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

By Munisha on Fri, 27 Jun, 2014 - 15:12

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

By Munisha on Fri, 27 Jun, 2014 - 15:12Amoghamati, Karunamati and Vajrapushpa write about their recent visit to Vietnam, where they gave papers at the 11th United Nations Day of Vesak Conference. (Vesak, or Wesak, is the south Asian term for the festival now more usually known as Buddha Day in Triratna.)

“Held in the beautiful new Bai Dinh temple, south of Hanoi, this year’s conference looked at the Buddhist world’s contribution to achieving the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals.

Karunamati presented research from...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Wesak greetings from UK prime minister

By Munisha on Thu, 15 May, 2014 - 16:05

Wesak greetings from UK prime minister

By Munisha on Thu, 15 May, 2014 - 16:05David Cameron, UK prime minister, has issued this greeting for Wesak (also known as Vesak or Buddha Day. Theravadin Buddhists mark the Buddha’s birth, Enlightenment and parinirvana on this day.)

“I’d like to send my best wishes to Buddhists in Britain and around the world celebrating Vesak, the sacred festival commemorating the birth, enlightenment and the passing away (Parinirvana) of the Buddha.

For millions of people it is a time to reflect on the Buddhist...
Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

Buddha Day Around Triratna!

By Rijupatha on Mon, 12 May, 2014 - 20:08

Buddha Day Around Triratna!

By Rijupatha on Mon, 12 May, 2014 - 20:08This week marks the Triratna Community’s celebration of the Buddhist festival of Wesak, or Buddha Day, and The Buddhist Centre Online is the perfect place to celebrate together - to see the smiling faces of our brothers and sisters from all over the world reflecting on the Buddha’s Enlightenment.

Some centres have already held their events, and some are still upcoming, so stay tuned and +follow the Community Highlights space as we collect together any postings from around the...
Aryaloka Buddhist Center
Aryaloka Buddhist Center

Aryaloka Celebrates Buddha Day

By Rijupatha on Mon, 12 May, 2014 - 19:55

Aryaloka Celebrates Buddha Day

By Rijupatha on Mon, 12 May, 2014 - 19:55It was a truly festive evening at Aryaloka Buddhist Center during our Wesak (Buddha Day) celebration on Friday, May 9th. Amala led the night with a fantastic slideshow of images depicting the Buddha’s life, which were accompanied by storytelling and narration by several sangha members who each picked a unique episode to imaginatively bring to life. The Aryaloka sangha was fortunate to have the company of a number of students from the High Mowing school in Vermont...
West London Buddhist Centre
West London Buddhist Centre

Buddha Day Festival

By yashobodhi on Sun, 11 May, 2014 - 13:56

Buddha Day Festival

By yashobodhi on Sun, 11 May, 2014 - 13:56The big gathering in the Buddhist year, celebrating the start of the whole thing, with the Buddha’s Awakening. His enlightenment was finally achieved on the full moon day of May, and we are celebrating on Sunday 18 May, do come along.

10:30 Meditation morning
Including guided meditation on the Buddha’s attainment, with Paramanda
1:00 Shared lunch (bring something veggie)
2:30 Readings and reflection
4:00 Talk by Ratnaprabha followed by meditation
6:00 Special Puja introduced by Jinananda, led by Paramananda,...
Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

Buddha Day At Essen Buddhist Centre

By Centre Team on Tue, 28 May, 2013 - 15:48

Buddha Day At Essen Buddhist Centre

By Centre Team on Tue, 28 May, 2013 - 15:48Nagadakini writes from Essen Buddhist Centre in Germany with some photographs of their lovely shrine:

“The theme of the day was making a personal connection to the Buddha’s awakening and his steps towards it.

There was a little talk which layed the ground, followed by a personal reflection on our personal “sufferings” and how we would frame the goal for us. After that we had 3 parallel workshops of 90 min each: one with...
Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

Buddha Day in Toowoomba

By viryaja on Tue, 28 May, 2013 - 15:32

Buddha Day in Toowoomba

By viryaja on Tue, 28 May, 2013 - 15:32We at the Toowoomba Buddhist Centre in Australia celebrated Buddha Day not at the Centre but at the country property of one of our Mitras, Dale. Eleven of us, Order Members, Mitras and friends included 2 grandchildren, who enthusiastically participated in the story telling, chanting, puja and sheer wonder of it all. We watched the sun go down in the west over the plain and the moon come up over...
Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

Buddha Day Around Triratna

By Munisha on Sat, 25 May, 2013 - 12:38

Buddha Day Around Triratna

By Munisha on Sat, 25 May, 2013 - 12:38Last weekend’s full moon marked Buddha Day (also known as Wesak), when Triratna people around the world celebrate the Buddha’s Enlightenment and give thanks for the extraordinary example of his life and teaching.

Send us your Buddha Day news
This week we’ll be welcoming news - in words, pictures, video and audio - of how you marked the day where you are. If you have a space for your Centre, just upload it to The...

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