International Sangha Day

International Sangha Day

Saturday 28 November 8am – 12:15pm

Most of the time our sense of Sangha is naturally focused around our local situation, our local Centre or group, perhaps even our circle of Sangha friends within that.

But we are also part of a global Sangha - tens of thousands of people who Go For Refuge. They live in different circumstances, expressing Sangha in culturally diverse ways, and yet all unmistakably Triratna.

International Sangha Day is an opportunity to experience that for yourself: to do puja with the Mexican Sangha, hear and discuss talks on practicing the Dharma in other cultures, and chant mantras at Bhante’s burial mound.

You are warmly invited to join in, for as little or as much as you wish.

Programme

Time (AEST) Activity Hosted By
Saturday
8am Opening ritual and dedication ceremony New Zealand
9am Talks Australia & New Zealand
4:30pm Pūjā India
6:30pm Meditation India
10pm Short talks Norway & Poland
Sunday
Midnight Meditation Spain
2am Stories and poems by Bhante UK
3:30am Talks Ireland
7am Pūjā Latin America
8:30am Talks Venezuela & Mexico
11am Talks North America
12:15pm Pūjā North America
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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to book?

No, just sign in for whatever events you want to participate in!

Is there any cost?

No, all events are free.

Do I need to be a Buddhist or a regular at the centre?

Most events will be aimed at people who are regulars at Triratna centres, but anyone is welcome to tune in for whatever activities they would like.

What is pūjā?

A pūjā is a traditional Buddhist ritual that includes reciting verses and chanting mantras. You are welcome to join in from home or just watch the online pūjās.

I can't make the whole day - can I come for just some of it?

Of course! The whole day has been designed for people to tune in at any time, for as much or as little as you would like.