We are starting our Sangha night programme in 2019 with a series of events leading up to the Parinirvana Festival in February. The Parinirvana marks the final passing away of the Buddha when his physical body ceases to exist.
We shall have a series of talks looking at the Mahaparinibbana Sutta which is an account of the Buddha’s last few months as he goes to his death. It is one of the great Buddhist texts and gives a moving and illuminating picture of who the Buddha actually was and of his complete fearlessness and compassion as he prepares for his death.
The festival also gives us a chance to explore our own thoughts and feelings about death, a topic of central concern that touches us all.
You can listen to previous talks in the series and download a copy of the Mahaparinibbana Sutta from our Resources Page