Aryaloka Buddhist Center joined our Triratna brothers and sisters all over the world for a celebration of Buddha Day on May 28th, 2013. The center was packed to the brim with sangha and good cheer!
The theme for the evening was “Making Friends with Enlightenment,” and we were fortunate to hear short talks from Order members Dayalocana, Amala, and Vidhuma, who spoke about what Liberation means to them. Moderated by Akashavanda, they gave a wonderful variety of personal accounts, sharing their own understandings of Enlightenment and how they have “made friends” with it in their own practice.
There was also a very beautiful shrine room ceremony (with an equally beautiful shrine set up specially for the evening!), and a presentation of a short segment of a PBS documentary on the Buddha.