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Buddhafield Festival Opening Ceremony

Posted by lokabandhu on Thu, 12 Jul, 2012 - 15:42
Opening the Buddhafield Festival 2012 under the rainbow in Taunton… It’s not too late to get a weekend ticket and join us!
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Subject : An earnest prayer for Financial Support for construction of Shanti  Niketan Bouddha Vihara at Tuichawng Village, Lunglei District, Mizoram, India.

Sir/Venerable,
                 In inviting the subject cited above, I, on behalf of the Buddhist Community of Tuichawng beg to state that,  Shanti Niketan Bouddha Vihara was established in the year 1968 by a local Managing Committee with a very temporary structure. The village Tuichawng is located in south west corner of Mizoram India near Indo-Bangladesh Border. Most of the villagers are CHAKMA in tribe and BUDDHIST by religion. About 480 families live at Tuichawng and surrounding villages. The total population is around 3500 who live on shifting cultivation. Due to inavailability of fertile land in the locality, they can not produce enough crops for their livelihood. So, they live a miserable life just hand to mouth. Being poor, our people can not contribute fund to develop the Buddhist monastery. During last twenty five years, it was anyhow constructed with sown timber structure with GCI sheet roofing in 1996. Now it has become very old. The villagers are trying to re-build it with concrete structure. An small amount has already been gathered which is not enough. It has become very difficult to gather more fund.             
             Therefore, I on behalf of the helpless Buddhist Community of this village would like to request your generous end to have a look into the matter sympathically to provide us financial support for the construction of Shanti Niketan Bouddha Vihara of this village. For which the act of your kindness, I shall remain ever grateful.
With a lot of Metta and regards,
Yours in Dhamma,                           
(SUDIP CHAKMA)  
Chairman 
Shanti Niketan Buddhist Temple,
Management Committee: Tuichawng,
Mizoram, India.

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The Dharma Parlour 2012

The Dharma Parlour 2012

Posted by candradasa on Tue, 10 Jul, 2012 - 18:01Hot off the press… The Buddhafield Festival’s heart of Dharma practice!
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Sorry about the rotated view! We’ve contacted Issuu to ask them to fix…
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First glance at the 2012 Buddhafield Festival program

Posted by lokabandhu on Tue, 10 Jul, 2012 - 17:58
Lokabandhu again, reporting on the huge range of beneficial activities to engage in at Buddhafield. Workshops in everything from Ecstatic Dance to Permaculture, as well as lots of different Buddhist groups offering spaces and time for practice. Lots of grooviness (brilliant music, wonderful food!), beautiful healing and body spaces, and lots of opportunities to go deeper and connect with others. Go get yourself a ticket if you haven’t already and experience the wonder of the Festival for yourself!...
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Live from the Buddhafield Festival setup

Posted by lokabandhu on Tue, 10 Jul, 2012 - 17:43
The ever delightful Lokabandhu live from the “secret valley” where preparations are underway for the 17th annual Buddhafield Festival - one of the most magical events in the Triratna calendar come rain or shine!
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Buddhafield Festival interview with Lokabandhu

Posted by lokabandhu on Sat, 16 Jun, 2012 - 10:54
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A nice little interview with Lokabandhu discussing the 2012 Buddhafield Festival, first broadcast on BBC Radio Somerset in June 2012. for more info see www.buddhafield.com or the Dharma Parlour group on this page…
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So inspired by this Lokabandhu - well done!