Parinirvana Day

We will be marking Parinirvana Day with a day of practice consisting of meditation, reflection and ritual on the theme of impermanence and death: the Buddha’s, our own and the implications for our practice. If you would like to, please bring photographs of people you know that have died in the last year (or at any other time) that you would like to bring to mind during the day.

We’ll end the day with a Full Moon Puja.

For further details see here.

Parinirvana Buddha, detail from 6th Century architrave, Sarnath, Indian Museum, Kolkata
Parinirvana Buddha, detail from 6th Century architrave, Sarnath, Indian Museum, Kolkata

Sangha Retreat Weekend

Our 2014 Sangha retreat is taking place this year at Ratagan Youth Hostel, which has a beautiful lochside location with garden and stony beach directly outside, and fabulous views of the Five Sisters of Kintail. Not of course that these are the only reasons for joining us, but there is no doubt that our inner beings our nurtured by the beauty and stillness of such a location.

The retreat (28 to 30 March) is being led by Suriyavamsa, a senior Order Member from Glasgow who is our President.

March may seem a while off but it will soon be here, and places are limited, so book now online!!

Our shrine in Gairloch Youth Hostel
Our shrine in Gairloch Youth Hostel

A weekend practising the Anapanasati sutta

Discussing the Anapanasati sutta
Discussing the Anapanasati sutta

The Highland Sangha enjoyed a weekend of meditation and discussion on the Anapanasati sutta led by Dhammarati.

“Just” breathing in and breathing out…this is a practice about which the Buddha said: “I am content at heart with this practice…Mindfulness of in and out breathing, when developed and pursued, is of great fruit, of great benefit.”