Buddhafield Open Hand Night

Buddhafield Open Hand Night

Friday 24 September 7pm – 8:30pm

Join us for an open night of sharing poetry, prose, music and visual art! Anyone can offer something that inspires them, in an atmosphere of appreciation, interest, and dialogue.

We'll hold a facilitated Zoom based open floor for anyone to share performance, poetry, music and visual art inspired by the theme "Creating a Buddhafield". Examples of what this encompasses include expressions of mutual compassion and care, inspiration, generosity, and sharing what is important. The beauty of Open Hand Nights is that it's unpredictable and spontaneous: you never know what is coming next. And it's normally wonderful as well as human.

Organised by Buddhafield Australia - a safe, fun, co-created, and emergent gathering grounded in the Dharma, meditation and spiritual friendship. The event will be a fundraiser for the Sydney Buddhist Centre.

How To Join

Use a PC or Mac

For most modern web browsers, you do not need to download anything. For a better experience you can, before the start time, download the Zoom Desktop Client for Windows, Mac, or Linux. You do not need to create an account or sign in.

A few minutes before we're due to start, click here to join.

Use a Mobile or Tablet

Before the start time, download the Zoom Mobile App using one of the links below. You do not need to create an account or sign in.

A few minutes before we're due to start, click here to join.

More questions? Get in touch

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an open-hand night?

Open-hand nights are an opportunity for people to share poetry, prose, music and visual art that they have created?

Do I need to bring something to share?

Not at all - all are welcome whether sharing or just enjoying! If you are planning to sing or play music, screen share or need other special functions of zoom such as echo cancellation, get in touch with us in advance so we can assist you with those

Do I need to book?

No - just turn up!

Why is it called "Buddhafield"?

"Buddhafield" is the name of a camping retreat which had to be cancelled due to COVID restrictions, so the crew have got together to offer an online open-hand night instead!

Do I need to be a Buddhist?

No - everyone is welcome.

How much does the evening cost?

We are not charging a fixed price but hope to use the event as an opportunity to raise funds for the Buddhist Centre, so please give generously! As always though, everyone is equally welcome, even if you cannot give anything at all.