This key Buddhist festival marks the final passing of the Buddha two and a half millennia ago. It is an opportunity not just to contemplate on impermanence, but also to rejoice in the example of the Buddha’s life and in the precious opportunity our own lives present us with. This year we will also reflect on the recent death of our own founder and teacher, Urgyen Sangharakshita.
10am Evoking and meditating on Bhante Sangharakshita (for Order Members and Mitras only). Doors open again at 11am
11.15am Meditation, readings, chanting & offerings
1pm Lunch -please bring vegetarian/vegan lunch to share
2.15pm A conversation on life & death
3.15pm Ritual & remembrance of lives lived*
4.45pm ‘The Tiny Splash of a Raindrop’ Talk by Dhammadinna
6pm Supper in The Larder
7pm Puja wth Mitra Ceremonies
Led by Suryagupta & Prajnamanas. 10am – 10pm. See full programme nearer the time. Bring vegetarian lunch to share. By donation.
*If you would like people close to you who have died in the last year to be remembered, please write their name, date of their death and your relationship to them on a piece of paper and place it in the box labelled ‘Parinirvana Day’ at the LBC reception. You are also welcome to bring a photo of the person to place on the shrine during the day.