I am delighted to let you know that the following 18 women who are currently attending the long ordination course will be having their private ordinations at various times throughout the day and night, between the evening of 12th June and the evening of 14th June. They are
The Public Ordination will take place on Saturday 18th June at 11.00 a.m. local Spanish time. SADHU! SADHU! SADHU!
I was so inspired by what they are doing in Cambridge that here at the Triratna Earth Sangha we’d like to encourage all local Triratna Earth Sangha groups to participate in the Big Sit on Saturday 25 June, 2-3pm. Organise a Big Sit in your local town or city and post your photos here!
Meditation, Dharma, Community — Every Sunday, 10-11:30am at Gateway Taiji in Portsmouth or online on Zoom
This summer we’ll be gathering to meditate and explore stories from the Udāna. The Udāna is one of the oldest collections of the Buddha’s teaching, and includes some of the best known and influential tales and teachings.
Atha kho bhagavā etam-atthaṃ viditvā tāyaṃ velāyaṃ imaṃ udānaṃ udānesi — Then, on realizing its significance, the Lord uttered on that occasion this inspired utterance
On Sunday 22 May we ritually enacted the handing over of the chair of Akashavana from Mumukshu to me. Maitreyi, as president of Akashavana, led the ceremony, which Punyamala (who is leading the summer ordination retreat which is currently underway) very generously agreed could take place in the shrine room up at the retreat centre. A number of the women on the ordination retreat came to witness and take part in the ritual, adding to the depth and luminosity of...
PoetryEast is delighted to welcome the wonderful American poet, A.E. Stallings on 25 June, 7:30pm. Maitreyabandhu will be talking to her about why she mostly writes in rhyme and metre, and what living in Greece has been like in these last tumultuous years. Here’s one of her couplets from Aegean Epigrams:
Of the ones that happened to die, the little ones and the old, By hypothermia, or drowning, all