“Welcome to Adhisthana”

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This is the title of a talk to be given by Ratnadaka at Sangha Night, next Tuesday 6th September on his return from an extended visit to the UK. This included participation in Triratna’s International Convention held at Adhisthana, the home of Sangharakshita for the past three years and a place for our worldwide movement to meet, study and practise together. A wonderful opportunity to hear first-hand about latest developments in our Buddhist community around the globe and to learn a little of the Triratna vision for the future.

The evening starts with meditation at 6.45pm (including instruction for newcomers) and concludes at 9.15pm. Everyone is welcome; see you there at 96 Halifax St in the city.

A taste of living in community and ‘sangha-hopping’

Image.jpegThis will be our focus for Sangha Night next week on Tuesday 23rd August.

Jo has kindly offered to share with us some of her experiences of the past five months, living in community at Naganaga, (our women’s vihara inland from Kempsey, NSW) and visiting other Triratna practitioners and sanghas around Australia, in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Come along and hear inspiring stories from interstate of how sangha works across the country and the globe.

Everyone is welcome, with the usual start time of 6.45pm, for both the Drop-In meditation and the regular gathering.

Our Sangha in August

“Thirty Days of Silence” – This is the title of a talk Dharmamodini will give next Tuesday 2nd August at Sangha Night, sharing some of her experiences from her recent month’s solitary retreat on Kangaroo Island.

On 9th August, participants in The True Individual retreat will share with others what unfolded over the four days, and how they experienced different approaches to going deeper in our understanding of the Dharma and spiritual journeying.

The 16th August will be the date we share in a full moon puja to rejoice in the Buddha’s Awakening and keep alive the freshness and newness of our experience. To quote Sangharakshita “Everything you do is done for the first time, because both you and the situation are different. Everything is happening for the first time.”

The mystery of the second half of August will reveal itself in due course!

Everyone is welcome to join us at 96 Halifax St on Tuesday nights, commencing at 6.45pm, concluding 9.15pm. There is a Drop-In meditation available for anyone wanting instruction in meditation, no experience necessary; this also starts at 6.45pm; please arrive by 6.40pm.