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Buddha Day Celebrations

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 23 May, 2019 - 11:05

Buddha Day Celebrations

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 23 May, 2019 - 11:05

Suppose a man wandering in a forest wilderness found an ancient path, an ancient trail, travelled by men of old, and he followed it up, and by doing so he discovered an ancient city, an ancient royal capital, where men of old had lived, with parks and groves and lakes, walled round and beautiful to see. So I too found the ancient path, the ancient trail, travelled by the Fully Enlightened Ones of old” (...

Triratna News
Triratna News

BBC Report on Buddhafield

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 3 Aug, 2018 - 12:42

BBC Report on Buddhafield

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 3 Aug, 2018 - 12:42

This year the BBC visited Triratna’s UK Buddhafield Festival to make an extremely positive five-minute report for their Sunday Morning Live programme, including an interview with Lokabandhu.

Watch the report on the BBC iPlayer
(Sorry this is only accessible to viewers in the UK)

The report starts at 34:27 minutes.

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Padmaloka Retreat Centre
Padmaloka Retreat Centre

Surlingham Village Festival at Padmaloka

By Sanghanistha on Thu, 15 Sep, 2016 - 10:21

Surlingham Village Festival at Padmaloka

By Sanghanistha on Thu, 15 Sep, 2016 - 10:21

This year Padmaloka once again hosted the Surlingham village festival, as we do every other year. 

The day was a resounding success, despite the threat of rain which in the end never fully materialised (much gratitude to the nagas for their part in this).  There was live music throughout ranging from a one man 80’s cover act, to acoustic folk and the village choir. There were lots of activities, games and competition for all ages. Padmaloka managed to win 6 of the...

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Festival Dates (2015-2025 C.E.)

By Shantavira on Sat, 16 Jul, 2016 - 01:29

Festival Dates (2015-2025 C.E.)

By Shantavira on Sat, 16 Jul, 2016 - 01:29

Buddhist festival dates 2015-2025 CE
Note: this information is also available as a Google Calendar, please see the instructions on the Google Calendars page of this site for how to make use of this facility.

Fixed date festivals (solar calendar)
Parinirvana Day 15 February
Triratna Sangha Day 6 April (the anniversary of the founding of the FWBO in 1967)
Triratna Order Day 7 April (the anniversary of the...

Glasgow Buddhist Centre
Glasgow Buddhist Centre

Parinirvana Day - Sunday 14th February at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre

By Billy on Fri, 12 Feb, 2016 - 23:15

Parinirvana Day - Sunday 14th February at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre

By Billy on Fri, 12 Feb, 2016 - 23:15

Join us this Sunday for Parinirvana Day – a celebration of death, impermanence and the last days of the Buddha’s life.

We will start at 10.30am with a meditation and reflection, with a reading from the Mahaparinibbana Sutta.

1pm - Lunch. Please bring vegetarian food to share.

2pm - We will be looking at how impermanence touches our lives.

3.30pm -  Dhammapada Puja. Please bring photographs of any loved ones who have died over the last year. We will be remembering friends and relatives in the puja.

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North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Padmasambhava Day Festival 20 September 2015

By visuddhimati on Wed, 2 Sep, 2015 - 16:18

Padmasambhava Day Festival 20 September 2015

By visuddhimati on Wed, 2 Sep, 2015 - 16:18

PADMASAMBHAVA DAY PROGRAMME Sun 20 Sep

11:00 Doors open
11:15 Meditation and Chanting
12:30 Lunch to share
14:00 Time with our presidents, Vishvapani and Kulamitra: farewells and hellos
14:45 Padmasambhava slide show with Kulamitra
15:45 Tea...

Sydney Buddhist Centre
Sydney Buddhist Centre

Going Beyond - a talk for Parinirvana day

By Bodhidasa on Tue, 17 Feb, 2015 - 02:59
Here is the talk given at the Sydney Buddhist Centre’s Parinirvana day event. It explores four moments from the last days of the Buddha’s life and draws out some reflections that make this festival day more than just about the death of the Buddha.
Sydney Buddhist Centre
Sydney Buddhist Centre

Sydney Sangha Day 2014

By Bodhidasa on Mon, 24 Nov, 2014 - 02:47

Sydney Sangha Day 2014

By Bodhidasa on Mon, 24 Nov, 2014 - 02:47Sangha Day was celebrated warmly this year in two special events expertly arranged by the Young Triratna sangha. The morning activity was an opportunity to reflect with gratitude on the joy and strengths of Sangha whilst the evening event brought eight new mitras into our community, some of whom came from one of our outreach initiatives - the Coogee Meditation Group.

Each of the new mitras’ qualities were soundly rejoiced in by member of the Order and, as is...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Buddhafield Wednesday Welcome Workshops!

By Centre Team on Mon, 15 Jul, 2013 - 14:07

Buddhafield Wednesday Welcome Workshops!

By Centre Team on Mon, 15 Jul, 2013 - 14:07What a lot of treats on offer to welcome you to this year’s Festival! A great line-up to help you arrive and start the journey of Buddhafield 2013!

Buy full Festival, weekend and day tickets!

Wednesday Workshops

Workshop Space 1:
3.30 - 5.30pm ‘Acapella Singing’ with Bee Denning.

7.00 - 9.00pm, ‘Embodied Presence: Conscious Dance Space’ with Lee Bolton & Jamus Wood.

9.30 - 11.00pm, ‘Sound Journey’ with Sika Rose.

Workshop...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Back in the Midst of Blood Sweat and Tears

By Centre Team on Sun, 7 Jul, 2013 - 19:38

Back in the Midst of Blood Sweat and Tears

By Centre Team on Sun, 7 Jul, 2013 - 19:38Louise at ‘The Secret Life of Buddhafield’ blog has written a lovely post about just what it means to her to be part of the community and helping create conditions for practice in nature. Here’s the introduction…

Read Louise’s full blog post

“Buddhafield seems to exist as a separate entity, a thing of beauty that no matter how much the people that work for her fall apart, she still manages to appear before...

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