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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...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Buddha Day Celebration - Valencia, Spain

By Rijupatha on Thu, 15 May, 2014 - 19:49

Buddha Day Celebration - Valencia, Spain

By Rijupatha on Thu, 15 May, 2014 - 19:49
A lovely set of photos from our Dharma brothers and sisters in Spain, as they celebrate Buddha Day (Wesak) 2014.
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...
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Community Highlights

Buddha Day 2014 at Birmingham Buddhist Centre

By Rijupatha on Mon, 12 May, 2014 - 20:16

Buddha Day 2014 at Birmingham Buddhist Centre

By Rijupatha on Mon, 12 May, 2014 - 20:16
Samachitta shares this lovely gallery of images from Birmingham Buddhist Centre’s celebration of Buddha Day 2014!
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Community 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,...
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Community Highlights

Buddha Day Talks - Aryaloka Buddhist Center, New Hampshire, USA

By Rijupatha on Thu, 6 Jun, 2013 - 19:01
At our Buddha Day celebrations Dayalocana, Amala and Vidhuma gave great short talks (and answered questions!) on their relationship to the Buddha’s teaching and the ideal of Enlightenment.

Normally we’d upload these to Free Buddhist Audio but there were some recording glitches during Dayalocana’s and Amala’s talks, so we thought we’d post them all together here as part of the celebrations of Buddha Day around Triratna. They’re definitely listenable, just a bit grungy in parts!...
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Community Highlights

Buddha Day at Vijayaloka, Australia

By Centre Team on Thu, 6 Jun, 2013 - 16:06

Buddha Day at Vijayaloka, Australia

By Centre Team on Thu, 6 Jun, 2013 - 16:06
At Vijayaloka, the Sydney sangha gathered for their Buddha Day Festival in beautiful light and continued the celebrations on into the night…

Thanks to Viraja for the great pics!
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Community Highlights

Buddha Day in Adelaide (South Australia)

By Centre Team on Wed, 5 Jun, 2013 - 20:35

Buddha Day in Adelaide (South Australia)

By Centre Team on Wed, 5 Jun, 2013 - 20:35
“Herewith photos from the Adelaide Triratna celebration of Buddha Day. In Adelaide, South Australia, held on the 2nd of June.

We held a day retreat with the theme ‘Imagining the Buddha’.

All good wishes from Dharmamodini”

back row: Rich, Tash, Giovanna, Verity

front row: Dharmamodini, Ing, Ratnadaka, Lyndall

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