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An Update from our Buddha Day Appeal

By Centre Team on Mon, 15 Jun, 2020 - 14:13

An Update from our Buddha Day Appeal

By Centre Team on Mon, 15 Jun, 2020 - 14:13

On May 9th 2020, the international Triratna community celebrated Buddha Day. And in the process raised 57 lakh rupees | £60,000 | $75,000 for Coronavirus relief in India.

As part of an extraordinary day, with thousands of people online from all around the world, we reached out to our sangha friends in India, who were already pouring their energy and love into helping alleviate great hardship on the ground. Here is an update on the amazing work they have been...

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A Rose-Apple Tree Experience – #buddhaday

By akasajoti on Sun, 10 May, 2020 - 10:04

A Rose-Apple Tree Experience – #buddhaday

By akasajoti on Sun, 10 May, 2020 - 10:04

And, a final #buddhaday treat for you all…

Sangharakshita tells us that the Enlightenment of the Buddha isn’t cold and detached, but sees everything as beautiful because it sees with a mind and heart of Metta.

For our International Buddha Day celebration, Subhadramati evokes this aspect of the Enlightenment by telling a story of a pivotal moment in the Buddha’s life, which precedes the dawning of his enlightenment experience, where he recollects a memory of sitting beneath a rose-apple tree in his youth. She...

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Becoming a Buddha - Saddhaloka

By Caroline I P on Sat, 25 Apr, 2020 - 14:16

Becoming a Buddha - Saddhaloka

By Caroline I P on Sat, 25 Apr, 2020 - 14:16

In the countdown to International Buddha Day, Saddhaloka is giving a series of ten short talks on the life of the Buddha. Poetic and inspiring, this series is not to be missed!

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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.

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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. 

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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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Celebrate Buddha Day with NewsByte 3!

By Munisha on Mon, 4 May, 2015 - 16:55

Celebrate Buddha Day with NewsByte 3!

By Munisha 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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Dublin sangha on TV

By Munisha on Wed, 21 May, 2014 - 00:03

Dublin sangha on TV

By Munisha 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...
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Two merchants go for refuge to the Buddha and the Dhamma beneath the Rajayatana Tree

By Dhammavijaya on Tue, 28 May, 2013 - 21:30

Two merchants go for refuge to the Buddha and the Dhamma beneath the Rajayatana Tree

By Dhammavijaya on Tue, 28 May, 2013 - 21:30The Croydon Buddhist Sangha celebrate Buddha Day 2013 in a field under their very own Bodhi Tree…

Here’s another re-enactment from the Pali Canon!
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Mucalinda!

By Dhammavijaya on Tue, 28 May, 2013 - 21:25

Mucalinda!

By Dhammavijaya on Tue, 28 May, 2013 - 21:25The Croydon Buddhist Sangha celebrate Buddha Day 2013 in a field under their very own Bodhi Tree

Here’s a delightful wee clip of them telling the tale of Mucalinda, the great Naga King who protected the Buddha during a rain storm…