27 – 28th November

Join in a worldwide festival of Buddhist spiritual community. There is a programme of online events from Friday evening through to the early hours of Sunday. All times are UK times.

All links can be found here EXCEPT the Newcastle coffee morning.

Friday 27th November

9pm Opening Ritual from New Zealand

10pmFour short personal talks from Order Members about how Sangha has illuminated their lives, followed by breakout groups. From Australia and New Zealand.

Saturday 28th November

5.30am  Cultural event and puja with reaffirmation ritual from India

7.30am Metta Bhavana from India


11am Blazing like the sun: Short talks from Gunaketu (Oslo) and Saddhajala (Krakow), plus multilingual reading from the Itivuttaka

1pm Sangha – A Radiating Circle of Metta (a loving-kindness meditation) from Valencia, Spain

3pm  Ritual procession of lights, then  stories and poems by Bhante about Sangha from Adhisthana, UK
4.30pm Three Order Members talk about living and practicing the Dharma in other cultures; followed by breakout groups
8pm Sevenfold Puja & reaffirmation ritual
hosted by Latin America area
9.30pm Talks on friendship and community
Hosted by Latin America

Sunday 29th November
12 am (midnight) Sangha inspirations
Hosted by North America
1.15am Sutra of Golden Light Puja & closing ritual
Hosted by North America