Dedicating The 2018 International CouncilPosted by Centre Team on Tue, 13 February, 2018 - 18:06
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An evening at the Saddhamma Pradeep Retreat Centre in Bhaja, India, to greet people from all around the world, gathering to look at how to take forward in unity an international, multi-lingual, cross-cultural spiritual community as it moves into its second fifty years…
Dhammarati introduces the meeting with a helpful summary of the International Council’s history and aims, namely:
- kalyana mitrata (spiritual friendship)
- shared ethical and spiritual standards
- unity and harmony
- guidance and support
- effective decision-making and co-ordination
- consultation and participation.
And there’s also a special Triratna dedication ceremony with offerings of light from all six areas: South Pacific, India, Mainland Europe, UK and Ireland, USA and Canada; Latin America & Spain. All to the beautiful resonant sounds of the Shakyamuni Buddha mantra chanted in the Indian style.