West London Buddhist Centre

Buddha Day

Published in Buddhist Events & Festivals, Calendar for all events, Sangha Events

  • Sun Jun 3rd 2018
  • 10:30 am
  • 6:00 pm
  • Booking not required

Buddha Day is the most important festival of the year throughout the Buddhist world – the anniversary of the Buddha’s Awakening.

This year we will be launching a new theme that will run through our programme at the Centre over the next year – the Buddha Akshobhya.  You can learn more on the day about this significant and powerful Buddhist symbol during the day, and how it can bring forth qualities of confidence and clarity to inspire our practice.

Our programme interweaves periods of meditation, chanting, and contemplation, culminating with a special puja. Come and join us in celebrating the Buddha’s Awakening in an atmosphere of retreat and community – open to all. Bring vegan lunch to share.

 

Programme

10am      Welcome and tea
10.30am Introduction to the day and meditation
11am      Readings and reflection
11.45am Silent tea break
12noon   Readings and reflection
1pm        Shared vegan picnic lunch
2pm        Meditation
3pm        Talk by Bodhilila launching WLBC’s Year of Akshobhya
3.45pm   Tea
4.15pm    Meditation
5pm         Akshobhya puja with mitra ceremony

Bodhilila & Lilamani

Death of Urgyen Sangharakshita (26 August 1925 – 30 October 2018) Founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community

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