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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.