Please join us for an auspicious celebration of the Buddha’s first discourse. Occuring two full moons after his Complete Awakening the Buddha spoke to five disciples from his time as an ascetic. One, Kondanna, woke up himself and at that moment the Buddha realised that others could understand for themselves how things really are. The rest, as they say, is history, over 2,500 years of it right up to us, here and now, in the City of Dreaming Spires.This Dharma Day is especially auspicious as Ben Linsey-Bloom will make a formal and public commitment to the Buddhist Path in becoming a Mitra (friend). You are welcome to join us in support of his commitment. It’s traditional to bring along gifts for the new Mitras if you’d like to.
Programme 6.30-7.30pm Drop-in Meditation Join us for an introductory class offering a taste of meditation in a supportive environment. N.B We’ve a six week course introducing Buddhism and Meditation starting on 5th August - an excellent way of exploring the benefits of these ancient teachings and practices. Ask at the class for more details.
7.30-9.15pm Sangha Night Dharma Day Celebration with Mitra Ceremony 7.30 Introduction followed by a short Meditation 8pm Sevenfold Puja with Mitra Ceremony 9pm Tea followed by tidy up
Generosity - living the spirit of Buddhism All our events are run on the basis of donations in celebration of the human capacity to connect through generosity. First and foremost we invite people to join our classes and enjoy them irrespective of their means. As we’d love to continue to offer classes in future you’ll see suggested donation amounts to help us do so. Thank you for any help you can give.
Getting to us The address for Peace House is 19 Paradise Street, Oxford, OX11LD. Located in the heart of Oxford it is easily accessible by public transport. Unfortunately no car parking is available at the House though there is a place to secure bikes.