On Tuesday 5th March just over 30 Sangha members, including Vajrajyoti from Auckland and Shamani from Christchurch, crowded into the old Wellington Buddhist Centre reception to ritually mark their move to a new Centre. The move is an important one for the development of the Wellington Sangha - even if it is only 3 metres across the hallway - as it is into a space twice the size, and infinitely more functional, than the current space.
*UPDATE: Watch live online!* You can watch a live stream on Periscope of proceedings! To join the live stream, simply visit The Buddhist Centre’s Twitter page. When the event is about to begin, we’ll post the link there. Just click the link and you’ll have a choice to watch live in your browser, in your Twitter app or on Periscope. If you’re a Periscope user you’ll also be able to make comments on the stream as the event progresses!
By Munisha on Sun, 4 Aug, 2013 - 12:25This morning, around 11am, we saw the first arrivals at Adhisthana of about 250 Friends, mitras and Order members from all over Britain, and further afield, to add to those Order members who stayed on from yesterday. We also saw the arrival of torrential rain.
Just before the crowds arrived, I took a walk around the village, a mile (less than 2km) away. It’s a rural area and the village, with fewer than 100 residents, includes one or two...
By Munisha on Sat, 3 Aug, 2013 - 18:59Order members worldwide were invited to send very small Buddha rupas to be offered in today’s dedication ceremony. You can see them all here on the shrine designed by Vidyatara using very authentic local building materials! Bhante’s rupa is the tiny one in the large Buddha’s lap.
By Munisha on Sat, 3 Aug, 2013 - 18:43Here’s Saturday’s lunch queue - and there are some other things that take a long time here in beautiful rural Herefordshire, where the internet access is some of the slowest in the country…
The challenge facing your faithful reporting team - Lokabandhu, Ivan Trujillo and me - is best summed up in a message that appeared on my computer screen this morning: “Downloading 6 files. 14 hours remaining.”