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.
At the annual celebration of the enlightenment of the Buddha members of the Sangha met to celebrate this day. In the morning we heard how Siddhartha found a middle way – moving from extremes and towards balance. After the vegetarian lunch we heard how the Buddha made his momentous decision to teach the Dharma.
If you are visiting the Centre in the next few weeks please feel free to add to the collage of the Buddha that we started.
Visitors to the Highland Buddhist Centre
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.
Our 2018 calendar is now available! All photos (click an image below to see the gallery) were taken by one of our own, Roderick Beasley, at locations throughout the Highlands.
If you’d like to buy one and have it delivered to you before they’re all gone, click the button below to pay by PayPal (a PayPal account isn’t necessary).