Buddha Day Festival and Mitra Ceremony

The Buddha Talking to Kings

Open to All


The Buddha advised and was revered by kings. At this moment in the nation’s history of a king’s coronation, we thought it would be interesting to look at what the Buddha said to kings (and queens). In the morning, we will hear and discuss stories from the Pali Canon and other sources about the Buddha talking to kings.  It’s also a special moment for our Sangha, as in the afternoon we will be celebrating the mitra ceremonies of six people:


James Mildren, Sean Kent, ja da vi, Heidi Moore, Melpo Economou, Isabelle McKinnell


We have so much to rejoice in at this full moon time.  We have our annual festival to rejoice in and contemplate the Buddhas enlightenment and teaching as well as the ever-widening circle of those who have found the teaching, are inspired by it and wish to follow it.  A cause for celebration indeed!


Programme for the day:


10.00          Arrive (from 9.45am)

10.15          Welcome and Meditation

10.30          The Buddha Talking to Kings – short talks by Jackie Canon and Lesley Webdale

11.00          Tea

11.30          The Buddha Talking to Kings – short talks and readings continued             

12.00          Discussion 

1.00pm       Lunch

2pm            Mitra Ceremony

3.30            Tea and cake


Bring vegetarian lunch to share.  Please also bring a cake for the afternoon celebration tea.


Please book your place

Level Of Experience Needed: All

Led By: Sinhadakini, Satyagita, Maitrisingha

Date/Time: May 7, 2023 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Suggested Donation: £15/£12/£8/£5/£0


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