Latest News - published in November 2018

Celebrating Sangharakshita’s Life and Commemorating his Death

                          Dear sangha friends Last week we learned of the death of our teacher Sangharakshita on Tuesday 30thOctober. It has been a sad week as we take in the loss and grief felt by members of the Triratna community throughout the world, and as we appreciate what we have been given. This Thursdays Sangha night, the 8th November, we will celebrate Sangharakshita’s life, his teachings and the Triratna Buddhist Community that he established. We will take time to reflect on all we have been given as a result of his work and inspiration including our connection with the Dharma and our sangha here in Leeds. Please join us for an evening of gratitude and remembrance. There will be a meditation followed by a short talk and the opportunity to offer your own thoughts and recollections, bringing Sangharakshita to mind and reflecting on how his teachings have affected us. If you are not able to attend but would like to send in your thoughts to share you can email these to Uddyotani at the Centre. Sangharakshita’s vigil and funeral There is a vigil taking place at Adhisthana through the week and the opportunity for anyone go and view Bhante’s body. We don’t have any plans to go as a group from the Leeds Centre but individuals are welcome to go by themselves and full details can be found here https://thebuddhistcentre.com/viewing-bhantes-body. The funeral is to take place on Saturday 10th October between 12.30 and 4pm at Adhisthana. Everyone is welcome and some of us from Leeds are going to pay our respects. For anyone wanting... Read more