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
Filmed during the ten-day winter retreat at Adhisthana, Herefordshire, UK. Featuring ‘The Dawn Chorus’ by Derek Mahon. With thanks to Poppie Skold, the London Buddhist Centre and to all those who appear in the film.
Dhammarati - in conversation here with Dhammamegha - is one of the most experienced members of the Triratna College of Public Preceptors having chaired it for over ten years. Here he talks about his long sabbatical after leaving that job - a rich, deep time that encompassed post-Impressionist galleries in New York and lengthy solitary retreats in California and in Wales.
A lovely short talk by Maitreyabandhu, illuminating why poetry is itself an act of receptivity and requires that of us as readers and, in the context of an Urban Retreat, Buddhist practitioners. Taking as his source Kay Ryan’s poem ‘The Niagara River’ we get a simple but encouraging close reading of how poetry can help us slow down, take things in, and really...
Viriyalila in conversation with the wonderful Saddhajoti, whose vision of a Buddhist retreat centre rising out of barren sugar cane plantation land has been fully realized here at Chintamani, near Cuernavaca in Mexico.
It’s a truly extraordinary achievement, and the great beauty and elegance of the place has been hugely enjoyed by all lucky enough to be attending the Triratna Buddhist Order’s 2015 Pan-American Convention.
We hear how Chintamani - named after the mythical wish-fulfilling jewel which is a symbol for the Dharma offered...