Buddha’s Parinirvana

The Buddha’s death is termed Parinirvana and is celebrated in a variety of ways around the world at about this time of year. This evening was our time to remember the Buddha’s Death.

I’d not seen a stupa as a symbol of the Buddha’s death and if you keep going back on this site you will find The Great Stupa at Amaravati (which) was a large Buddhist monument built in south-eastern India between the second century B.C. and the third century A.D. It was a centre for religious activity and worship for hundreds of years.

The Buddha died in Kushinigar By this account it was not a huge place: Then Ananda said to the Lord: “Lord, do not pass away into final Nirvana in this wattle-and-daub town, this jungle town, this town in the woods.”

That’s enough education for to-night. I’m off in the morning to Lancaster which is a short hop skip and a jump over the Pennines and down the M6 Motorway. Just a one and a half hour journey. There is to be a half day retreat at the Friends Meeting House.

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