Dharma Day Festival 2022
What would it have been like to be taught by the Buddha?
On Dharma Day we’ll be focusing on the Buddha’s transcendental message and reflecting on how it can illuminate our life. We’ll do that in the context of bringing to mind people who have taught us throughout our lives: from our parents to school-teachers to sports coaches to Dharma teachers who have supported us to grow. We will explore how we connect with universal value and grow towards it.
A festival day of practice, open to all. We'll be meditating together, reflecting together and eating together. All in person, with some elements also broadcast live on YouTube.
Programme for the day:
(9am - Going for Refuge and Prostration Practice – for Order Members and Mitras who are Training for Ordination and know the practice)
10am - Breakfast – coffee and croissants to start the day 10.30am - Meditation Sesshin – a silent morning of meditation
1pm - Lunch (please bring vegan food to share)
2.30pm - Gratitude to our Teachers – remembering the people who have encouraged us to grow
4.30pm - World Teacher: The Buddha’s Transcendental Message – a keynote talk from Maitreyabandhu
5.45pm - Dinner – we'll serve home-cooked vegan food
7pm - Festival Day Puja with Mitra Ceremonies – we'll conclude the festival with a ritual