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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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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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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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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

Aryaloka Buddhist Center
Aryaloka Buddhist Center

Buddha Day at Aryaloka

By Rijupatha on Fri, 31 May, 2013 - 02:58

Buddha Day at Aryaloka

By Rijupatha on Fri, 31 May, 2013 - 02:58
Aryaloka Buddhist Center joined our Triratna brothers and sisters all over the world for a celebration of Buddha Day on May 28th, 2013. The center was packed to the brim with sangha and good cheer!

The theme for the evening was “Making Friends with Enlightenment,” and we were fortunate to hear short talks from Order members Dayalocana, Amala, and Vidhuma, who spoke about what Liberation means to them....
Norwich Buddhist Centre
Norwich Buddhist Centre

Norwich Buddhist Centre shrine: Buddha Day 2013

By Suryadarshini on Wed, 29 May, 2013 - 10:20

Norwich Buddhist Centre shrine: Buddha Day 2013

By Suryadarshini on Wed, 29 May, 2013 - 10:20
Our shrine for Buddha Day 2013, designed and created by Helen Carlisle and Nandajaya’s, Amrta’s, Saroja’s, Viryashalin’s, Sujvala’s chapter.
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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…
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Buddha Day - Croydon Sangha Find Their Own 'Bodhi Tree'

By Dhammavijaya on Tue, 28 May, 2013 - 21:16

Buddha Day - Croydon Sangha Find Their Own 'Bodhi Tree'

By Dhammavijaya on Tue, 28 May, 2013 - 21:16
The sangha met in a summer field under our very own Bodhi Tree…
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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...

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