Triratna News
Triratna News

Dancing Buddhas - The story of the Buddhafield Festival

By lokabandhu on Sun, 6 Jan, 2013 - 10:12

Dancing Buddhas - The story of the Buddhafield Festival

By lokabandhu on Sun, 6 Jan, 2013 - 10:12The annual Buddhafield Festival is - by a long way - Triratna’s largest gathering outside India. It run every year since 1996 - and now has a movie about it! Daniel Dobbie, its creator, writes - “Dancing Buddhas is a 30 minute film about the team of people who help to build Britain’s most eco friendly and inspiring festival. We go behind the scenes and try to understand how they do it, why Buddhism is so popular in...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Devapriya on the 2012 Buddhafield Village Retreat

By lokabandhu on Fri, 24 Aug, 2012 - 17:48
A new audioboo from Lokabandhu talking with Devapriya about the 300-strong Buddhafield Village Retreat. Fantastic.
The Dharma Parlour at Buddhafield
Dharma Parlour

Dharma Doorways and Dead Ends...

By lokabandhu on Tue, 7 Aug, 2012 - 10:54

Dharma Doorways and Dead Ends...

By lokabandhu on Tue, 7 Aug, 2012 - 10:54Another talk from the 2012 Dharma Parlour at the Buddhafield Festival - this time by Lokabandhu on the subject of ‘Dharma Doorways and Dead Ends’. As part of the theme “Doorways to Freedom” he explores the fascinating Buddhist notion of ‘near enemies’, those seductive but misleading lookalikes to authentic spiritual qualities.

Many thanks to Upeksapriya from Triratna’s ClearVision project for creating and uploading this recording.
Triratna News
Triratna News

Latest photos from the Buddhafield Festival - and news of upcoming Living Arts Gathering

By lokabandhu on Tue, 31 Jul, 2012 - 06:34

Latest photos from the Buddhafield Festival - and news of upcoming Living Arts Gathering

By lokabandhu on Tue, 31 Jul, 2012 - 06:34We’ve continued to scour the internet for memories of the recent and wonderful Buddhafield Festival: here’s some highlights. You can see a home-movie video of the Closing Ceremony Parade; an extended interview with Paul Crosland aka the Freelender introducing his concept of ‘Gift Economics’ (much appreciated when applied to giving away multiple pairs of Wellington boots on site!); plus the first of several video talks from the Dharma Parlour - Jayaraja on ‘Love, Sex...
Buddhafield
Buddhafield

Buddhafield Festival talks and photos now online

By lokabandhu on Thu, 26 Jul, 2012 - 06:47

Buddhafield Festival talks and photos now online

By lokabandhu on Thu, 26 Jul, 2012 - 06:47A week ago saw the end of the muddiest-ever the Buddhafield Festival - but rave reviews from many of the 2,900 festival-goers. We’ve been digging out some of the best photos we’ve found, and posting onto FreeBuddhistAudio a selection of the many talks given in the Dharma Parlour. There’s more to come - including the video versions - so watch this space! Some great photos of the Festival can be seen on Flickr or ...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Buddhafield Festival talks and photos now online

By lokabandhu on Wed, 25 Jul, 2012 - 08:52

Buddhafield Festival talks and photos now online

By lokabandhu on Wed, 25 Jul, 2012 - 08:52A week ago saw the end of the muddiest-ever the Buddhafield Festival - but rave reviews from many of the 2,900 festival-goers. We’ve been digging out some of the best photos we’ve found, and posting onto Free Buddhist Audio a selection of the many talks given in the Dharma Parlour. There’s more to come - including the video versions - so watch this space! Some great photos of the Festival can be seen on Flickr or...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Highlights from the 2012 Buddhafield Festival

By lokabandhu on Wed, 18 Jul, 2012 - 17:03

Highlights from the 2012 Buddhafield Festival

By lokabandhu on Wed, 18 Jul, 2012 - 17:03Last Friday Triratna News reported on the opening of the seventeenth Buddhafield Festival - Triratna’s largest annual event outside India. Despite being the wettest-ever, with much of the main area reduced by near-constant rain to a sea of mud, the 2,900 visitors pretty much all had a great time. Check their Facebook page for the latest comments!

Lokabandhu - a veteran of most of the previous 16 Festivals - writes, saying “The Festival was great, as always,...
The Dharma Parlour at Buddhafield
Dharma Parlour

Dharma Parlour talks appearing soon on Free Buddhist Audio and VideoSangha

By lokabandhu on Wed, 18 Jul, 2012 - 09:51

Dharma Parlour talks appearing soon on Free Buddhist Audio and VideoSangha

By lokabandhu on Wed, 18 Jul, 2012 - 09:51Hello everyone in the Dharma Parlour group - and (if you were there) I hope you enjoyed the Festival! It was definitely a wet one! But our spirits were unbowed, in fact I think I can safely say we loved it! SADHU to everyone who survived the 17th annual Buddhafield Festival - and you’ll be pleased to know the talks and videos from the Dharma Parlour will be appearing here soon, in fact I’m working on the audio from...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Buddhafield Festival 2012 Underway!

By Candradasa on Fri, 13 Jul, 2012 - 13:40

Buddhafield Festival 2012 Underway!

By Candradasa on Fri, 13 Jul, 2012 - 13:40The Buddhafield Festival is one of the highlights of any year in the Triratna Buddhist Community’s calendar. It’s a mesmerising, inspiring, deeply moving five-day jamboree of activities in a secret realm in the heart of the English West Country. Rain or shine, it’s an unforgettable experience – a new twist on the classic British summer festivals like Glastonbury. Buddhafield has music, dance, healing spaces, wonderful food, places to talk and discuss and debate and discover – and all...
Buddhafield
Buddhafield

Buddhafield Festival Opening Ceremony

By lokabandhu on Thu, 12 Jul, 2012 - 15:42
Opening the Buddhafield Festival 2012 under the rainbow in Taunton… It’s not too late to get a weekend ticket and join us!

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