Sangha Festivals & Pujas

Spring Equinox Celebration

We will mark the Spring Equinox with meditation, ritual and a puja to Green Tara. Celebrated as Ostara in pagan times, it has associations with the rebirth of the year and with fertility. It is a time of preparation for farmers. Back then it was tradition to bring seeds to be blessed.

The word blessing comes from the Old English blaedsian meaning to make sacred. You are encouraged to bring seeds - actual or conceptual - to be blessed as part of the puja. Whether they are flowers for the garden or intentions for our life to make them sacred as they take root and grow into our life.

Fri 22 March
18.30 Food to share. 19.30 Event
With: Lalitaraja
Free event. Donation welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

Pan-London Triratna Morning: A Lotus Realm - at the London Buddhist Centre Bethnal Green

In these polarised times we might ask ourselves what values we live by and how they contribute to wider global concerns.

The Triratna Buddhist Community, founded by Urgyen Sangharakshita, is just over 50 years old. Its activities take place in Buddhist Centres across the globe. How are these Centres relevant in today’s world? Chairs and council members from each of the London Centres will give short talks on how they believe Triratna’s Buddhist Centres are benefiting London and the world, and what work they feel is still to be done.

The event will take place at the London Buddhist Centre, Bethnal Green, 51 Roman Road, E2 0HU

Sat 6 April; 10:00-12:30
With:
Free event. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

Full Moon Puja - Dedicated to Manjusri (Apr 2019)

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 Manjusri.

For those who know our basic Triratna meditation practices.

Friday 26th April 2019, 19:30 - 21:30
With: Ratnaprabha
£10/ £5 (concession)
Going Deeper
No booking required

Full Moon Puja - Dedicated to Shakymuni (May 2019)

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 17th May 2019, 19:30 - 21:30
With: Shakyasiddhi
£10/ £5 (concession)
Going Deeper
No booking required

Buddha Day Festival (Sun 19 May 2019)

Join us to celebrate the Buddha’s enlightenment with our Buddha Day festival.

Programme tbc

With:
By donation
Open to All
No booking required

Full Moon Puja - Dedicated to Tara (June 2019)

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 Tara.

For those who know our basic Triratna meditation practices.

Friday 14th June 2019, 19:30 - 21:30
With: Sumana
£10/ £5 (concession)
Going Deeper
No booking required

Dharma Day (Sun 14 July 2019)

tbc

Sunday 14th July 2019
With:
Open to All
No booking required

Full Moon Puja: Sevenfold puja (July 2019)

An evening of meditation and devotional practice; this time the Sevenfold puja will be based on the Dhammapada.

For those who know our basic Triratna meditation practices.

Friday 19th July 2019, 19:30 - 21:30
With: Santva
£10/ £5 (concession)
Going Deeper
No booking required