On Thursday 11th May, Kamalavajri led an evening celebrating the Buddha’s Enlightenment. Here are a couple of photos.
Here are a few photos from our Sangha Evenings at the centre during January-February. Ratnagita & team have been leading a variety of creativity sessions, enabling us to explore the themes of body, myth & imagination in our quest for enlightenment!
Celebrating Sangha! On Thursday 10th November, Vidusi led an evening dedicated to celebrating ‘Sangha’ – our spiritual community. During the evening, Peter gave an enjoyable talk about his experiences of Sangha – talking about the people who have been a source of inspiration & support to him over many years.
On Thursday 1st September, the Blackburn Sangha celebrated the founding of the Triranta Buddhist Community. The evening was led by Kamalavajri – we watched a short film about the early days of the movement, followed by a puja & meditation.
On Thursday 21st July, Kamalavajri led the Blackburn Sangha in an evening celebrating the Dharma/Teachings of the Buddha
On Thursday 14th July, at 7pm, Mahashraddha will be leading a workshop on Metta/Loving-Kindness.
On Thursday 21st July, kamalvajri will be leading our Dharma Day festival – celebrating the teachings of the Buddha. There will be a shared vegetarian meal from 6pm & the evening itself starting at 7pm.
As part of Buddhist Action Month (BAM), members of the Blackburn Sangha spent last Thursday evening picking up litter from around the centre, aided by 2 visitors from New Zealand! Blackburn Council kindly lent the equipment.
June is Buddhist Action Month!
For more information about this and ideas how you can become involved, go to the BAM! 2016 site on www.thebuddhistcentre.com.
In Blackburn we shall be doing an Earth Metta Bhavana, an environmental quiz, some litter picking and guerilla gardening and, for the end of the month, a talk by Liz Graham. Some individuals will be going vegan for the month, others are making donations to The Indian Dhamma Trust. Others will switch off all their power for a day or an hour ( not freezers)! They will be reducing their energy footprint. Do come along on a Thursday evening and get involved, there are lots of ways that you can take part, one way for busy types is to exchange their morning meditations for an earth – centred Metta Bhavana, or by making a donation to charity.