We hold festivals throughout the year to celebrate important Buddhist events and ideals. Everyone is welcome to join us for these events.
Tuesday 21 February, 7 pm – 9 pm
Commemoration of the passing of the Buddha. A time also to recall people you know who have died during the year.
Tuesday 11 April, 7 pm – 9 pm
Celebrating the founding of the Triratna Buddhist Community in 1968. A time to appreciate all those who have helped Triratna become what it is today.
Friday 12 May, 7 pm – 9 pm
Celebrating enlightenment of the Buddha. The most important Buddhist festival of the year.
Friday 7 July, 7 pm – 9 pm
Commemorating the first teaching the Buddha gave after his enlightenment.
Friday 29 September, 7 pm – 9 pm
Dedicated to Padmasambhava who was an important figure in the spread of Buddhism in Tibet.
Tuesday 31 October, 7 pm – 9 pm
Celebrating the sangha; the fellowship of all those following the Buddhist path.
This year our Sangha festival will include a Mitra ceremony for Brendon.
We’ll begin with a rejoicing in the spiritual community and a short talk on what it means to be a Mitra. This will be followed by a seven-fold puja which will include Brendon’s ceremony. The evening will conclude with tea & cake.