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Young Buddhists Valencia celebrate Buddha Day

Posted by charlotte-l to Triratna News on Mon, 22 May, 2017 - 15:22

Young Buddhists Valencia celebrate Buddha Day

Posted by charlotte-l to Triratna News on Mon, 22 May, 2017 - 15:22

Young Buddhists in Valencia chant the Shakyamuni mantra - with special quest Prajnaketu (Young Buddhist Facilitator) from Oxford, UK.

Triratna News
Triratna News

Celebrating Buddha Day around the World

Posted by charlotte-l to Triratna News on Mon, 22 May, 2017 - 14:27

Celebrating Buddha Day around the World

Posted by charlotte-l to Triratna News on Mon, 22 May, 2017 - 14:27

This full moon - the 10th May - we celebrated Wesak (often called Buddha Day). Find out how sanghas around the world marked the occasion - the occasion that unites all of us in our practice as Buddhists, despite the physical distance between us and diverse backgrounds. 

Photos

Click on the photos to the left to scroll through a lovely slideshow packed full of images of shrines, programmes and people celebrating.

Videos

Nagpur, India: Watch several Dharmacharini’s lead a Pali Puja as part of a mitra ceremony...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Buddha Day in Sydney

Posted by charlotte-l to Triratna News on Mon, 22 May, 2017 - 14:24

Buddha Day in Sydney

Posted by charlotte-l to Triratna News on Mon, 22 May, 2017 - 14:24

We love this video of Claire introducing Sydney Buddhist Centre’s shrine for Buddha Day - a collaboration by Young Sydney Buddhists. 

Espace Sangha de Paris
Espace Sangha de Paris

Une journée avec le Bouddha

Posted by Ujumani to Espace Sangha de Paris on Sat, 13 May, 2017 - 16:33

Une journée avec le Bouddha

Posted by Ujumani to Espace Sangha de Paris on Sat, 13 May, 2017 - 16:33

Mercredi dernier, c’était la pleine lune de mai, le jour où dans tout le monde bouddhiste l’on célèbre l’Éveil du Bouddha.

A Paris, nous l’avons célébré différemment des années précédentes, non pas le dimanche le plus proche, mais le jour même. Nous avons commencé par une méditation à 7h du matin, pour permettre à ceux qui travaillent de venir avant leur journée. Puis un petit déjeuner partagé, suivie une matinée de lecture d’extraits du Lalilavistara, un long soûtra du Mahâyâna...

Centro Budista de Cuernavaca
Centro Budista de Cuernavaca

4 new mitras at Centro Budista de Cuernavaca

Posted by Nagapriya to Centro Budista de Cuernavaca on Wed, 25 May, 2016 - 16:32

4 new mitras at Centro Budista de Cuernavaca

Posted by Nagapriya to Centro Budista de Cuernavaca on Wed, 25 May, 2016 - 16:32

On Buddha Day, May 22, 2016, we welcomed four more mitras into the Triratna Mitra Sangha here in Mexico witnessed by around 100 people.

These wonderful people are:

Edith Palacios

Oscar Villegas

Paul Klein

Rodrigo Morales

Paul´s mother, Sabine, is already a mitra within our community and Rodrigo is just 15. We don´t know but he may be the youngest mitra in the world…...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

The Buddha As the Symbol of Awakening

Posted by Centre Team to Community Highlights on Sun, 22 May, 2016 - 12:57

Happy Buddha Day 2016! 

To mark this great festival day, Padmavajra evokes the qualities of the Buddha, and explores how seeing into the marks of existence is the best way to realise who and what the Buddha really was.

Buddha Day Talk given in Birmingham, UK, 2016

(Picture by Bodhidasa in Sydney, Australia)

Download and donate to FBA!...

Glasgow Buddhist Centre
Glasgow Buddhist Centre

Buddha Day - Saturday 21st May at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre

Posted by Billy to Glasgow Buddhist Centre on Tue, 17 May, 2016 - 18:17

Buddha Day - Saturday 21st May at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre

Posted by Billy to Glasgow Buddhist Centre on Tue, 17 May, 2016 - 18:17

The Full Moon of May: Saturday 21st May

The Buddha’s Enlightenment is the central event in Buddhism, and Wesak, the celebration of that Enlightenment, is the most important festival of the Buddhist year.
Many of the Buddha’s disciples also attained Enlightenment, and in the centuries that have followed there have been many other Enlightened masters.They too are recalled at Wesak with readings of accounts of their lives or from works they wrote themselves.
But Enlightenment is also an ideal to...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

In celebration of Buddha Day: a short talk on 'Buddha pride'

Posted by Munisha to Community Highlights on Mon, 16 May, 2016 - 14:54

In celebration of Buddha Day: a short talk on 'Buddha pride'

Posted by Munisha to Community Highlights on Mon, 16 May, 2016 - 14:54

To mark the week of Buddha Day around the Triratna world, here is a poetically inspiring 20-minute celebration of ‘Buddha pride’, given by Belgian Order member and poet Arthakusalin at last summer’s Mainland European Order Convention in northern Germany.

Arthakusalin is Chair of Ghent Buddhist Centre.

Buddha Day is one of three festivals we mark in Triratna celebrating the Three Jewels: Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. It falls officially on the full moon next Saturday 21st May, but will variously be celebrated anytime...

Exeter Triratna Group
Exeter Triratna Group

Day Retreat to celebrate Buddha Day

Posted by Nandavajra to Exeter Triratna Group on Sun, 15 May, 2016 - 17:55

Day Retreat to celebrate Buddha Day

Posted by Nandavajra to Exeter Triratna Group on Sun, 15 May, 2016 - 17:55

Day Retreat to celebrate Buddha Day - ‘The Buddha’s Victory’

Sunday 22nd May, 10.30 until 4.30 (arriving from 10.00)   by donation

at Bothenhampton Village Hall, BRIDPORT

A day celebrating the Buddha’s Awakening through Meditation, Reflection, shared lunch and more…….Buddha Day is one of the most important festival days in the Buddhist calendar, and forms part of Wesak. We’ll have readings from sutras, meditation, talk & discussion, together with a puja.
bring a veggie lunch item to share

Postcode DT6 4BJ for...

Ipswich Buddhist Centre
Ipswich Buddhist Centre

Ipswich Buddhist Centre celebrates Buddha Day

Posted by RCheesley to Ipswich Buddhist Centre on Fri, 8 May, 2015 - 17:38

Ipswich Buddhist Centre celebrates Buddha Day

Posted by RCheesley to Ipswich Buddhist Centre on Fri, 8 May, 2015 - 17:38

Ipswich Buddhist Centre celebrated Buddha Day with a day of activities organised in the town’s Christchurch Park. 

The Reg Driver Visitors Centre hosted the event, to celebrate the day on which, over 2,500 years ago, the Buddha gained enlightenment.

There was a good turnout from the sangha, with a beautiful shine which included rupas from many of the sangha members.

For photos please check out the local newspaper’s website: http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/gallery_ipswich_buddhists_mark_enlightenment_day_1_4059553...

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