Dana Appeal

Dear Sangha friends

As you now know we have had to close the Highland Buddhist Centre for a while following government advice. This will have an impact on our donations ( Dana) which we rely on to keep spreading the Dharma in the Highlands and the world. It is from the generosity of those who have given that we have the Buddhist Centre right in the heart of the Highlands.
To help support the Centre we are asking you to consider practising generosity by giving a donation in one ( or more ) of the following ways

A “one off” donation to the bank account
Setting up a monthly standing order
Increasing your standing order if you already have one.

These acts of generosity whether small or large, temporary or long term will be helpful at this time.
Please email me, padmolka@btinternet.com if you wish to make a donation to the bank account or set up a standing order. I will need your postal address if you need a standing order form.
Wishing you well

With metta
Padmolka

Thank you Saddhavati for a wonderful evening – The India Dhamma Trust came to Inverness!!

For those who came to the inspiring and deeply moving evening which Saddhavati led ‘One Order;One Sangha’ and for those who wished they’d come!!

Here is the link to the film Saddhavati mentioned https://youtu.be/0nvfhql-24w

Thank you Saddhavati for a wonderful evening x x and to the India Dhamma Trust which carries out such important and life changing ‘work’.

Here also is the link to the India Dhamma Trust itself https://indiadhammatrust.org/

Exciting News…….The Highlands welcomes our new president – AKUPPA

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 : akuppa@btinternet.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!

Photo from our 24 Hour meditation at Chanonry Point

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.