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The Buddha and the King of the Nagas – Countdown to #buddhaday – 2 days to go...

By akasajoti on Thu, 7 May, 2020 - 11:23

The Buddha and the King of the Nagas – Countdown to #buddhaday – 2 days to go...

By akasajoti on Thu, 7 May, 2020 - 11:23

As a special treat for you as we countdown to #buddhaday we are releasing a series of dharma reflections and evocations of the Buddha over the week…⠀

For our Triratna international Buddha Day celebration, on the occasion of the full Moon day itself, Padmavajra introduces us to the story of the Buddha and the Naga King, Mucalinda. With characteristic resonant depth, Padmavajra evokes the meaning and significance of the Buddha’s Enlightenment, and his subsequent encounter with Mucalinda.

He then...

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...

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Community Highlights

Two merchants go for refuge to the Buddha and the Dhamma beneath the Rajayatana Tree

By Dhammavijaya on Tue, 28 May, 2013 - 21:30

Two merchants go for refuge to the Buddha and the Dhamma beneath the Rajayatana Tree

By Dhammavijaya on Tue, 28 May, 2013 - 21:30The Croydon Buddhist Sangha celebrate Buddha Day 2013 in a field under their very own Bodhi Tree…

Here’s another re-enactment from the Pali Canon!
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Mucalinda!

By Dhammavijaya on Tue, 28 May, 2013 - 21:25

Mucalinda!

By Dhammavijaya on Tue, 28 May, 2013 - 21:25The Croydon Buddhist Sangha celebrate Buddha Day 2013 in a field under their very own Bodhi Tree

Here’s a delightful wee clip of them telling the tale of Mucalinda, the great Naga King who protected the Buddha during a rain storm…