Dharma Day - the Foundations of Radical Change
Our annual Dharma Day festival is a celebration of the Enlightened State communicating itself.
This is also an extra special occasion as it's our first festival day back in the building since the pandemic began.
We have a packed programme for you with a keynote talk from our new Chair Vidyasakhi on 'the Foundations of Radical Change' as well as Mitra ceremonies. Due to their popularity , and our reduced capacity, we will be livestreaming the Mitra Ceremonies on Youtube, which will include a livestream in the Buddhist Centre foyer.
The event will happen as part of our Relaunch of the CBC, which will start the day before on Saturday 24 July.
08:30-09:30 - Meditation for Order members (led by Samamati)
10:00 - Meditation
10:45 - Tea break
11:15 - 'Setting the Wheel of the Dharma in Motion: the Foundations of Radical Change' talk by our Chair Vidyasakhi, followed by groups/ workshop
Followed by launch of our Dana Appeal to support the Dana Economy
12:45 - Lunch break (please bring your own vegetarian/vegan lunch)
14:00 - Mitra Ceremonies (streamed on Youtube)*
15:20 - Tea break
16:00 - Sevenfold Puja (led by Arthapriya)
17:00 - End
*Due to the need to limit the number of places the Mitra Ceremonies have already reached full capacity. Therefore, unless you have received an invite you will need to watch them on our Youtube livestream (also available in the foyer on the day). Please check the latest Dharma Day email for the link.
The following people are confirmed to become Mitras on the day (do bring cards/gifts if you would like to on the day):
- Damien Walsh
- Francoise Berger
- Jenny Kirner
- Maisie Stevenson
- Melissa Rolph
- Nigel Earle
- Siobhan Mellon
- Sue Budden
Please see our announcement about visiting the Centre with the relaxing of Covid restrictions on 19 July.
Parking on the forecourt will be available again as normal on this day, although our forecourt only has limited parking for up to seven cars. There is also Sun Street car park, which is free after 6.30pm on weekdays and after 5pm on Sunday; and the Opticians next door, where parking is permissible on Sundays.