The stupa at Sudarshanaloka is one of several within the Triratna Buddhist community containing ashes of Dhardo Rimpoche, significant teacher and friend of Sangharakshita, the founder of Triratna Buddhist community.
Visit this Flicker site to see some images of different stupas around the Triratna world.
The consecration of the stupa by Sangharakshita on Parinirvana Day 1997 initiated an annual tradition at Sudarshanaloka of coming together on this weekend to reflect on Parinirvana - the Buddha's ultimate release, and to celebrate the life of Dhardo Rimpoche.
This year is the 30th anniversary of Dhardo Rimpoche’s death so this will be the theme of the weekend's programme.
Saturday 15th February
2-5pm Programme for members of Triratna Buddhist Order only
6.30pm All welcome. Meal followed by special puja dedicated to Dhardo Rimpoche
[Stay overnight at Sudarshanaloka - option to stay in the upper retreat centre marae-style if you provide your own sleeping gear and mattress.]
Sunday 16th Feb (All at upper retreat centre/stupa)
10.15am-12.30pm Programme of talks and ritual
1pm Depart from the house. (NB. Lunch on Sunday is not provided.)
$20 to cover food. Dana welcome