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Posted on Jul 15, 2013 in Articles |

Sangharakshita on the death of his mother and sister

Sangharakshita on the death of his mother and sister

Bhante Sangharakshita discusses how he responded to the deaths of his mother, sister, other family and friends… Here is an extract from a conversation with Ratnachuda – also available to download. Sangharakshita: I was in contact with my mother quite regularly, especially during the last years of her life. I visited her regularly. She came up to Padmaloka more than once. She visited me at Sukhavati. She was very struck by the image in the shrine room. Very struck. I remember that very well. Her death didn’t come as a great surprise. She was 92. Ratnachuda: So, you have inherited the genetics of longevity! Sangharakshita: Who knows?! My mother’s two youngest brothers, they lived into their nineties. Anyway, concerning my mother, there’s a little story I will tell you. She was in hospital, suffering from old age. She had had a fall, two years earlier, when she had broken her arm. I was due to see her in two weeks’ time, again. One morning at breakfast I suddenly felt,...

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Posted on Jun 15, 2013 in Articles |

Next of kin

Next of kin

Translating Sangha connections for the National Health Service. NHS Trusts may get your next of kin wrong if you are unconscious… The issue of whether or not you would be recognised as your Order friend’s ‘next of kin’ in the event of an emergency is something that may worry many of us. Would you be informed if your Order brother or sister was in an accident? Would you be given information about their condition? And would you even be allowed to see them in hospital? Might your family even argue about who was your next of kin? Download our article by Jnanamitra and print out your Next of Kin card for your...

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