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.
Sat 15 Feb 10am – 5pm
Marking the "death" of the Buddha Shakyamuni.
A day of practice, meditation, reflection and ritual with an opportunity to remember those who have died. Bring photographs of friends and relatives, no longer with us, to place on the shrine, if you wish.
10am Doors open
10.30am Meditation, reflection and ritual
1pm Vegetarian lunch to share
2.30pm Open space to share about loved ones and reflect on impermanence
4pm Festive Puja
All Welcome. By donation.
with Lalitaraja and friends
Thurs 20 Mar 7pm – 9.30pm
The Spring Equinox was celebrated as Ostara in pagan times with it’s associations with the rebirth of the year and with fertility. It is a time of preparation for farmers - there was a tradition of bringing their seeds for blessing at this time. We will celebrate the Equinox with meditation, chanting and puja. Bring seeds - actual or conceptual - to be blessed as part of the puja. The word blessing comes from the Old English blaedsian meaning to make sacred, so we’ll bring our ‘seeds’ whether they are flowers for the garden or intentions for our life to make them sacred so that as they take root and grow into our life they do so with our best intentions.
Sun 11 May
Celebrating the Enlightenment of the Buddha.