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Can-Can Cancer Dancer — Interview with Devamitra

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 8 Feb, 2018 - 11:56

Can-Can Cancer Dancer — Interview with Devamitra

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 8 Feb, 2018 - 11:56

Last summer Charlotte Lawes, a mitra at the LBC, interviewed Devamitra about his ongoing experiences of living with cancer.  Devamitra has been writing a blog called ‘Can Can Cancer Dancer’ initially to ensure that he did not lose touch with a valuable opportunity for Dharmic reflection, but also so that others might benefit from hearing about his experiences.

The interview touches on the themes of beauty,  solitude and Devamitra’s thoughts on the future.

You can also read an article Charlotte wrote in May, ...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Dharmacharini Mokshapushpa

By Munisha on Wed, 29 Oct, 2014 - 12:54

Dharmacharini Mokshapushpa

By Munisha on Wed, 29 Oct, 2014 - 12:54With sadness we announce the death of Dharmacharini Mokshapushpa, who died in the evening of Monday 27th October, in a hospice. Her last hours were spent with her brother, a good friend and Suchitta, her private preceptor.

Mokshapushpa, who was 63 and lived in Hereford, UK, had been suffering with an aggressive form of cancer for several months and had been facing her death with courage and grace. She was ordained on the first day of the European...
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Our First Original eBook: A Buddhist Cancer Memoir by Suvarnaprabha (Suvanna Cullen)

By Candradasa on Fri, 17 Oct, 2014 - 19:16

Our First Original eBook: A Buddhist Cancer Memoir by Suvarnaprabha (Suvanna Cullen)

By Candradasa on Fri, 17 Oct, 2014 - 19:16Just over a year ago, our friend Suvarnaprabha passed away in the company of her friends from the San Francisco Buddhist Center. Some readers may recall our coverage of Suvarnaprabha’s last few months in which she generously shared much of her process of dying as a way to encourage people to meet their own mortality in the light of the Dharma.

Suvarnaprabha kept a great blog to document the ups and downs of...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Rejoicing in Pramodana

By Munisha on Thu, 24 Oct, 2013 - 00:21

Rejoicing in Pramodana

By Munisha on Thu, 24 Oct, 2013 - 00:21Aparajita writes:

As many of you know, Pramodana (Blackburn, UK) is terminally ill with cancer and has a prognosis of months. To help him share his experience with the Order, and for the Order to support him, a website/blog has been set up: www.pramodana.net.

Please visit the site for the latest news of his situation, and to share your memories and rejoicings. We are hoping it will grow into a rich resource that will reflect...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Dharmacharini Anagarika Suvarnaprabha 1963-2013

By Munisha on Wed, 9 Oct, 2013 - 13:24

Dharmacharini Anagarika Suvarnaprabha 1963-2013

By Munisha on Wed, 9 Oct, 2013 - 13:24It was with great sadness that we learned of the death from cancer of Dharmacharini Suvarnaprabha in San Francisco, on Tuesday 24th September.

Suvarnaprabha died at home at 4.40pm, in the company of her three sisters and her friends Julie and Padmatara. She was buried on the afternoon of Friday, 27th September in a green cemetery on a hill in Marin County.

Suvarnaprabha was ordained in October 2001, with Sanghadevi as both private and public preceptor. The practice...
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Suvarnaprabha: Rejoicing and Love Letters

Suvarnaprabha: Rejoicing and Love Letters

By Candradasa on Mon, 23 Sep, 2013 - 17:01UPDATED: If you’d like to send us your memorials of Suvarnaprabha we’ll add them to this book so it becomes an even fuller record of how she was loved, and of the friendship that marked her life. Send to candradasa [at] thebuddhistcentre.com.

A book of Rejoicing and Love Letters created by her friends for Suvarnaprabha, a much-loved member of the Triratna Buddhist Order, and terminally ill with cancer in San Francisco.
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News of Suvarnaprabha

By Centre Team on Sat, 21 Sep, 2013 - 14:29

News of Suvarnaprabha

By Centre Team on Sat, 21 Sep, 2013 - 14:29For all wondering about news of Suvarnaprabha you can follow updates from her friends on her wonderful blog here… She knows everyone is holding her in heart and mind and returns the love.

You can also follow Suvarnaprabha’s Facebook page.
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Triratna America - Suvarnaprabha On Cancer And Becoming An Anagarika

By Candradasa on Fri, 21 Jun, 2013 - 21:56
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,...
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Suvarnaprabha: The Book of Rejoicings - A Call for Contributions

By Candradasa on Fri, 29 Mar, 2013 - 14:42

Suvarnaprabha: The Book of Rejoicings - A Call for Contributions

By Candradasa on Fri, 29 Mar, 2013 - 14:42Our friend Suvarnaprabha from San Francisco has been writing the most amazing blog about living with cancer. We’re hoping to feature more from it – and from her – here on The Buddhist Centre Online this year - and we’ll keep you posted about the book she’s working on around her experiences since the diagnosis. Now Varada writes from Missoula, Montana, in the US to ask for submissions for a ‘Book of Rejoicings’ she and...