Triratna Buddhist Community Day
Special 50th Anniversary Celebrations
10am - 5pm
Jnanadhara would like to extend this invitation: "This year is the 50th anniversary of the founding of The Triratna Buddhist Community, or The Friends of the Western Buddhist Order as we were formerly known.
On the evening of April 6th, 1967, around 24 people gathered in a room in London where they recited a ceremony specially written by Sangharakshita to inaugurate this new Buddhist movement.
"Now, all these years later, the Triratna Buddhist Community has grown into a worldwide community of men and women inspired by the Buddha-Dharma, including our own Sangha here in Dublin. On this day we'll be marking this happy occasion here at the DBC by celebrating our community and the benefit that it brings to the world.
"Speaking more personally, meeting Triratna has had a hugely positive impact on my life since I first encountered it in New Zealand a little over 20 years ago, and I feel extremely fortunate to have this meaningful context in which to live my life.
"I know that I'm not the only one who feels this. So, as part of the day, there'll be an open space where you are welcome to share what it is that you appreciate about Triratna if you wish.
"In the small shrine room there'll be a slide show of 50 years of images of our community - to remind us of where we've come from - and meditation and readings during the day before we conclude with a special celebratory puja. I'll also be giving a Dharma talk exploring the significance of the day and what it is that we are celebrating."
The day will be lead by Dublin Order Members. All are welcome, no need to book. Please bring vegetarian food to share for lunch.