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.

Monday 30th October 2017, 19:00 - 21:30
With: Lalitaraja
By donation
Open to All
No booking required

Full Moon Puja - Dedicated to Avalokiteshvara (3 Nov 2017)

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 Avalokiteshvara.

For those who know our basic Triratna meditation practices.

Friday 3rd November 2017, 19:30 - 21:30
With: Dharmaprabha
£10/ £5 (concession)
Going Deeper
No booking required

Sangha Day Festival (4 Nov 2017)

Programme tbc

Saturday 4th November 2017, 10:00 - 17:00
With: Visuddhimati and Friends
By donation
Open to All
No booking required

Full Moon Puja - Dedicated to Shakyamuni (1 Dec 2017)

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 Shakyamuni.

For those who know our basic Triratna meditation practices.

Friday 1st December 2017, 19:30 - 21:30
With: Abhilasa
£10/ £5 (concession)
Going Deeper
No booking required

Winter Solstice Celebration

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!

Thursday 21st December 2017, 19:00 - 21:30
With: Lalitaraja
Open to All
No booking required

Meditation and Ritual on New Year's Evening - Sun 31 Dec 2017

Programme tbc

Sun 31 Dec 2017
Doors open from 20.30
With:
By donation
Going Deeper
No booking required