Reflecting on Death and Making a Will
Consider Leaving a Gift to the LBC
How our Retreat Centre Vajrasana came to be
Mahananda, an ordained Buddhist in our tradition, died from a stroke in 2009. His mother, a Jewish woman who suffered the horror of the holocaust at Auschwitz, came to England after liberation and married a Polish lawyer. Mahananda was their only child and inherited the flat where they lived.
Mahananda left a large legacy in his will to the London Buddhist Centre, which helped build Vajrasana, our purpose-built retreat centre in Suffolk. Thanks to Mahananda’s gift, Vajrasana has touched thousands of people’s lives through its beauty and tranquillity and stands as an example of the power of legacy. We can give in this way and continue to benefit others after we have died. Some of Mahananda’s ashes are in the stupa courtyard at Vajrasana.
How to leave a legacy in your will
Writing a will might seem daunting but it can be a very straightforward process and give you peace of mind.
Most people use the help of a solicitor or will writer. In the UK, solicitors who are members of the Law Society and will writers who are members of or , will be fully qualified in making wills. You may want to write your will with Satyadasa at . Satyadasa is a member of the Society of Will Writers, a non-practising solicitor, and fully insured to write wills.
If you would like more information on writing a will please get in touch with Amalayodhin email@example.com. If you intend on leaving a legacy gift to the LBC please let us know so Amalayodhin can be in touch to thank you and help in any way he can.