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Buddhafield Village (family-friendly) Retreats

Fri, 9 May, 2014 - 14:20

Buddhafield Village (family-friendly) Retreats

Fri, 9 May, 2014 - 14:20This year our experiment in Buddhist community living is expanding! We’ll be creating a family-friendly community of practice on our land at Frog Mill on Dartmoor for most of August 2014.

How do we make life a meditation?! Find space and beauty in the midst of it all? As householders, parents, busy people - how do we practise the Buddha’s teachings in all parts of our everyday lives?

There are two new events on this gorgeous...
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Interviews with Buddhafield Team

Tue, 6 May, 2014 - 12:40

Interviews with Buddhafield Team

Tue, 6 May, 2014 - 12:40Here are the first two in a set of interviews I’m conducting with the Buddhafield Team this summer. In both cases I’ve tried to draw out the inspirations for the events that they support.

Ratnadeva is manager of Buddhafield Retreats and was ordained at Guhyaloka last summer. In my interview with him, we talked about how the planning for the 2014 season was coming along, in the midst of considerable personnel changes in Buddhafield. I...
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Buddhafield: The Soul and the Solstice Retreat

Fri, 25 Apr, 2014 - 11:52

Buddhafield: The Soul and the Solstice Retreat

Fri, 25 Apr, 2014 - 11:52A Journey Through Darkness and Light: 16 — 22 June 2014

The following is an excerpt from a blog post by Abhayajit about the latest in a series of retreats thematically known as Land, Body and Soul.

On the Soul and the Solstice Retreat we will be taking the summer light as our inspiration and exploring what it really means to feel fully alive, through self-exploration, dance, meditation, and ritual.

Darkness must follow light as...
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Engage, Explore, Play: Green Earth Awakening 2014!

Sun, 20 Apr, 2014 - 13:30

Engage, Explore, Play: Green Earth Awakening 2014!

Sun, 20 Apr, 2014 - 13:30Buddhafield Green Earth Awakening Camp: Engage Now, Change the Future: 16 — 20 July 2014

Think there’s no Buddhafield Festival this year??

Well yes, the usual event isn’t happening… but there is a wonderful small festival/gathering happening at the usual Festival time (Wednesday 16 — Sunday 20 July). Quieter and more spacious, the first GEA last May had a wonderful heart-opening atmosphere and sense of community:

“The GEA was a shining highlight of...
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Total Immersion Retreat 2014

Fri, 28 Feb, 2014 - 10:55

Total Immersion Retreat 2014

Fri, 28 Feb, 2014 - 10:55Immerse yourself in a month-long, silent camping retreat in the tranquil Devon countryside. Experienced practitioners can further explore the core meditations of the Triratna Buddhist community, supported by yoga, Chi Kung and ritual, living close to nature in a way similar to the Buddha’s historical followers. The Four Foundations of Mindfulness will be the general framework, led by Kamalashila and an Order team.

Our relationship with the modern world is highly complex but, at heart, our feeling of ease...
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Help Replace the Buddhafield Café Tent

Wed, 22 Jan, 2014 - 11:38

Help Replace the Buddhafield Café Tent

Wed, 22 Jan, 2014 - 11:38Join us at a Buddhafield Café Fundraiser in Bristol on Saturday January 25.

The tent has been to many festivals and seen many things. It’s housed and sheltered many people, been a safe and secure space holding the wide breadth of experience that working for Buddhafield encompasses. It’s got a bit battered in over 10 years of adventures; over the last couple of years holes have started appearing, and more and more spots of...
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Buddhafield Festival 2013 Dharma talks and videos now online

Wed, 20 Nov, 2013 - 20:29

Buddhafield Festival 2013 Dharma talks and videos now online

Wed, 20 Nov, 2013 - 20:29Here’s some all the videos from the 2013 Buddhafield Festival’s Dharma Parlour: a rich and multi-facetted feast of Dharma exploring the overall Festival theme of ‘Fire in the Heart’. You’ll find more details on the Dharma Parlour group elsewhere on this site; please ‘+Follow’ it for regular updates.

Advayasiddhi: A workshop-style Introduction to Buddhism.

Dhivan: The Buddha Broke my Heart… The Buddha taught love as freedom of heart. But what if we...
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Buddhafield Working Weekend, 22-24 November 2013

Mon, 18 Nov, 2013 - 17:15

Buddhafield Working Weekend, 22-24 November 2013

Mon, 18 Nov, 2013 - 17:15We’d like to invite you to a Buddhafield Working Weekend at Trevince House, Hittesleigh, Devon.

The weekend will include periods of work on Buddhafield equipment and may include cleaning, packing and storing, loading vehicles, etc., so please bring appropriate clothing.

We’ll start with dinner at 6pm on Friday evening, ending after lunch on the Sunday. We’ll also be meditating, doing puja together and applying some aspect of the Buddhadharma to both our work and sitting practice. If...
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Buddhafield Festival 2013: Sound+Vision

Fri, 27 Sep, 2013 - 16:13

Buddhafield Festival 2013: Sound+Vision

Fri, 27 Sep, 2013 - 16:13The theme for the 2013 Buddhafield Festival, Fire in the Heart, focused on the Buddhist practice of loving-kindness. This can help us discover the radiant, joyful heart within each of us. Loving kindness is revolutionary because it has the power to radically change the way we experience ourselves and the world, helping us cultivate true happiness and genuine compassion for others. Loving-kindness is not weak or passive, but is the strength that comes from seeing the true nature of suffering...
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Buddhafield Festival 2013: Setup Report 1

Sun, 7 Jul, 2013 - 20:43

Buddhafield Festival 2013: Setup Report 1

Sun, 7 Jul, 2013 - 20:43I’ll be saying a bit more in a day or so about my experience of working at Glastonbury Festival with the Buddhafield Cafe, but I’m going to start this week with a few words about the early setup of the Buddhafield Festival.

Those of us that arrived directlly from Pilton - home of the Glastonbury Festival - were somewhat worn out, but we were all positive mental states and happy to arrive at Culmhead in what has been absolutely...