Sangha Events

'Thus the sangha is there to help us know ourselves and express ourselves better. It is able to do this because everyone who participates in it is committed to the Buddha as the idea of self-knowledge in the highest and deepest sense, and to the Dharma, the various principles and practices by which that self knowledge may be achieved. A common allegiance to the first two refuges constitutes the bond of unity between the members of the spiritual community. We are all following- albeit at different stages- the same path to the same ultimate goal.’
Sangharakshita, What is the Sangha.

Dharma Night Special: An evening to mark the first anniversary of the death of our founder Urgyen Sangharakshita

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 19:00 to 21:00

Urgyen Sangharakshita, 26th August 1925 to 30th October 2018. Founder of Triratna Buddhist Order and Community. 

We are marking this moment in our history as a community with an evening dedicated to rejoicing in the merits and acknowledging our gratitude to Sangharakshita. With a 7 fold puja, stories, chanting and reflection we will evoke our various relationships and experiences of the man who founded the Buddhist tradition within which we practice. All regulars, mitras and Order members welcome to attend.

Young Buddhists: Under 35's

Young Buddhists: An monthly evening of meditation and Dharma

Calling all youngish (under 35's) and aspiring beings who are interested in taking their buddhist practice deeper.  Be very welcome to join us on the first Friday night of each month from 7:30pm-9:30pm.  

Each night will start with a meditation, followed by an exploration of our buddhist engagement.

Check us out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/203262520184702/

 

Repeats every month on January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December on the first Friday. 7.30pm to 9.30pm

Exploring Community Living

Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 18:00 to 21:00

Community Living as a Spiritual Practice

All welcome to join us for soup, bread and three talks from sangha members on their experience of community living.  They will share with us their personal experiences as well as lessons they have learned. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and explore together what potential there is for community living within the Glasgow sangha in the future. 

Please email Lou if you have any more questions louiseirvine@hotmail....

Sangha Day Festival

Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 10:30 to 16:30

"One who is endowed with three qualities is a friend to be followed. What are these three qualities?  Giving what is difficult to give, doing what is difficult to do, forgiving what is difficult to forgive." The Buddha Anguttara- Nikaya i.286

Sangha Day on the 17th of November celebrating our interconnectedness. 

10 am  Doors open
10.30   Shrineroom
            Meditation and reflection interspersed with quotes on Sangha and Friendship
1pm      Lunch
2pm      Puja with mitra reaffirmation
3pm      Ceilidh with music and poetry, tea and cake...

Festival Kula Special: An evening dedicated to the White Lotus Sutra.

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 19:00 to 21:00

We invite you to come to an evening dedicated to The White Lotus Sutra or The Lotus Of The Wonderful Law. 

7pm       Introduction by Janet Chalmers whose inspiration set this event in motion!

7.30pm  A reading from The White Lotus Sutra followed by Meditation

8.00pm  Second reading followed by Meditation

8.30 pm Third reading followed by Meditation

9.00 pm Finish

 

Please come dressed in as much white as you like.

Event facilitated by Janet Chalmers and Sinhacandra. We look forward to seeing you there.