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Triratna America - Suvarnaprabha On Cancer And Becoming An Anagarika

On Fri, 21 June, 2013 - 21:56
Candradasa's picture
Candradasa
Updated, September 2013 to reflect Suvarnaprabha’s death

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Our friend Suvarnaprabha from San Francisco had been living with advanced stage cancer for the past couple of years and writing the most amazing blog about it.

Towards the end of her life she took the step of becoming an Anagarika within the context of the Triratna Buddhist Order - someone who commits herself fully to a life of stillness, simplicity, contentment and celibacy. She very generously made this recording for us where she speaks candidly and movingly about her reasons for this and what draws her to make such a declaration in the face of her own mortality.

Read the free eBook of Suvarnaprabha’s collection of writings on Buddhism and celibacy
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Tejavani's picture
Just now listened to this for the first time. I find your clarity, Suvanna, to speak of your choice in this matter to be completely, utterly congruent with whom you have become. Thank-you for helping us to understand your process and the meaning of your new vows in such a poignant way. With love, Tejavani
mitraben's picture
I understand.

How did you arrive at feeling / knowing the many lives / existences you feel you have experienced?

Much Love, Ben Ovshinsky