Friday, December 11, 2009

A Death in the Order

Maitreyaraja, Centre Manager at the London Buddhist Centre, writes with news of a death in the Order. He says -

“Dear Dharmachari/ini,

“I am writing to let you know that Aryamitra died on Wednesday morning the 9th of December at around 6am. Nityabodha led a ritual for him in the Breathing Space shrine room at the London Buddhist Centre the same evening at 9.45pm.

“Aryamitra was ordained in 1974 and was aged 61.

“Details about Aryamitra’s funeral will be sent around in due time.

“In the Dharma,

FWBO News adds -

Aryamitra contributed to the life of the Order and the Movement in many ways. To mention
just a few things: in the late seventies he was involved in establishing the FWBO Printing
Service at Aryatara in Croydon with Mangala. In the eighties he left Glasgow and went alone
to set up the Leeds Buddhist Centre. In the nineties he was involved with the Ordination team
at Padmaloka for a while and became part of the process of helping men to prepare for
ordination. In 1995 it was discovered that he had a brain-tumour. The tumour was removed
and after recovering Aryamitra moved to London. At the London Buddhist Centre he led
meditation courses and retreats, and for many years regularly led lunchtime classes.

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Blogger Rob Mew said...

I'm very sorry to learn of the death of Aryamitra. He was one of the first WBO members I came into contact with, at Padmaloka in 1991. His is a precious memory. Rob Mew.

Blogger AlanWilimec said...

I knew Aryamitra from mid-1977 until mid-1978, at Sukhavati community. He was a good, kind and close friend then. I regret that I rarely had any contact with him subsequently. Shine on mate: Alan Wilimec

Anonymous Lee Patrick said...

I only new Aryamitra for a short time in Leeds. He was a beautiful person, and he helped me greatly. He was a deeply spiritual person, and a genuine spiritual friend. May you be happy and well.

Lee Patrick.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am very sorry to hear about the death of Aryamitra.
I knew him from about 1987 until he left the Leeds Buddhist Centre.
I am still involved in Buddhism and now live in New Zealand.

Thank you for the Leeds Buddhist Centre Aryamitra.

Andrew Eatock


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