Special events

Funeral for The Venerable Urgyen Sangharakshita

Streaming at the Auckland Buddhist Centre from 1.30am this Sunday 11 November

Bhante looking out

The Venerable Urgyen Sangharakshita passed away on 30th October 2018, at approximately 10 am UK time in Hereford Hospital. He had been diagnosed with pneumonia and developed sepsis from which recovery was not possible.

The funeral and burial will take place at Adhisthana in Herefordshire, UK on Saturday 10 November and we will be streaming the funeral in the Auckland Buddhist Centre shrine room from approximately 1.30am Sunday 11 November. We understand that the timing of this event will not suit everyone but you are warmly invited to come together with Sangha and attend his funeral in this way.

You are welcome to arrive from 12.30am and we'll be laying out mats, cushions and blankets so that we can all be as comfortable as possible - without falling asleep. There will be chairs available too.

You are also welcome to bring your breakfast to share some precious time with others after the event.

Details about practical arrangements for the UK funeral will be posted on The Buddhist Centre online.

Follow the dedicated space on The Buddhist Centre online

Sangharakshita: A brief account of his life and teachings


11 November 2018  12:30am-6:30am



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