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A lovely short film of Triratna’s 50 year celebrations of the Central European region. About 180 - 200 people from four countries were present (France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, plus some guests from UK). On Saturday we had a whole range of workshops, outings, practice and a cultural night at the Essen Buddhist Centre. On Sunday, we moved into the former miners’ washing rooms of world heritage site ‘Zollverein’, where we meditated, celebrated puja, heard reflections on 50 years of our community and rededicated ourselves to the path of the Buddha for the next 50 years.
It was a very special event because folk from almost all of our Central European Sanghas were present: Paris, Brussels, Gent, Amsterdam, Metta Vihara, Arnhem, Groningen, Freiburg, Tübingen, Berlin, Wiesbaden, Gelnhausen, Minden, Osnabrück, Arnsberg, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Duisburg und Essen.