Retreats / Day Events
International Sangha Day
Saturday 28th Nov
What a year… Through dark days that have brought heartache for so many reasons, we’ve come together as a community time and time again. Resilient, reflective, remarkable. And now, as we head into winter in one hemisphere and summer in another, we invite everyone moved by the sangha in 2020 to gather again as one.
We’ll pass the torch around the world once more – starting at dawn in the south Pacific, ending with nightfall in the north – ringing Triratna with a blaze of light in a gorgeous online festival of Dharma.
From Pune to Paris, Sheffield to Sydney, we’re asking you to bring with you the glow of your practice, the fire of your heart – and connect with so many of us who have seen the Buddha’s bright shining and answered its call. The world has never needed more the exemplification of generosity and friendship that is the best of our sangha.
Join us on November 28th for a celebration of our deep illumined connections. And let’s get ready together for 2021, resolved to grow and give as a community. Here come all of us to light the way!
The day will be divided into six watches of the day and night, taking us from sunrise to sunrise, sunset to sunset.
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Christmas Day Reflection and Meditation
**Please book online by 3pm on Wed 23 Dec, so we can send you the zoom link**
A Morning of Silence and Calm
Another year almost over and it’s not been at all easy with Covid and lock downs. It'll be a quieter Christmas this year, with social distancing and smiles covered in masks. Meditation has helped many of us stay in the gap between hope and fear; helping us to accept what can’t be changed and given us the opportunity to practice ksanti (patience).
Christmas is a time when we’re in a reflective mood, alongside the nut roasts and mince pies! So why not join me on Christmas morning for two hours of meditation and a dharma talk. I shall be coming towards the end of my at-home quiet month so I shall be sharing some retreat reflections.
Fri 25 Dec
10am - 12 noon
Cost £15 (full) £12 (concession)