Croydon Buddhist Centre


With great sadness we inform you of the passing away of Urgyen Sangharakshita, on 30th October 2018, at approximately 10 am in Hereford Hospital. He had been diagnosed with pneumonia and the consultant said that he also had sepsis, from which recovery was not possible.


Please join with us as we direct our metta towards Bhante, recollecting his wonderful qualities and remembering with gratitude all that he has given to so many of us. Local Centres around the world may be holding daily meditations and pujas and you may wish to arrange additional activities in your communities and homes.


After a few days Bhante’s body will be laid out at Adhisthana where the funeral and burial will also take place. All details of the arrangements for sitting with Bhante’s body, online coverage of the rituals that will be taking place there, and the funeral arrangements, will be announced on the dedicated public space on The Buddhist Centre Online

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Urgyen Sangharakshita - 26th Aug 1925-30th Oct 2018

Croydon Events Rejoicing in Sangharakshita

Thurs 1st Nov 7pm : Puja. Vijayasri will lead us in a puja written by Maitreyabandhu, for the occasion of Urgyen Sangharakshita's death.


Fri 2nd Nov 7pm : Puja. Vijayasri will lead us in the Sevenfold Puja written by Bhante to celebrate the tradition he has handed down


Sat 3rd Nov 10.30am-1.00pm : Our regular Saturday Sangha morning will be dedicated to Sangharakshita and his teachings.


Sat 10th Nov : Sangharakshita's Funeral from Adhisthana - more details to follow



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Remembering Sangharakshita - Vishvapani