Dharma Day Festival

Sunday 25th July | 10am-9pm | In-person
Led by Garavavati and Saddhaketu

 

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Dharma Day is our yearly celebration of the Buddha's first communication of the way to Enlightenment. The moment that his first teachings hit their mark, the great wheel of the Dharma was set in motion. Today, each time we hear and understand the Buddha's teachings, that same wheel continues to turn.

With meditation, teaching, reflection and ritual, we'll spend the day exploring together what it truly means to practice the Dharma, and how our actions can keep spreading its positive influence.

The day will take place in person, with some elements also broadcast on YouTube and Zoom. The full programme is below:

(Please note that there are currently limitations on the number of places in the shrine room so that we can ensure that there is a comfortable amount of room for everyone. If the room is full then there should be space for you to sit with others and watch a live screening in another shrine room at the centre. We suggest that you arrive 15 minutes before an event begins.)

9–9.45am
Led Visualisation Practice
(for Order Members and Mitras training for Ordination)

10am–1pm
A Vision for Humanity: Meditation on the Buddha’s First Teachings
(also on YouTube, click on the link above)

1pm

Shared Lunch
(please bring vegan/vegetarian food as a contribution)

2.15–4pm

Reflecting on the Dharma: Led group reflections on the teachings and meditation

4.30–5.30pm

Keynote Talk from Dhammadinna
(also on YouTube, click on the link above)

7–9pm

Festival Day Puja with Mitra Ceremonies
on Zoom