The ‘Big One’ is well known for its Saturday night puja! This time we ventured out into the dark for a bonfire as part of a special ritual led by Kusaladevi. Here are some amazing photos taken by Akasajoti and Sanghadhara capturing the scenes around the fire.
During the afternoon of day 2 of the ‘Big One’ there was some time to catch up with two of the participants, Caroline and Shubhanaga, to hear how they have been finding the gathering and their highlights so far!
This year Prajnaketu, Triratna’s Young Buddhist Co-ordinator, gave the keynote talk on the Big One on the theme of ’Seek truth, release life’. In it he explores the Buddha’s Noble Quest and how we might follow his example by using the metaphor of leaving the palace so that we can go beyond into a truly ‘religious’ life. Here is Prajnaketu kicking his talk off - the full talk will follow soon!