Taking Care of Ourselves and One Another: Sangha Nights Online

Sangha Night Online
Thursday 1st October. 7pm until 8.30pm.

To help us keep connected in the Highlands we are continuing Sangha Night Online. We will be using Zoom.

You don’t need a Zoom account to join in. We will publish the Zoom link here nearer the time

The “Centre” will be open from 6.45 so we can get connected and say hello before starting at 7pm.

ALL WARMLY WELCOMED

For connections to the wider sangha you can go to the Buddhist centre online dharma toolkit and free Buddhist Audio https://www.freebuddhistaudio.com/

We continue to send our well-wishing and care to all those throughout the world who have been affected by the virus and to all staff caring for those affected, and other essential workers.

May all beings be well.

Please see below for our Dana Appeal x

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

Events and Announcements

WHAT HAS MEDITATION AND BUDDHISM TO OFFER WHEN OUR WORLD IS ON FIRE

An introduction to the radical teachings of the dharma and Buddhist meditation on the following Saturdays, via zoom;

19th September 10-11.30

10th October 10-11.30

17th October 10-11.30

24th October 10-11.30

We’ll explore the Buddha’s teachings on how and why to live more ethically, on how to engage creatively with our experience and learn two meditations to support a deepening understanding of ourselves and the world we are part of.

To join us please click on this link:

Meditation and Buddhism

Meeting ID: 841 5564 8012
Passcode: 889340

Looking forward to meeting you here, Sridakini

OPENING THE BUDDHIST CENTRE: an update from Padmolka, Chair of the Highland Buddhist Centre

Although we are now in phase 3 of the easing of lockdown, the Highland Buddhist Centre will not be opening yet for sangha night, mitra study etc. A small group of Trustees (Opening kula) met on Saturday 22nd August to look at what needs to be done and how we can open safely. Please note (25/08/20) …we won’t be opening yet. Watch this space for a fuller update.

For now, we will continue to have sangha night, mitra study, practice days etc on line.

All warmly welcomed

AND AS WE WELCOME ALL

“We understand the importance and surrounding issues that affect Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities both here and throughout the world and very clearly affirm Black Lives Matter.

The Triratna community is engaging in conversations around diversity, inclusion and race and links to our website and these conversations are here;

https://mailchi.mp/thebuddhistcentre.com/dharma-toolkit-20-new-home-retreat-the-best-of-the-week-1655606?e=7360f151bd

Triratna Buddhist Community Highlands as part of the Triratna community world wide aspire to understand and practice ever more deeply the ethical precepts-principally “with deeds of loving kindness I purify my actions of body speech and mind” in all our actions, with all the people we come into contact with, regardless of skin colour, gender identity and neurological identity.”

Access to Dharma books

Wishing you all the best in this time

Now that the centre bookshop is closed you can get books on the Dharma, meditation and working with your heart-mind directly from the Windhorse Publications website. Sign up to the Windhorse Publications newsletter here to get a link to a free eBook every week, and details about monthly sales on print books. Create a free sign-up account here to get an additional 10% off all their books https://www.windhorsepublications.com/ Over the next few months they’re offering free shipping on all orders. There’s never been a better time to read.

“We read to know that we are not alone.” – William Nicholson, Shadowlands

Sangharakshita’s Funeral: marking it at the Buddhist Centre Inverness

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing away of Urgyen Sangharakshita (Bhante) on 30 October 2018 at approximately 10.00 a.m. in Hereford Hospital.

We invite you to join us at the Buddhist Centre in Inverness to mark Sangharakshita’s Funeral which will be taking place at Adhisthana on Saturday 10th November between 12.30 pm and 4.30 pm.

We will meet on Saturday 10th November from 11.00 am for an early lunch/brunch together. We hope to have live streaming of the funeral and burial which will include meditation and a specially written Bhante puja that we will join in with. The afternoon will provide an opportunity to share memories, reflect on, and express gratitude for our teacher at this significant time. You may wish to bring offerings. All very welcome.

Please bring veggie lunch/brunch to share and meditation cushions.

Further information is available from thebuddhistcentre.com where there is a dedicated space to Sangharakshita’s memorial page.