Akuppa, Chair of Newcastle Buddhist Centre, visited us for a week recently meeting Order Members, Mitras and regulars, attending the AGM and Council meeting and leading Sangha festival. We are delighted that he has agreed to be President of the Highland Buddhist Centre. Sadhu!
Here is a link to the talk he gave at the Sangha Festival:
A President’s role is to support the Chair, Trustees and the wider Sangha through developing friendship based on our practice of Going for Refuge to the 3 jewels (Kalyana Mitrata)
He is happy for Sangha folk to keep in touch with him at : email@example.com
We are hoping that he will be able to spend time with us in March and come to Sangha weekend in Gairloch Youth Hostel from 20th to 22nd March 2020 – a date for your diary!
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing away of Urgyen Sangharakshita (Bhante) on 30 October 2018 at approximately 10.00 a.m. in Hereford Hospital.
We invite you to join us at the Buddhist Centre in Inverness to mark Sangharakshita’s Funeral which will be taking place at Adhisthana on Saturday 10th November between 12.30 pm and 4.30 pm.
We will meet on Saturday 10th November from 11.00 am for an early lunch/brunch together. We hope to have live streaming of the funeral and burial which will include meditation and a specially written Bhante puja that we will join in with. The afternoon will provide an opportunity to share memories, reflect on, and express gratitude for our teacher at this significant time. You may wish to bring offerings. All very welcome.
Please bring veggie lunch/brunch to share and meditation cushions.
Further information is available from thebuddhistcentre.com where there is a dedicated space to Sangharakshita’s memorial page.