Tomorrow (Saturday) is Buddha Day, celebrating the wakening of the Buddha, and the fact that awakening is possible.

You can join in any or all of a number of events, including a Newcastle zoom gathering hosted by Sarah and Sue, and those from many different parts of the world.

Here’s the schedule – we hope to see you there!

7am A Welcome to Buddha Day: an introduction to the day and chanting the Tiratana Vandana with Ratnadharini, and footage of Sangharakshita from the Clear Vision Archive. Join via

7.30am Buddhanusati – Recollection of the Qualities of the Buddha, from Waiheke, New Zealand
Led by Purna Join via

8.30am Puja from Melbourne
Led by Siladasa, Maitripala and friends Join via

9:30am Morning Gathering and Meditation from Newcastle Buddhist Centre
Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 854 3463 5501
Password: NBCBUDDHA  

11am Talk: The Buddha’s Song of Victory
Live talk from Wales by Subhuti. Join via

1pm Newcastle Buddhist Centre Lunchtime Sangha Gathering
Instructions to the Cook – shared thoughts and reflections
As we see ourselves as the world, as we see the oneness of life, the whole world becomes available. Then the Zen cook knows that every aspect of life is an ingredient of the supreme meal.
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2.30pm Buddhanusati – Recollection of the Qualities of the Buddha, from Pune, India
Led by Adityabodhi. Join via

4pm Seven-fold Puja from Europe
Kulanandi, Paramachitta and Friends. Join via

7pm Buddha Day Question Time
Saddhaloka and Saddhanandi from Adhisthana, UK
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9pm Symposium of short talks with translation and a Three-Fold Puja from Mexico
Public Preceptors and Friends
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Midnight Talk: The Buddha as Social Revolutionary
Live talk by Viveka from San Francisco, USA
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1am (Sunday) Closing ritual & short meditation
Led by Viradhamma and friends from San Francisco, USA
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