venerable S. Dhammika, Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society, Singapore.

“I was saddened to hear of the passing of Sangharashita, but only a little and just for a few moments. All lives end in death and can only be said to be tragic if they are cut short or leave nothing of consequence behind. Sangharashita’s life was a long and full one and his...

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Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Voices from the Buddhist world 6: Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhgaya

By Munisha on Thu, 8 Nov, 2018 - 13:05

Voices from the Buddhist world 6: Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhgaya

By Munisha on Thu, 8 Nov, 2018 - 13:05

We bring you another in our series of responses to Bhante’s death, this time from Nangzey Dorjee, General Secretary of the Mahabodhi Temple at Bodhgaya. A nephew of Sangharakshita’s teacher Kachu Rinpoche, he and his younger brother stayed with Sangharakshita for two or three years in Kalimpong in the 1950s.

“Very sad to hear about the demise of Most Ven. Bhante Sangharakshita and offered prayers at Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhgaya. It is a great loss for all of us in...

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Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Voices from the Buddhist world 5: Venerable Dhammaratna

By Munisha on Thu, 8 Nov, 2018 - 10:05

Voices from the Buddhist world 5: Venerable Dhammaratna

By Munisha on Thu, 8 Nov, 2018 - 10:05

Another in our series of responses to Bhante’s death, from Venerable Dhammaratana at the Buddhist Library in Singapore.

“We at the Buddhist Library are very sad to hear the news of Sangharakshita’s passing away as it is a great loss to Buddhist world. The late Sangharakshita was a very great leader who had shown the special path to Buddhists and he made Buddhist literature richer with his prolific writings and his Survey of Buddhism and The Three Jewels…
 
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