Exeter Triratna Group
Exeter Triratna Group

Day Retreat to celebrate Buddha Day

By Nandavajra on Sun, 15 May, 2016 - 17:55

Day Retreat to celebrate Buddha Day

By Nandavajra 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

By RCheesley on Fri, 8 May, 2015 - 17:38

Ipswich Buddhist Centre celebrates Buddha Day

By RCheesley 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
Sydney Buddhist Centre

His story is our story - a talk for Buddha Day

By Bodhidasa on Tue, 5 May, 2015 - 10:23

His story is our story - a talk for Buddha Day

By Bodhidasa 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
Triratna News

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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Triratna News
Triratna News

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...
Croydon Buddhist Centre
Croydon Buddhist Centre

Croydon Buddha Day

By Carol Robertson on Tue, 20 May, 2014 - 13:03

Croydon Buddha Day

By Carol Robertson 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
Community Highlights

Buddha Day Celebration - Valencia, Spain

By Rijupatha on Thu, 15 May, 2014 - 19:49

Buddha Day Celebration - Valencia, Spain

By Rijupatha 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
Triratna News

Wesak greetings from UK prime minister

By Munisha on Thu, 15 May, 2014 - 16:05

Wesak greetings from UK prime minister

By Munisha 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
Community Highlights

Buddha Day 2014 at Birmingham Buddhist Centre

By Rijupatha on Mon, 12 May, 2014 - 20:16

Buddha Day 2014 at Birmingham Buddhist Centre

By Rijupatha 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
Community Highlights

Buddha Day Around Triratna!

By Rijupatha on Mon, 12 May, 2014 - 20:08

Buddha Day Around Triratna!

By Rijupatha 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...

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