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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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Ipswich Buddhist Centre
Ipswich Buddhist Centre

Mahaparibbana Sutta - Sangha Night Series

By RCheesley on Thu, 14 Jan, 2016 - 23:41

Mahaparibbana Sutta - Sangha Night Series

By RCheesley on Thu, 14 Jan, 2016 - 23:41

We will be kicking off a four-week series on the Mahaparinibbana Sutta next week -  http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/dn/dn.16.1-6.vaji.html (alternate translation available via the link below the title)..

The series will look in turn at four areas of the sutta:

  • 21st January - The Buddha’s advice that the sangha should meet in ”Regular and frequent assemblies”
  • 28th January - The Buddha’s suggestion that Dharma practitioners should be ”Islands unto yourselves”
  • 4th February - Ananda’s lamentation on the Buddha’s imminent passing - “He who is so kind”
  • 11th February - The Buddha’s final words - “With
  • ...
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.
Centre bouddhiste Triratna de Paris
Centre bouddhiste Triratna de Paris

The Triumph of life - une soirée à l'opéra avec le Bouddha

By Ujumani on Mon, 16 Feb, 2015 - 20:14

The Triumph of life - une soirée à l'opéra avec le Bouddha

By Ujumani on Mon, 16 Feb, 2015 - 20:14Pour commencer les célébrations de la fête du Parinirvana, de la mort physique du Bouddha, nous avons passé une soirée à regarder The Triumph of Life. C’est un opéra qui raconte le dernier jour de la vie du Bouddha. Le livret en a été écrit par Sarvananda et Satyadaka, et la musique composée par Amalamati - tous des membres de l’Ordre bouddhiste Triratna. Il a été joué par une troupe et un orchestre composés essentiellement d’amateurs de la Communauté bouddhiste...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Parinirvana Day

By viriyalila on Sun, 28 Dec, 2014 - 18:20

Parinirvana Day

By viriyalila on Sun, 28 Dec, 2014 - 18:20Parinirvana Day will be held on Sunday, February 15, 10 - 1 pm at the Portsmouth Buddhist Center. This day, held on the full moon of February, marks the death of the Buddha.

Strange as it may seem, Buddhists celebrate the death of the Buddha. His death came when he was eighty years old and had spent some forty years teaching after his Enlightenment. What is more, the notion that all things are impermanent is central to Buddhist teaching...
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Make Yourself An Island

By Rijupatha on Tue, 12 Aug, 2014 - 20:24

FBA Podcast: Make Yourself An Island

By Rijupatha on Tue, 12 Aug, 2014 - 20:24This week’s FBA Podcast is entitled: “Make Yourself An Island.” Reflecting on her favourite lines from the Paranibbana Sutta, Jvalamalini explores how to become an island in the midst of the eight worldly winds, especially how to steer through praise and blame, and fame and infamy by developing true individuality, and spiritual receptivity.

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Croydon Buddhist Centre
Croydon Buddhist Centre

Parinirvana Day

By Carol Robertson on Wed, 15 Jan, 2014 - 14:39

Parinirvana Day

By Carol Robertson on Wed, 15 Jan, 2014 - 14:39Traditional Buddhist festival celebrating the Buddha’s Parinirvana. A day of meditation, reflection and puja. Bring veggie lunch to share. It is traditional to wear white. Dana event: donations welcome. 3 Vajras. With Satyadakini, Aryashila and others. Sunday 16th February 10.30am-4pm (11am start)
Vajra Bell
Vajra Bell

Vajra Bell - Winter 2014

Vajra Bell - Winter 2014

By Rijupatha on Wed, 8 Jan, 2014 - 01:25In this issue of the Vajra Bell Newsletter:

“Karma: Round and Round We Go, Where it Stops, the Buddha Knows” – by Amala

“Impermanence with Appreciation” – by Narottama

“The Stupa: A Most Auspicious Project” – A history and update on the Stupa Project at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, and how you can help

Upcoming Retreats and Classes at Aryaloka

“Reflections on Greed, Hatred, and Delusion” – musings from mitra...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Death: your Hallowe'en treat!

By Munisha on Thu, 31 Oct, 2013 - 00:37

Death: your Hallowe'en treat!

By Munisha on Thu, 31 Oct, 2013 - 00:37To mark Hallowe’en, Siddhisambhava writes from north Wales about her workshops and retreats on facing death. (Some readers may need to know that Hallowe’en is a festival concerned with ghosts, witches, death and other things we’d rather not think about. Children often mark it by “trick or treating”: going house to house playfully demanding sweets in return for not playing tricks on the owners. Pumpkin lanterns are traditional too.)

“I keep a copy of Sogyal Rinpoche’s Daily...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Parinirvana 2013

By Candradasa on Mon, 11 Feb, 2013 - 15:35

Parinirvana 2013

By Candradasa on Mon, 11 Feb, 2013 - 15:35This week Triratna Buddhist Centres all over the world will be marking the Buddha’s last days and Parinirvana. It’s a time when we come together to reflect on his life and death, and remember those we have known who have passed away. A chance to strengthen our practice of one of the most essential reflections in any spiritually healthy life - the recollection of impermanence - by engaging with the ‘purification’ practice of ‘...