Saturday 13th July 12pm – 4pm
Dharma Day is one of the main Buddhist festival days celebrated by Buddhists all over the world. Dharma Day celebrates when the Buddha gave his first teaching.
Festival days are always an enjoyable and celebratory day for the whole community. The day will a group lunch, Dharma-themed games (including prizes!) and a special Dharma-Day themed pūjā. During the pūjā there will be an opportunity for anyone who wants to to give a short (no more than 1 minute) reading - so bring your favourite readings if you'd like to!
|1:30pm||Dharma Activities & Games|
|3pm||Dharma Day Pūjā|
* This will be a “bring and share” style lunch, so please bring food to share. All food brought into the centre must be vegetarian, but as many of those attending will be vegan, we suggest vegan only food.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to book?
No - just turn up!
How much does the day cost?
We don't charge a fixed price for our classes but instead invite you to make a donation to the centre to help us cover our running costs.
A donation of $15-20 would help us to cover our costs, but everyone is equally welcome, even if you cannot give anything at all.
Do I need to be a Buddhist or a regular at the centre?
Everyone is welcome, but the day will be especially suitable for those who have been to the centre at least a couple times before.
I can't make the whole day - can I come for just some of it?
Of course! You're welcome to come for whatever parts of the day you can make - just try to turn up at one of the times on the programme so we're not in the middle of an activity.
I'm not a very good cook - what food can I bring?
We can never have enough of the basics: things like salad, bread, hummus, crisps and fruit always go down well.
What is pūjā?
A pūjā is a traditional Buddhist ritual that includes chanting and making offerings.
If you have not done pūjā before, please let the leader know so they can give an introduction.