Festivals are an important aspect of Buddhist tradition. These days are important for members of the Triratna Buddhist Community to gather for collective practice, to express devotion and gratitude for the three jewels (triratna) of Buddhism: the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha. Events are also held to commemorate the Buddha's final passing away (parinirvana) and to celebrate the great teacher Padmasambhava.
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Event Dates: Saturday, November 21, 2015
On Saturday, November 21st the Aryaloka and Portsmouth Buddhist Center sanghas will celebrate Sangha Day. Everyone is welcome to join this festive celebration of the local, international, historical, and archetypal spiritual communities! The morning portion of the celebration will feature meditation and a talk on the significance of the Sangha in the Buddhist tradition. The afternoon will be devoted to practicing in an international sangha. We will consider how we can build friendships and community across the globe and join together in retreat. After a sevefold puja, the day will conclude with a Metta Wave, a wave of Loving Kindness meditation rolling around the planet at 4 PM local time. Learn more about the Metta Wave here.
There is no set fee for the day, but donations are appreciated. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share for the pot luck.
|Led by:||Candradasa, Khemavassika, & Suddhayu|
|Times:||10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.|
|Level:||Open to All|