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Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita (1925–2018) taught a complete vision of human life. His teachings span the breadth and depth of the Buddhist tradition, while emphasising friendship, the arts, and inspired imagination.

A creative presence in global Buddhism for over 70 years, he's best known as founder of the Triratna Buddhist Community, an international movement practising Buddhism for today and tomorrow.

His Life

Poet. Wanderer. Monk. Teacher. Radical. Friend.

Discover Sangharakshita's life.

His Teachings

Passionate, clear and provocative, Sangharakshita’s teachings have transformed thousands of lives around the world.

Discover Sangharakshita's books, articles, audio, and video.

Urgyen House

The final home of Sangharakshita, a site of pilgrimage and connection – now open to visitors.

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Watch the video blogs.

Photos and Videos

Sangharakshita left behind a rich collection of thousands of photographs and video footage which are now available online:

View the Triratna Picture Library.

View the Triratna Video Library.