UPDATE FROM SRIDAKINI
“The only calibration that counts, is how much heart people invest, how much they ignore their fears of being hurt or humiliated. And the only thing people regret is that they didn’t invest enough heart, didn’t love enough. Nothing else really counts at all”
Ted Hughes ‘Letters’
The spring equinox has passed and the clocks changing are readjusting ourselves to the longer days.
The Scottish Government restrictions are changing and as from the 26th March the Buddhist Centre can open again for worship for up to 50 folk, safe distancing and risk assessing allowing.
The trustees decided that we would re-start in-person classes once we have the technology in place. We decided to purchase the equipment – screen, some form of computer, and camera/microphone, in order to continue supporting our Highland wide sangha. And we hope to have this in place for Buddha Day, which is the 22nd May.
Sangha night re-started on the 8th April, where we continue to explore Buddhist ethics
Akuppa gave a fab talk on our ‘not-residential ‘ weekend on 20th March: “Ethics; an indispensable aspect of the sangha life; an indispensable aspect of a healthy community” – now on the website to listen to at your leisure.
And the next Order/mitra gathering is on the 8th May.
We are starting to pull ideas and images together for our website revamp-yippee!
And lastly , thank you for all the continuing dana that you are generously giving.
In this last year, acts of kindness and generosity have helped keep my heart open amidst the layers of loss that continually roll out.
YOUNG BUDDHISTS STUDY MORNINGS
Many centres and Sanghas have ‘Young Buddhist Groups’ – as yet we don’t in the Highlands which makes this opportunity even more attractive! It is being offered under the auspices of the Glasgow Buddhist Centre but is open to anyone practising in a Triratna context in Scotland. More info on the Glasgow Centre’s Young Buddhists can be found at Glasgow Young Buddhists
Zoom meeting in May: Saturday 22nd May 09.30-12.00
young buddhists study morning: drive all blames into one
A morning of study and discussion for young people interested in deepening their understanding of Buddhism. We’ll be at looking some of the pieces of advice from the seven-point mind training, looking at how to bring adversity onto the path of awakening.
MEETUP ZOOM LINK: young buddhist study morning 22 May
Meeting ID: 840 1400 3231
PARAMI’S SANGHA NIGHT TALK: ETHICS AS AN EXPRESSION OF THE BODHISATTVA IDEAL
To listen to Parami’s talk for the Highland Sangha on 4th March, please click on the link below, and enter the passcode: RS3$a8C*
All warmly welcomed to our events
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;
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.”