Akuppa, Chair of Newcastle Buddhist Centre, visited us for a week recently meeting Order Members, Mitras and regulars, attending the AGM and Council meeting and leading Sangha festival. We are delighted that he has agreed to be President of the Highland Buddhist Centre. Sadhu!
Here is a link to the talk he gave at the Sangha Festival:
A President’s role is to support the Chair, Trustees and the wider Sangha through developing friendship based on our practice of Going for Refuge to the 3 jewels (Kalyana Mitrata)
He is happy for Sangha folk to keep in touch with him at : email@example.com
We are hoping that he will be able to spend time with us in March and come to Sangha weekend in Gairloch Youth Hostel from 20th to 22nd March 2020 – a date for your diary!
Thank you to all who supported us in our 24 Hour meditation time; it was a wonderful experience. We really enjoyed meeting new people and being with each other whether meditating or not. Special thanks to those who came up from Glasgow to join us. The dolphins were totally awesome too; appearing throughout the 24 hours, sometimes too many to count and lots of breaching and play. There was an extraordinary atmosphere at times especially through the night. You can catch Sridakini talking about us on BBC Radio Scotland ‘Sunday Morning With….. on 24/06/18. Her interview begins at about 1:37 x Wishing you all well.
On Tuesday 1st May we had a welcome visit from three Order Members from ” down south” From the left: Carumani from Ipswich, Padmolka from Highlands, Samata from Cambridge and Sanghajata from Bury St Edmunds.
“Pay urgent attention to Impermanence and strongly turn your mind toward taking refuge.” This teaching from Padmasambhava’s Advice to the Three Fortunate Women was the theme for our Practice Day on Saturday. In the morning we meditated, heard talks, and reflected on teachings from Sangharakshita, Padmasambhava, Dilgo Khyentse and the Buddha. This helped us to connect more deeply with the laksana of impermanence and our desire to Go for Refuge to the Three Jewels. In the afternoon we engaged with devotional practice through meditation, puja and the ritual re guilding of this rupa.