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Sangharakshita's diary

By Munisha on Mon, 2 May, 2016 - 10:41

Sangharakshita's diary

By Munisha on Mon, 2 May, 2016 - 10:41

Sthanashraddha is Sangharakshita’s secretary.

He writes: “Spring has been bursting forth here at Adhisthana during April. The oaks are coming into their lime green fresh mantles and the copper beech are sprouting, while the ducklings are finally hatching out! Just the other day Bhante heard the first cuckoo call while sitting out by the pond with Buddhadasa, and he tells me that there are primroses and violets in flower by the path he takes to the pond, while further afield...

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...
San Francisco Buddhist Center
San Francisco Buddhist Center

Holidays, Poems, Shrines and Sangha Night

By padmatara on Wed, 2 Oct, 2013 - 16:09

Holidays, Poems, Shrines and Sangha Night

By padmatara on Wed, 2 Oct, 2013 - 16:09Dear Friends,

I already felt lucky to be in this community during the ups and downs of the last year or so, and now some very generous friends have given me a holiday in Kauai - leaving tomorrow, back next Tuesday. I can’t tell you how great it feels to be looking forward to something like this.

I wanted to make sure you all have the poems from Suvarnaprabha’s funeral - so I’ve copied them below.
...
San Francisco Buddhist Center
San Francisco Buddhist Center

Two Videos From Suvarnaprabha's Funeral

By Dayamudra on Mon, 30 Sep, 2013 - 21:17
Two video fragments from the funeral. Raymond Carver’s ‘Late Fragment’ read by Padmatara and the final sadhus. The sound on the poem is quite hard to make out, here are the words:

Late Fragment
And did you get what
you wanted from this life, even so?
I did.
And what did you want?
To call myself beloved, to feel myself
beloved on the earth.
San Francisco Buddhist Center
San Francisco Buddhist Center

Suvarnaprabha's Burial At Fernwood

By Dayamudra on Sat, 28 Sep, 2013 - 13:55

Suvarnaprabha's Burial At Fernwood

By Dayamudra on Sat, 28 Sep, 2013 - 13:55
It was a golden radiant day on that hillside. The children’s voices from the playground rang up from the valley and the canopy of eucalyptus shimmered in the breeze. After we shoveled the dirt and laid down our flowers 5 hawks circled above in the dazzling blue sky, then each flew off in a different direction. Driving home the bay sparkled. Golden. Radiant.
San Francisco Buddhist Center
San Francisco Buddhist Center

Pictures from Sangha Night for Suvarnaprabha

By Dayamudra on Sat, 28 Sep, 2013 - 13:23

Pictures from Sangha Night for Suvarnaprabha

By Dayamudra on Sat, 28 Sep, 2013 - 13:23
We gathered on Wednesday 25th September to grieve for our friend Suvarnaprabha.
San Francisco Buddhist Center
San Francisco Buddhist Center

Suvarnaprabha Sangha Memorial Singalong

By Viveka on Thu, 26 Sep, 2013 - 20:53
The SP fan club! We gathered in large numbers Wednesday night, September 25th, at the San Francisco Buddhist Center to mark Suvarnaprabha’s death and support her and those who knew her in this transition time.

At one point we watched the video of Suvarnaprabha reading poetry at the 2011 convention. Towards the end, she looks up and says, “God that went really fast, didn’t it?”

The video ends with her singing a few lines from...
San Francisco Buddhist Center
San Francisco Buddhist Center

Arrangements for Suvarnaprabha's Funeral

By padmatara on Thu, 26 Sep, 2013 - 04:11

Arrangements for Suvarnaprabha's Funeral

By padmatara on Thu, 26 Sep, 2013 - 04:11Dear Friends,

We are planning to come together to help each other say good bye to our dear friend, sister, mentor, and woman extraordinaire, Suvarnaprabha.

Please join us if you can:

Friday, Sept. 27th from 1 - 3pm at:

Fernwood Cemetery
301 Tennessee Valley Road, Mill Valley, CA 94941 (Google Map)
Tel 415-383-7100

(Walking shoes will be helpful as we are walking to her plot up a hill. Leave your...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Suvarnaprabha (and Others) - Writings on Celibacy (eBook)

Suvarnaprabha (and Others) - Writings on Celibacy (eBook)

By Candradasa on Wed, 25 Sep, 2013 - 17:18As part of marking the life and death of Suvarnaprabha (1963-2013) we’ll be publishing some of her writing here on The Buddhist Centre Online, in conjunction with her friends in San Francisco, and her friend and editor, Vidyadevi.

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

Some months ago she also took the step of becoming an Anagarika within the...
San Francisco Buddhist Center
San Francisco Buddhist Center

Sangharakshita's 86th Birthday Celebration: USA - Poetry read by Suvarnaprabha

By Candradasa on Wed, 25 Sep, 2013 - 16:34

Sangharakshita's 86th Birthday Celebration: USA - Poetry read by Suvarnaprabha

By Candradasa on Wed, 25 Sep, 2013 - 16:34Poetry read by Suvarnaprabha in a celebration of Sangharakshita’s 86th birthday held at the Triratna Buddhist Order Combined International Convention at Wymondham College 21 August 2011.

Complete with her singing the Jackson 5: “I’ll be there…”!

Many thanks to Savanna Jo Luraschi for pointing to this.

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