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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...

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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.
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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...
San Francisco Buddhist Center
San Francisco Buddhist Center

Afternoon Into Night With Suvarnaprabha

By Dayamudra on Wed, 25 Sep, 2013 - 14:20

Afternoon Into Night With Suvarnaprabha

By Dayamudra on Wed, 25 Sep, 2013 - 14:20What a beautiful afternoon into night, all of us gathered around Suvarnaprabha’s bed, saying our goodbyes, singing ‘We Are The Champions’ at the top of our lungs. Meditated and chanted and remembered her down in the shrine room. Footsteps in the rooms above moving her body out of the space where there has been so much love. The golden light was palpable. This is why we are practicing. We all will die. Tomorrow we will meditate on the half hour...
Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

The Death of Suvarnaprabha

By Candradasa on Wed, 25 Sep, 2013 - 04:01

The Death of Suvarnaprabha

By Candradasa on Wed, 25 Sep, 2013 - 04:01A sad note tonight from Padmatara and Viveka in San Francisco:

“We are writing to let you know that around 4.40pm today, September 24th, Suvarnaprabha died at home, with her sisters Julie, and Padmatara right by her. She was conscious right up through yesterday. Our hearts go out to all those who are grieving.

As there is more news of memorial arrangements we will let you know.

Suvarnaprabha has been, and is now, beyond description.
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Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

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.
Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

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...