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Voices from the Buddhist world 2: European Buddhist Union

By Munisha on Mon, 5 Nov, 2018 - 23:24

Voices from the Buddhist world 2: European Buddhist Union

By Munisha on Mon, 5 Nov, 2018 - 23:24

Continuing our series of messages of condolence from Buddhists beyond Triratna, here is a post from the Facebook page of the European Buddhist Union, of which Triratna has been an active member for many years.

“The EBU would like to express heartfelt condolences to the Triratna community, for the death of the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order and the Triratna Buddhist Community.

Sangharakshita, who has passed away at the age of 93, was one of...

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Portsmouth Sangha Saying Farewell to Sangharakshita

By Candradasa on Mon, 5 Nov, 2018 - 22:15

Portsmouth Sangha Saying Farewell to Sangharakshita

By Candradasa on Mon, 5 Nov, 2018 - 22:15

The Portsmouth Sangha saying farewell to Sangharakshita: some joyous mantra chanting after a morning looking at how a lifelong commitment to the Dharma changes lives.

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Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Sangharakshita on BBC Radio 4's 'Sunday' programme

By Munisha on Mon, 5 Nov, 2018 - 13:59

Sangharakshita on BBC Radio 4's 'Sunday' programme

By Munisha on Mon, 5 Nov, 2018 - 13:59

On Sunday 4th November, BBC national radio marked Sangharakshita’s passing with an interview with Vishvapani on Radio Four’s weekly religious news programme, ‘Sunday’.

Listen to the interview, anywhere in the world. It starts at 12” 35’.

This coming Friday, Vishvapani will discuss Bhante’s life and work on BBC Radio Four’s obituary programme, ‘Last Word’.

...

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Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Voices from the Buddhist world 1: Lama Ganchen, Italy

By Munisha on Mon, 5 Nov, 2018 - 05:38

Voices from the Buddhist world 1: Lama Ganchen, Italy

By Munisha on Mon, 5 Nov, 2018 - 05:38

As news of Bhante’s death has spread, we’ve been receiving messages of condolence from Buddhist leaders in other traditions. I’ll be posting a few, day by day, starting with this message from Italy.

“To The Triratna Buddhist Order and Community,

The Kunpen Lama Gangchen Association and its members would like to express heartfelt condolences to the Triratna community, for the death of the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order and the Triratna Buddhist Community. Ven. Sangharakshita was one of the major figures for the...

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Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Sangharakshita's body arrives at Adhisthana

By sanghadhara on Sun, 4 Nov, 2018 - 14:18

Sangharakshita's body arrives at Adhisthana

By sanghadhara on Sun, 4 Nov, 2018 - 14:18

on Thursday 1st of November, Sangharakshita’s body was welcomed back at Adhisthana by the community and guests. Saddhanandi addressed those present before processing behind the body towards the Amitabha shrine room where was being prepared for viewing while a ritual took place at the main shrine room.

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Sangharakshita Memorial Space

An impromptu 'Indexer's Obituary'

By Satyalila on Sun, 4 Nov, 2018 - 12:59

An impromptu 'Indexer's Obituary'

By Satyalila on Sun, 4 Nov, 2018 - 12:59

I’ve been working on the index for Volume 13 of Bhante’s Complete Works for the last few weeks and finished it on Friday morning, having worked late into the night before.  It has felt like its own kind of vigil for Bhante to be doing this.  A great privilege to tend his ‘Dharma body’, or one physical manifestation of it, at least.  I’m not a professional indexer but a (supported) amateur - tho’ as Vidyadevi kindly reminded me, the etymology of...

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Sangharakshita Memorial Space

gatherings in Thames, Aotearoa New Zealand

By lisa kelly on Sun, 4 Nov, 2018 - 04:53

gatherings in Thames, Aotearoa New Zealand

By lisa kelly on Sun, 4 Nov, 2018 - 04:53

Here in Thames, Aotearoa NZ, our sangha awoke to the sad news of Urgyen Sangharakshita’s death on Wednesday morning.  Since then we have been gathering both formally and spontaneously to honour Bhante and support each other in this significant and special time.  

On the Wednesday we had a cherry blossom viewing meditation and picnic lunch planned in front of the public library.  Which we went ahead with, with Bhante and the beauty of impermanence very much in our hearts and...

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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
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Local Accommodation to Adhisthana

By akasajoti on Sat, 3 Nov, 2018 - 11:26

Local Accommodation to Adhisthana

By akasajoti on Sat, 3 Nov, 2018 - 11:26

Click on the images to find information about possible options for arranging your own accommodation nearby Adhisthana.

At the time of posting, there are lots of rooms available at Church Farm in Coddington for Friday 9th and Saturday 10th.

We also have a number of local Sangha members offering accommodation, some also with transport to the funeral. Please write to admin [at] adhisthana.org to arrange this....

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‘Reflections on verses in praise of Sangharakshita’ - Ratnaguna

By sanghadhara on Fri, 2 Nov, 2018 - 18:25

‘Reflections on verses in praise of Sangharakshita’ - Ratnaguna

By sanghadhara on Fri, 2 Nov, 2018 - 18:25

Following Sangharakshita’s death two days before, Ratnaguna gave a talk at the Manchester Buddhist Centre on 1 November 2018

https://vimeo.com/298491456

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