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 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...
Triratna Highlights
Triratna 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

Chanting the Prajna Paramita Mantra for Suvarnaprabha

By viveka on Wed, 25 Sep, 2013 - 14:33
Thank you for your sweet thoughts.

Here is a clip of chanting from tonight - friends of Suvarnaprabha at the Buddhist center

“Gone, gone, gone beyond…”
Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

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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