After nearly three months we have finally managed to present Ratnaghosha with his chosen gift, a huge two volume Encyclopedia of Monasticism, which covers both the Buddhist and Christian traditions.
Here is a short message from Ratnaghosha after receiving the gift:
“Yesterday the Centre Team invited me to their weekly Team Meeting so that they could present me with a beautiful copy of The Encyclopedia of Monasticism. They told me that is was a gift from the Sangha. I would just like to say that I have been bowled over by all the rejoicings and gifts I've received, as well as the special send-off evening at the Centre in July. Thank you all for your generosity and kindness. I think those are hallmarks of the Cambridge Sangha and I am sure the Centre will continue to thrive as the local Sangha supports the Centre Team with all the kindness and generosity that they will need to build on what has been achieved by all those who have contributed to the success of the Centre over so many years. I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to serve the Sangha here and full of admiration for those who are taking up the challenge now.” Ratnaghosha