International Gathering 2017 - the programmeOn Sun, 30 April, 2017 - 15:39
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The overall theme for the gathering is Our Future Dharma — What the World Needs Now
On the Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning of the event we will listen to talks by Prajnaketu (European Young Buddhists Coordinator), Dhammamegha (International Council Secretary) and Arthakusalin (Chair of Ghent Buddhist Centre) - they will explore the Three Jewels as gifts we have to give the world.
Each afternoon will be taken up by a range of workshops which will be announced and posted on this space as they firm up. So far the workshops include a study group on the theme of ‘Faith’ led by Saccanama, who developed the Dharma Training Course for Mitras; teaching by Vidyamala, the founder of Breathworks and author of the excellent Living Well with Pain and Illness: The Mindful Way to Free Yourself from Suffering; on ‘Going Beyond Self through Generosity‘ with Amalavajra, Triratna’s main fundraiser; Buddhafield’s Ratnadeva on Paganism, Nature and the Spritual Life ; there will be a choir led by Arthasiddhi from Cambridge - and many more!
Children very welcome: this event is for everyone, both newcomers and experienced, and old and young: there are supervised creche facilities for younger children with a range of art and craft activities, we are in the process of setting up activities for older children, there is a collective batik workshop, and of course the fabulous daily dharma drama for all ages with Liz Armour which is not to be missed.
The Arts are such an important part of Triratna and can’t be missing when we explore ‘What The World Needs Now’: there will be music and art performances to listen too every afternoon and of course plenty of opportunities to join in, both music making, singing, writing, batik, etc.
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