The Buddhist Centre: buddhism for today
Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

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

File NameSize
Bhante In the Early Days by Abhaya62.96 KB
Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

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....

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

‘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

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

An Update On Sangharakshita's Vigil and Funeral Arrangements

By parami on Fri, 2 Nov, 2018 - 17:35

An Update On Sangharakshita's Vigil and Funeral Arrangements

By parami on Fri, 2 Nov, 2018 - 17:35

Dear friends,

Bhante’s body is now at Adhisthana. He arrived yesterday afternoon (Thursday) and around 60 Order members, Mitras and friends from the Adhisthana mandala (the community, people here on meetings etc and local sangha) gathered to welcome him back. It was a beautiful afternoon with stunning light shining over Adhisthana and the hills beyond. The hearse arrived as the light was fading and we lined the drive as the car drove slowly up to the courtyard. In the courtyard Bhante was...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Marking Bhante's death at Sanghaloka Buddhist Centre in Krakow/Poland

By Saddhajala on Fri, 2 Nov, 2018 - 16:14

Marking Bhante's death at Sanghaloka Buddhist Centre in Krakow/Poland

By Saddhajala on Fri, 2 Nov, 2018 - 16:14

To mark this significant moment of our Friend’s and Teacher’s death Bhante Sangharakshita at Sanghaloka Buddhist Centre in Krakow from Tuesday until Sunday we have a morning and evening programme with metta bhavana meditation, puja for Bhante by Maitreyabandhu in the mornings and Seven Fold puja in the evenings, telling stories about Bhante and having conversations about the significance of his life...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

‘The qualities of my teacher Sangharakshita’ - Ratnaguna

By sanghadhara on Fri, 2 Nov, 2018 - 15:23

‘The qualities of my teacher Sangharakshita’ - Ratnaguna

By sanghadhara on Fri, 2 Nov, 2018 - 15:23

Following Sangharakshita’s death the day before, Ratnaguna gave a talk at the Manchester Buddhist Centre on 31 October 2018

https://vimeo.com/298481440

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Hastings sangha remembers Sangharakshita

By Jen Rouse on Fri, 2 Nov, 2018 - 10:46

Hastings sangha remembers Sangharakshita

By Jen Rouse on Fri, 2 Nov, 2018 - 10:46

This evening Hastings sangha gathered together to remember Bhante Sangharakshita and the remarkable legacy he leaves behind for the benefit of us all. A single evening was really only an opportunity to start to reflect and process this huge event in the life of the movement – the conversation will continue as everything settles into its new form. We started with the Metta Bhavana, calling to mind both Sangharakshita and those who were closest to him. We listened to Vishvapani’s...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

For Bhante

By Aksobhin on Fri, 2 Nov, 2018 - 10:09

For Bhante

By Aksobhin on Fri, 2 Nov, 2018 - 10:09

The day after hearing the news of our precious teacher’s death I awoke to a strange feeling that the  world seemed more empty somehow. Reading some of my favourite poems by Bhante I came across one with which I was not familiar, however these appropriate lines almost leapt off the page…

Now you are gone; but only as a star, 

Which, though extinct, sheds radiance from afar 

To those who on this dark earth wandering are.

Go n-éirí an bóthar leat 
Go raibh an ghaoth go brách...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

In memory of Sangharakshita

By salutation on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 23:58

In memory of Sangharakshita

By salutation on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 23:58Now passing through time and condition you have gone beyond, and your life The Light Beyond all obstruction that knows no night, and your voice does call To Awake not sleep, To Joy not Sorrow, To Wisdom not ignorance, To Freedom not oppression, To Love not hate, To Nirvana not samsara, and so here I sing to you, in the dusk of day, for all who find themselves in the howl and gale and storm of the world, and our...
Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Puja for Bhante in Ghent

By arthakusalin on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 21:58

Tonight, in our Buddhist centre in Ghent, we did Maitreyabandhu’s puja for Bhante in Flemish and sang mantras for him. Next to that we sat in silence and remembered our beloved teacher, did metta for him and some memories and rejoicings were shared. Also we listened to Bhante himself singing the Tiratana Vandana. May our Teacher live on through our friendships in the sangha.

File NameSize
73.jpg265.36 KB

Pages