The Buddha at Lantern Cottage in Glastonbury

Scattering Devapriya's Ashes in Glastonbury

On Mon, 8 April, 2013 - 22:02
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Two weeks ago about 20 of us, including many from the Buddhafield Village Retreat’s ‘Heart Team’ gathered in Glastonbury for a ceremony to scatter Dharmachari Devapriya’s ashes, as he had requested. He died in November and was given a royal send-off at the North London Buddhist Centre; his ashes were then divided into four with one part coming to Glastonbury where for many many years he had been a Companion of the Chalice Well and a lover of all things Avalon.

The day was absolutely freezing cold, with a biting wind, but we processed to the very top of the Tor from where his ashes were scattered to the four winds. We then descended to Lokabandhu’s field, very near the foot of the Tor, where further ashes were placed around a tree taken from his balcony garden in London.

The video gives you a flavour of our ceremony - though not of the freezing temperatures!

Om Tare Tutare Ture Svaha!
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