Full Moon Puja in celebration of Sangharakshita’s 93rd birthday

20180624_101712Full Moon Puja in celebration
of Sangharakshita’s 93rd birthday 

Tuesday 28th August

6.45pm at 96 Halifax St

Join us at Sangha Night next Tuesday for a full moon puja in honour of our founder and teacher, Bhante Sangharakshita.

The evening will start with a talk about Bhante’s personal journey with the Three Jewels, beginning at the age of 16 when he realised he was a Buddhist, through to the time of his founding a new Buddhist movement in England fifty one years ago. We will also hear a short talk by Sangharakshita himself, given at the time of launching the book The Essential Sangharakshita. Our celebration puja will follow on from the talk and refreshments and include readings and poetry by Sangharakshita.

All welcome.

Celebrating Sangha Day

Celebrating Sangha Day 
either side of the full moon

The waxing moon will reach its fullness next Monday 14th November and everyone is welcome to join  Adelaide Triratna to celebrate with these two coming events.

Sangha Day Picnic this Sunday 13th November at Pakapakanthi in Victoria Park. Meet at 12 noon on the corner of Halifax St and East Tce in the city and bring your picnic, your family and friends and your fun. Contact Jo (0405515530) to let her know to look out for you on the day.

Sangha Night on Tuesday 15th November will be given over to meditation and puja, led by Saddhavijaya and Ratnadaka. We will once again be doing the Suvarnabhasottama Puja from the Sutra of Golden Light, as we continue to explore this theme on Tuesday evenings.

At tonight’s Sangha Night (8th November) Saddhavijaya will introduce us to the Protectors of the Dharma, as we blend transforming self with transforming world.

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Full Moon Puja

Full Moon Puja
Full Moon Puja
Tuesday 13th September
and a celebration of three years 
of weekly Sangha Nights in Adelaide
 
The full moon is traditionally an auspicious time for Buddhists to gather together and mutually honour our highest ideals and aspirations. The month of September marks the three year anniversary of when we started weekly Sangha Nights at Halifax St in Adelaide. Everyone is warmly invited to be a part of this celebration and giving thanks for the Buddha Shakyamuni and his teachings. If you have favourite Dharma texts you would like to share as part of the puja, please bring them along.

We will start at 6.45pm with a period of meditation,(both sessions will be happening, with and without instruction), followed by a short tea break before the Sevenfold Puja, lead for us on this occasion by Ratnadaka.

Our Full Moon Puja in August

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“Imagine a world without colour, beauty, poetry, myth, celebration, or ritual.  Such a world would be a very dull, drab, dead world indeed. Such experiences are essential to human life; they cultivate our emotions, refine our senses, and enrich our imaginations.” (quoted from the Introduction to our Puja book, written by Dhammadinna)
 

Inspired by last week’s True Individual retreat, next Tuesday 16th we will celebrate the full moon with a ‘compilation’ puja full of colour and poetry, so come along and join us for this joyous occasion, starting promptly at 6.45pm.
Please note we will start with the puja, to be followed by a period of meditation, with delicious vegan refreshments as our closure to the evening.
 
There will be no Drop-In meditation on this night.

Dharma Day

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Tuesday 19th July
6.45pm at 96 Halifax St

Adelaide Triratna will celebrate this auspicious occasion in the Buddhist calendar at our Sangha Night next week with meditation and a Sevenfold Puja. Around the full moon in July we gather to rejoice in the gift of the Buddha’s teaching. We bring to mind the historical meeting in the deer park at Sarnath, between the Buddha and his former disciples, when he shared with them his experiences of Awakening and showed them the way to Enlightenment.

Join us for this memorable evening, everyone is welcome.

Full Moon Puja and Mitra Ceremony

This will be our Sangha Night tomorrow Tuesday, 22nd March, as we rejoice in the Buddha and give thanks for his teachings under the full moon and within that, rejoice in our friend Ing becoming a mitra in the Triratna community. Ing’s close friend Nagasuri is travelling from Sydney sangha to conduct Ing’s mitra ceremony and everyone is warmly invited to come along and be a part of the celebrations.

The order of the evening is slightly different to usual, still starting promptly at 6.45pm with meditation, but then (after a five minute break) flowing straight into the puja and ceremony. There will be a delicious supper after that to round off the evening in celebratory fashion.