Date(s) - 31/08/2022
6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Please join us online by Zoom, Wednesday evenings, 6:45-8:00pm. We value Sangha (spiritual community) and the opportunity to be together. We will use this time for lightly guided meditation, a short check in to see how we can support one another, and exploration of a Buddhist topic. The facilitator will offer brief remarks and guide discussion as a way to focus our practice on that week’s theme. Themes may run several weeks, but each week can serve as a stand-alone session. We look forward to seeing you and sharing our love and kindness for the wellness of all beings.
All are welcome!
Ritual and Devotion
This Wednesday we begin a new series on Ritual and Devotion. Sangharakshita teaches that, “Ritual is an integral part of Buddhism, and an integral part of every school of Buddhism, whether Tibetan, Zen, or Theravada. We cannot get away from ritual in Buddhism, nor should we try to do so. Instead we should try to understand ritual and see what its purpose is”.
We will have the opportunity to try to understand and see how ritual fits into our practice. We will investigate how ritual can help us strengthen Sraddha. Ritual helps us to discover and make more conscious our deepest aspirations and values, then gives us a way to express them in our lives with body, speech and mind. When we express our admiration for the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha, when we reconnect and remind ourselves of what really matters to us, our commitment to practice grows stronger.
Over the next few weeks we will explore some rituals and devotional practices commonly used in the Triratna Buddhist Community. Please join us in this shared expression of admiration, aspiration and commitment.
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