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Centro Budista de Cuernavaca

4 new mitras at Centro Budista de Cuernavaca

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

4 new mitras at Centro Budista de Cuernavaca

Posted by 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

The Buddha As the Symbol of Awakening

Posted by 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)

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Glasgow Buddhist Centre

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

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

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

Posted by 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

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

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

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

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

Day Retreat to celebrate Buddha Day

Posted by 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 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...

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