Celebrating Dharma Day
on Sangha Night, 31st July
6.45pm at 96 Halifax St
Around the full moon in July each year, we gather together to celebrate the gift of the Dharma, the Buddha’s Teachings, showing us the way to insight and wisdom, clarity and compassion; how to realise our full potential as human beings and live in harmony with all living beings and how things really are.
This year our celebrations will begin with a talk by Dharmamodini ‘Living the Dharma Around the World’, based on her recent experiences sharing in the Chairs’ Assembly at Adhisthana.
Doors open at 6.30pm for a prompt 6.45pm start. The talk will be followed by opportunity for questions and discussion, before special, home-made refreshments.
We will then share in a Sevenfold Puja, rejoicing in the Three Jewels and on this occasion, particularly rejoicing in the Dharma, that spans the globe, embracing all manner of diversity in its universal teachings.
Buddha Day Puja
Tuesday 29th May
6.45pm 96 Halifax St
As autumn rapidly changes into winter, we will gather to celebrate Buddha Day, the biggest festival in the Buddhist calendar, rejoicing in Siddhartha Gautama’s Awakening under the bodhi tree. This year our Buddha Day celebrations are a part of our BAM theme, transforming self, transforming world. When Gautama awakened to the truth of how things really are and began sharing his experience with whomever was interested to listen, he not only transformed himself, he started the Dharma revolution of our world age, setting rolling the wheel of the Dharma, that’s been rolling down through the ages ever since, transforming the world. The words and example of Gautama Buddha have affected billions of people.
Join us on Tuesday night when we will also be celebrating Tash’s mitra ceremony, a very joyous occasion for our sangha and the Triratna Buddhist Community.
Please note, the evening will have a different structure according to the outline below – times are approximate other than the prompt 6.45pm start; there will be no tea-break as such, but refreshments will be shared after the puja and before the close of evening. Also note there will be no Drop-In meditation session.
6.30pm Doors open
7.15pm Introduction to Buddha Day
7.30pm Sevenfold Puja and Tash’s mitra ceremony
Triratna Day, Sunday 8th April, 9.30am – 2.30pm at 96 Halifax Street
This year is the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Triratna Buddhist Order and we will be celebrating this with much rejoicing on Sunday 8th April.
It is especially delightful that our program includes a mitra ceremony for Katrina and the opportunity to hear in person from an Order member present at the international 50th celebrations in Bodhgaya in February.
Please arrive early for a prompt start at 9.30am, bring a small quantity of vegan food to share for lunch and we will conclude promptly at 2.30pm. Looking forward to sharing the day with everyone, celebrating the Three Jewels together and rejoicing in Adelaide Triratna.
- 9.30am – Welcome and Meditatiom
- 10.30am – Morning Tea
- 10.50am – “The Lion’s Roar” celebrating 50 years of the Triratna Buddhist Order, a talk by Dharmamodini about the Order Convention in Bodhgaya
- 12 noon – Lunch
- 1.00pm – Sevenfold Puja and Mitra Ceremony for Katrina
- 2.15pm – Final Rejoicings and Farewells
- 2.30pm – Closure
Any queries, please phone Dharmamodini 0439 839 785
Tuesday 9th May
6.45pm at 96 Halifax Street
“Gautama sat down beneath the Bodhi Tree and did not get up again. The next day, so Buddhists say, a new person sat there – a realised sage who would be known henceforth by his title, Buddha: the Awakened.” (Vishvapani Gautama Buddha: The Life and Teachings of the Awakened One)
Join us at Adelaide Triratna next Tuesday evening in a puja to honour the Awakening of the Buddha traditionally celebrated on the full moon in May. One of the ways Gautama spoke about his experience that night was in terms of a way of seeing the world, that gave him an entirely new perspective on life, not just an exalted state of mind.
You are invited to come together with others to rejoice in this Awakening and give thanks for the teachings of the Buddha, showing us the way to our own realisation of how things really are and thus, how to live in peace and harmony in our present-day world.
50 Years of Triratna
Sunday 9th April
10am – 3pm
96 Halifax Street
This coming Sunday Adelaide Triratna will be celebrating 50 years of Triratna sharing the Buddha’s teachings with people all around the world. We will be rejoicing in the Three Jewels and giving thanks for Sangharakshita’s teaching of the Buddha’s Dharma, that has enabled thousands of human beings to find peace and liberation in their lives.
10am Dedication Ceremony and Meditation: Triratna Metta Bhavana
11am Morning Tea Break
11.15am ‘Sharing Memories, Hearing Stories’: Order members rejoice in the pioneers
‘Sharing the Present’: what Triratna has brought into your life
12 noon ‘For the Welfare of the World’: keynote address by Subhuti given on 8th April at the London Buddhist Centre
1.15pm Lunch and the screening of Adelaide Triratna’s 50th Birthday video, and taking part in a Triratna Metta Wave across the world
2pm Triratna Sevenfold Puja: please note – this will take place at the same time as the Palm Sunday March for Refugees, so some of us will be supporting refugees through practising puja, whilst others of us will be taking part in the Walk for Justice for Refugees (Victoria Square to Parliament House)
2.50pm Closing Mantras
Please bring along any photos or symbolic objects significant to your journeying with Triratna; also, please bring a small quantity of vegan food to share for lunch.
Our dana for the day will be given to the Future Dharma Fund, in support of ensuring Triratna continues to be a force for good in the world.
Everyone is welcome to join us for this very special occasion.
Tuesday 14th February
6.45pm at 96 Halifax St
This is an annual festival in the Buddhist calendar, when we commemorate the historical Buddha’s death. We give thanks for the gift of the Three Jewels and reflect on our own journeying with the Dharma and spiritual death and rebirth.
We also reflect on the certainty of our own death and bring to mind other sentient beings who have shared with us the preciousness of this life and have died in the past twelve months. Bring a photo or symbol you can offer to the shrine in honour of those passed from this life.