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Sangharakshita Commemorative Day
Sun 16th Dec : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
This day to commemorate our founder and teacher will be led by the Manchester Buddhist Centre Preceptors Kula, which includes Aparajita, Arthavadin, Dayanandi, Jayadevi, Mahasraddha, Ratnaguna and Taravandana. The morning is for Order members, and the afternoon includes the rest of the Sangha – Mitras and friends who have completed a Buddhism Going Deeper / Level 2 course. Please get in touch if you’re not sure. Free event. No need to book, just turn up a few minutes before we start.
• Read Vishvapani’s obituary of Sangharakshita from the Buddhist Centre Online
• 10 am: Order Members practice – chanting, a reading and practising the Kalyana Mitra Yoga together
• 12.30: Wider Sangha arrives for shared lunch. Please bring vegan food to share for lunch. If it's vegetarian but not vegan, please label it clearly.
• 1.45:Talks on Bhante from Dayanandi and Ratnaguna
• 2.25: ITV film, An Enlightened Englishman – a personal and moving overview of Sangharakshita and his life
• 3.15: Tea, or silent time in the shrine room
• 3.45: Special Puja dedicated to Sangharakshita with Bardo reading, Mantras, Dharmapala Gata,
and Bodhisattva Song
• 5 pm: Close