23 January 2020

New President for the Auckland Buddhist Centre

A weekend of centre activities with the past and future

Nagabodhi and Jnanadhara

We have a series of activities planned for the weekend of Friday 7th through Monday 10th February to mark the handover of the centre presidency from Nagabodhi to Jnanadhara.

More details can be found on our website under SPECIAL EVENTS.

Friday 7th
A dazzling extravaganza from Nagabodhi, recollecting a series of encounters with Sangharakshita from 1970 through 2018. Who was that man?!

Saturday 8th
A dialogue between past and future: Nagabodhi and Jnanadhara interview each other about where Triratna's been and where it's going

Sunday 9th
Morning Dharma session with Nagabodhi and Jnanadhara
Afternoon handover ritual

Monday 10th
A talk from Jnanadhara

None of these events require advance booking and there is no fee to attend. Koha / donations always appreciated.

A president is someone who takes an interest in what is happening at our Centre while not being involved in a day by day way they are able to bring experience and perspective to the situation.

Nagabodhi is much loved by us all in Auckland and has been the president of Auckland Buddhist Centre for 30 years. He is based in the UK and in his time, he has visited us for 2 weeks every two years, taking a friendly interest in our centre and providing guidance and perspective to many different chairs and the ABC Council. Many deep friendships have been formed during this time.

Jnanadhara is originally from Whangarei and first encountered Buddhism through books while in his mid-teens. After completing a diploma in music, he got involved with Triratna in Wellington in 1996. His desire to deepen his involvement led him to the UK. From there he moved to Dublin, Ireland where he now lives. He was ordained in 2003.