February 28th we are delighted that Tejananda will be leading an evening of meditation. Tejananda is very experienced meditator and teacher and his evenings are always inspiring and helpful.
In March we will be beginning a new series, The Mandala of the Five Buddhas: Aspects of the Enlightened Mind. The archetypal figures of the Five Buddhas embody different aspects of enlightenment, and through image and metaphor help us to engage our whole beings, our imagination, our emotions, in our spiritual practice. Vessantara writes in the preface to his book ‘Meeting the Buddhas’ Here is ... richness and symbol, even magic, married to the clear reason of the Buddha, and devoted to the highest goal that a human being is capable of attaining... I hope you will be encouraged to explore the world of Buddhist symbolism and ‘meet’ embodiments of Enlightenment . By doing so, you will begin to contact the potential for love, compassion and wisdom which Buddhism sees, waiting to be discovered , in all human beings.’ Alongside this, we will continue to have regular meditation evenings when there is a focus on meditation and an opportunity to talk our our meditation practice. And we will continue to celebrate Buddhist festivals. Evenings usually include meditation, teaching, discussion and a teabreak when we can build sangha friendships.
All evenings begin at7pm unless stated otherwise. FEBRUARY 28 Meditation Evening with Tejananda
MARCH 7 Introduction to the Mandala of the Five Buddhas: Aspects of the Enlightened Mind
MARCH 14 Akshobya the Imperturbable
MARCH 21 Akshobya - Mirror-like Wisdom
MARCH 28 MEDITATION EVENING
APRIL 4 TRIRATNA DAY
APRIL 11 Akshobya Puja
APRIL 18 Akshobya
APRIL 25 Shakyamuni Buddha
MAY 2 Shakyamuni Buddha MAY 9 MEDITATION with TEJANANDA MAY 16 BUDDHA DAY MAY 23 Shakyamuni Buddha MAY 30 Shakyamuni Buddha JUNE 6 BUDDHIST ACTION MONTH - Compassion in Action JUNE 8 SATURDAY MINDFULNESS FOR WELLBEING DAY IN LLANGOLLEN JUNE 13 BUDDHIST ACTION MONTH - Compassion in Action JUNE 20 MEDITATION
JUNE 27 Ratnasambhava JULY 4 Ratnasambhava JULY 11 Ratnasambhava JULY 18 DHARMA DAY JULY 25 Ratnasambhava Puja AUGUST MEDITATION EVENINGS ALL MONTH