Death of Sangharakshita, founder of the Triratna Buddhist Community

Urgyen Sangharakshita passed away today around 10.00 a.m. in Hereford Hospital. Bhante had been diagnosed with pneumonia and this morning the consultant said that there was sepsis from which recovery was not possible.

Please join us in directing metta towards Bhante, recollecting his wonderful qualities and remembering with gratitude all that he has given to so many of us. Bhante asked that the following mantras be chanted at the time of his death: Shakyamuni, Green Tara, Manjushri, Amitabha and Padmasambhava.

The funeral and burial will take place at Adhisthana. Details to be announced shortly on the Sangharakshita memorial space online. We will also be making arrangements at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre to mark his passing and will let you know about them as soon as we can.