Following on from our ritual boo on day two of the European Chairs’ Assembly looking at experiments with Triratna ritual, ceremony and liturgy, here is a snippet of some rather avant garde mantra chanting of the Shakyamuni mantra, following Ratnadevi’s workshop.
Day two at the ECA and we’re all about ritual today! Lokabandhu and Candradasa are joined by Saddhanandi, Chair of Taraloka Retreat Centre for women in Wales, for a right royal ramble around ritual and the question of how on earth it develops across a broad spiritual community. Join us on the swing in the Vajrasana garden for a chat - then listen to our follow-up boo with experimental chanting from the day!
The evening after the retreat ended, just the team left on site gathered for a quiet evening of meditation and chanting: a quietly perfect way to round off the International Retreat – some exquisite chanting of the sublime Karaniya Metta Sutta, which outlines the basis of the Buddhist practice of ‘friendship of the lovely’, ‘friendship of the beautiful’.