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.
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.