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Dana Launch celebrations on Padmasambhava Day at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre

On Sun, 24 July, 2016 - 21:39
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Friday 9th - Sunday 11th September
A weekend of rituals and celebrations

Dear Friends,

Here’s a happy and significant date for your diary - the Dana Launch weekend, culminating on Padmasambhava Day, Sunday 11 September. 

We’re having a weekend of ritual and ‘sangha actions’ (that means doing stuff together!) to celebrate the launch of our dana economy, both in the centre and out and about in the streets and the park. We’d love you to join us. 

Friday 9th September - purification and opening the mandala
Yes, it starts with deep cleaning, of course! And also the ritual opening of the space, with meditations, mantras, shared food, and the building of a number of shrines, including the main Padmasambhava shrine. Starts at 11am.

Saturday 10th September - in the centre and on the streets
Co-ordinated sangha actions, meditating in the park, spontanoeus street meditations, leafleting teams and a Bodhicaryavatara Puja, dedicated to bringing positive action to these troubled times. More details with timings to follow.

Sunday 11th September - Padmasambhava Day
Our annual celebration of the great Guru of Transformation, co-led by the GBC trustees with Sinhacandra and Suriyavamsa as our Masters of Ritual, and culminating in our heart offering - the dedication of our dana economy. Starts 10.30am.

Please join in and spread the love! 

Meanwhile, see you at Dharma Day on Sunday 24th July, and Sinhacandra’s Dana Bhavana Evening on the SundaySangha Night, also on the 24th.

With metta,

Dassini on behalf of the GBC Trustees

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