Festivals & Pujas

Main Shrine

Imbolc Celebration

with Lalitaraja.
Mon 2 Feb 6.30pm Food to share 7.30pm Event. By donation.
The evening includes a welcome to our new order member Dharmaprabha, (formerly known as Erica)! She will give a short talk about her experience of joining the Triratna Buddhist Order.
The solar festival of Imbolc is the first festival of spring traditionally held at the beginning of February, when the Celtic Brighid as the maiden goddess melts with her wand of fire the winter snows. It's a good festival to begin to melt away any obstacles, opposition, inertia or coldness in your life and to mend any quarrels. We will celebrate with reflection, puja and chanting and the lighting of many candles to invoke the return of the sun and the rebirth of the goddess.

Parinirvana Festival

with Lalitaraja and Visuddhimati
Sunday 15 Feb 10am –5pm.
Meditation, reflection and ritual to mark the passing away of the Buddha. We will reflect on the Buddha’s experience of death, and our own experiences of the loss of friends and relatives. Bring photos of those you’ve lost for the shrine.
All welcome. By donation.

Full Moon Pujas

Friday evenings 7.30 – 9.30pm Dec 13, Jan 17, Feb 14
For those with experience of our basic meditation practices

Special Pujas with invited guests Our guest leaders will be introducing us to a Buddha or Bodhisattva with whom they have a strong connection.

  • 2 Jan
    Led by she who was Erika dedicated to Avalokiteshvara
  • 6 Feb
    Led by Dhiraprabha dedicated to Vajrayogini
  • 6 Mar
    Led by Suryagupta dedicated to Vajrasattva
  • 10 Apr
    Led by Kusaladana dedicated to Prajnaparamita