Special Guest from the UK

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 07/08/2019
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Location
Nagaloka Buddhist Center

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Wednesday Evening
Aug 7, 2019
Open to all

7 pm-8:45 pm Sangha/Friends’ Night

Led: Our Special Guest ~ Dhammarati

Dhammarati was Ordained by Bhante Sangharakshita in the summer of 1976.

In 1980, he moved from Scotland to the recently opened London Buddhist Centre, to work in Windhorse Associates and in 1985 became chair of LBC. Dhammarati trained as a graphic designer at Central School of Art from 1981-84.

In 2000, Subhuti invited him to Madhyamaloka and to join the new Preceptors’ College Council. Dhammarati became president of a number of centers, in particular on the West coast of North America, and was involved in Ordination training for men there.

In 2003 he joined Preceptors’ College and was chair of the College from 2005-2015, and in that time helped to set up Triratna’s International Council. He was part of the team which spent two or three years looking for what became Adhisthana, and moved there in March of 2013. Currently Dhammarati is the convenor of the International Council, and still happily involved in Ordination Training in Scotland and N America (with Nagabodhi working with me here).

Dhammarati will lead Wednesday on his favorite Sutta. The Ānāpānasati Sutta “Breath-Mindfulness Discourse,” Majjhima Nikaya 118, is a discourse that details the Buddha’s instruction on using awareness of the breath as an initial focus for meditation.