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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” (...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

An Offering From the Goddess Of The Spring

By dh sthanashraddha on Sat, 2 Jun, 2018 - 08:16

An Offering From the Goddess Of The Spring

By dh sthanashraddha on Sat, 2 Jun, 2018 - 08:16

2.30am alarm is ringing! Why is my alarm going off at this time of the night!! Ah yes I remember. So I crawl out of bed stagger around and remember to pack matches and jam jar candles. Along with jars of popping corn, oats and soya milk. Some white flowers from the garden and a swan feather and a white peacock feather. I remember to pack the incense but later recall I didn’t pack any charcoal discs…

After...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Buddha Day Offerings From The Goddess of the Spring

By Candradasa on Sat, 2 Jun, 2018 - 08:10

To mark the great festival of Buddha Day (Wesak), when we celebrate the Enlightenment and its opening up of the path that leads to the end of suffering, here’s a wonderful mythologically minded conversation with Sthanashraddha, self-confessed ritualist and all-round lover of beauty and of the Dharma as an aesthetic choice in itself.

Sthanashraddha’s considerable elegance of being and of mind comes through beautifully as we hear his magical tale of a dawn adventure to meet the goddess of the Malvern springs...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Celebrating Buddha Day around the World

By Charlotte Lawes on Mon, 22 May, 2017 - 14:27

Celebrating Buddha Day around the World

By Charlotte Lawes on Mon, 22 May, 2017 - 14:27

This full moon - the 10th May - we celebrated Wesak (often called Buddha Day). Find out how sanghas around the world marked the occasion - the occasion that unites all of us in our practice as Buddhists, despite the physical distance between us and diverse backgrounds. 

Photos

Click on the photos to the left to scroll through a lovely slideshow packed full of images of shrines, programmes and people celebrating.

Videos

Nagpur, India: Watch several Dharmacharini’s lead a Pali Puja as part of a mitra ceremony...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Celebrating Buddha Day in India

By Charlotte Lawes on Sat, 20 May, 2017 - 23:16

Celebrating Buddha Day in India

By Charlotte Lawes on Sat, 20 May, 2017 - 23:16

This full moon - the 10th May - we celebrated Wesak (often called Buddha Day). In this short video, women in Nagpur, India lead a puja before a mitra ceremony held on the occasion. 

(Sound is slightly quiet at the beginning but gets louder)

Tejadhamma writes…

“We had a three day programme as a celebration with four centres: TBM Mahendranagar North Nagpur, Nagaloka, Mitraloka and Triratna South and West. More than 250 people attended which was very inspiring. I led the mitra ceremony - 11 men and 25 women became mitras - and enjoyed handing over a...

Glasgow Buddhist Centre
Glasgow Buddhist Centre

Buddha Day - Saturday 21st May at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre

By Billy on Tue, 17 May, 2016 - 18:17

Buddha Day - Saturday 21st May at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre

By Billy on Tue, 17 May, 2016 - 18:17

The Full Moon of May: Saturday 21st May

The Buddha’s Enlightenment is the central event in Buddhism, and Wesak, the celebration of that Enlightenment, is the most important festival of the Buddhist year.
Many of the Buddha’s disciples also attained Enlightenment, and in the centuries that have followed there have been many other Enlightened masters.They too are recalled at Wesak with readings of accounts of their lives or from works they wrote themselves.
But Enlightenment is also an ideal to...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Buddha Day Talk

By Rijupatha on Sat, 9 May, 2015 - 11:00

FBA Podcast: Buddha Day Talk

By Rijupatha on Sat, 9 May, 2015 - 11:00

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This week’s FBA Podcast is a talk from Parami on “Buddha Day (2012)”. Celebrating the Buddha’s Enlightenment on the full moon day in May, Parami delivers an inspiring talk marking this occasion at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre....

Ipswich Buddhist Centre
Ipswich Buddhist Centre

Ipswich Buddhist Centre celebrates Buddha Day

By RCheesley on Fri, 8 May, 2015 - 17:38

Ipswich Buddhist Centre celebrates Buddha Day

By RCheesley on Fri, 8 May, 2015 - 17:38

Ipswich Buddhist Centre celebrated Buddha Day with a day of activities organised in the town’s Christchurch Park. 

The Reg Driver Visitors Centre hosted the event, to celebrate the day on which, over 2,500 years ago, the Buddha gained enlightenment.

There was a good turnout from the sangha, with a beautiful shine which included rupas from many of the sangha members.

For photos please check out the local newspaper’s website: http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/gallery_ipswich_buddhists_mark_enlightenment_day_1_4059553...

Buddhist Action Month 2014
Buddhist Action Month 2014

Triratna women speak out at the UN Day of Vesak Conference 2014

By Munisha on Fri, 27 Jun, 2014 - 16:12

Triratna women speak out at the UN Day of Vesak Conference 2014

By Munisha on Fri, 27 Jun, 2014 - 16:12Have a look at these two posts on Triratna News, definitely related to Buddhist social action:

Three dharmacharinis’ account of their participation in the annual United Nations Vesak conference:
https://thebuddhistcentre.com/news/triratna-women-speak-out-un-day-vesak…

and the three papers they gave, variously related to women, caste, poverty and meat-eating:
https://thebuddhistcentre.com/news/three-papers-un-day-vesak-conference-…
Triratna News
Triratna News

Three papers from the UN Day of Vesak Conference 2014

By Munisha on Fri, 27 Jun, 2014 - 15:31
Here are the three papers presented by Amoghamati, Karunamati and Vajrapushpa at the United Nations Day of Vesak Conference 2014 in Vietnam.

Read their report on the conference.
File NameSize
Amoghamati's paper152.71 KB
Karunamati's paper159.2 KB
Vajrapushpa's paper101.12 KB

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