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An Offering From the Goddess Of The Spring

By dh sthanashraddha on Sat, 2 Jun, 2018 - 08:16

An Offering From the Goddess Of The Spring

By dh sthanashraddha on Sat, 2 Jun, 2018 - 08:16

2.30am alarm is ringing! Why is my alarm going off at this time of the night!! Ah yes I remember. So I crawl out of bed stagger around and remember to pack matches and jam jar candles. Along with jars of popping corn, oats and soya milk. Some white flowers from the garden and a swan feather and a white peacock feather. I remember to pack the incense but later recall I didn’t pack any charcoal discs…

After...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Buddha Day Offerings From The Goddess of the Spring

By Candradasa on Sat, 2 Jun, 2018 - 08:10

To mark the great festival of Buddha Day (Wesak), when we celebrate the Enlightenment and its opening up of the path that leads to the end of suffering, here’s a wonderful mythologically minded conversation with Sthanashraddha, self-confessed ritualist and all-round lover of beauty and of the Dharma as an aesthetic choice in itself.

Sthanashraddha’s considerable elegance of being and of mind comes through beautifully as we hear his magical tale of a dawn adventure to meet the goddess of the Malvern springs...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Young Buddhists Valencia celebrate Buddha Day

By Charlotte Lawes on Mon, 22 May, 2017 - 15:22

Young Buddhists Valencia celebrate Buddha Day

By Charlotte Lawes 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

By Charlotte Lawes on Mon, 22 May, 2017 - 14:27

Celebrating Buddha Day around the World

By Charlotte Lawes 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

By Charlotte Lawes on Mon, 22 May, 2017 - 14:24

Buddha Day in Sydney

By Charlotte Lawes 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

By Ujumani on Sat, 13 May, 2017 - 16:33

Une journée avec le Bouddha

By Ujumani 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

By Nagapriya on Wed, 25 May, 2016 - 16:32

4 new mitras at Centro Budista de Cuernavaca

By Nagapriya 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

By Centre Team 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

By Billy on Tue, 17 May, 2016 - 18:17

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

By Billy 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...

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Community Highlights

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

By Munisha on Mon, 16 May, 2016 - 14:54

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

By Munisha 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...

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