Saturday 28 November
Sangha Day is one of our main festival days and celebrates the bonds of spiritual friendship and mutual support that exist between us as parts of a growing fellowship of practitioners.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is pūjā / mitra ceremonies?
In our community, when someone considers themselves to be a Buddhist they can become a "mitra" (which means "friend"), which is marked by a ceremony. This is a significant occasion both for the new mitras and the whole saṅgha
The mitra ceremony takes place as part of a pūjā, a traditional Buddhist ritual that includes chanting and making offerings.
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.