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Ipswich Buddhist Centre

Ipswich Buddhist Centre celebrates Buddha Day

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

Ipswich Buddhist Centre celebrates Buddha Day

Posted by 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...

Sydney Buddhist Centre

His story is our story - a talk for Buddha Day

Posted by Sydney Buddhist Centre on Tue, 5 May, 2015 - 10:23

His story is our story - a talk for Buddha Day

Posted by Sydney Buddhist Centre on Tue, 5 May, 2015 - 10:23

The following is the text of an introductory talk given at the commencement of the Walk in the Footsteps of the Buddha retreat incorporating the Buddha Day Festival at Vijayaloka Retreat centre.

Two and a half thousand years ago far away in the Ganges Valley, during the full moon in May, the world changed completely: an Awakened being arose in the world. Siddhatha Gautama become the Buddha.

Since then, his life, his example, his teachings have profoundly shaped individuals, schools of thought, nations, arts,...

Triratna News

Celebrate Buddha Day with NewsByte 3!

Posted by Triratna News on Mon, 4 May, 2015 - 16:55

Celebrate Buddha Day with NewsByte 3!

Posted by Triratna News on Mon, 4 May, 2015 - 16:55

Today is Buddha Day - the full moon on which the Buddha is traditionally said to have gained Enlightenment.

To mark the day, Clear Vision brings us Newbyte 3: the latest of their twice-yearly video roundups of news from the world of Triratna (55 minutes).
 
NewsByte 3 includes stories about 

  • the opening of the new West London Buddhist Centre
  • the opening of the Sangharakshita Library at Adhisthana
  • the closing of windhorse:evolution
  • Nagpur Buddha Festival
  • the National Network of Buddhist Youth Convention and
  • Amitasuri’s work as a hospital chaplain in Manchester.

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Triratna News

Dublin sangha on TV

Posted by Triratna News on Wed, 21 May, 2014 - 00:03

Dublin sangha on TV

Posted by Triratna News on Wed, 21 May, 2014 - 00:03Dublin Buddhist Centre Chair Jnanadhara writes to say their Centre is on TV yet again!

“This 10-minute piece, entitled ‘Balance of Being’, was made for RTE, the national broadcaster in Ireland, for Buddha Day. It was shown just before the 6pm news on Sunday so it would have had a fairly large audience and we’re really happy with the result. It reflects the diversity of our community very well and gives a feel for what...
Croydon Buddhist Centre

Croydon Buddha Day

Posted by Croydon Buddhist Centre on Tue, 20 May, 2014 - 13:03

Croydon Buddha Day

Posted by Croydon Buddhist Centre on Tue, 20 May, 2014 - 13:03Croydon celebrated a beautiful earthy Buddha day on Sunday with the theme of Touching the Earth of Confidence. Prajnamala and the shrine team created an amazing shrine with soil, plants and flowers surrounding an image of the Earth Goddess and the Buddha. The day led by Prajnamala, Dhammavijaya and Hridayamati explored our relationship with Mara and how to work with lossening the grip. As well as having a great turn out ad amazing shared lunch, we were really blessed by...
Community Highlights

Buddha Day Celebration - Valencia, Spain

Posted by Community Highlights on Thu, 15 May, 2014 - 19:49

Buddha Day Celebration - Valencia, Spain

Posted by Community Highlights on Thu, 15 May, 2014 - 19:49
A lovely set of photos from our Dharma brothers and sisters in Spain, as they celebrate Buddha Day (Wesak) 2014.
Triratna News

Wesak greetings from UK prime minister

Posted by Triratna News on Thu, 15 May, 2014 - 16:05

Wesak greetings from UK prime minister

Posted by Triratna News on Thu, 15 May, 2014 - 16:05David Cameron, UK prime minister, has issued this greeting for Wesak (also known as Vesak or Buddha Day. Theravadin Buddhists mark the Buddha’s birth, Enlightenment and parinirvana on this day.)

“I’d like to send my best wishes to Buddhists in Britain and around the world celebrating Vesak, the sacred festival commemorating the birth, enlightenment and the passing away (Parinirvana) of the Buddha.

For millions of people it is a time to reflect on the Buddhist...
Community Highlights

Buddha Day 2014 at Birmingham Buddhist Centre

Posted by Community Highlights on Mon, 12 May, 2014 - 20:16

Buddha Day 2014 at Birmingham Buddhist Centre

Posted by Community Highlights on Mon, 12 May, 2014 - 20:16
Samachitta shares this lovely gallery of images from Birmingham Buddhist Centre’s celebration of Buddha Day 2014!
Community Highlights

Buddha Day Around Triratna!

Posted by Community Highlights on Mon, 12 May, 2014 - 20:08

Buddha Day Around Triratna!

Posted by Community Highlights on Mon, 12 May, 2014 - 20:08This week marks the Triratna Community’s celebration of the Buddhist festival of Wesak, or Buddha Day, and The Buddhist Centre Online is the perfect place to celebrate together - to see the smiling faces of our brothers and sisters from all over the world reflecting on the Buddha’s Enlightenment.

Some centres have already held their events, and some are still upcoming, so stay tuned and +follow the Community Highlights space as we collect together any postings from around the...
Aryaloka Buddhist Center

Aryaloka Celebrates Buddha Day

Posted by Aryaloka Buddhist Center on Mon, 12 May, 2014 - 19:55

Aryaloka Celebrates Buddha Day

Posted by Aryaloka Buddhist Center on Mon, 12 May, 2014 - 19:55It was a truly festive evening at Aryaloka Buddhist Center during our Wesak (Buddha Day) celebration on Friday, May 9th. Amala led the night with a fantastic slideshow of images depicting the Buddha’s life, which were accompanied by storytelling and narration by several sangha members who each picked a unique episode to imaginatively bring to life. The Aryaloka sangha was fortunate to have the company of a number of students from the High Mowing school in Vermont...

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