Sangha Festivals & Pujas

Samhain Celebration and Ritual

Samhain/Halloween is a major festival with several aspects. It is new year's eve for witches, it inaugurates Winter, is the final chance to dry herbs for winter storage, and a night when fairies are supposedly afoot working mischief.

It is also the Day of the Dead for us as it was for the Celts, Egyptians and ancient Mexicans. Samhain is also a time for personal reflection, and for recognising our faults and flaws and creating a method for rectifying them.

We'll meditate and reflect and do a puja dedicated to Kshitigarbha who is associated with rescuing those in distress or hells.

6.30 shared food, please bring a veggie dish; 7.30 start of event

Mon 29 Oct, 19.00-21.30;

6.30 shared food, please bring a veggie dish; 7.30 start of event
Monday 29th October 2018, 19:00 - 21:30
With: Lalitaraja
By donation
Open to All
No booking required

Full Moon Puja - Dedicated to Amoghasiddhi (Nov)

An evening of meditation and devotional practice dedicated to Buddhas and Bodhisattvas who represent different aspects of the Awakened Mind.

Tonight's puja is dedicated to Amoghasiddhi.

For those who know our basic Triratna meditation practices.

Fri 23 Nov 2018, 19:30 - 21:30
With: Santva
£10/ £5 (concession)
Going Deeper
No booking required

Sangha Day Festival (Sun 25 Nov 2018)

On Sangha Day we celebrate our spiritual community by creating a strong sense of collective practice.
A Day to enjoy each others company and to rejoice in our friendships in the wider sangha (community).

11.30 Doors open (until 12.00)
12.00 Meditation
13.00 Lunch. Please bring veggie food to share.
(Doors open 13.00-14.30)
14.30 Special event
16.00 Tea break
(Doors open 16.00-16.30)
16.30 Talk by Ratnaprabha
17.30 Festive Puja

Sun 25 Nov 2018, 12:00 - 19:00
With: Ratnaprabha
By donation
Open to All
No booking required

Winter Solstice Celebration (Fri 21 Dec 2018)

The winter solstice, the rebirth of the Sun, is an important turning point, as it marks the shortest day, when the hours of daylight are at their least. We'll celebrate with meditation, reflection and ritual to prepare for the festive season and for the coming year.

This is a time to reflect on the year and prepare our resolutions, so that we have the best chance of success with any changes we want to make. Wear red!

Fri 21 Dec 2018
18.15 food to share
19.15 Ritual
With: Lalitaraja
Open to All
No booking required

Meditation and Ritual on New Year's Evening (Mon 31 Dec 2018)

A meditative evening with ritual, more details nearer the date on NLBC website.

Open to all.

Mon 31 Dec 2018, 20.30 - midnight
By donation
Open to All
No booking required