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Thanks to Everyone Involved in the Funeral of Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita

By parami on Fri, 16 Nov, 2018 - 11:24

Thanks to Everyone Involved in the Funeral of Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita

By parami on Fri, 16 Nov, 2018 - 11:24

Dear friends,

It is almost a week since the funeral and Adhisthana is returning to normal, although of course it is a new normal. “Life is King” as Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita told us and Life goes on. The trees drop their leaves and work needs to be done. Sunday and Monday here saw community and volunteers taking down chairs, dismantling the shrine in the barn - will it ever be the same space? - and cleaning. Lots of cleaning,...

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...

FutureDharma
FutureDharma

108 Ways of Looking at Death

By Jai Teather on Tue, 13 Nov, 2018 - 15:10

108 Ways of Looking at Death

By Jai Teather on Tue, 13 Nov, 2018 - 15:10

In the wake of Bhante Sangharakshita’s poignant and mythical funeral, Adhisthana is slowly returning to normal, but of course, will never be the same.

We are continuing to raise money for the Completed Works, and a massive thank you to everyone who has given so far.

More than £5000 Dana was collected at the funeral, pushing the total to over £30,000, meaning we are a third of the way to our...

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The Funeral and Burial of Urgyen Sangharakshita - Complete Live Stream

By Candradasa on Tue, 13 Nov, 2018 - 08:00

The Funeral and Burial of Urgyen Sangharakshita - Complete Live Stream

By Candradasa on Tue, 13 Nov, 2018 - 08:00

Thanks to everyone - the many thousands - who tuned into our live stream on the day of Urgyen Sangharakshita’s funeral and burial. And to those who have been watching and re-watching since. It’s been moving to read the continuing flood of messages and appreciation from around the world. 

On the day we were faced with a number of unexpected (and some expected!) technical difficulties, and the live stream was effectively broken up across different channels, posts and platforms. Here then is...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Sangharakshita Foresees His Death

By Vishvapani on Sun, 11 Nov, 2018 - 14:37

At Sangharakshita’s funeral the Adhisthana trees were filled with golden leaves and the cosmos still flowered burgundy and pink in the formal gardens. The weather changed from a chill breeze to warm sunshine, and heavy rain showers slowly gave way to clear skies stirred with barred clouds, turning ochre in the fading light. It was an autumn scene and filled, for me, with the evocations of autumn when the year declines towards winter, with all its intimations of mortality.

In the 1970s Sangharakshita...

Triratna News
Triratna News

After the funeral

By Munisha on Sat, 10 Nov, 2018 - 22:52

After the funeral

By Munisha on Sat, 10 Nov, 2018 - 22:52

Today Adhisthana welcomed 1,200-1,400 friends from many countries. They arrived throughout the morning by coach, train and car, drank 1,800 paper cups of tea and later disappeared into the darkness - after a few momentous and beautiful hours in which we said goodbye to our teacher, Bhante Sangharakshita.

I’d like to offer two impressions from today and some of Dhammarati’s photographs. (Click to see full-frame.)

The arrangements for a high quality Facebook Live online video transmission from the funeral mysteriously failed at the last minute, which...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Alternative Stream for Sangharakshita's Funeral (Updated)

By Centre Team on Sat, 10 Nov, 2018 - 14:16

Alternative Stream for Sangharakshita's Funeral (Updated)

By Centre Team on Sat, 10 Nov, 2018 - 14:16

Update: You can now watch a complete version of the live stream here

You can also watch live via Facebook on our page there or on The Buddhist Centre Online here.

The embed here is another phone feed. Rest assured we are filming the whole ceremony for a proper film record.

This feed is from our main cameras which are working intermittently with the network. If this stream goes down again you can...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Live Stream of Sangharakshita's Funeral and Burial Service

By Centre Team on Sat, 10 Nov, 2018 - 08:35

Live Stream of Sangharakshita's Funeral and Burial Service

By Centre Team on Sat, 10 Nov, 2018 - 08:35

Update: You can now watch a complete version of the live stream here

The Funeral of the Venerable Urgyen Sangharakshita
August 26, 1925 - October 30, 2018


Our online coverage starts just before the funeral ceremony begins, at around 12.20pm UK time. There will be a live video stream of the ceremony, as well as a regular stream of updates on social media throughout the day.

Download the...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Starting To Say Goodbye to Sangharakshita

By Candradasa on Sat, 10 Nov, 2018 - 00:22

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. ...

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