Sangharakshita Memorial Space
The Essen Sangha honouring our teacherOn Sat, 3 November, 2018 - 09:59
In the Essen Buddhist Centre we have ceased most of our regular activities for this week, like study groups, and instead have been practising together every day remembering our precious teacher. Each day we have communal meditations in the morning and an hour of mantra chanting in the evening followed by a special programme devoted to Bhante with meditation, sharing of memories, poems and puja. On tuesday we held a vigil with ongoing meditation in our shrineroom from 7:30 till 21:30. On thursday we had an afternoon with Puja and listened to the last talk Bhante gave in Essen in 2009, accompanied by the beautiful slideshow Sanghadhara made with fotos from his life. The atmosphere is a peculiar mixture of sadness, joy, gratitude, reflexion, and a wholehearted celebration of a life well led indeed.